2019 Women in Packaging Breakfast Forum

Date: April 30, 2019

Start Time: 7:00 am
End Time: 8:45 am



PKN Packaging News and Food & Drink Business will be hosting the Women in Packaging Breakfast Forum during the Australian Institute of Packaging’s National Technical Forum at Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney.


DATE & TIME: Tuesday 30 April 2019, 7.00am for a 7.30 start, until 8.45am


VENUE: Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney


THEME: Disruptive education flexible learning for the future workplace


FORMAT: Keynote speaker followed by a panel discussion, featuring influential and inspiring women working in the food, beverage manufacturing and packaging industry


The event will not only be an ideal networking opportunity, it will also be an insightful forum demonstrating how women in our industry navigate their roles and responsibilities and make a positive contribution to the workplace. The keynote speaker and panellists will explore the new wave of learning opportunities that address the skills gap in line with rapidly advancing technology.




2019_women_in_packaging_Forum_keynote_284pxKeynote speaker: Nikki Moeschinger, Managing Director, BrandOpus


Topic: Creativity, Spirituality and Human Purpose at the Dawn of AI 

This presentation will examine the importance of creativity on the future of humanity.

  • We will look backwards and forwards simultaneously to understand our place in a world on the cusp of momentous change, change more profound than the industrial revolution or the birth of the world wide web.  We will examine the importance of fostering creativity in the workplace and how crucial it will be for today’s leaders to undo some of the psychological damage done by social media with regards to risk taking.
  • We will see how the education system has it so terribly wrong.
  • We will talk about the overwhelming effects of technology in our everyday lives and the need to redefine human purpose once many of our roles become automated..

Panel Topic: How do we attract talent to our industry and address the skills needs of the future?

Panellists:  Liza Vernalls, Packaging Director, Campbell Arnott's; Nerida Kelton, Executive Director, Australian Institute of Packaging; Dr Rym Kachouri, Product Manager Packaging Technologies, Foodmach, APPMA Board Director


Panel Moderator: Lindy Hughson, Publisher, PKN Packaging News | Food & Drink Business




 You don’t have to be a woman to attend; everyone is welcome.


* The Women in Packaging Forum Breakfast is included in the 2019 AIP Packaging Technical Forum Delegate Package. If you would like to come along to a full "Packaging Day" including the 2019 AIP Packaging Technical Forum and 2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday the 30th of April - please register here...


$50.00 + GST


Please register on-line below.

A Tax Invoice will be emailed upon receipt and confirmation of your booking. Payment details will be listed on your invoice (Cheque, EFT and credit cards payments are accepted).


Sofitel Wentworth

61-101 Phillip St
Map and Directions

Phone: 02 9228 9188

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.