With New Zealand entering the “red traffic light” setting as of 24 January 2022, Foodomics has been postponed to later in 2022.

The HVN team is working to coordinate logistics with the venue, speakers, and registrants.

Additional updates will be sent out and posted online as they become available.

Thank you for your patience.

Programme details for the two days are below. Register for Foodomics 2022 here.

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 on Monday 28 February 2022.

Standard Day Registration (Option of Monday or Tuesday) | Fee NZ$250 (including GST) | Inclusions – Coffee/tea on arrival, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and networking function on Monday 28 February 2022.

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

Breakfast Forum | Tuesday 1 March 2022 | NZ$25 – Continental Breakfast

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

Day One - Monday 28 February 2022 
TimeTitleSpeaker(s)
8:30amBlessing of Kai
Tea and Coffee
9:00amMihi whakatau / Karakia TīmatangaKaumātua,
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
9:30amHigh-Value Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga – The Story So Far Joanne Todd
Director, High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
9:45amThe 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-11:00amMorning Tea and Poster Viewing
Session 1: Translating Research to Market
11:00amHVN Research in the Global Context (pre-recorded)Professor Richard Mithen
Chief Scientist, 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 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 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; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
2:00pmChanges in Chinese Consumption Pre and Post COVID-19Dr Denise Conroy, Senior Scientist, Plant & Food Research; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
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
2:50pm-3:20pmAfternoon Tea
Session 2: Research and Innovation
3:20pmThe 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; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
3:40pmAnagenix: Making Science and Innovation HappenDr Doug Rosendale, Chief Science Officer, Anagenix
4:00pmDigestive Health Priority Research ProgrammeProfessor Richard Gearry, University of Otago

Professor Nicole Roy, University of Otago; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
4:20pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
4:30pmKeynote SpeakerDavid Downs, CEO, New Zealand Story
5:10pmKarakiaKaumātua
Whaea Dolly Paul
5:20pm-6:30pmFoodomics 2022 Networking Function
Day Two - Tuesday 01 March 2022 
TimeTitleSpeaker
7:15amBlessing of Kai, Karakia, and
Waiata
Whaea Dolly Paul
7:30am'Sprouting Ideas' – Graduate Student PresentationsHosted by David Downs, CEO New Zealand Story
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 Speaker: Growing Next Gen Māori ResearchersNaomi Manu
Director, Pūhoro STEM Academy
9:35amKeynote SpeakerMs Lynell Tuffery-Huria, Kāhui Legal
Session 3: Development Grants
10:00amTe Haerenga o MiHIRichard Jones,
Poutama Trust
10:10amKaitahi's Level Up – How a Development Grant is Providing an Iwi Business with SupportArohaina Owen, Kaitahi As One
10:20amAtutahi (pre-recorded)Reni Wereta-Gargiulo and Moringa Pirikahu, Kiwi Kai Nelson Ltd
10:30amIdeas to Innovation: Exploring Bio Actives of Damson PlumsShayne and Rachael Walker, Foot Steps Ltd
10:40amTorere Macadamias for New ZealandVanessa Hayes, Torere Macadamias Ltd
10:50-11:10amMorning Tea and Poster Viewing
Session 4: Novel Foods and Food Ingredients
11:10amKarengo – A High-Value Food with Potential for CommercialisationDr Tom Wheeler, Cawthron Institute
11:30amTūhauora
(pre-recorded)
Chloe Van Dyke, Chia Sisters, and Andy Elliot, AuOra
11:50amPāmu Deer Milk - Pioneering a new industryHamish Glendinning, Business Lead, Pāmu
12:10pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
12:20-1:10pmBlessing of Kai and Lunch
1:10pmInfant Health Priority Research Programme – KūmaraProfessor Clare Wall, The University of Auckland; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
1:30pmPlanning a Clinical Evaluation of Mussel-fucoidan Combination as a Functional FoodProfessor Jun Lu, AUT University
1:50pmHe 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
2:00pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen, Founder, The Distillery
2:10pmPoster AwardsTBC
2:20pmKeynote SpeakerShay Wright, Co-Founder, Te Whare Hukahuka & Nuku Ltd
3:15pmWhakarāpopoto me te karakia whakamutunga (Final Announcements and Closing Karakia and Waiata)Kaumātua,
Whaea Dolly Paul