High-Value Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga is pleased to announce details of our 2021 Foodomics Conference, which is being held on 28-29 September 2021 at the Cordis, Auckland.

Programme details for the two days are below. Register for Foodomics 2021 here.

The Foodomics 2019 conference was extremely popular and we have integrated feedback from that successful event into our planning for this year’s Foodomics Conference.

Foodomics 2021 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 2021 Poster Competition page for more details.

Registration Options:

Hurry! Register on, or before, Thursday 1 July, 2021 to take advantage of early-bird registration rates!

Early Bird Registration – 2 days | Fee NZ$400 (inc GST) | Inclusions – Coffee/tea on arrival, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and networking function on Tuesday 28 September 2021.

Standard Registration – 2 days | Fee NZ$440 (inc GST) | Coffee/tea on arrival, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and networking function on Tuesday 28 September 2021.

Early Bird Day Registration (Option of Tuesday or Wednesday) | Fee NZ$220 (inc GST) | Inclusions – Coffee/tea on arrival, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and networking function on Tuesday 28 September 2021.

Standard Day Registration (Option of Tuesday or Wednesday) | Fee NZ$250 (inc GST) | Inclusions – Coffee/tea on arrival, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and networking function on Tuesday 28 September 2021.

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

Breakfast Forum | Wednesday 29 September | NZ$25 – Continental Breakfast

FOODOMICS 2021 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Day One - Tuesday 28 September 2021 
TimeTitleSpeaker
8:30amBlessing of Kai
Tea and Coffee
9:00amMihi whakatau / Karakia TīmatangaKaumātua Matua Rawiri Wharemate
Whaea Dolly Paul
9:10amOpening RemarksProfessor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor, University of Auckland
9:20amTaking High-Value Foods to the WorldBob Major, Board Chair, High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
9:30amTBCProfessor Richard Mithen, Chief Scientist, High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
9:45amKeynote SpeakerProfessor Lisa Wood, Head of School of Biomedical Science and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle, Australia
10:30am-11:00amMorning Tea and Poster Viewing
Session 1: Translating Research to Market
11:00amHigh-Value Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga – The Story So FarJoanne Todd, Director, High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
11:20amLost in Translation: Challenges in Commercialisation of Basic Food Science Research and KnowledgeDistinguished Professor Harjinder Singh, Director, Riddet Institute and Member of High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge Science Leadership Team
11:40amAchieving a Return on Science Investment in the Digital Age - The Story of ĀrepaAngus Brown, Co-Founder and CEO of Ārepa
12:00pmCommercialisation of IDP® Bioactive Milk Proteins - A Continual JourneyRod Claycomb, Founder and Director of Quantec Ltd
12:20pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
12:30pm-1:15pmBlessing of Kai and Lunch
1:20pmSanford’s JourneyDr Sabrina Tian, Innovation Science Manager, Sanford Limited
Dr Matt Miller, Research Scientist, Cawthron Institute
1:40pmMetabolic Health Priority Research Programme - SYNERGY: NZ Diet for Diabetes PreventionDr Jennifer Miles-Chan, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland
2:00pmChanges in Chinese Consumption Pre and Post COVID-19Dr Denise Conroy, Senior Scientist, Plant & Food Research
2:20pmThe Pasture-Raised AdvantageDr Andrea Braakhuis, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland
Kaylene Larking, Meat Industry Association
2:40pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
3:00pm-3:30pmAfternoon Tea Break
Session 2: Research and Innovation
3:30pmThe HVN Immune Health Platform: Innovating for the Future of the New Zealand Food & Beverage IndustryDr Olivier Gasser, Translational Immunology Group Leader, Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
3:50pmAnagenix: Making Science and Innovation happenDr Doug Rosendale, Chief Science Officer, Anagenix
4:10pmDigestive Health Priority Research ProgrammeProfessor Richard Gearry, University of Otago

Professor Nicole Roy, University of Otago
4:30pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
4:40pmKeynote Speaker: Growing Next Gen Māori ResearchersNaomi Manu, Director, Pūhoro STEM Academy
5:10pmKarakiaKaumātua Matua Rawiri Wharemate
Whaea Dolly Paul
5:20pm-6:30pmFoodomics 2021 Networking Function
Day Two - Wednesday 29 September 2021 
TimeTitleSpeaker
7:15amBlessing of Kai, Karakia, and
Waiata
Whaea Dolly Paul
7:30am'Sprouting Ideas' – Graduate Student PresentationsHosted by David Downs
Judging by Professor Frank Bloomfield
Director, Liggins Institute
8:30amTea and Coffee
8:45amOpening RemarksHon. Dr Ayesha Verrall
Associate Minister of Research, Science & Innovation
(provisionally confirmed)
8:55amKeynote SpeakerAroha Te Pareake Mead,
Chair Emeritus, IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy
Session 3: Development Grants (to focus on business story)
9:40amTe Haerenga o MiHIRichard Jones,
Poutama Trust
9:50amKaitahi's Level Up – How a Development Grant is Providing an Iwi Business with SupportArohaina Owen, Kaitahi As One
10:00amAtutahiReni Gargiulo, Kiwi Kai Nelson Ltd
10:10amIdeas to Innovation: Exploring Bio Actives of Damson PlumsShayne Walker, Foot Steps Ltd
10:20amTorere Macadamias for New ZealandVanessa Hayes, Torere Macadamias Ltd
10:30-11:00amMorning Tea and Poster Viewing
Session 4: Novel Foods and Food Ingredients
11:00amKarengo – A High-Value Food with Potential for CommercialisationDr Tom Wheeler, Cawthron Institute
11:20amMamaku whakaoraoraDr John Monro, Principal Scientist, Plant & Food Research

Garry Watson, Chairman, Nga Uri o te Ngahere Trust
11:40amTūhauoraChloe Van Dyke, Chia Sisters
12:00pmPāmu Deer MilkHamish Glendinning, Business Lead, Pāmu
12:20pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
12.30-1:30pmBlessing of Kai and Lunch
1:30pmInfant Health Priority Research Programme – KūmaraProfessor Clare Wall, The University of Auckland
1:50pmPlanning a Clinical Evaluation of Mussel-fucoidan Combination as a Functional FoodProfessor Jun Lu, AUT University
2:10pmHe Rourou Whai Painga: A High Quality Aotearoa New Zealand Diet for Health and Whānau Wellbeing Professor Jeremy Krebs, University of Otago
Dr Meika Foster, Director, Edible Research
2:30pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
2:40-3:00pmAfternoon Tea
3:00pmPoster AwardsTBC
3:10pmKeynote SpeakerShay Wright, Co-Founder, Te Whare Hukahuka & Nuku Ltd
4:00pmWhakarāpopoto me te karakia whakamutunga (Final Announcements and Closing Karakia and Waiata)Kaumātua Matua Rawiri Wharemate, Whaea Dolly Paul