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NZIFST Conference 2017, 4th - 6th July

Rutherford Hotel, NELSON




(ii) Social Media Workshop Click to Download Reader with Claire O'Connell

(iii) FIET Meat Tenderization Workshop
The FIET Meat Tenderization project is aimed at adding value to the poorer cuts of meat using novel processing and combinations of processing. This workshop will include a series of presentations from students and staff on the progress of various aspects of the project.  It will also include presentations from students working on aligned projects in the Riddet CoRE. This workshop is FREE and open to all interested delegates to the conference.

MOVEABLE FEASTS
Tuesday 4th July
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to dine your way around a choice of three wonderful Nelson City Restaurants! Each Moveable feast has been designed with a specific style of cuisine in mind and it showcases the amazing variety of dining options in the city. Easy walking distance between each venue with entertainment along the way.
"Prices includes all three courses and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink on arrival at the first venue and coffee and dessert. Additional drinks can be purchased directly from each venue.
Find out more and book online at………http://uniquelynelson.co.nz/moveable-feasts/ 

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NZIFST Conference 2017 - Programme Outline

NOTE: Session subject matter and timings are still subject to change

  TUESDAY 4 JULY
7:45 Registration opens
9:00 Welcome & Conference Opening
9:30-10:15 A1: Philip Poole (Whittakers), What it takes to be NZ's most trusted brand
10:15-11:00 A2: Arie Havelaar (University of Florida) and Rob Lake (ESR), Putting NZ food companies into a global perspective
11:00-11:30 Morning tea - SPONSORED BY: DOMINION SALT
11:30-13:00 B1: IINTERNATIONAL FOOD SAFETY UPDATE B2:  DEVELOPING INNOVATION B3: VALUE ADD PROCESSING B4:  ADVANCES AT THE FUNDAMENTAL / COMMERCIAL INTERFACE
13:00-14:00 Lunch - SPONSORED BY: DOMINION SALT
14:00-15.30 C1:  FOOD MICROBIOLOGY 1 C2: SEAFOOD INNOVATION C3: VALUE ADD PROCESSING C4: PREDICTING AND MODELLING FOOD PROPERTIES
15:30-16:00 Afternoon tea - SPONSORED BY: DOMINION SALT
16:00-17:30 D1: FOOD MICROBIOLOGY 2 D2: PACKAGING INNOVATION D3: VALUE ADD PROCESSING D4: ADDRESSING CONSUMER REQUIREMENTS
17.30-19.30 Trade Network & Poster Session - Student Competition SPONSORED BY: ADM
19:00-21:00 Lawson Williams Young Technologists' Function
 19:00-22:30 "Moveable Feasts" with Uniquely Nelson - http://uniquelynelson.co.nz/moveable-feasts/

 

  WEDNESDAY 5 JULY
 7:00-8:30 DAIRY AGMs - Breakfast meeting 
7:45 Registration opens (Foyer)
8:30-9:15 E1: Ian Proudfoot (KPMG), Global trends update
9:15-10:30 E2: Panel dicussion: Doing the best for our customers, Social responsibility of the food industry
10:30-11:00 Morning tea - SPONSORED BY: DOMINION SALT
11:00-12:30 F1:  NUTRITION: HOT TOPICS AND EMERGING TRENDS F2:   POSITIONING OF NZ MEAT INDUSTRY FOR FUTURE GROWTH F3: COMPLIANCE COST VS RISK F4: SUSTAINABILITY / VALUE CREATION case studies
12:30-13:30 Lunch - SPONSORED BY: DOMINION SALT
13:00-13:45 G1: NZIFST AGM
13:45-14:15 G2: JC Andrews Award - Recipient's Address
14:15-14:30 G3: Andrew Cleland (RSNZ), 150 Year Celebration - Royal Society of NZ
14:30-15:00 G4: Crawford Falconer (Lincoln University) Global update on trade
15:00-15:30 Afternoon tea - SPONSORED BY: DOMINION SALT
15:30-17:00 H1: SPORTS NUTRITION – GIVING NZ THE EDGE, NATURALLY H2: GETTING MORE VALUE FROM PROTEIN H3: CAPTURING THE VALUE OF MILK H4: REMAINING RAW MATERIALS
19:00-23:30 NZIFST Awards Dinner - Rutherford Hotel

 

  THURSDAY 6 July
7:00-8:45  bioMerieux Breakfast meeting 
8:00 Registration opens (Foyer)
8:45 I1-1:  Claire O'Connell (Cadence Communications), Target marketing - Millennials

9:25

I1-2: Bill Kaye-Blake (Price Waterhouse Coopers), High Value Nutrition Foods: What are the export opportunities for New Zealand?

 10:05

Kusal Perera (Miraka) Miraka's vision of capturing the value of milk 

10:35-11:00 Morning tea
11:00-12:30 J1: HEALTH AND SAFETY J2: TARGETING EXPORTS  J3: ENSURING COMMERCIAL SUCCESS J4: EMERGING SUCCESS
12:30-13:30  Lunch
13:30 K1: FIET MEAT TENDERIZATION WORKSHOP   K2: SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP with Claire O'Connell
Social Media Workshop Click to Download Reader
 K3: BE RETAIL READY WORKSHOP with Patrice Feary, KPMG
Be Retail Ready Click to Download Reader