Australian Renderers Association 14th International Symposium

25 July - 28 July Royal Pines Resort

Program

  • 25 July
  • 26 July
  • 27 July
  • 28 July

Complimentary Workshop Registration

08:00 AM 08:40 AM

Complimentary Workshop

08:50 AM 02:00 PM

Workshop Opening - Issues ahead for renderers

08:50 AM 09:00 AM

TJ Tim Juzefowicz

Smart Rendering – designed to support business process management (BPM) (Keynote Address)

09:00 AM 09:30 AM

Peter Milewski

Latest innovation in steam optimisation

09:30 AM 09:50 AM

Craig McKnight

Using a tricanter to process DAF sludge

09:50 AM 10:10 AM

Eduardo Rivera

Break and Inspection of trade exhibits

10:10 AM 10:40 AM

Air classification of meals

10:40 AM 11:00 AM

Joe Muscolino

Advanced Process Control

11:00 AM 11:20 PM

Henning Haugaard

A unique feather plant

11:20 AM 11:40 PM

Derek Henderson

AlfaVap - Waste Heat Evaporators in a new Dimension

11:40 AM 12:00 PM

Isaias Vinaroz

Lunch and inspection of trade exhibits

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Workshop Afternoon Session

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

Peter Milzewski

tba

01:00 PM 01:20 PM

Dirk Sindermann

OHS and Rendering Plant Safety. How culture affects your bottom line.

01:20 PM 01:40 PM

Bill Linden

Innovations in pressing

01:40 PM 02:00 PM

Christian Hirscher

Symposium Registration and Inspection of trade exhibits

02:00 PM 06:00 PM

World Renderers Organisation General Meeting

02:30 PM 03:45 PM

ARA Annual General Meeting

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Welcome Reception - Canapes and drinks

06:30 PM 08:30 PM

14th International Symposium- Day 1

08:00 AM 04:30 PM

Registration (Tea and coffee available). Inspection of trade exhibition

08:00 AM 09:15 AM

Introductory Session

09:15 AM 12:10 PM

Andy Bennett

Opening Address and Welcome

09:15 AM 09:30 AM

Andy Bennett

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Sustainable Feeds

09:30 AM 10:10 AM

David Bray

Break and Inspection of trade exhibits

10:10 AM 10:40 AM

Tallow and oils outlook

10:40 AM 11:30 AM

Thomas Meilke

Biofuels - What tomorrow holds

11:30 AM 12:10 PM

Dave Elsenbast

Lunch and inspection of trade exhibits

12:10 PM 01:30 PM

Wednesday Afternoon Session

01:30 PM 04:30 PM

Warren McLean

Membrane Distillation: a new system for low energy stick water recovery

01:30 PM 02:00 PM

Dr Mikel Duke

DNA testing - Identifying foreign species in rendered meals

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

Dr Kate Griffiths

Break and Inspection of trade exhibits

02:30 PM 03:00 PM

Handling International Bureaucracy

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

Dr Graham Clarke

Sustainability in the pet food industry

03:30 PM 04:00 PM

Dr Roger Bektash

Sponsor presentation - Auspac Ingredients

04:00 PM 04:10 PM

Sponsor presentation - Unity Scientific

04:10 PM 04:20 PM

Sponsor presentation

04:20 PM 04:30 PM

Happy Hour

05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Meat Industry Outlook

08:30 AM 09:45 AM

Peter Milzewski

Current and Emerging Trends in Meat Production - Moderator Michael Betar

08:30 AM 09:45 AM

MB Michael Betar

Graham Dillon

Roger Fletcher

Linchon Hawkes

Alan McCallum

Michael Nolan

Break and Inspection of trade exhibits

09:45 AM 10:15 AM

Facing the Issues

10:15 AM 11:45 AM

Andy Bennett

If all we do is clean-up, that's all we will ever do

10:15 AM 10:45 AM

Heidi Taylor

Technical advances in foreign matter removal

10:45 AM 11:15 AM

Jeff Goodwin

Sponsor presentation - Kemin

11:15 AM 11:25 AM

Sponsor presentation - Rendertech Ltd

11:25 AM 11:35 AM

Sponsor presentation

11:35 AM 11:45 AM

BBQ Lunch

12:00 PM 01:30 PM

Golf / Segway Tour / Laser Clay Shoot

12:30 PM 05:30 PM

Pre-Dinner Drinks and find you seat

06:30 PM 07:00 PM

Symposium Gala Dinner

07:00 PM 11:00 PM

Steven  Bradbury

International Forum

09:00 AM 12:00 PM

HL Harry Lee

Chinese market access

09:00 AM 09:30 AM

The mexican rendering revolution

09:30 AM 10:00 AM

Break and Inspection of trade exhibits

10:00 AM 10:30 AM

International outlook - Moderator Tim Juzefowicz

10:30 AM 11:45 AM

Martin Alm

Lucas Cypriano

Tim Guzek

TJ Tim Juzefowicz

Bruce Rountree

George Schinard

Summation

11:45 AM 11:55 AM

Symposium Close

11:55 AM 12:00 PM

Box Lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Partners Program

  • 25 April
  • 26 April
  • 27 April

Welcome drinks and canapés

06:30 PM 08:30 PM

Lone Pine Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Tour

09:00 AM 05:00 PM

Happy Hour drinks and canapés

05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Golf and other Recreation Options

