FIAQ Seminar Series 2019

Background

The Food Industries Association Queensland Inc. (FIAQ) is a not for profit organisation led by industry members and governed by a committee of experienced food industry professionals. Intuitive Food Solutions is a Committee Member of the FIAQ board.

FIAQ aims to offer value and prospects for members by providing the opportunity to connect with services and advice they need to develop their businesses, and to attend a variety of on topic food manufacturing events to learn, keep up to date with market trends and connect with new markets by networking.

A need was identified to provide an event for food manufacturers to deal with every day challenges faced in their business.

What we did

Intuitive Food Solutions developed and managed the 2019 FIAQ Seminar Series, titled “Food Manufacturing – Meet the Challenge”, whilst establishing and chairing the Seminar Series Sub-Committee. The Seminar Series involved five events held throughout the year for business and industry professionals, covering a range of topics by industry experts. Experts shared insights, case studies, practical tools and tips to inspire company development and provide networking opportunities.

Topics included:

  • Packaging predicaments
  • Tweaking company culture
  • Product development – managing expectations
  • Risky foreign bodies and creepy critters
  • Product creativity vs practicality

Image: Meaghan Dodd (Intuitive Food Solutions) with Professor Pierre Pienaar (President of the World Packaging Organisation)

Outcomes

The 2019 Seminar Series was a great success with a full room of members and non-members attending each of the events.

Attendees said that the Seminar Series filled a gap for industry professionals.

Top-rated feedback included:

  • Professional development
  • Content related to current problems
  • Content related to role
  • To hear other perspectives
  • Honest facts
  • Variety of speakers and topics
  • Industry trends
  • Networking opportunities

The Seminar Series gained sponsorship support from Brisbane Marketing’s Economic Development Board and the CSIRO.

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Posted on

16 January, 2020