Australia’s food and agriculture sector is focussing more on exporting high value sustainable, authentic, healthy, high quality and consistent products. An area identified with huge potential for growth is the alternative proteins space. This is because, as the global population increases and traditional protein sources from meat become increasingly constrained, the need to diversify our food supply with alternative and more sustainable sources of proteins must play a role in filling this gap.

This seminar, run by CSIRO’s food innovation centre in collaboration with Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), will provide insights into understanding the potential opportunities to meet the needs of consumers in Australian and Asian markets. With the support of the SME community, industry success stories will highlight how current research activities have application in developing foods for the alternative protein market.

You will also learn about how to access and collaborate with CSIRO’s end-to end food and nutrition capabilities and funding options available for your business.


Debra Krause

Showing 3 of 4 dates for this event.
Dates available from 06 Mar 2019 until 14 Mar 2019

Event date: 06Mar 2019

Wednesday 6 Mar 2019


  • 9.45am - 3.00pm

CSIRO’s food innovation centre, 671 Sneydes Road, Werribee, VIC

Event date: 07Mar 2019

Thursday 7 Mar 2019


  • 9.45am - 3.00pm

SAHMRI, 20 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA

Event date: 13Mar 2019

Wednesday 13 Mar 2019


  • 9.45am - 3.00pm

4th floor, 30 Hickson Road, Millers Point, Sydney NSW

Event date: 14Mar 2019

Thursday 14 Mar 2019


  • 9.45am - 3.00pm

Health and Food Sciences Precinct, 39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains, QLD

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Program outline

  • consumer insights and opportunities in Australian and export markets
  • market trends and demand for protein in the ASEAN region
  • the role of protein in a healthy diet
  • alternative protein sources
  • sensory and satiety considerations
  • technology applications
  • industry success stories.

Who should attend?

Anyone from the Australian food and agribusiness sector, allied health, government, universities, consultants, entrepreneurial investors and retailers.

Food Industry professionals, including business owners and company executives, sales and marketing, procurement, technical, innovation, product development and quality assurance.

Dates and locations

Melbourne: 6 March 2019
9.45 am - 3.00 pm
CSIRO’s food innovation centre
671 Sneydes Road, Werribee, Vic, 3030

Adelaide: 7 March 2019
9.45 am - 3.00 pm
SAHMRI, 20 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Sydney: 13 March 2019
9.45 am - 3.00 pm
4th floor, 30 Hickson Road, Millers Point, Sydney, 2000

Brisbane: 14 March 2019
9.45 am - 3.00 pm
Health and Food Sciences Precinct
39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains, Qld, 4108


Melbourne: 27 February 2019
Adelaide: 27 February 2019
Sydney: 5 March 2019
Brisbane: 5 March 2019


Protein seminar series program - Adelaide (PDF, 156KB)
Protein seminar series program - Brisbane (PDF, 156KB)
Protein seminar series program - Melbourne (PDF, 156KB)
Protein seminar series program - Sydney (PDF, 156KB)


$99 (incl. GST)


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CSIRO's food innovation centre makes it easy for food and ingredient companies to access our extensive expertise, technologies and support in innovation, including our $50m world-class food manufacturing pilot plants. From adopting innovative technologies and improving process efficiency to creating high value products for new markets, we partner with industry every day.


FIAL is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation focused on growing the share of Australian food in the global marketplace. We work with the food and agribusiness industry by: sharing knowledge, building capability and creating connections.


Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology

Formed in 1967, The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) is the only national independent voice and network for Australia's food industry professionals.
AIFST supports and represents food industry professionals working in all facets of the food industry including food science & technology, engineering, sensory, new product development, innovation, regulatory, quality assurance, nutrition, microbiology and food safety, as well as those in leadership positions within the academic, industry and private sectors.
AIFST supports and underpins the contribution Australia's food industry professionals make to the national and global food industry through a suite of services.
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Colmar Brunton

Colmar Brunton is one of Australia's largest market research agencies and is a specialist in FMCG across the Asia Pacific region. We have significant experience across all types of research and we tailor our approach to meet the exact requirements of our clients. Our ability to help our clients optimise their brands and products is enhanced by our understanding of global palates, trends and benchmarks; supported by our national team which includes world leaders in insight, strategy, sensory science, marketing science, qualitative and quantitative techniques and analyses.


The food and agricultural landscape in Australia continues to evolve and the direction of the industry is critical to the economic growth and prosperity of our State and Nation. Amid times of economic change, technology advancement and industry disruption, KPMG has the depth of expertise, global reach, clarity of insight and strength of purpose to work shoulder to shoulder with our clients to create opportunities – now and into the future. We are a global network of 155 professional firms with deep expertise in Audit and Assurance, Tax and Advisory services that enables us to work with renowned organisations, large and small, to help them solve complex challenges, steer change, disrupt sectors and grow. Collaboration and innovation are ingrained in our approach, with our 7,000 people working from 13 locations in Australia aiming to provide genuine, sustainable value for our clients.