Conference Day Two Programme 11th August 2016 

8.00am Registration opens

9.00am: Conference ChairAnn Tindale



Ann Tindale, Senior Advisor – Food & Beverage, GS1 Australia
GS1 Foodservice Steering Committee

9.05am: Food data – The importance of accurate data in the food industry and whyAnn Tindale

  • What is the National Product Catalogue?
  • Why is accurate data so Important
  • How can accurate data make your business more effective and efficient?

Ann Tindale, Senior Advisor – Industry Engagement, GS1 Australia


9.50am: Logistics – Food Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies for AsiaPeter Liddell

  • Navigating Asia food logistics challenges
  • Key cost considerations
  • Innovations breaking through traditional supply chain constraints

Peter Liddell, Partner – Asia Pacific Head of Strategy & Operations, KPMG Australia

10.30am: Morning Tea and Networking

11.00am: Traceability – Case study on traceability in infant milk formula sales in ChinaMargaret Balfour

A case study of authenticity follows the cash cow that is infant milk-based formula sales in China. The “white gold rush” sees a flood on the market since 2008, when a Chinese infant formula was contaminated with melamine, killing six babies and putting another 54,000 in hospital.

China has since tightened regulations significantly and the approved suppliers have reduced from greater than 800 to about 94. The focus is now on the ability to trace product from the cow to the can.

This presentation reviews the complexity of the melamine milk scandal and lessons in procurement to be learnt from this.

Margaret Balfour, Managing Director, Integrity Compliance Solutions

11.50am: Innovation in Exporting Food to AsiaAngeline Achariya

  • Strategies for future proofing procurement in Asia what are the key considerations
  • Manufacturing the right products for the Asian market
  • Examples for innovation along the supply chain

Angeline Achariya, Chief Executive Officer, Food Innovation Centre, Monash University

12.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm: Food Fraud – Food Fraud and application of Food Fraud Vulnerabilities Assessment and mitigation tools Janine Curll

Food fraud is estimated to cost the global food industry business, approximately $US30-40 Billion/year. This presentation considers the international development and application of tools to identify food fraud vulnerabilities and developing food fraud controls:

  • Size of the problem and reasons
  • The preventative approaches to reduce the risk presented to the safety of food, the integrity of the system and to protect
  • Potential damage to food brands
  • International food fraud vulnerability assessment tools including SSAFE and the USP Food Fraud Database 2.0
  • Discussion of emerging food fraud control/mitigation strategies

Janine Curll BSc (Microbiology) LL.B MAIFST
Phd Candidate (Monash University) Food Regulatory Specialist/ Director,
Food Labelling Matters

2.10pm: Afternoon Tea and Networking

2.40pm: Developing Inclusive Supply ChainsMHC_7483_300dpiHeadshot (2)

The world’s leading food and agribusiness companies are developing inclusive supply chains to tackle industry issues related to: feeding a growing global population; meeting the market demand of a growing middle class in Southeast Asia and dealing with the impacts of climate change. These companies have recognised the business opportunity in unlocking the latent potential of smallholder farmers across the region, to create new channels of supply. In so doing, they not only position themselves to meet the world’s food needs but also to ensure their own success and future growth. Simultaneously they create new and long term income earning opportunities for smallholder farmers creating pathways out of poverty for these farmers who typically live at or below the poverty line.

This workshop will consider:

  • How to develop inclusive supply chains with smallholder farmers in Southeast Asia and the Pacific
  • How to improve supply chain inefficiencies through application of the LINC™ methodology
  • How to be positioned as a market leader meeting consumer expectations and enhancing brand reputation through the development of socially responsible, transparent and inclusive supply chains
  • How to work with non-traditional partners from government, business and NGO sectors

David Faulmann, GM Advocacy, Business for Development

4.00pm: Close of Conference

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