Future Unpacked: what you don’t want to miss!

Posted on August 9th, 2017 in News

Disruptive food business models, game-changing technology, an interactive social media demo and much more are planned for this year’s LIVE industry forum.

The line-up for this year’s LIVE event, on 22 August in Sydney, just keeps getting better. We’ve just heard that Jules Lund has worked with a new brand to develop a campaign just for LIVE, using the TRIBE platform. The brand owner is flying in to help Jules present this on stage, and Jules also has another interactive demo planned for his keynote session.

The future of the food and packaging industry will be determined by innovative ideas, new business models and disruptive technology. At LIVE, we’ll get a taste of things designed for now and the future, and for engaging consumers today and tomorrow.

Our line-up of dynamic speakers includes young, entrepreneurial brand owners like 5.4, Nexba, Whole Kids and Shine as well as major multinationals like Kellogg and Frucor Suntory.

Also on the bill are digital technology leaders, and industry experts in plant design, automation and AI to guide us through the next steps as our industry moves towards the smart factory scenario.

We have brands big and small signed up as delegates for the event, as well as companies in the food and packaging supply chain, and from major supermarket retail groups. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to network in the breaks and at drinks afterwards, so why don’t you join us.

Tickets can be purchased here:

Take a trip into the future of the food and beverage industry through the eyes of the sector’s entrepreneurs and thought leaders as they share their visions on how to build efficiency, leverage local IP and ride the export wave.

Speakers: Keynote 1: Tamara Trentain, FivePointFour (an entrepreneurs’ approach to the online ready meals business) ; Troy Douglas, Nexba Naturally Brave (Taking the naturally sugar free movement international); Monica Meldrum, Whole Kids (How ‘profit with a purpose’ model has built this organic snack brand); Stephen Chapman, Shine Drink (Doing business in the year we live in – how Shine has created a new ‘smart drink’ category in record time with record results).

Find out about how a brand new Sydney food facility, opening in the week of LIVE, has been designed to meet future growth and technology changes.
Speakers: Peter Taitoko, RMR Process and David Charles, Birch & Waite

Our panel of experts will explore how a connected infrastructure of people, processes and technology can lift businesses to new levels, and the steps Aussie manufacturers large and small can take to bridge the gap between current infrastructure and the smart production facility of the future.

Panellists: Mark Dingley, Matthews Australasia and APPMA; Robert Marguccio, Heat and Control; Doug Smith, Robot Technologies-Systems; Brett Wiskar, Wiley.

Take a deep dive with the experts into intelligent packaging, digital printing, AR and VR to discover how emerging technologies are adding a new dimension to the brand platform.

Speakers: Keynote 2: Jules Lund of Tribe (Social, tech and the year ahead); Paul Randall of HP UK (Designing consumer experiences – digital print); and Adam Robinson of Visy (active and intelligent packaging)

Hear from brand owners and designers how to develop food and beverage brand campaigns that resonate with the next generation of consumers.

Speakers: Taby Taylor-Ziane of 31st second (The shopper journey for millennials); Sara Salter of Saltmine Design Group in conversation with Mark Wiedermann of Frucor Suntory (Truth is a millennial movement), (Closing Keynote) Tamara Lowe of Kellogg Australia (Three big brands, three brand new approaches).


Click here to download the full program.