30 & 31 July 2019

Crowne Plaza, Auckland

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This conference is about value.

Its about being part of something bigger.

So many food conferences are limited to people who identify with one faction or another – but, not Food Integrity 2019.  

We are bringing together the two big players of Food Integrity – Food SAFETY and Food SECURITY to face off over a lively and informative two days.

Join us as we present an amazing mix of exceptional keynote addresses along side ‘Quick Fire’ sessions where experts impart their wisdom and knowledge in 10 minute presentations.

As a Delegate you will have the opportunity to talk with speakers (no more one old guy hogging the microphone at question time), interact with other delegates, enjoy a fantastic conference dinner, share expertise and knowledge.

Importantly, the work of this conference doesn’t finish with the last banner going down… we are committed to identifying some key take-home messages that will be broadcast around the globe.  Yep, we think its that important.

So, which team are you Team Food Safety or Team Food Security?

#teamsafety #teamsecurity #foodintegrity


July 30th


8:00am – 9:00am


9:00am – 9:15am

Minister’s Address

9:15am – 9:30am


9:30am – 10:15am

Keynote Address

Shaun Kennedy    

10:15am – 11:00am

Quick Fire    

 4 speakers battling it out – food safety versus food security

11:00am – 11:30am

Time to question the speakers

 Roundtable discussion (with coffee)

11:30am – 11:50am


Keynote Address

11:50am – 12:20pm


Lunch & Trade Show

12:20pm – 1:05pm


Keynote Address

Suzanne Snively 

1:05pm – 1:45pm

Quick Fire

4 more speakers argue their corner

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Gather around the speakers 

 Ask the questions you really want to

2:30pm – 3:10pm

Quick Fire

 4 more speakers to liven the afternoon

3:10pm – 3:30pm

Break out

Speak with the speakers (with coffee)

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Last 4 Speakers

Compelling and contrasting 

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Keynote Address


Conference dinner (commencing with wine and canapes)

join your new and old friends for a fun evening

Dinner Speaker

 Ash Whitaker – dram master at Cardrona Distillery

July 31st


8:00am – 9:00am

We’ll be there with hot tea or coffee

Time to network or check out the expo

9:00am – 9:45am

Keynote Address

Marc Smith 

9:45am – 10:30am

Quick Fire    

First four quick fire speakers for the day – fuel for thinking

10:30am – 11:00am

Break out

Question the speakers (coffee provided)

11:00am – 11:25am

Keynote Address

11:25am – 12:10pm

Quick Fire    

Back to the quick fire – maximum knowledge in minimum time

12:10pm – 12:40pm

Safely quiz the speakers

Ask the questions you need the answers for

12:40pm – 1:30pm

Lunch & Trade Show

It will be delicious, nutritious and thought provoking

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Keynote Address

Katherine Rich

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Quick Fire

The last quick fire session for the conference 

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Break out

The last breakout (with coffee, of course)

3:30pm – 3:50pm

Keynote Address

3:50pm – 4:00pm

Conference wrap-up

Key takeouts from the event and commitment to action

Check out the growing list of speakers for Food Integrity 2019

Shaun Kennedy

Director, The Food System Institute

Shaun Kennedy is Director of The Food System Institute, a food and agriculture system risk management and research organization, and an adjunct Associate Professor of Food Systems in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Shaun’s work focuses on food safety, food fraud (as a member of the U.S. Pharmacopeia intentional adulteration of food expert panel), food security and food system resiliency with publications ranging from Science, Global Advances in Health and Medicine, Risk Analysis, and the Journal of Food Protection, among others.

Dr Marc Smith

Social Scientist, Node XL

Marc Smith is a sociologist specialising in the social organisation of online communities and computer mediated interaction. He founded and managed the Community Technologies Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington and led the development of social media reporting and analysis tools for Telligent Systems. Smith leads the Connected Action consulting group and lives and works in Silicon Valley, California. He is a co-founder of the Social Media Research Foundation which is dedicated to Open Tools, Open Data, and Open Scholarship related to social media.

Suzanne Snively ONZM

Chair, Transparency International New Zealand

Suzanne has chaired Transparency International New Zealand since 2012, focused on improving wellbeing by strengthening integrity of the public, non-profit and business sectors. She was a joint Co-Director with Murray Petrie of the comprehensive Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment.

Katherine Rich

CEO, NZ Food and Grocery Council

Katherine is Chief Executive of the Food and Grocery Council, an industry association that advocates on behalf of companies marketing food and other fast moving consumer goods. She was a Member of Parliament 1999 – 2008 and prior to that held a number of agribusiness marketing roles. She is Chair of Fairtrade Australia New Zealand and the Parliamentary Education Trust and a Board member of the International Business Forum and children’s charity Barnardos.

Ash Whitaker

Co-founder, Cardrona Distillery (Dinner speaker)

“Knower of Drams” and “Guardian of the Source” are just two of the titles Ash Whitaker is known for.

Ash will take us through the process of developing this iconic and unique business the trials and tribulations and talk about the process from grain to glass.


Alana Scott, Alittlebityummy.com  
Helen Darling, Sumfood
Ireti Balogun, AbacusBio
Rachael Speedy, Foodies
Jan Carey, Infant Nutrition Council
Paul Ryan, Trustcodes
Mark Ross, Agcarm
Alice Shopland, Angel Food
Alan Pearson,  Prime Consultants International Ltd
Shakeel Ahmed, iMonitor
Glen Neal, Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Joe Ling, Sumfood
Geoff Allen, APCFI
Anna Campbell, AbacusBio
Jenny Marshall, Love Food Hate Waste
Ben Xu, Yacon, New Zealand
Maggie Chen, Alpha Group