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If you’re looking for the perfect excuse to come to Nelson, now you have it!  For the first time in over 20 years the NZIFST conference is being held in sunny Nelson ; Visit the region and join us for an intensive 3 days of networking, information sharing, industry updates, and workshops.  We’ve partnered with the NZ Food Safety Science Research Centre to bring you an excellent line up of international speakers and an additional day of content focussed around what the Food Safety Science Centre is currently working on.


I’m delighted to have the opportunity to host the conference in Nelson and have worked with the conference committee to bring together an exciting program around our theme; Produced Locally Consumed Globally - Shaping the Future.  We hope to draw a wide range of people from across the industry.  There will be a smorgasbord of information for both technical and marketing professionals working in the food industry with the content themed around food safety, sustainability, innovation, market opportunities and access,  We’re also holding some great social events.  We’re fortunate to have secured a number of high profile speakers including Head of Agribusiness at KPMG Ian Proudfoot and global leader in food safety Arie Havelaar.  Both will provide valuable insights into global trends we need to consider as we continue to position ourselves as the boutique food basket to the world.


Finally I extend my personal invitation to you, join us in Nelson and show your support for hosting this conference in the regions.  It’s a great opportunity to experience what the area has to offer and to continue to build the profile of the Institute across all of New Zealand.   I look forward to seeing you at Conference!

Augusta van Wijk
Conference Chair

Conference sessions include but are not limited to:

Food Safety     Dairy    Developing Innovation     Packaging
Regulation/legislation    Value Add Processing    Meat    High Value Nutritional Science  Sustainability   Seafood    Waste    Health & Safety    Compliance & Risk    Target Markets



NZIFST Conference 2016

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