12:00 PM 05:00 PM

Gala Dinner

07:00 PM 11:00 PM

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Speakers

Organisers

Andy Bennett

President
ARA

26 July

26 July

27 July

Warren McLean

Vice President
ARA

26 July

TJ

Tim Juzefowicz

Director
ARA

25 July

Peter Milzewski

Director
ARA

25 July

DE

Damian Evans

Director
ARA
HL

Harry Lee

Director
ARA

28 July

David Bray

President / Director
SFMCA / IFIF
Mr. Bray has extensive Agribusiness experience in Intensive Livestock, broad acre cropping and livestock production.Currently he serves as a Director of Cleveland Power, a Director of Biomass Resources Pty Ltd., the Development Manager of an Aquaculture businesses and Director of a number of Not-for-Profit organizations.
Apart from these roles he is development and engineering manager for the Darwalla Group of Companies. He is responsible for the development of infrastructure and long term company growth for its seven subsidiaries including large projects such as Project manager for the construction of the breeding operations , feasibility and construction of a new hatchery, maintaining the infrastructure, dealing with over 200 employees on a seven day a week roster and purchasing and maintaining all assets including shedding, trucks, generators and equipment.
He also has responsibility for new construction of all the company expansions from small upgrades to multiple farm constructions, the construction and maintenance of a Feed Mill processing 120,000 tonnes of feed per year and the installation of pneumatic grain receival system, environmental management and maintenance of all company properties inclusive of liaising with all levels of Government, the development and implementation of all Local and State Government applications for extensions and new operations as well as development and implementation of Human Resources within the company including negotiating Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.

26 July

Thomas Meilke

Director / Editor
Oil World
Thomas is the Executive Director of ISTA Mielke GmbH in Hamburg (Germany), OIL WORLD, a leading research organization that provides global supply, demand and price analyses, statistics and forecasts for all the major oilseeds, vegetable oils & animal fats and oilmeals, as well as for biodiesel and livestock products with clients in 100 countries. Thomas is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops all over the world. Thomas joined the OIL WORLD team in the mid-1970s after studying economics. He is a member of the Programme Advisory Committee of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. In 2014 Thomas received a Lifetime Excellence Award from the Malaysian industry in recognition of his contributions and commitments. OIL WORLD was founded in 1958 and is recognized worldwide as a leading independent, authoritative and unbiased information provider. The WEEKLY and daily FLASH reports can be obtained from www.oilworld.de and also an OIL WORLD report in Mandarin is released 2 times a week.

26 July

Dave Elsenbast

Vice President - International Feedstock Development
Renewable Energy Group
For more than 30 years, Dave Elsenbast has been a leader in the emerging agricultural marketplace, working since 2006 for REG.Currently, Elsenbast serves as vice president, international feedstock development for Renewable Energy Group®, Inc, where he oversees international feedstock business activities.

Renewable Energy Group, Inc., (REG) is a biodiesel industry sales leader offering a complete biomass based diesel solution. Renewable Energy Group markets REG-9000™ biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel through large petroleum companies and fuel distributors. REG-9000 is used by on-highway fleets, municipalities, and power generator, mining, military, home heating and agriculture applications. REG’s network production facilities consist of state-of-the-art proprietary multiple-feedstock technology. Renewable Energy Group provides procurement and risk management, production operations and technology services in addition to alternative feedstock research and commercialization.

Mr. Elsenbast previous responsibilities at REG included vice president, supply chain management and vice president, procurement for REG North America business activities which included oversight for risk management and procurement for REG-owned facilities; was responsible for sourcing and purchasing raw materials needed to manufacture REG-9000 biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel.In addition, Mr. Elsenbast has overseen transportation and logistics, and marketing and sales of biodiesel process co-products including glycerin, fatty acid, oleolipids, and soapstock.

In his 30 years of agriculture and fuel business experience, Mr. Elsenbast has served in the areas of general management, business development, supply chain management, operations and purchasing. Mr. Elsenbast earned a Black Belt in Six Sigma, has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University and has a certificate from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business for the Advanced Management Program.

Mr. Elsenbast has served on the board of the American Fats and Oils Association for seven years and is currently the First Vice President for the Board of Directors.

26 July

Dr Mikel Duke

Professor
Victoria University
Prof Mikel Duke is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation at Victoria University. Mikel has worked for 17 years in research and development of membrane technology for sustainable foods processing, resource recovery and water/energy saving applications at the University of Queensland, Johnson Matthey Technology Centre (UK), Arizona State University (USA) and Fudan University (China). In 2007, Prof Duke received a Linkage International Fellowship from the Australian Research Council, and then in 2010 he received an Endeavour Executive Award and the Victoria University Vice Chancellors Peak Award for Excellence in Research and Research Training. In 2016 he received the Anthony Fane Award for his outstanding contributions in membrane science and technology from the Membrane Society of Australasia. He is also a panel member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts and a co-editor of the international journal Desalination.

26 July

Dr Kate Griffiths

Senior Molecular Bioligist
National Measurement Institute
Kate Griffiths is a member of the Bioanalysis Group at the National Measurement Institute, part of the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The NMI works with Measurement Institutes around the world to ensure consistent measurement standards and capabilities are maintained, underpinning industry competitiveness and facilitating access to global supply chains.
The Bioanalysis Group has been offering DNA-based stockfeed testing for the presence of ruminant material for over fifteen years, to support Australia’s cattle industries in maintaining the critical BSE-free status and keeping import/export channels open for feed.
Kate provides many roles within the Bioanalysis Group, including Quality officer, technical training provider, method development and consultancy work. More recently her focus has been on DNA reference material production, to allow accurate and comparable inter-laboratory measurements. She works with a wide range of industries from food, health and environmental sectors.

26 July

Dr Graham Clarke

Consultant
Canadian Renderers Association
Graham Clarke is a veterinarian and animal health and food safety specialist and formerly an executive with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. He had over 30 years employment experience with the canadian government working with the livestock, food and associated industries such as the rendering and pet food industries on regulatory and economic issues and international and domestic negotiations for technical market access as well as in the development and implementation of inspection and certification policies and other industry support mechanisms.

