Alasdair did his PhD in food science in the UK and worked in food product development before moving to NZ in the 90’s. He moved from R&D into Sales Management, eventually became Business Development Director for Kerry Ingredients NZ (who are the largest Food Ingredients company in the World).
He currently helps NZ Food Companies innovate and commercialise as Business Development Manager of The FoodBowl.
The FoodBowl is a Government facility that big and small food companies use to scale up and commercialise their food products.
New technologies are increasing the pace of change in all sectors and food is no exception. Dr. Al Baxter from The FoodBowl will discuss trends that could have a significant effect on the New Zealand Food Industry and what is important for NZ going forward given that more than half of this country’s exports are Food and Beverage. Al will also talk about how the FoodBowl has been helping companies innovate and commercialise these innovations