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APPEX Women in Processing & Packaging

Sponsored by


Queensland Goverment

The inaugural APPEX Women in Processing & Packaging event will make its debut on 13 March at the MCEC, Melbourne.

Developed in partnership with PKN and Food & Drink Business, and owned & presented by APPMA, the event will be an opportunity for all individuals across the industry to connect and be inspired by some of the wonderful female leaders in packaging & processing. 

Keynote speaker Louise Weine, CEO of NAWO (National Association of Women in Operations), will present on  'Achieving gender balance in Packaging and Processing: Systemic Change that Works'. Weine will reveal the levers organisations need to pull to better attract, retain and promote female talent. She’ll examine inclusive leadership, what it is and why it matters, and take a closer look at the value of mentoring and sponsorship, explaining the need for parallel focus. Following on from this there will be an in-depth panel discussion with four key female leaders.

Date: Wednesday 13th March, 2024.
Time: 8.30 Arrival | 9.00am Start | 10.30am - 11.00am Networking & Morning Tea
Where: MCEC, Melbourne | Clarendon Room A
Ticket: $25.42 including GST and credit card fees

Tickets to the APPEX Women in Processing & Packaging event are now on sale with proceeds going to the Good Friday Appeal.

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Louise Weine, CEO of NAWO.

Meet the Panel

The APPEX Women in Processing & Packaging Panel discussion will be led by four accomplished women from different areas of processing and packaging, sharing their personal stories, career journeys, and insights on the future of women in STEM, including:

- Overcoming gender disparities in STEM education and careers
- Mentorship and empowerment for women in STEM
- Encouraging diversity and inclusion in the industry

Supriya Suhale

Supriya Suhale

Category Manager – Connectivity,
Beckhoff Automation
Tania Carey

Tania Carey

Managing Director,
Food Processing Equipment

Moderator: Lindy Hughson

Moderator: Lindy Hughson

Managing Editor & Publisher, PKN Packaging News

President, International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO)

 Sponsored by Queensland Government 

Speaker: Mr Bruce Saunders 

Speaker: Mr Bruce Saunders 

Member for Maryborough and Assistant Minister for Train Manufacturing, Regional Development and Jobs, Queensland Government

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