The 2nd ChemLinked Food Regulatory Conference
– Oceania 2019
November 20 | PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended until Oct.1!
The inaugural conference for food exporters, marketers, agencies & regulatory specialists
The growth of the food importing in Asia market is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, and this fast growth presents challenges for manufacturers and brands to remain compliant and still meet consumer demand.

Australia is China’s top import market, and China is the number one largest export market for the Australia. Our event, taking place within months of the GAC release measures to accelerate customs clearance and SAMR launch e-commerce inspection and rectification campaign, will be a unique event for Australian businesses and a real opportunity to deepen our business partnerships with Australia.

The 2nd ChemLinked Food Regulatory Conference – Oceania 2019 (CLFRC 2019) is characterized by insightful commentary and discussion on China and Southeast Asia’s latest regulatory developments in addition to the opportunity to interact with regulatory authorities and network with like-minded professionals.

Experience it for yourself. Join us this November in Sydney for CLFRC 2019.

Date: 20 Nov, 2019
Venue: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia
What To Expect
  • Former CIQ Officer
  • 150+ Attendees
  • 10 Theme Speeches
  • Hot Regulatory & Market Topics
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Free 1-1 Consultation Opportunities
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  • Agenda
  • 08:30 AM
    Registration Open
  • 09:00 AM
    Welcome and Introductions
  • 09:10 AM
    Opening Speech
  • 09:20 AM
    How China Institutional Reforms especially New Customs Supervision Mechanism Influence Overseas Food Companies
  • 09:50 AM
    Making Sense of China’s New CBEC Policies:
    What’s the Impact on Food Import Channels and Market Strategy
  • 10:20 AM
    Networking Break
  • 10:50 AM
    Imported Food Consumption Trends in China & Southeast Asia: Analysis of Growing Categories, Consumer and Consumption Patterns Demands
  • 11:20 AM
    Q&A Session
  • 12:00 NOON
    Buffet Lunch
  • 01:30 PM
    Parallel Sessions
    *China Infant Formula Regulations: Formula Alteration, Progress on the Standard Revision,and Developing Trend
    *Understanding the Standard Revision of Infant Formula Food for Special Medical Purposes
    *China Imported Health Food Regulations: Compliance Requirements and Case Study
    *Regulatory Analysis of Functional Food (Non-health Food) in China
  • 02:40 PM
    China Food Labeling Regulations: General Standards, Advertisement Requirements and Case Study
  • 03:10 PM
    Q&A Session
  • 03:20 PM
    Networking Break
  • 03:35 PM
    Internet Celebrity and Fan Economy: How to use New Marketing Methods to Boost Imported Food Sales in China
  • 04:15 PM
    Afternoon Tea Break
  • 04:35 PM
    Roundtable Discussion:
    How to Increase Market Share of Your Food Products in Asia-Pacific & Chinese Market.
  • 05:15 PM
    Event Ends
  • 05:20 PM
    Drink Reception
  • Carl Gibson
    Chief Executive Officer
    Complementary Medicines Australia
    Carl Gibson’s career spans over 28 years in a wide range of business functions, including regulation, public policy and campaign communications. Carl was part of the senior leadership teams that transformed Allscripts-Misys the USA healthcare software company and UK nuclear generator British Energy. Carl holds a Masters of Science in Corporate Governance and serves on the Advisory Board of the National Institute of Complementary Medicines, the Complaints Resolution Panel and the BCompMed Course Advisory Committee for Endeavour College of Natural Health.
  • Jan Carey
    Chief Executive Officer
    Infant Nutrition Council (INC)
    Jan Carey is the CEO of the Infant Nutrition Council (INC), an organisation that represents the infant formula industry in Australia and New Zealand. She has been INC’s CEO since it was founded in 2009 and was instrumental in its creation and the development of its strategic plan.
    Jan has developed INC into a strategic organisation giving it a regional identity and a focus on the broad sweep of issues and key priorities for the infant formula industry today. She has expanded the footprint and reputation of INC to foster trust and build the credibility of its members in the New Zealand, Australian and export markets.
  • Johnnie Chu
    Chairman of Global Independent QC and Inspection Pty Ltd (Australia)
    Mr. Chu is the Initiator of Global Quality Technology Group (GQTG), CNAS Traceability System, China’s Import and Export Commodities Traceability Operation Procedure, and Global Quality Traceability System. After graduated from Guangdong Institute of Foreign Trade, he worked in CIQ of Guangdong (Formerly CCIB of Guangdong) for 13 years…
  • Mathew McDougall
    Founder & CEO of Reach China Holding Ltd.
    Dr. McDougall has lived and worked in China for 14 years and spent over 10 years working in the US, UK and Australia. Throughout his distinguished career, he has consulted and worked with some of the world’s most prestigious and influential organizations.
    Recognized for his published books, articles and frequent speaking engagements, as well as his prestigious consulting and teaching programs; Dr. McDougall thrives in entrepreneurial environments, where fast-paced change and continually evolving technology is the norm.