Since his retirement in 2007 he has worked as an independent consultant to governments and industry on public health and animal health projects in Canada, South-East Asia and Central and South America.Since 2007 he has provided government liaison services to the Canadian Renderers Association, the organization that represents the Canadian independent renderers. This work involves writing the long term international export strategy and representing their interests and concerns to the federal government departments, primarily the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Global Affairs Canada and Environment Canada.

26 July

Dr Roger Bektash

President
PFIAA
Dr Roger Bektash is global head of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for Mars Petcare. He is responsible for regulatory and scientific affairs and policy development, focusing on Pet health and nutrition, product labelling and compliance, safety and sustainability.

Roger received his doctorate in biochemical engineering from the University of Melbourne. Since joining Mars in 1977, he has worked in a wide range of manufacturing, product development, innovation, nutrition research, and regulatory roles for Mars Incorporated in Australia, Japan and the Asian region.

Dr Bektash is the President of the Pet Food Industry Association of Australia. In November 2014 he was elected the first President of the Global Alliance of Petfood Associations and continues to serve on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past President.

26 July

Heidi Taylor

Co-founder and Managing Director
Tangaroa Blue Foundation
Heidi has always been an avid lover of nature and the outdoors, so when she was working as a scuba instructor and started finding rubbish everywhere, her only option was to act. In 2004 Heidi co-founded the Tangaroa Blue Foundation (TBF) as a way of addressing the ever-increasing threat of marine debris in our oceans. It is currently estimated that there are about 18,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometer of ocean, impacting 77 Australian species. Through the TBF Heidi has inspired over 70,000 people to volunteer their time to participate in beach clea- ups all over the country, and helped remove over 7 million individual piece of rubbish from the marine environment at over 2,200 different sites across Australia.
Through the TBF Heidi introduced the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI), which is a network of communities, schools, industries, government agencies and individuals focused on reducing the amount of marine debris washing into our oceans. Part of the initiative is an online database that allows people to upload data from their clean-ups with the intent to use that information for Source Reduction Plans (SRPs). As Heidi always says, “If all we do is clean up, that’s all we will ever do.” Heidi’s philosophy is that if we only invest our effort into beach clean-ups, the problem will never go away. By looking at what the rubbish is and logging it, we can use the data to find out where it is coming from and work with relevant partners and stakeholders to prevent the debris from ever entering the marine environment in the first place. This is Heidi’s vision.
In the 12 years that TBF has been in operation, there have been over 60 SRPs implemented in Australia, with many success stories in source reduction. This has resulted in government, industry and communities actively seeking Heidi out as an expert on the issue of mitigating marine debris in Australia.
Heidi has been recognized for her amazing work, being awarded the Australian Coastal Custodian of the Year 2005 (Australian Department of Environment) for the Western Australian Marine Debris Project, which is now a national program called AMDI expanding across the country, and was also awarded The Editor’s Award for Excellence 2013 (Port Douglas Business Awards). For more information please visit www.tangaroablue.org

27 July

Fernando Mendezibal

Foreign Affairs Director
Mexican Renderers Association
Fernando was born in Mexico. He has a degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering from Monterrey Technological Institute and graduated in 1992.

Fernando started work at a family owned rendering plant - RENGRA. He has integrated vertically and diversified the family owned group of companies to develop their logistics capacity to become manufacturers of edible fats, candle raw materials, fatty acids, glycerine and antioxidant blends. He is currently holding the role of Operations Director of the group.

He has participated in several roles within non-govermental organizations and among others, he has been President of the North Zone of the State Chamber of Industry from 2010 to 2012, President of the small and medium sized enterprises of the Chamber of
Industry from 2014 to 2016, Founder and Board Member of the Technological Industry Linking Center of Monterrey since 2012, Founder and Director of International Affairs of the Mexican Rendering Association (ANR), and Founder of the Latin American Board of Renderers in 2017.

Fernando is also the Vice President of the World Renderers Organization.

Christine Wang

Senior Adviser
China Feed Online
Christine graduated from Business of Administration at the Fu-Jen University in Taipei & then gained a Master degree of Business Administration from the East Asian University in 1988. Christine has worked in the China feed industry for almost 30 years.As the Senior Advisor of ChinaFeedOnline.com, Christine is specialized in dealing with animal proteins and China’s importing regulations including license registrations etc.

Philip Lambeth

Chairman, Organising Committee
ARA
TJ

Tim Juzefowicz

Past President
WRO

28 July

MB

Michael Betar

Managing Director
Standard Commodities

27 July

Linchon Hawkes

General Manager Operations
Swickers
Linchon Hawks is the General Manager of Operations of the SunPork Group, overseeing the Swickers Kingaroy abattoir, Kingaroy Value Add and more recently the Swickers Eagle Farm Value Add facility.
Linchon has 25 years’ experience in the meat industry. Starting from a humble beginning as a labourer on the Slaughter Floor; he has managed to work his way through the ranks to hold senior roles with a number of export processing facilities throughout Australia across his career, covering a number of different species (beef, lamb, pork).
He has held key managerial positions as Operations Manager Tasmania at JBS Swift, General Manager Western Meat Packers Group, WA and other senior roles at a number of export processing facilities.
He returned to Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory in 2011 and is currently working with his valued team on rebuilding the Export Boning Room which was lost in a fire in November 2016.

