ANZ Viaduct Events Centre -  161 Halsey Street, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

25 October 

Cocktail and Early Registration Event

5.00pm – 7.00pm


26 October 2017 – Day 1                                                                     27 October 2017 – Day 2                       

8.00am – 5.15pm                                                                                  7.30am – 1.00pm                 

Session 1: Early Life Nutrition – with a focus on the preterm infant

  • Providing Optimal Nutrition for Babies Born Preterm - Speaker: Dr Jane Alsweiler, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland
  • Current Controversies in Feeding the Preterm Baby – Speaker: Professor Jane Harding, University of Auckland 

       Session 5: Breakfast Session (optional) hosted by Brenntag

  • Impact of technology on food regulation – Speaker: Chris Preston – Director Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Australian Food and Grocery Council

Session 2: Emerging Trends

  • The Influence of Maternal Secretpr Gene Activity on Children’s Microbiota Composition and Function - Speaker: Paula Smith-Brown – Research Fellow, Child Health Research Centre University of Queensland
  • Baby-Led Weaning – Speaker: Associate Professor Anne-Louise Heath, University of Otago  

       Session 6: Export & Trade

  • Food safety training in China, both for regulators and people from industry
    Speaker: Mr Jiang Deyuan, President, China Food and Drug Administration Institute of Executive Development 
  • E-Commerce in China - Speaker: Pier Smulders, Business Development Director, Alibaba Group
  • Navigating China’s Consumer Economy - Speaker: Brent Moore, Australian Trade Commissioner, Shanghai

Session 3: The Business of Business

  • Inproving supply chain and the bottom line – Speaker: Anna Campbell – Dr Anna Campbell, Managing Director, AbacusBio Ltd
  • Crisis planning & crisis management – Speaker: Ziena Jalil – Partner, SenateSHJ 
  • Operation Concord – Speaker: Detective Inspector Paul Borrell 

       Session 7: Innovation and Information

  • The impact of different regulatory environments on product innovation – speaker: Basil Mathioudakis – Consultant, Food Legislation and Nutrition
  • Forging Partnerships for Progress – speaker: Michael Barry – Director, Regulatory Policy & Intelligence – Abbott Nutrition & President of ISDI 

 Session 4: Oils and Lipids

  • Role of DHA in Early Life Nutrition in the First 1000 Days- speaker: Barbara Meyer PhD – Director, Lipid Research Centre, University of Wollongong
  • Forecast on EU-regulation of 3-MCPD and glycidol in infant nutrition and analytical solutions available - speaker: Jan Kuhlmann, Team Leader SGS Group, Hamburg



Conference Dinner - The Hilton, hosted by GrainCorp



The Conference Program may be subject to minor changes.