  • Shelley McMillan
    Head of Consulting, South APAC at Mintel
    Shelley joined Mintel in 2017. Previously she has worked at Nestle, General Mills and Associated British Foods in marketing, managing brand strategy and new product launches across multiple markets. She is also a qualified Food Technologist. At Mintel, she is responsible for creating local insight reports delving into product category trends and customized consulting projects around client’s strategic innovation objectives. Over her career she has worked across multiple markets including Australia, New Zealand and EMEA.
  • Jo Ruo
    Senior Sales & Marketing Manager at UMS Melbourne
    Jo is passionate about helping Australian businesses to connect with Chinese consumers and she regularly presents masterclasses educating marketers about Social Media Marketing and Digital Marketing in China. Prior to joining UMS in 2018, Jo worked in Australia and China gaining experience across a broad range of sectors including the Education, Agricultural and Beauty industries. Her previous employers include Dairy Australia, Tom Ford and one of China’s most respected education and training organization New Oriental Education and Technology Group INC.
  • Qi-Mei PENG
    Food Regulatory Analyst and Editor
    REACH24H Consulting Group (ChemLinked)
    Anne is a food regulatory analyst working with ChemLinked with expertise in China food regulations, food importation processes and related requirements. Her primary strength is on the regulatory requirements of infant nutritional products, dairy products, health and nutritional foods and food/beverages for special medical purposes in China.
  • Severus Zhang
    Food Regulatory Specialist
    REACH24H Consulting Group (ChemLinked)
    As the manager of Food & FCM Division in REACH24H, Severus holds a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering and Master of Food Engineering. At present, Severus is the main person responsible for infant formula, FSMP and nutritional foods affairs. Severus has a proven track record of understanding client requirements, building highly effective customer relationships and converting complex regulatory issues into meaningful business solutions.
  • Tony Battaglene
    Chief Executive of Australia Grape & Wine
    Tony has had a distinguished career working in the research, policy and agri-political space. He has worked as a scientist and economist before moving into a policy role with the Australian Government. This has led to significant opportunities with trade negotiations and international representative roles in the OECD, FAO, OIV and APEC…
  • Wang-Fang CHEN
    Senior Regulatory Consultant
    REACH24H Consulting Group (ChemLinked)
    Oversea Coordinator of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
    Graduated from Central South University with a bachelor’s degree in Japanese and laws, 8-years’s working experience in the global trading, Import& Export, Domestic circulation, Advertising, Food and Cosmetic regulations. Now is providing various consulting service to the global companies, organizations and Governments.
  • Yi-Ni JIN
    Regulatory Technical Engineer
    REACH24H Consulting Group (ChemLinked)
    Ms Yini Jin graduated in Food and Beverage Technology from the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. She worked at Eurofins Analytik GmbH in Germany for several years and moved her career path in 2018 to China to become a regulatory technical engineer for food and food contact materials.
    As a regulatory technical engineer at REACH24H Consulting Group, Ms Jin is researching Chinese food legislations. She is currently assisting companies on worldwide strategic regulatory compliance in areas of food and food contact materials, helping them export the products to other countries.
  • Yuan-Zhao YU
    Food Regulatory Specialist, REACH24H Consulting Group (ChemLinked)
    Graduated from NCSU with a master's degree in food science and worked in food industry for 8 years. As a food regulatory specialist in REACH24H, my job is dealing with the food related consultations, providing advice and written reports to our customers. This mainly includes compliance analysis for any specific food product intended to export to China, and assistance in preparing complicated registration application documents for those special foods such as infant formula and new food additives.
Who should attend?
You will specially benefit from this conference if your business is aligned with the following:
  • Food Import & Export
  • Food Marketing
  • Food Safety Management & Supervision
  • Food Regulatory Affairs
  • Food Traceability
  • Food Production, Processing & Packaging
  • Organic Farming
  • Natural & Health Foods
  • Dairy Products & Infant Formula
  • Government Food Regulatory & Policy Making
  • Cross-border E-commerce
  • Compliance Management
Some previous attendees
Join us this November in Sydney for CLFRC 2019!
Early bird registration: 27 June 2019 – 1 October 2019
Standard registration: 2 October 2019 – 20 November 2019
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so be sure to register early!
  • Standard/Corporate
    Early Bird (until 10/1)
    USD 250/person
    Standard Registration
    USD 399/person
  • Non-Member
    Early Bird (until 10/1)
    USD 450/person
    Standard Registration
    USD 599/person
  • Group (≥ 3)
    Early Bird (until 10/1)
    USD 350/person
    Standard Registration
    USD 499/person

