Register here for the Centre’s annual symposium, this year at the Christchurch Town Hall on Monday 1 July.

In just one day, you will get the benefit of the latest research and experience from a range of local and international speakers including: 

Professor Nigel French FRSNZ; Professor Martyn Kirk (ANU); Gale Prince (SAGE food safety consultants -  USA); Alison Turnbull (SafeFish Australia); and Dr Pierre Venter, Fonterra.

Full programme here

Symposium International Speakers - Biographies here


Exciting Extra Events

Women in science breakfast

Women delegates can get a head start to the meeting with a special breakfast put on by the Centre and kindly sponsored by Zespri.  Hear the experiences of five outstanding women scientists and educators, including Professor Juliet Gerrard, the PM’s Chief Science Advisor, and Ms Nori Parata, charismatic principal of Tolaga Bay Area School.  See poster for more details.  Note: this event is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Next Generation Packaging, a panel discussion chaired by Kim Hill, and recorded for broadcast by RNZ

At the end of the day, drinks and nibbles will be followed by this unmissable discussion, promising high entertainment value as well as a deep dive into the problems and opportunities of replacing plastic packaging with better, smarter alternatives.

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