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10th Annual Australia & New Zealand Sensory & Consumer Science Symposium

This symposium is designed to appeal to sensory and consumer professionals who are looking for new ideas and knowledge to use in their research or work environment and would like opportunities to discuss current sensory issues with others working in the field.


International Guest Speaker - Prof Hans van Trijp
"Marketing as guidance for product development"

Sensory Research and Industry Presentations
The symposium will feature short talks from Australian and New Zealand sensory professionals on a wide variety of topics.


If you are interested in doing a 20 minute talk on some of your own sensory and consumer research please advise us. We will do our best to accommodate anyone who wishes to speak; however, we only have limited slots for speakers to ensure enough discussion and question time.

Please email an abstract of your talk to Gie Liem (


NZIFST/AIFST Members - pay only $NZ 645 (no GST)

Student Fee - $NZ 450 (no GST)

Non-Member - $NZ 725 (no GST)

The registration fee includes:
 - attendance to both days of the symposium
 - 2 nights accommodation and all meals (2 breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas, 1 lunch, 2 dinners)

Intended audience…

The workshop targets sensory and consumer research professionals and those who work in the area of product innovation and marketing. This will be a true workshop with practical activities and cases that will enrich your thinking and skills when it comes to multi-sensory product experience and design.