PKN + Food & Drink Business Women in Packaging Breakfast Forum

PKN Packaging News and Food & Drink Business are hosting a Women in Packaging Breakfast Forum, an event that will explore the new wave of learning opportunities that address the skills gap in line with rapidly advancing technology.

The event, which will take place on 30 April during the Australian Institute of Packaging’s National Technical Forum is themed Disruptive education – flexible learning for the future workplace.

Keynote presenter BrandOpus managing director Nikki Moeschinger will examine the importance of creativity on the future of humanity.

In her presentation, Creativity, Spirituality and Human Purpose at the Dawn of AI, Moeschinger will examine the importance of creativity on the future of humanity by looking both backwards and forwards to understand our place in a world on the cusp of momentous change, change more profound than the industrial revolution or the birth of the world wide web.

Moeschinger will also examine the importance of fostering creativity in the workplace and how crucial it will be for today’s leaders to undo some of the psychological damage done by social media with regards to risk taking, how the education system has it so terribly wrong, and the overwhelming effects of technology in our everyday lives and the need to redefine human purpose once many of our roles become automated.

A panel discussion, moderated by PKN Packaging News and Food & Drink Business publisher Lindy Hughson, will featuring influential and inspiring women working in the food, beverage manufacturing and packaging industry. Panellists include Lisa Vernalls, Packaging Director, Campbell Arnott's; Nerida Kelton, Executive Director, Australian Institute of Packaging; Dr Rym Kachouri, Product Manager Packaging Technologies, Foodmach.

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February

We’ve had many gin markets to signify the seasons throughout the year, but can you believe we’ve never held one dedicated only to summer? Well…we’re going to right that wrong in 2020 and launching our first ever Summer Gin Market!

Trade and public tastings of the 40th Sydney International Wine Competition trophy and medal winners will be held on Saturday 8 February 2020 at the Mercure Sydney Central.

March

Expect a riot at Canberra’s original game-changing dining space, as GOMA chef Matt Blackwell rolls into town for this one-night-only Good Food Month presented by Citi dining event at Monster Kitchen and Bar.

Tikaram joins Good Food Month to share a culture-clashing menu with Canberra at a special two-night event (Friday 13 March and Saturday 14 March) at the award-winning Malaysian-inspired Lanterne Rooms. Tikaram, a former Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year winner, earned early recognition during stints at Sydney kitchens Bentley and Tetsuya’s, then as head chef of the now-closed but much-loved Longrain.

Guided by award-winning chef Ben Willis, this year’s round of young chefs will be serving up a feast you won’t forget. The full line up of talented young chefs will be announced soon. With four courses including wine and beer, this is a rare chance to meet the chefs before they gain their inevitable hats.

If the future is female, Alanna Sapwell is leading the way for chefs in Australia, and this is your chance to see her in action.

The 13th Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival is set to grow even further in 2020, adding a new street venue to cater for the Festival’s record popularity. The Festival, which will be held on Saturday 21st March between 11am – 6pm, will now be staged in Batman Street and Gooreen Street (adjacent to Mercure Canberra) to showcase an even wider range of premium craft beer and cider exhibitors.