Dr Steve Lapidge
CEO - Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre
Dr Steven Lapidge is the inaugural CEO of the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre. He has spent much of his 20-year career working for or with agribusiness CRC’s, with a strong focus on New Product Development and commercialisation. Steve led the development of the FFW CRC bid and in recent years has represented Australia at G20, OECD and national food waste forums. He is a member of the National Food Waste Strategy Steering Committee and a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Panel: What’s good for the planet is good for business – exploring the opportunities arising from the 2025 National Packaging Waste Target
The 2025 National Packaging Waste Target is presenting industry with one of the biggest challenges of our time. Recognising that in every challenge lies an opportunity, this session will focus on how the packaging and processing industry have the potential to be a leader on this issue, the implications and the importance of collaboration. We are delighted to have speaker, writer and comedian Craig Reucassel from ABC’s ‘War on Waste’ and ‘The Chaser’ chair an industry panel and Q & session that will ensure a lively discussion and thought-provoking debate.