27 July

Graham Dillon

Executive General Manager - Commercial and Trading
Inghams Enterprises

27 July

Roger Fletcher

Managing Director
Fletcher International
Roger Fletcher was born in Glenn Innes and spent his early school years there followed by finalizing his education at Farrer Agricultural High School in Tamworth. He lived around the Glen Innes district firstly North at Yarraford then South at Ben Lomond. He attended Pony club and played Rugby League with Glenn Innes. Roger then left home for the “Big Long Paddock” droving.
During the next years Roger traded sheep, horses, continued droving and started a sheep processing plant at Guyra, Casino then Moree. It was in Moree that Roger continued playing Rugby League and also met his wife Gail. Together they established a processing plant and abattoir there along with the establishment of an export office in Sydney. This was followed by a move to Gunnedah in addition to processing at the Mudgee Council abattoir. The move to Dubbo in 1988 saw the development of a new state of the art abattoir and processing plant followed by a fellmongery and skins plant in 1992 and the Woolen Mill in 1994. Continued expansion saw development in Western Australia with the building of another new abattoir near Albany in 1998.
Farms have since been purchased on the NSW/QLD boarder in 1997 and recently Condobolin,
The company’s main production is sheep meat and all various by-products, which are exported to more than 95 countries globally. The abattoirs have the combined processing capacity of up to 90,000 sheep per week, employing over 1,000 people in total. According to customers, the Fletcher Brand is the most established and valued for sheep meat and lamb worldwide.
With the deregulation of the Grain Board monopoly in Australia in 2007 and escalating logistics challenges in New South Wales, the decision to build a Rail siding and intermodal terminal adjacent to the abattoir was made in 2008. The first cargo train, loaded with meat, skins and wool from the abattoir and wheat packed into containers was loaded in December 2009. Expansion at the Intermodal facility has continued, with 250,000 Tonnes of total storage today. During 2015 new trains have been purchased and recently the longest and largest load ever was transported by rail to Port Botany from Fletchers terminal.
From modest beginnings, the success story has continued across 4 decades. A passionate commitment to the sheep industry in Australia is Rogers calling. In addition to the empire he has built, Roger is an active member of the Australian Meat Industry Council, former Vice Chairman of the Australian Wool Innovation and a Board Member of Infrastructure NSW. Roger has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business by Charles Sturt University and is also a Patron of the Westhaven Association and has received the Neville Bonner Award for Aboriginal Training.

27 July

Michael Nolan

Director
Nolan Meats
Along with this two brothers, Michael is one of three directors of Nolan Meats, a 100% Australian owned and operated family business dedicated to producing the highest quality grain fed beef available.
Starting as a small, local butcher shop in the main street of Gympie, Queensland in 1956, Nolan Meats has grown to become an industry leader in its field. Michael’s personal journey with the business began in 1975 when he first joined his father’s growing operations. Here he set about contributing his own unique and complementary marketing and operational skills to further accelerate this early growth.
Michael’s mission today is as it was he first started 40 years ago; to ensure that Nolan Meats focuses on continually producing high quality grain fed beef for delivery to retailers, further processors, wholesalers and growing international markets.

27 July

Alan McCallum

Chairman
Tassal
Allan graduated from Dookie Agricultural College last century and apart from two years National Service has been farming (cropping and grazing) since then, with the last thirty-five years in Northern Victoria.
Allan has broad experience spanning 30 years as a public company director in agribusiness and healthcare. He brings proven skills and capabilities in leadership, corporate governance, marketing and business strategy, as well as direct experience in helping small companies develop strong and sustainable positions in their respective industries. Allan is Chairman of Tassal Group Ltd ( ASX:TGR), Australia’s largest producer of Atlantic Salmon, Chairman of Cann Group Ltd (ASX:CAN) , Australia’s first licenced Medical Cannabis producer and a Director of Medical Developments International Ltd (ASX : MVP), a pharmaceutical and device manufacturer marketing nationally and internationally. His previous Non Executive Director roles include Incitec Pivot (ASX:IPL) and Graincorp (ASX :GNC).

27 July

Martin Alm

Technical Director
EFPRA
Martin studied chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig. During his promotion he
worked at the Institute of Soil Biology of the Federal Agricultural Research Centre (FAL),
Braunschweig. In 1998 he started his career at SARIA Bio-Industries, one of the leading rendering company in Europe with factories in ten different countries. Besides the rendering sector, SARIA is involved in the edible fat melting sector, blood processing, biodiesel production from animal fat and used cooking oil, food waste collection, biogas, hides, skins and leather, pharmaceutical specialties ,trade of slaughter-by-products e.g. for human consumption or gelatin production. Dr. Alm was responsible for “Research and Development”, later extended by “Regulatory Affairs”. For SARIA he was member of the board of the German Rendering association, of the research group of the German biodiesel association, of the standing technical group, the council and the executive board of EFPRA, the European Fat Processors and Renderers Association in Brussels, and of the research committee of FPRF, the US based “Fat and Protein Research Foundation”. He was also the contact person to the relevant German ministries, the European Commission and European Parliament.
Since 2009 Dr. Alm is director and owner manager of “Dr. Alm Research and Consulting”. He is
Technical Director of EFPRA, consulting member of the board of the German Renderers Association, the representative of Germany in the WRO, the world renderers organization, of which he is since June 2015 Second Vice President, and member of the Research committee of FPRF. He regularly publishes newest insights of the markets and regulatory developments in papers linked to the food, feed, meat, oil & fat and rendering industry.

28 July

Bruce Rountree

Chairman
NZRG
Bruce graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and entered the meat industry as an industrial chemist for Thos Borthwick & Sons in 1976 where he was charged with the monitoring and testing of rendered products.
In 1984 Bruce established Waitaki International Ltd as a service renderer at the Imlay plant in Wanganui. He worked through the meat industry for a number of companies holding positions from Quality Assurance through to Plant Manager, but always maintaining rendering responsibilities.
In 1997 Bruce joined the fledling service renderer Hawkes Bay Protein as General Manager, the position still held by Bruce. He has been active within the NZ Renderers Group and has held the position of Chairman since 2008. Bruce holds a strong conviction that rendering is the best industry in the world. Bruce also has a strong interest in military history and is happy to talk to anyone about this subject.

