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Conference Program

The 2016 ausdrinks Regional Beverages Summit features a world class, two day conference program featuring both national and international speakers. The program addresses key issues that have a direct impact on the entire industry supply chain, and beyond! The event will be supported by a trade display and numerous networking opportunities, all in stunning Sydney!

Please note program is subject to change without notice.

Smart/corporate casual attire for all events.

Sunday 20th March 2016

 
2pm Registration Desk open for early check in
2pm Bump in for Sponsors and Exhibitors commences 
5pm-7pm Networking drinks and canapes for registrants/sponsors and exhibitors.

Monday 21st March 2016

8:00            Registration desk opens

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome to Country 

9:15 – 9.30 Conference Welcome

Ms Sandra Loader, President – Australian Beverages Council, Board of Directors | Mr Geoff Parker, CEO – Australian Beverages Council

9:30 – 9:45 Official Conference Opening Address

 (TBC)

9:45 – 10:30 Keynote Address : Leading with an Innovative Mind 

Ms Silvia Damiano, Founder & CEO – About my Brain Institute

10:30 – 11:00 Beverage Break – Exhibition Area

11:00 – 12:00  Pushing back with facts – the best responses to myths about our products

Dr Danielle Greenberg, Senior Director – PepsiCo, Global R&D Senior Fellow, Nutrition Sciences | Mr Andreas Kadi, Consultant – Energy Drinks Europe | Mr Robert Earl, Director, Policy Development, Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs – The Coca-Cola Company | Ms Annick Moreau, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Director – Danone Water Worldwide.
Moderator – Ms Kate Loatman, Executive Director – International Council of Beverages Associations

12:00-12:45   Thirsty Asia – A Market Analysis

Mr Richard Hall, Chairman – Zenith International

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch Break – Exhibition Area

Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Session B
13:30 – 14:15
Why a Container Deposit Scheme is not a smart choice
Ms Tanya Barden, AFGC Director, Economics and Sustainability
Changing Consumer Tastes; Seeking regional opportunities in an evolving beverages market beverages
Ms Erika Sirimanne, Business Development Consulting – Euromonitor
14:15 – 15:00
Feeding Tomorrow’s World, CSIRO innovations in ingredients & packaging
Dr Mike O’Shea, Principal Research Scientist – CSIRO | Mr Lloyd Simon, Business Development Manager – CSIRO
Digital Transformation
Ms Jenny Granger,Principal – IQ Hub International Pty Ltd
15:00 – 15:30
Beverages Break – Exhibition Area
15:30 – 16:15
Modern Day Operational Resilience
Mr Todd Redwood, General Manager – Food, Supply Chain and Operations – BSI
Australian Pride (Latest Initiatives and Incentives for Growth)
Ms Lisa MacAuley, Chief Operations Officer – Export Council of Australia
16:15-17:00
Country of Origin Branding: The issues and how to leverage an important asset. 
Mr Ian Harrison, CEO – Australian Made

 

Building a Data Eco-System for the Beverage Industry
Ms Jenny Granger (ICG:Affiliate) | Mr Troy Delbridge (ICG:Member) | Mr Elia Machalias (Datalynx: Director Consulting Services)

 

18:00 – 21:00 Industry Cocktail Reception
The Loft, Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont

Entertainment: Tommy Dean – Comedian

Please note: dinner by own arrangement.

Smart/corporate casual attire for all events.


Tuesday 22nd March 2016

8:00            Registration desk opens

9:00 – 9:15 Conference Welcome

Mr Jim Goetz, President – International Council of Beverages Associations and Canadian Beverage Association

9:15 – 10:15 State of Our Industry

Global Executive Panel featuring Mr Philip Myers, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs Europe – PepsiCo | Mr Michael Goltzman, Vice-President of International Government Relations and Public Affairs – The Coca-Cola Company
Moderated by Mr Richard Hall, Chairman – Zenith International

10:15 – 11:00   Voluntary Industry Commitments: Taking Action, Ensuring Credibility

Dr Rob Wescott Ph.D, President and Founder – Keybridge Research
Moderator – Ms Amy Hancock, General Counsel/Senior Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs – American Beverage Association

11:00 – 11:30  Beverage Break – Exhibition Area

11:30 – 11:45  Official Launch – Asia Pacific Regional Beverage Group 

ICBA Asia Pacific Regional Beverage Group: Ms Kate Loatman, Executive Director – International Council of Beverages Associations | Mr Geoff Parker, CEO -Australian Beverages Council

11:45 – 12:30 Asia Pacific – Challenges and Opportunities for the Beverage Industry

Mr Pablo Largacha, Vice President Public Affairs & Communications Coca-Cola Asia Pacific – The Coca-Cola Company | Ms Jennifer James, Chief Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer – PepsiCo Asia Pacific
Moderator: Ms Kate Loatman, Executive Director – International Council of Beverages Associations

12:30 – 13:15  Lunch Break – Exhibition Area

13:15 – 14:15 Beverage Association Leadership Round Table

Ms Susan Neely, CEO –  American Beverage Association, Ms Sigrid Ligne, Secretary General – UNESDA | Mr Geoff Parker, CEO – Australian Beverages Council |Mr Alexandre Jobim, Chief Executive Officer – ABIR-Brazil
Moderated by Mr Jim Goetz – CEO – Canadian Beverage Association & President of International Council of Beverages Associations

14:15 – 15:00  Changing Faces of FSANZ

Mr Steve McCutcheon, Chief Executive Officer – Food Standards Australia  New Zealand

15:00 – 15;30  Beverage Break – Exhibition Area

15:30 – 16:30 Energy drinks – the convergence of science, regulations and headlines 

Dr Karlheinz Niederreiter, Global Head of Science – Red Bull Austria | Dr Maia Jack, VP Science and Regulatory Affairs – American Beverage Association | Dr Michael Forman MD – Emergency Physician Tri-City Medical Centre, California

16:30 – 17:15 Best Practices in Transparency & Disclosure

Ms Tracey Halliday, Vice President, Communications – American Beverage Association | Ms Amy Hancock, General Counsel/Senior Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs – American Beverage Association

17:15   Conference Close

17:15 – 19:15 Industry Networking Drinks – Exhibition Area

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