ChemLinked Food Regulatory Conference
Oceania 2019
November 20 Sydney, Australia
ChemLinked Food Regulatory Conference – Oceania 2019 (CLFRC 2019) is where you’ll find the most useful information about China food regulations, along with effective ways to jump start your marketing solutions. It will bring together about 150 regulatory specialists, industry stakeholders and association leaders from the food sector to collectively address mutual challenges and discuss hot & emerging topics.

The conference will have you walking away with the answers and solutions you need.

Date: 20 Nov, 2019
Location: Sydney, Australia (Venue TBD)
What To Expect
  • Former CIQ Officer
  • Experienced Industry Experts
  • Ten Powerful Theme Speeches
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Interactive Q&A Sessions
  • Networking Opportunities
Don't miss out - Register now for CLFRC 2019!
  • Agenda
  • 08:30 AM
    Registration Open
  • 09:00 AM
    Welcome and Introductions
  • 09:10 AM
    Opening Speech:
    Market Insight and Future Trend of Australia’s Food Exported into Asian-Pacific Areas
  • 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
  • 11:30 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
  • 03:00 PM
    Q&A Session
  • 03:15 PM
    Networking Break
  • 03:35 PM
    Internet Celebrity and Fan Economy: How to use New Marketing Methods to Boost Imported Food Sales in China
  • 04:05 PM
    Get to Know About E-commerce Platforms in China
  • 04:35 PM
    Q&A Session
  • 5:05 PM
    Roundtable Discussion:
    How to Expand the Market Share of Australian Food Products in Asia-Pacific & Chinese Market
  • 05:30 PM
    Drink Reception
  • 06:30 PM
    Event End
  • 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.
  • Hugh Yang
    Food & Cosmetics Regulatory Consultant
    REACH24H Consulting Group (Chemlinked)
    Graduated from HongKong Baptist University with a master’s degree in environment and public health management, and a bachelor’s in food safety and quality. Rich experience in label design, lab test, food and cosmetics regulations. Have serviced global food and cosmetics in ingredients review, label review and cosmetics registration. And also collaborating with global governments and companies.
  • 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 - Guangdong Customs (Formerly Guangdong CIQ). After graduated from Guangdong Institute of Foreign Trade, he worked in CIQ of Guangdong (Formerly CCIB of Guangdong) for 13 years…
  • 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
Early Bird registration is open!
Early bird registration: 27 June 2019 – 31 August 2019
Standard registration: 1 September 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 8/31)
    USD 250/person
    Standard Registration
    USD 399/person
  • Non-Member
    Early Bird (until 8/31)
    USD 450/person
    Standard Registration
    USD 599/person
  • Group (≥ 3)
    Early Bird (until 8/31)
    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)
  • Online access to session handouts
  • 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.
Melbourne Marriott Hotel
Address: Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne 3000 Australia
Tel: +61 3 9662 3900
How to Get There
  • Nearby airport:Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) – 13.6 miles.
    Easily accessible using Melbourne Skybus shuttles to either Melbourne CBD Southern Cross Station (a 10-minute drive to the venue) or to Skybus Coach Terminal (and continue journey on Tram routes 30/35/86/96). Tickets are available to purchase online, or via the ticketing booths at either the airport or Southern Cross Station.
    Transportation services from the airport also include trains, taxis and private cars.
  • By Tram
    Melbourne Central Station (0.5 miles to the venue) – Tram routes 19, 57, 59
    Parliament Station (0.3 miles to the venue) – Tram routes 35, 86, 96
  • By Bus
    Melbourne Central Station (0.5 miles to the venue) – Tram routes 19, 57, 59
    Parliament Station (0.3 miles to the venue) – Tram routes 35, 86, 96
  • By Taxi or Uber
    Taxi drop off and pick up point is at Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets. You can obtain taxis by taxi phone – 13 22 27 or 131 008.
    Uber also works properly in Melbourne, you can use your account to transfer to the conference venue.
  • Traveling by Car
    Participants arriving by car are advised to use the hotel’s parking space available. There are 1 complimentary electric car charging station. Valet parking fee is AUD 50 daily (parking fees are not included in the registration fee).
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.
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