28 July

Tim Guzek

Chairman
NRA
A leader with 35 years of experience in the rendering business.
Tim has been active with the National Renderers Association for several years serving on a number of committees, an officer for the past 5 years, and is the current chairman. He is also on the board of directors, executive committee, and research committee of the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation.Tim is a past chairman of the Wisconsin Agribusiness Council, and sits on a number of agricultural advisory boards.
Tim is currently Vice President of Procurement – Strategic Accounts with Sanimax USA LLC where he has held various executive positions during the past 20 years.He holds a degree in Business Management from St. Thomas College, and resides in the Green Bay area with his wife, Renee.

28 July

Lucas Cypriano

Technical Director
Brazil Renderers Association
Lucas hold a degree in Animal Science by FCAV / UNESP, Jaboticabal and attended three years of Computer Science in IGCE / UNESP, Rio Claro. Lucas is fluent in English and Spanish and worked as a poultry and pork nutritionist for 5 years in 3 companies: Cooperativa Central do Oeste Catarinense (Aurora), Supremais Produtos Bioquímicos and Socil Guyomarc'h (InVivo NSA now a days). Lucas worked from 2003 to 2011 in Eurotec Nutrition, a company that accounted for almost 60% of the Brazilian preservatives market for animal meals & fats. He held the position of National Sales Manager, being the technical manager of the nutrition product line from 2004 where he was in charge of new product development. In the preservative market, Lucas provided technical and commercial assistance in quality, microbiology, and preservation of meals and fats, supplying technical assistance for the sales team of the company.
Since 2011, Lucas has been in charge of the Technical Department of the Brazilian Rendering Association – ABRA – giving technical presentations at conferences and symposiums, providing support for ABRA members, publishing technical articles, developing research for ABRA, and being the technical person responsible for ABRA´s HAPPC and Best Practice Program. Lucas has also been a member of Scientific Advisory Panel for the World Renderers Organization since 2014.

28 July

George Schinard

Director
ARA
George Schinard is a Senior Commodity Manager for Wilmar Gavilon, with close to 15 years industry experience. Originally from South Africa, he spent a number of years working in various roles in England before moving to Australia to take up a position with Country Fresh Australia in 2003. George has been trading Animal Proteins since he commenced with Wilmar Gavilon in 2005. George has now been a director of the ARA for the past 5 years and has mainly been involved in issues relating to market access.

Wilmar Gavilon is 50:50 joint venture formed to invest in the sourcing and distribution of a variety of feed ingredients, oils and fats. Today Wilmar Gavilon is a vertically integrated supply chain management company with more than 2 million tons of commodities traded or handled annually. Wilmar International Limited, headquartered in Singapore, is Asia’s leading agribusiness group. Based out of Omaha Nebraska, Gavilon provides physical distribution, merchandising and trading across basic inputs and outputs, including grains, feed ingredients, and fertilizer. Gavilon is a fully owned subsidiary of the Marubeni Corporation.

28 July

Peter Milewski

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Country Choice
Peter is the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Country Choice Cannon Hill Brisbane, Australia. He is a member of various Committees within the Manufacturing, Production, Processing and Trade Sectors. Peter is an ARA Board Director, joining the Board in 2016.

Prior to joining ACC Peter held several senior management roles with Nippon Meat Packers, AMH, and Consolidated Meat Group spanning over the past 28 years.

Reporting to the Group Managing Director of Australian Country Choice Group of Companies on overall strategic and operational responsibility for all of Cannon Hill Operations, Export Sales and Livestock production procurement and is a member of the Executive Committee. Reporting to the ACC Board he provides leadership to strategic planning process and implements new programmatic strategic initiatives. In addition, provide coordination for the senior management team; serve as liaison to ACC’s partners.

Peter works with the Executive team to keep them abreast of programmatic strategies and challenges including developing, implementing, and managing the operational aspects of the annual budget. He managing the range of risks associated with ACC operations including compliance with all Government Statutory requirements. He ensures the financial management and operations of ACC optimises good corporate governance and performance. Peter drives a culture of Continuous Improvement and leads Change Management programs.
Finally, he will cultivate existing relationships with customers, suppliers and key stakeholders.

Peter is a member of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation Network.

Peter is results-driven Operations/Commercial Executive, with a demonstrated success in delivering strong results that positively impact on bottom line profitability. Thoroughly enjoying the hunt for operational effectiveness and the thrill of exceeding sales and operational planning targets.

25 July

Dirk Sindermann

Head of Process Technology
GEA Westfalia
Dirk studied Mechanical Engineering in Germany and England and also holds an MBA in Marketing.His apprenticeship was in centrifuge manufacture with Westfalia Separator, but Dirk worked in process technology for the pharmaceutical industry prior to re-joining Westfalia Separator in 1997 where he worked in process technology for rendered animal by-products.He then moved to the position of ‘Product Manager Animal By-products’ providing world-wide support to the GEA sales organisation.Dirk is currently ‘Head of Process Technology Renewable Resources’ responsible for development of new process technologies and world-wide process technology support in the fields of oils and fat recovery, oils and fat processing, biofuels, starch, proteins and industrial biotechnology.

GEA Westfalia Separator is a supporting member of many different national rendering associations. In his previous and current role Dirk has been active in the German Animal By-Products Association STN since 1997 and the European umbrella organisation EFPRA since 2006 as a representative of GEA Westfalia Separator.

Dirk is married with two children.

25 July

Craig McKnight

National Sales Manager
Spirac Sarco
Craig has been with Spirax Sarco for 9 years and has had various sales and marketing responsibilities across the company. Currently Craig is the National Sales Manager based in Australia with responsibilities across the Asia Pacific Region for Food and Beverage Industry Development.
Of particular focus for Craig in recent times has been implementing energy saving and process improvement projects across industry as a whole, particularly in rendering.
Previously Craig was a Director of a Family Engineering Company in Scotland. In an earlier life Craig attained an Honours Degree in Engineering from Strathclyde University in Glasgow in Scotland.
Craig has been based permanently in Australia with his family since 2008. Spirax Sarco have been keen supporters of several ARA Symposia and Spirax Sarco look forward to speaking with you on Steam Engineering or Scottish Football on their booth!

