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A strong line-up of seminar topics will be in the offing at the upcoming FoodTech Queensland exhibition.

 

There are 3 main educational components at FoodTech:

The free FoodTech Seminar Program runs Sunday and Monday at the Seminar Theatre in FoodTech, located Upstairs at the rear of Hall 2. The full timetable is here.

AIFST’s 49th Annual Convention runs Monday and Tuesday (ticketed event) and held in Rooms M1-M4 on the Mezzanine Level at the Centre. The full timetable is here. 

FTAA Free Seminars will run on Tuesday at the Seminar Theatre in FoodTech, located Upstairs at the rear of Hall 2. The full timetable is here.

Seminar topics at the free FoodTech Seminar Program include the importance of pH in food management, the issue of energy efficiency, industry technology developments on infrastructure, and the increasing demand for food traceability across both industry and consumers.

 

Wiley's commercial technology director Brett Wiskar (pictured above) will take the stage to share knowledge, discuss food industry trends and review new technologies at the show.

 

Wiskar's seminar presentation is titled 'Nine billion dinner guests: Smarter ways to feed the market’ and he will discuss how technology, data, and innovation can essentially feed the world’s hungry markets.

 

“The world’s population will reach nine billion by 2050, and as members of the supply chain that will feed those markets, we have to find smart solutions to tomorrow’s challenges,” he said.


There will also be a session led by enterprise resource planner Syspro on the Industrial Internet of Things and its impact on machines, customers and suppliers; and the FTAA will cover topics such as the global cocoa supply and CSIRO’s session discussing innovation.


Other seminars will be held by Mintel (on 2016 Mintel food and drink trends) and SICK (on real traceability that delivers security), as well as many others such as Hanna Instruments, Arrow Scientific, Minus40, Biotech Laboratories, Spraying Systems, Milmeq, Sensient, the CSIRO, and Juremont.


“We’re aware that up to 60 per cent of Queensland’s food processors are rural, so having a dedicated event that’s worth visitors’ time across relevance, expertise on offer, and insights from the industry is important,” said event director Peter Petherick.

 

Register online now using promo code: JUNE.

 

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