1. Denise Hamblin, Colmar Brunton: Consumer insights (PDF, 807KB)
  2. Phil Morle, MSV: The planetary health diet VC perspective (PDF, 3591KB)
  3. Jane Bowen: The role of protein in a healthy diet (PDF, 644KB)
  4. Filip Janakievski: Technology for sustainable protein innovation (PDF, 1933KB)
  5. Jane Bowen, CSIRO: Insect based foods - are consumers ready? (PDF, 521KB)
  6. Crispin Howitt: High Protein Grains (PDF, 499KB)
  7. Sharad Menon: CSIRO's food innovation centre (PDF, 2954KB)
  8. Hayley McGillivray: CSIRO SME Connect (PDF, 692KB)
  9. James Krahe, FIAL: Grants (PDF, 234KB)
  10. James Krahe, FIAL: Protein Size of the prize (PDF, 345KB)
  11. George Ainsley: Ainsley Agroforestry & Aquaponics (PDF, 4203KB)
  12. John Orr: Premium Grains (PDF, 2999KB)
  13. David Fienberg: The Lupin Co. (PDF, 2414KB)
  14. FIAL Protein Market Report: Size of the prize analysis for Australia (PDF, 6193KB)

Event date: 03Apr 2019

Wednesday 3 Apr 2019

Pagoda Resort

  • 9.00am - 2.30pm

112 Melville Parade, Como, WA
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More information

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 is brought to WA by the Food Industry Innovation team at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. It is run by CSIRO’s food innovation centre in collaboration with Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) and 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.

Program outline

  • consumer insights and opportunities in Australian and export markets
  • market trends and demand for protein
  • 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 location

Perth: 3 April 2019
9.00 am - 2.30 pm
Pagoda Resort
112 Melville Parade, Como, Western Australia 6152


Protein seminar series program - Perth (PDF, 159KB)


CSIRO logo

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.


Government of Western Australia | Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

The Western Australian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, is focusing resources on supporting the growth of premium and value-add food and beverage businesses through the Food Industry Innovation project. The project aims to develop the full potential of WA food and beverage businesses that are producing premium products, adding value to raw produce, staging their product for domestic and international markets, creating jobs and boosting the state's economy.


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.

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Event type: Public seminar