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Annual Conference


We invite submission of abstracts for POSTER and the new "3-minute pitch" presentations.

To signal your interest, please send your EXPRESSION of INTEREST NOW to
Abstract acceptance closes: 15 April
[Oral abstract submissions are now closed]

Students - if you are a member of NZIFST you can enter the student POSTER competition - up to $1,000 in prize money!

3-minute pitch - for the first time we are offering this new competition which is OPEN to ANYONE.
3 minutes to present using only 1 PowerPoint slide, plus 2 minutes questions.
Limited to 15 presentations which will be selected from abstracts.
Judges will select the top presentations. 
Depending on demand and interest there may be separate categories for student (Masters, PhD, Post-Doc), early career technologists and general industry/commercial.
SPONSORED BY: Riddet Institute

Conference sessions include but are not limited to:

Food Safety   Food Waste  Exporting  Value Creation  Corporate responsibility   Regulatory   Maori Business   Sports performance    Proteins    Dairy   Meat   Seafood   Water  Packaging   New Technologies   Digital Technologies   Volunteer / Trade Aid   Young Scientists

    1. The presenting author must be identified, and if the abstract is accepted they must register for
         the conference.
    2. The committee reserves the right to accept an abstract for presentation as an ORAL paper; offer
         it for presentation as a POSTER; or to decline it.
    3. Abstracts will NOT be peer reviewed

Click here for the templates ORAL abstract template Click to Download ReaderPOSTER abstract template Click to Download Reader

    Maximum 250 words in the text of your abstract
    Bold the presenting author’s name
    State briefly, what was done, how it was done, major results, and conclusions
    Define all acronyms and abbreviations. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be
    Do not cite references
    Keywords are required; Maximum 5 keywords; Avoid general and plural terms and multiple
    concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'); be sparing with abbreviations.
    Highlights are recommended, consisting of 3 bullet points (2 x core findings and 1 x indicating
    industry relevance).

All abstracts should be sent as:
    MS Word; Times New Roman; Font size 11; 1.5 line spacing to type; Maximum 250 words.

    Maximum allowable size of poster: 1000mm wide x 1200mm long (i.e. portrait format)
    Mounting on the poster board is via Velcro – you must supply the “HOOK” portion on the back of
    your poster, the poster board’s material is the “LOOP”. Fabric posters however may need to use
    push pins instead.
    If you wish to supply printed copies of your poster please attach these to the board in a plastic
    pocket below the poster.

    This competition is restricted to Student Members of NZIFST
    The presenting author (a Student Member of NZIFST) must be registered and be present with the
    poster during the programmed poster sessions.  
    Competition winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner.
    Monetary prizes and cerificates will be presented to the top three posters.


Conference Chair:
Paulette Elliott

Trade & Sponsorship:
Rosemary Hancock 
Phone: 06 356 1686
Fax: 06 356 1687


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Palmerston North 4441,

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