25 July

Eduardo Rivera

Peerless Foods
Eduardo holds a Bachelor degree in Biotechnological Engineering from the INACAP University in Chile and a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Melbourne in Australia. Eduardo has 10 years’ experience in Environmental Management in the food industry. During this time, Eduardo has been involved in several projects ranging from Cleaner Production initiatives, energy & water efficiency projects, and waste treatment & management.
Eduardo started his career working in the Chilean wine industry.
In 2009, Eduardo was awarded the Beca Chile, a Scholarship granted by the Chilean government to pursue postgraduate studies in foreign Universities. Eduardo and his family relocated to Australia the same year to pursue post-graduate studies.
Since completing his degree, Eduardo has been working in the Australia providing environmentally and economically sustainable solutions for food processing facilities.

25 July

Joe Muscolino

Senior Product Manager
Sturtevant
Joe has been employed by Sturtevant Inc. since 1984.He has 33 years of experience in powder processing, specifically in size reduction and air classification.He has specific responsibility for domestic and global sales/market development of the Sturtevant Air Classifier product lines.
Joe holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA USA.He is a member of the National Renderer’s Association (NRA), the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE).Joe is an Author or Contributor to multiple Case Histories & Technical Articles.
Sturtevant, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer of powder processing equipment including, crushers, fine grinders and air classifiers.

25 July

Henning Haugaard

General Manager
Haarslev Industries
Henning Haugaard holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Odense in Denmark (1988) and an EBA (1998) from the Vitus Bering Institute in Horsens, Denmark.

After finishing his studies in 1988 Henning was employed by Haarslev Industries as a project manager. Since then he has been involved in numerous rendering projects working in different roles.

In the mid 90’s Henning also gained a few years of experience from the commercial role in a Danish rendering company, gaining end product and application know-how, as well as some market insights from a renderer’s point of view.

In 2000 Henning returned to Haarslev Industries as Sales Director with the assignment of expanding the activities into the global market place.

Over the years Haarslev acquired a number of companies and established a global network of sales and service offices as well as production sites. The company now employs more than 1,100 employees worldwide.

In 2011 Haarslev Industries acquired Flo-Dry Engineering ltd. in New Zealand. Since 2013 Henning Haugaard has filled the position as General Manager for Haarslev Industries Ltd in Auckland, New Zealand.

Over almost three decades Henning has been heavily engaged with projects in the global food and rendering industry. He has gained huge experience an in depth understanding of the commercial and technical challenges in the global rendering industry and his involvement in the rendering industry has been on all aspects of rendering, from engineering and equipment supply over product and process optimisation to global marketing and sales of both equipment and rendered end products.

25 July

Isaias Vinaroz

Division Manager, Food and Water Oceania
Alfa Laval
Isaias joined Alfa Laval in 1999. Between his start date and October 2012, he was based in Spain working in the Food Segment, developing and researching the use of equipment in food production and processing.

Isaias moved to Australia in October 2012 to develop the Food business in Oceania, and since then has been committed to helping Australian meat processers grow their production capacity and technology.

January 2017 saw Alfa Laval re-structure the business in three industry oriented divisions: 1. Being Food and Water, 2. Marine and 3. Energy. This saw Isaias take over the role of Division Manager for Oceania for the Food and Water Division at this time.

Alfa Laval has been a member of the Australian Renderers Association since2013.

25 July

Derek Henderson

General Manager
Keith Engineering
  • Derek was born and grew up in the industrial town of Motherwell in the West of Scotland
  • He is a product of that region’s public schooling and tertiary education system
  • Derek started his engineering career in Motherwell in 1978 in the discipline of Structural Engineering
  • He emigrated to South Africa in 1981 when he defected from a career in Structural Engineering to train as a Mechanical Engineer & later specialising in material handling; by 1987 circumstances had led his career to the meat and food processing industry.
  • In 1990 Derek jointly floated Abattoir Plant & Equipment in Johannesburg - a company specialising in the design, manufacture and supply of equipment to abattoir and related industries
  • The rapidly changing dynamics of the meat industry in that region at this time saw the new business focus strongly on byproducts rendering.
  • By 1994 Abattoir Plant & Equipment had formed a business relationship with Keith Engineering acting as their Southern African distributor, promoting and supporting the Keith Continuous Rendering Process and equipment throughout the Southern Africa region
  • Opportunity at Keith saw Derek and his family relocate to Australia in 2002 where he joined the employment of Keith Engineering Australia.
  • In 2011 Derek took on the role of General Manager at Keith Engineering
  • Derek can operate a shovel, a spanner, a rendering plant and a scientific calculator and will happily field questions or spend time in discussion on any level of the rendering process during the symposium at booth 16

25 July

Bill Linden

General Manager – Corporate Services
Craig Mostyn
Bill has been with the Craig Mostyn Group since 1992. He initially joined as a Management Accountant/Company Secretary before moving into the Contract, Insurance, HR and Safety areas.
Before joining Craig Mostyn, Bill worked in the Hotel and Wool industries.
Bill has a Business Degree and a Post Graduate Commercial Law qualification from Curtain University and is a Fellow of both CPA Australia and the Governance Institute of Australia.

