Foodomics has been rescheduled to 8-9 September 2022 at Cordis, Auckland. If you have already registered for Foodomics 2021, you do not need to re-register for Foodomics 2022.

Register for Foodomics 2022.

Foodomics 2022 will bring together experts, researchers, and businesses across New Zealand’s Food & Beverage (F&B) industry.  The conference will showcase multiple F&B research projects underway and highlight future opportunities for industry to benefit from cutting-edge research.  Industry experts and researchers will be in attendance to present how HVN-funded projects can pave the way to higher value and a competitive edge in international markets.

There is also a poster competition, which will give attendees an opportunity to showcase the incredible research that is taking place across the HVN Challenge. Visit the Foodomics 2022 Poster Competition page for more details.

Registration Details – 2 days | Fee NZ$440 (including GST) | Coffee/tea on arrival, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and networking function (date TBD).

Standard Day Registration (Option of Day 1 or Day 2) | Fee NZ$250 (including GST) | Inclusions – Coffee/tea on arrival, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and networking function (date TBD).

Student Rates | NZ$200 – Standard Day Registration | NZ$350 – Standard Registration (2 days)

Breakfast Forum | Date TBD | NZ$25 – Continental Breakfast

FOODOMICS 2022 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (please note – the final programme is pending confirmation)

Day One – TBD
Time Title Speaker(s)
8:30am Blessing of Kai
Tea and Coffee
9:00am Mihi whakatau / Karakia Tīmatanga Kaumātua,
Whaea Dolly Paul
9:10am Opening Remarks Professor Jim Metson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Auckland
9:20am Taking High-Value Foods to the World Bob Major, Board Chair, High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
9:30am High-Value Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga – The Story So Far Joanne Todd
Director, High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
9:45am The Origins of Health Claims and Their Future
(pre-recorded)
Professor Susan Fairweather-Tait
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia; Chair of UK Nutrition and Health Claims Committee
10:30am-11:00am Morning Tea and Poster Viewing
Session 1: Translating Research to Market
11:00am HVN Research in the Global Context (pre-recorded) Professor Richard Mithen
Chief Scientist, High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
11:20am Lost in Translation: Challenges in Commercialisation of Basic Food Science Research and Knowledge Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh, Director, Riddet Institute and High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge Science Leadership Team
11:40am Achieving a Return on Science Investment in the Digital Age – The Story of Ārepa Angus Brown, Co-Founder of Ārepa
12:00pm Commercialisation of IDP® Bioactive Milk Proteins – A Continual Journey Rod Claycomb, Founder and Director of Quantec Ltd
12:20pm Q & A Facilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
12:30pm-1:15pm Blessing of Kai and Lunch
1:20pm Sanford’s Journey Dr Sabrina Tian, Innovation Science Manager, Sanford Limited
Dr Matt Miller, Research Scientist, Cawthron Institute
1:40pm Metabolic Health Priority Research Programme – SYNERGY: NZ Diet for Diabetes Prevention Dr Jennifer Miles-Chan, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
2:00pm Changes in Chinese Consumption Pre and Post COVID-19 Dr Denise Conroy, Senior Scientist, Plant & Food Research; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
2:20pm The Pasture-Raised Advantage Dr Andrea Braakhuis, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland
Kaylene Larking, Meat Industry Association
2:40pm Q & A Facilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
2:50pm-3:20pm Afternoon Tea
Session 2: Research and Innovation
3:20pm The HVN Immune Health Platform: Innovating for the Future of the New Zealand Food & Beverage Industry Dr Olivier Gasser, Translational Immunology Group Leader, Malaghan Institute of Medical Research; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
3:40pm Anagenix: Making Science and Innovation Happen Dr Doug Rosendale, Chief Science Officer, Anagenix
4:00pm Digestive Health Priority Research Programme

Professor Richard Gearry, University of Otago

Professor Nicole Roy, University of Otago; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team

4:20pm Q & A Facilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
4:30pm Keynote Speaker David Downs, CEO, New Zealand Story
5:10pm Karakia Kaumātua
Whaea Dolly Paul
5:20pm-6:30pm Foodomics 2022 Networking Function
Day Two – TBD
Time Title Speaker
7:15am Blessing of Kai, Karakia, and
Waiata
Whaea Dolly Paul
7:30am ‘Sprouting Ideas’ – Graduate Student Presentations Hosted by David Downs, CEO New Zealand Story
Judging by Professor Frank Bloomfield, Director, Liggins Institute
8:30am Tea and Coffee
8:45am Opening Remarks Hon. Dr Ayesha Verrall
Associate Minister of Research, Science & Innovation
(provisionally confirmed)
8:55am Keynote Speaker: Growing Next Gen Māori Researchers Naomi Manu
Director, Pūhoro STEM Academy
9:35am Keynote Speaker Ms Lynell Tuffery-Huria, Kāhui Legal
Session 3: Development Grants
10:00am Te Haerenga o MiHI Richard Jones,
Poutama Trust
10:10am Kaitahi’s Level Up – How a Development Grant is Providing an Iwi Business with Support Arohaina Owen, Kaitahi As One
10:20am Atutahi (pre-recorded) Reni Wereta-Gargiulo and Moringa Pirikahu, Kiwi Kai Nelson Ltd
10:30am Ideas to Innovation: Exploring Bio Actives of Damson Plums Shayne and Rachael Walker, Foot Steps Ltd
10:40am Torere Macadamias for New Zealand Vanessa Hayes, Torere Macadamias Ltd
10:50-11:10am Morning Tea and Poster Viewing
Session 4: Novel Foods and Food Ingredients
11:10am Karengo – A High-Value Food with Potential for Commercialisation Dr Tom Wheeler, Cawthron Institute
11:30am Tūhauora
(pre-recorded)
Chloe Van Dyke, Chia Sisters, and Andy Elliot, AuOra
11:50am Pāmu Deer Milk – Pioneering a new industry Hamish Glendinning, Business Lead, Pāmu
12:10pm Q & A Facilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
12:20-1:10pm Blessing of Kai and Lunch
1:10pm Infant Health Priority Research Programme – Kūmara Professor Clare Wall, The University of Auckland; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
1:30pm Planning a Clinical Evaluation of Mussel-fucoidan Combination as a Functional Food Professor Jun Lu, AUT University
1:50pm He Rourou Whai Painga: A High Quality Aotearoa New Zealand Diet for Health and Whānau Wellbeing Professor Jeremy Krebs, University of Otago, and Dr Meika Foster, Director, Edible Research
2:00pm Q & A Facilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
2:10pm Poster Awards TBC
2:20pm Keynote Speaker Shay Wright, Co-Founder, Te Whare Hukahuka & Nuku Ltd
3:15pm Whakarāpopoto me te karakia whakamutunga (Final Announcements and Closing Karakia and Waiata) Kaumātua,
Whaea Dolly Paul