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The 2017 Australian Nut Conference



The Conference Speakers who made their presentation notes available are in PDF format below.



DAY 1: Tuesday 28 March


Bernard Salt, KPMG Demographics

Keynote Address: Connect with the consumer of the future - download PDF here


Grant Birrell, Nut Producers Australia

Pistachio Industry Update - download PDF here


Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos

Head of School of Allied Health, La Trobe University - download PDF here



Professor Katie Allen & Vicki McWilliam, Melbourne Children’s Hospital

Tree nuts: To eat or not to eat? Will early eating of tree nuts prevent tree nut allergy? - download PDF here


Lynne Ziehlke, Australian Macadamia Society

Macadamias: Growing Global Connection through Meaningful Story - download PDF here


Toni Cohen, Peanut Company of Australia

Australian Peanuts - Back on the menu - download PDF here


Paul Schadel, Woolworths

Woolworths Food Company, Customer First Sourcing - download PDF here


Chris Joyce, Nuts for Life

Launch of the General Level Health Claim - download PDF here


Myla Santos & Sarah McKee, Nielsen Retail Services

Going Nuts for Nuts: Driving Consumption among Households - download PDF here


Trevor Ranford, Chestnuts Australia

Chestnuts - the Durable Nut - download PDF here


DAY 2: Wednesday 29 March


Loren Puette, ChinaAg

China in a nutshell: An Analysis of Key Trends Across 5 Commodities - download PDF here


Andrew Wardell, Stahman Farms Enterprises

Pecan Into The Future - download PDF here


Joseph Ebbage, Almond Board of Australia

Something about almonds.... - download PDF here


Pat O’Shannassy, Grain Trade Australia

Case Study: Dispute Resolution and Contract Performance in the Grains industry - download PDF here


Michael Waring, INC

Nut Industry Response to Defaults - download PDF here


Trevor Ranford, Hazelnut Growers of Australia

Cracking the Australian Hazelnut Market - download PDF here


Ashley James, Scalzo Foods

Cashew Industry Update: A Global Context - download PDF here


Dr Sally Smith, Australian Walnut Industry Association

Walnut Industry Update - download PDF here


Dr Denise Hamblin & Fiona McKernan, Colmar Brunton

Marketing Nuts to Millenials - download PDF here


Gurjinder Singh, TOMRA

Sorting Technology of the Future - download PDF here


Brendan Hayes, Coles

Understanding Consumers and Their Changing Needs - download PDF here


Michael Waring, MWT Foods & INC

Global Nut Roundup: Supply & Demand Picture - download PDF here


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