25 July

Christian Hirscher

Area Sales Manager
Desmet Rosedowns
Aged 58 and born in Beverley near Hull, UK, Chris began his working career as a professional footballer until injury altered this path. Working in sales for Lucas automotive from 1978 until 1983 he then relocated in 1984 as a Sales engineer to Dale Electrics, at the time a global leader in the manufacture of Diesel Generating equipment.
In 1987 the opportunity arose to return to Hull, in the role as ‘Quality Manager’ with the task of implementing the quality management system ISO9001, for an organisation manufacturing and distributing Electrical equipment. During this period Chris studied for an MBA in business administration at the University of Humberside whilst becoming commercial manager.
1999 brought a further career change into the Aerospace industry were Chris enjoyed a successful period as the export sales manager for the ‘HeliCoil’ fastener system which gave him his first opportunity to visit Australia. In 2011 he joined Desmet Rosedowns as Area Sales Manager and is now responsible for the ‘Rendering’ sector in both the UK and Europe.
Outside of work his interests include, Football, Rugby League, Music and Travel amongst others.

25 July

Jeff Goodwin

Sales Engineer - specialised Industrial Applications
DKSH
With a strong background in automation, Jeff studied and worked in the UK and Europe before coming to Australia. More recently he gained several years’ experience in the field of Industrial Robotics before moving into Recycling Technology. Jeff works for DKSH Australia, based in Melbourne

27 July

Steven Bradbury

Last Man Standing
Winter Olympic Gold Medalist
Speed Skater Steven Bradbury collected the most unlikely, unthinkable gold medal in the history of the Olympics. Australia's first Winter Olympic Gold medal ! Steven tells an amazingly inspirational story of triumph over adversity, of how he underwent years of obsessive training, pain, setbacks, sacrifice and life threatening injuries and of how he armed himself with the information and tools he needed to achieve this amazing success. His story is combined with some Aussie larrikin, a little political incorrectness, and some proper belly laughs. Steven doesn’t call himself a stand up comedian, because he only does the standing up bit…..

27 July

Dennis King

Executive Officer
Australian Renderers Association

Andy Bennett

President
Talloman

Warren McLean

Vice President
MBL Proteins
TJ

Tim Juzefowicz

Technical Director
CSF Proteins Melbourne
DE

Damian Evans

Director
Colyer Fehr

George Schinard

Director
Wilmar Gavilon

Peter Milzewski

Director
Australian Country Choice

27 July

HL

Harry Lee

Director
Peerless Holdings

Philip Lambeth

Chairman
Auspac Ingredients

Rick Carter

Speaker Liasion
Kemin

Derek Henderson

Committee
Keith Engineering
KS

Kirsten Schumacher

Committee
Haarslev Industries

Steven Cooke

Committee
Craig Mostyn Group

Isaias Vinaroz

Committee
Alfa Laval
PC

Philip Cuff

Committee
BEC Feed Solutions
TE

Toby Escott

Committee
Graincorp Oils

Keith Engineering

Platinum

Haarslev Industries

Platinum

HydroChem

Platinum

Spirax Sarco

Platinum

Auspac Ingredients

Gold

Stord Process

Gold

Rendertech Ltd

Gold

Craig Mostyn Protein

Gold

Ridley

Golf Co-Sponsor

Wilmar Gavilon

Golf Co-Sponsor

BEC Feed Solutions

Silver

Rendertech

Barista Coffee Station

Renderguard

Breakfast

Standard Commodities

Breakfast

MBL Proteins / A J Bush (Manufactures)

Breakfast

Haarslev Industries

Back Pack Satchels

Swift Trade Group

After Dinner Drinks

BEC Feed Solutions

USB Sticks

Hydrochem

Lanyards

Craig Mostyn Protein

Room Keys

Kemin

Notepads

Graincorp Oils

Pens & Caps

Additive Solutions

Speaker Gifts

Perten

Satchel Insert

Keith Engineering

Platinum

Haarslev

Platinum

Spirax Sarco

Platinum

Hydrochem

Platinum

Auspac Ingredients

Gold

Stord Process AS

Gold

Rendertech

Gold

China Feed Online

Exhibitor

HF Press Lipid

Exhibitor

iBulk Solutions

Exhibitor

Parkson Corporation

Exhibitor

Bangma Machinery

Exhibitor

Sturtevant Inc

Exhibitor
Australian Representatives: Brolton Group

GEA Westfalia

Exhibitor

A&S Thai Works

Exhibitor

Flottweg Australia

Exhibitor

Arrow Scientific

Exhibitor

Unity Scientific Asia Pacific

Exhibitor

ReNu Energy

Exhibitor

Foss Pacific

Exhibitor

Desmet Rosedowns

Exhibitor

Alfa Laval

Exhibitor

DKSH Australia

Exhibitor

Commodity Inspection Services

Exhibitor

Kemin Industries

Exhibitor

Conveyor Industries

Exhibitor

Magnattack Global

Exhibitor

Integra Water Solutions

Exhibitor

Rendering By-Products Australia

Exhibitor

ARA Secretariat

Organisers

Welcome drinks and canapés

06:30 PM 08:30 PM Trade area

Lone Pine Sanctuary and Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Tour

09:00 AM 05:00 PM

A luxury coach tour to the famous Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane where you will cuddle a koala during a professional photo shoot, feed the kangaroos, see the amazing platypus and other native Australian animals before transferring to the Summit Restaurant overlooking Brisbane from Mount Coot-tha for a sumptuos lunch. Then, if time is available, it's off to the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens for a guided stroll around the gardens before boarding the coach to return to the resort.

Happy Hour drinks and canapés

05:00 PM 07:00 PM Trade area

Golf and other Recreation Options

12:00 PM 05:00 PM

Join the delegates for a round of golf, a 4 ball Ambrose event or try a Segway ride around the resort and participate in laser clay shoot.

Gala Dinner

07:00 PM 11:00 PM Ballroom 1

Pre-dinner drinks start at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start for dinner.