* If you are a member with our event partners (CMA, Australia Grape & Wine, Infant Nutrition Council), please ask them for a promotional code to enjoy a special discount.
Full registration fees include
  • Food Conference
  • Drinks reception after the event
  • Coffee & Buffet Lunch
  • One-on-One Consultation opportunities (need pre-order)
  • Conference Materials
*If you are paid membership with ChemLinked, please enter the promotional code we sent to you via the email invitation before making payment.
*Please note that full payment is required in advance of the conference. Bookings will only be fully confirmed on receipt of full payment.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellation must be received no later than 30 days prior to the day of the event.
  • Cancellation received after the deadline will not be refunded.
With unparalleled elegance and world-class service, Melbourne Marriott Hotel is redefining travel in Australia. Located in Melbourne Central Business District, Melbourne Marriott Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sites such as Melbourne Central and RMIT University. A range of luxury venues in the heart of the business district, as well as comprehensive planning and catering services.
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
Address: 150 Day Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9261 1188
Hotel Discount
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney offers a discounted rate of 10% OFF exclusively for the 2nd ChemLinked Food Regulatory Conference attendees. Simply follow the instruction below to get your hotel deal:
Book by sending email to or calling the hotel’s reservations team at +612 9260 3084 (Please note that you need to mention the name of the conference).
How to Get There
  • By Airport Shuttles:
    Airport shuttles to PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney are available through external operators from both Domestic and International terminals at Sydney Airport, with prices starting from AUD20 per person. On arrival, please see the Sydney Airport Travel Concierge for more information regarding shuttle transfers.
  • By Taxi
    Taxis from the Sydney airport to the conference venue cost approximately AUD50 and take between 20–30 minutes
  • By Trains:
    Trains depart every 15 minutes from both the Domestic and International terminals at Sydney Airport, with a cost of approximately AUD15. The conference venue is just a five-minute walk from the Town Hall Station.
Complementary Medicines Australia
Complementary Medicines Australia is the peak body representing the complementary medicines industry, with members drawn from across the sector, including manufacturers, importers, exporters, raw material suppliers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers. CMA represents the industry in supporting appropriate regulation, promoting the benefits of complementary medicines as an important health care option, and championing international trade for Australian products.
CMA is the principal reference point for members, the government, the media and consumers to communicate about issues relating to the complementary medicines industry. CMA is proud to work closely with the TGA and other Australian government agencies, such as Austrade and DFAT, to ensure a strong and sustainable industry. It is CMA’s aim to improve public health and wellbeing through education and information, and to support the responsible promotion of complementary medicines.
Australia grape & wine
Australian Grape and Wine was incorporated on 1 February 2019, from the amalgamation of Winemakers Federation of Australia and Australian Vignerons.
Australian Grape and Wine is the national association of Australia’s winegrape and wine producers, achieving policy, trade & business outcomes that drive our industry forward.
We are recognised as the national peak body for the sector and the first point of contact for the Australian Government and other national and international decision makers.
Government policy and legislation on health & consumer safety, tax, biosecurity, the environment, trade, labelling and competition, all have a direct impact on wine industry businesses in regional Australia.
Australian Grape & Wine has the capacity to proactively engage with decision makers to protect our member’s interests in all these areas.
On behalf of the Australian wine sector, Australian Grape & Wine is working to deliver a more diverse and equal wine community that allows all participants to fulfil their potential, delivering benefits to individuals, companies and broader society. This will present the wine sector as a leader in the area of meeting consumer expectations in terms of product, services and behaviour.
Infant nutrition council
The Infant Nutrition Council represents the interests of the infant formula industry in Australia and New Zealand which advocates optimal nutrition for all infants. Its membership is made up of traditional multinational companies; well established local companies; formula manufacturers; and ingredient manufacturers and suppliers;
The Infant Nutrition Council’s objective is to improve infant nutrition by supporting the public health goals for the protection and promotion of breastfeeding and, when needed, infant formula as the only suitable alternative.
INC also works with local and international regulators to advance infant nutrition. INC advocates to ensure that the regulatory environment includes the benefits provided by global research and the consideration of global trade and harmonisation with international food standards.
Conference Sponsor
Eurofins is the world leading food and feed testing laboratory group, deploying a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art analytical techniques in order to support its clients' increasingly stringent quality and safety standards. The Group has built up a global network of food testing laboratories and Competence Centres that perform more than 100 million assays per year to establish the safety, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of food. Eurofins thus offers the broadest portfolio of any food testing lab and makes this unique offer available globally from any of our laboratories using optimised processes, logistics and IT.
To learn more about how to become a sponsor of CLFRC 2019, please contact Ms. Dawa Liu at 0086-571-8710-3817 or
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Food & Drink Business is Australia's leading food and beverage production, manufacturing and supply chain media platform, providing engaging, relevant and newsworthy content to industry decision-makers.
Interested in becoming a media partner of CLFRC 2019?
Presentation materials will be published here after the conference.
About ChemLinked
ChemLinked is a trusted source of information on food, chemical, cosmetics and agrochemical regulatory regimes on Asia Pacific, providing market access especially regulatory information to global regulatory professionals across the globe. We focus on the in-depth analysis of regulatory/legislative changes, developing innovative IT tools, compiling need-to-know substance/ingredient inventories, interpreting regulatory trends, reporting on regulatory, industry and market news, and offering expert reports as well as a comprehensive database of Chinese and AP region legislation/regulations.

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