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FTAA Event: FTAA Hot Topics Webinar - Innovation Reset beyond COVID – Consumers, Science, SME’s and Processing

  • 8 Oct 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Food Technology Association of Australia (FTAA) invites you to register for the FTAA HOT TOPICS 2020 ZOOM WEBINAR on the 8th October 2020.

Innovation Reset beyond COVID – Consumers, Science, SME’s and Processing

TIME: 11.00am till 1.00pm (AEDT)

COST - $55 per registrant or $132 per 3 registrants from the same company

PROGRAMME             

Now and Next : the impact of COVID-19 on Australian Consumers
11.00am  Elysha Young, Trends Manager, Asia Pacific, MINTEL

A look at what “these uncertain times” will mean for Australian consumer expectations – what is changing, and what remains the same? Gain insight into Australians' level of concern about exposure to COVID-19, changes to lifestyles, a view on future spending and sentiment around key economic indicators. Join Mintel's Asia Pacific Trends Manager, Elysha Young, as she dissects the shifts in how consumers are living their lives, and how these shifts offer both opportunity and urgency – remaining relevant has never been more important.

ICMSF opinion on SARS-CoV-2 and its relationship to food safety

11.50am Dr. Martin Cole, Head, School of Agriculture Food & Wine, University of Adelaide

Dr Martin Cole is currently the Chair of International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF). ICMSF released an opinion on SARS-CoV-2 and its relationship to food safety on the 3rd September 2020 and Martin will summarise the important findings of this report.

Food and Agribusiness Innovation Trends for the new normal – How SME’s are pivoting post crisis

12.10 pm Dr James Krahe, Innovation Manager, Food Innovation Australia (FIAL)

James will summarise how SMEs of the Australian Food and Agribusiness sector pivoted as a result of the events of Summer 2019-20. A summary of the innovation themes and trends from Food Innovation Australia Ltd: Black Summer Innovation Fund applications and the primary business drivers that contributed to them.    

Digital disruption of food manufacturing post COVID-19

12.30pm Filip Janakievski, Team Leader – Food Engineering, CSIRO Agriculture & Food

The evolution of digital solutions and products for the manufacturing sector has been unprecedented in recent times and the Industry 4.0 suite of digital technologies have provided the opportunity to gain better oversight of operations, ensure greater traceability, monitor the health of machines and allow real time decision making.   This presentation will explore some of the concepts that could enable growth and strengthen the sustainability of the food manufacturing sector by harnessing the potential of Industry 4.0 enabling technologies to reshape food processing and to increase food safety, quality and process efficiency in the post pandemic normal.  

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To Register for this event, please complete and email the above form to fta@ftaaus.com.au By Monday 5th OCTOBER 2020. Please direct all registration enquiries and payments to fta@ftaaus.com.au

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