Complimentary Workshop Registration

08:00 AM 08:40 AM Trade Area

Tea and Coffee available

Complimentary Workshop

08:50 AM 02:00 PM Auditorium

Workshop Opening - Issues ahead for renderers

08:50 AM 09:00 AM Auditorium

Speakers

Smart Rendering – designed to support business process management (BPM) (Keynote Address)

09:00 AM 09:30 AM Auditorium

Speakers

Latest innovation in steam optimisation

09:30 AM 09:50 AM Auditorium

Speakers

Using a tricanter to process DAF sludge

09:50 AM 10:10 AM Auditorium

Speakers

Break and Inspection of trade exhibits

10:10 AM 10:40 AM Trade Area

Air classification of meals

10:40 AM 11:00 AM Auditorium

Speakers

Advanced Process Control

11:00 AM 11:20 PM Auditorium

Speakers

A unique feather plant

11:20 AM 11:40 PM Auditorium

Speakers

AlfaVap - Waste Heat Evaporators in a new Dimension

11:40 AM 12:00 PM Auditorium

Speakers

Lunch and inspection of trade exhibits

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Trade Area

Workshop Afternoon Session

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Auditorium

Speakers

tba

01:00 PM 01:20 PM Auditorium

Speakers

OHS and Rendering Plant Safety. How culture affects your bottom line.

01:20 PM 01:40 PM Auditorium

Speakers

Innovations in pressing

01:40 PM 02:00 PM Auditorium

Speakers

Symposium Registration and Inspection of trade exhibits

02:00 PM 06:00 PM Trade area

Tea and Coffee available

World Renderers Organisation General Meeting

02:30 PM 03:45 PM Auditorium

ARA Annual General Meeting

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Auditorium

Welcome Reception - Canapes and drinks

06:30 PM 08:30 PM Trade area

14th International Symposium- Day 1

08:00 AM 04:30 PM Auditorium

Registration (Tea and coffee available). Inspection of trade exhibition

08:00 AM 09:15 AM Trade area

Introductory Session

09:15 AM 12:10 PM Auditorium

Speakers

Opening Address and Welcome

09:15 AM 09:30 AM Auditorium

Speakers

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Sustainable Feeds

09:30 AM 10:10 AM Auditorium

Speakers

Break and Inspection of trade exhibits

10:10 AM 10:40 AM Trade area

Tallow and oils outlook

10:40 AM 11:30 AM Auditorium

Speakers

Biofuels - What tomorrow holds

11:30 AM 12:10 PM Auditorium

Speakers

Lunch and inspection of trade exhibits

12:10 PM 01:30 PM Trade area

Wednesday Afternoon Session

01:30 PM 04:30 PM Auditorium

Speakers

Membrane Distillation: a new system for low energy stick water recovery

01:30 PM 02:00 PM Auditorium

Speakers

DNA testing - Identifying foreign species in rendered meals

02:00 PM 02:30 PM Auditorium

Speakers

Break and Inspection of trade exhibits

02:30 PM 03:00 PM Trade area

Handling International Bureaucracy

03:00 PM 03:30 PM Auditorium

Speakers

Sustainability in the pet food industry

03:30 PM 04:00 PM Auditorium

Speakers

Sponsor presentation - Auspac Ingredients

04:00 PM 04:10 PM Auditorium

Auspac Ingredients are gold sponsors of the symposium

Sponsor presentation - Unity Scientific

04:10 PM 04:20 PM Auditorium

Advances in NIR technology

Sponsor presentation

04:20 PM 04:30 PM Auditorium

Happy Hour

05:00 PM 07:00 PM Trade area

Meat Industry Outlook

08:30 AM 09:45 AM Auditorium

Speakers

Current and Emerging Trends in Meat Production - Moderator Michael Betar

08:30 AM 09:45 AM Auditorium

Panel discussion and presentations with representatives of the beef, sheep, pork, poultry and aquaculture industries

Speakers

Break and Inspection of trade exhibits

09:45 AM 10:15 AM Trade area

Facing the Issues

10:15 AM 11:45 AM Auditorium

Speakers

If all we do is clean-up, that's all we will ever do

10:15 AM 10:45 AM Auditorium

Speakers

Technical advances in foreign matter removal

10:45 AM 11:15 AM Auditorium

Speakers

Sponsor presentation - Kemin

11:15 AM 11:25 AM Auditorium

Sponsor presentation - Rendertech Ltd

11:25 AM 11:35 AM Auditorium

Sponsor presentation

11:35 AM 11:45 AM Auditorium

BBQ Lunch

12:00 PM 01:30 PM Tees Restaurant @ Golf Clubhouse

Golf / Segway Tour / Laser Clay Shoot

12:30 PM 05:30 PM Golf Clubhouse

18 hole 4 ball Ambrose
or
Laser Clay Shooting
Segway Tours of the Resort

Pre-Dinner Drinks and find you seat

06:30 PM 07:00 PM Ballroom 1

Symposium Gala Dinner

07:00 PM 11:00 PM Ballroom 1

Presentation of the Ron Lyon Memorial Award.
Presentation of Brian Bartlett Service to Industry Award
Be entertained with our guest Dinner Speaker
Meet Tim McCallum and Roxy - Ambassador for Assistance Dogs Australia.

Speakers

International Forum

09:00 AM 12:00 PM Auditorium

Speakers

Chinese market access

09:00 AM 09:30 AM Auditorium

The mexican rendering revolution

09:30 AM 10:00 AM Auditorium

Break and Inspection of trade exhibits

10:00 AM 10:30 AM Trade area

International outlook - Moderator Tim Juzefowicz

10:30 AM 11:45 AM Auditorium

Panel discussion and presentations with representatives from Europe, North America, South America, New Zealand and Australia

Speakers

Summation

11:45 AM 11:55 AM Auditorium

Symposium Close

11:55 AM 12:00 PM Auditorium

Box Lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Trade area