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New Zealand’s biennial food and beverage industry trade show kicks off next week and will feature the latest supplier offerings across four halls at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds.

FoodTech PackTech, which runs from18-20 September, is New Zealand’s largest food manufacturing, packaging and processing technology trade show.

The last edition, which was held in 2016 in tandem with the Materials Handling & Logistics Expo, drew more than 240 local and international exhibitors and more than 4,000 visitors, including a strong contingent of international visitors from Australia and China, making it the largest number of exhibitors in more than a decade.

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is heading to the show, and will be launching its new food waste course, and it is inviting industry to attend.

The ‘Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste’ training course will take place on 19 September at FoodTech PackTech. The course will cover packaging design criteria for Best-Practice Save Food Packaging Design developments, and will include hands-on and practical case studies. Participants will also learn how designing packaging to save food actually does save food.

The AIP have added four more speakers to the line-up for its two-hour seminar on Fighting Food Waste, Save Food Packaging and Sustainable Packaging Design on Thursday 20 September at FoodTech PackTech 2018.

New speakers include Scott Porter, NZ Sales Manager, Sealed Air Corporation, Don Railton, Operations Compliance Manager, Fresh Group, Apoorv Mehrotra, Account Manager, Oji Fibre Solutions and Ben Rennell, Founder, Feed My Furbaby.

Held in conjunction with Packaging New Zealand the seminar will be held from 10.00 am to noon inside FoodTech PackTech in Seminar Room 1 on Level 2.

Preview a small sample of some of the technology that will be on show>>