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Fit for purpose—food regulation now and in the future

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Waterview in Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Drive

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127

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We are hosting our first Biennial Stakeholder Forum on 5 March 2019.

Experts representing our key stakeholders will explore topics relating to our food regulation system and will take a look into the future of food regulation, food safety and food science.

The one day event will be followed by a cocktail reception.

Not to missed by anyone with an interest in our food regulation system, places are limited.

Speakers include:

Mr Alan Kirkland

Alan Kirkland is CEO of Choice. Before joining CHOICE in 2012 Alan was involved in campaigning on issues as diverse as education funding, homelessness and public transport. He has also worked on the other side of the fence, in government. As CEO of Legal Aid NSW during the global financial crisis, Alan saw the human impact of poor lending practices, which sparked his passion for consumer rights.

These days, Alan sees his job as making sure that CHOICE stays relevant to the needs of Australia's consumers, all while having a little fun along the way.

Dr Peter Abelson

Peter Abelson is a managing director at Applied Economics.

Peter has over 40 years of consulting experience in Australia and overseas, specializing in public economics and cost-benefit analysis. He also runs regular executive training courses for public servants. His recent work in Australia includes government pricing policy, major transport projects, evaluation of public health programs and hospitals, planning for infrastructure, and analyses of housing prices.

He has worked for international agencies in many countries including China, India, Thailand, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Zambia, Bolivia and Papua New Guinea.

From 2001 to 2005, Peter held a Personal Chair at Macquarie University. From 2006 to 2012, Peter was a Visiting Scholar and taught public finance at the University of Sydney.

Peter is the author of Public Economics 3E (2012, published by McGraw-Hill), the leading Australian text in public finance and the role of government in the economy. .

From 2006, he has been a part-time economic advisor to the NSW Treasury. From 2012 to 2017, he was the first popularly elected Mayor of Mosman Council (Sydney).

Peter has a B.A. from Oxford University, M.Sc. (Economics) from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D from London University.

Tanya Barden

Tanya Barden is the Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Food and Grocery Council, which is Australia’s peak industry body representing food, beverage and grocery manufacturers. Tanya brings tremendous experience and proven success at senior executive levels in both the public and private sectors, with a career spanning the public service and business. Previously the AFGC Director of Economics, Trade and Sustainability, Tanya has strong experience with the $126 billion food and grocery sector, led the secretariat’s work on international market access and non-tariff barriers to international trade, as well as a range of issues relating to the competitiveness and environmental sustainability of the industry.

Tanya comes to the position with a strong background in competition, energy and economics policy and regulation having worked in various roles at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Subsequent to this she worked for energy retailer ActewAGL and ran her own on-line food retail business.

Tanya holds Bachelor of Economics/ Bachelor of Arts degrees and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Bicentennial Drive

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127

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