Events 2019 MINTRAC Meat Inspection & Quality Assurance Conference

23-24 October 2019
Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise QLD 

Delegates information pack and printable registration  form can be found here

Sponsor packages and form can be found here

Gain industry insights from more than fifteen (15) experts from Australia and internationally to benchmark and improve your quality assurance and meat safety strategies and practices



MINTRAC Meat Industry and Quality Assurance Conference

 23 - 24 October 2019

MANTRA Legends Hotel, 25 Laycock St, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Thanks to your continued support, the Australian meat industry's Meat Inspection and Quality Assurance (MI&QA) conference is now in its twentieth year.

The conference is an event built around the interests of Plant Managers, Quality Assurance and Meat Inspection personnel as well as regulators in the meat processing industry.

The conference targets meat industry personnel who need to understand the quality and food safety environment in which the Australian meat processors operate. The conference aims to highlight existing and over the horizon issues that the industry needs to address.

This year's conference will put a spotlight on some of the key themes and issues facing the industry now and into the future,  including:

  •         Blockchain and similar technologies
  •          Improving shelf life of meat products
  •          Biosecurity
  •          Animal health and welfare

MINTRAC is delighted to welcome representatives of OSPRI from New Zealand to present on their Tuberculosis (TB) eradication program. OSPRI is a partnership between primary industries and the government, and manages two national programs - NAIT and TBfree. NAIT provides the national animal identification and traceability system and TBfree aims to eradicate bovine TB from New Zealand.

As well as presentations from:

  •       Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC)
  •       Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  •       University researchers
  •       South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
  •           epartment of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR)
  •           Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
  •       Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC)

The MI&QA Conference provides an important forum to exchange views, keep updated on domestic and international developments and gain greater awareness of the current issues affecting the meat industry. The conference offers delegates a chance to network with other industry associates within and outside the sector.

Industry support for the conference in recent years has been overwhelming, with up to eighty percent of the industry being represented at the conference and support from Sponsors and Trade Exhibitors increasing each year. For many Managers working within this field the MI&QA Conference is viewed as a 'must- attend ' event for the calendar year. 

2019 MINTRAC Meat Inspection & Quality Assurance Conference

Date(s) 23-24 October 2019
Location Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise QLD
AMPC and General delegates (does NOT include conference dinner) $600
MINTRAC Associate (does NOT include conference dinner) $480
Wednesday 1 day registration ONLY $300
Thursday 1 day registration ONLY $300
Conference Dinner at Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers paradise $110