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Latest speaker details for 2017 National Technical Forums

Dr. Angeline Achariya, CEO, Food Innovation Centre

Details have been released on more of the speakers presenting at the up-coming National Technical Forums sponsored by KHS and Retailquip. The four-day educational program runs alongside AUSPACK 2017 at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park from March 7 to 10 and features eight internationals among the 42 speakers. 

Dr. Angeline Achariya, CEO, Food Innovation Centre, will be speaking about 'How to accelerate and de-risk your innovations for sustainable business growth".

Tanya Barden, director economics and sustainability, Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), will be presenting the latest AFGC state-of-industry report: Trends and Development in the Australian Food and Beverage Market.

Philip Trauboth, sales manager (cutting and packaging technology), ALPMA, Germany, will be presenting a paper on ‘Understanding the latest trends in cutting and packaging'.

Laura Jones, trend and innovation consultant, Mintel, will be speaking at the National Technical Forums about ‘Packaging Wrap Up: A fast-forward look at how the next generation of packaging is engaging consumers’.

If you are looking to better understand packaging innovation through accessible design then don't miss Session Two Day Three at the National Technical Forums. Knowing a consumer’s abilities and limitations to open packaging can inspire a company to innovate new consumer-friendly packaging that creates a positive experience for consumers and addresses a critical need of the ageing population. Understand how trends, including wrap-rage and the ageing population are impacting marketplace satisfaction with current packaging, and how working with consumers with arthritis can assist with packaging re-designs.

Akhil Curam, nutritional product manager – marketing, SPC, will be presenting a paper on the SPC ProVital easy-open portion control fruitcups, which was developed in collaboration with NSW Health, and represents one of SPC’s biggest innovations. 

Trish Hyde, CEO, Australian Packaging Covenant, will present a paper on ‘Australian Packaging Covenant 4.0: A new paradigm for packaging sustainability’.

Alan Spreckley, global industry segment manager (Food & Beverage) Robotics, ABB Limited, will show why automation is a necessity, not an option, in global food and beverage factories of the future.

On Tuesday March 7 John Bigley, managing director, Jamestrong Packaging, will discuss ways in which the canmakers are utilising latest developments to drive improvement. 

If you are wanting to better under The Internet of Things then come and hear Trent Munro, product manager, Intelligent Coding Solutions, Matthews Australasia, speak on ‘Intelligent Information Driven Manufacturing: The path to IoT’ on Thursday, March 9 in a session on Industry 4.0 and IoT.

Limited places are available in each session so don't delay your booking. Click here to book your place today.

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