FoodLegal announces Food Import/Export Symposium

Posted by Sponsored Content on 28th September 2016

FoodLegal has announced its latest symposium, ‘Food Import/Exports – Promises and Pitfalls’.

The symposium, to be held in Sydney on Tuesday 22 November 2016, will cover a number of importing and exporting topics presented by food industry leaders.

Amongst the speakers is Sara Cheng, Senior Manager of the China Practice at Australian Business Solution Group. Sara is a China food expert who has assisted in excess of 300 Australian businesses manage their China business arrangements. Her topic is ‘How to succeed as an Australian exporter of food products: Success stories and lessons learnt’.

Other speakers include:

  • Rod Arenas – Food Innovation Australia, and Federal Department of Industry Innovation and Science Senior Market Development Manager. Topic: E-commerce and selling online foods from Australia into other countries
  • Sally Phillips – Austrade Strategic Engagement Manager of Australia’s Free Trade Agreement Program. Topic: Opportunities in the food sector created by Australia’s Free Trade Agreements with Korea, Japan and China
  • Stuart Grant – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Assistant Director of the Imported Foods Section. Topic: Import Controls, latest developments and possible regulatory changes
  • Margaret Balfour – Integrity Compliance Solutions, Food Auditors for major retailers and food groups in Asia and Australia Managing Director. Topic: Importance of Supply Chain Integrity for Australian Imports and Exports in Asia, avoiding the risks of food contamination and food fraud
  • Marcel Sieira – GS1 Australia Head of Customer Engagement and Business Development. Topic: New database portal technology to facilitate international trade for Australian companies
  • Robert Crabtree – Kognition (Australian Imports and Customs Regulatory Compliance Consultants Director. Topic: Tariff classification imports and exports and the supposed global harmonised system
  • Charles Fisher– FoodLegal Principal Topic: New food compliance channels and other regulatory opportunities for food imports in Australia

Early bird tickets for $495 AUD including GST are available now until 14 October 2016. Morning tea and lunch will be provided during the symposium which will run from 9am – 3:30pm.

Limited seats are available, pre-bookings are required. Click HERE to purchase tickets.