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Foodtech Packtech 2023

New Zealand’s largest food manufacturing, packaging and processing technology trade show.

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This article was published on 10 August 2023

When: 19 - 21  September 2023

Where: Auckland Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051

Website: Foodtech Pachtech 2023

Callaghan Innovation is proud to support Foodtech Packtech 2023, New Zealand’s largest food manufacturing, packaging and processing technology trade show.

Held for more than 20 years, the event brings industry professionals and decision makers together. It’s a forum for education, discussion and the sharing of knowledge and expertise that is critical to the growth of the industry.

Visitors will have the opportunity to come face-to-face with industry experts and discover the freshest ideas, latest technologies and innovations in the F&B manufacturing and packaging sectors.


Callaghan Innovation activities at the event:


“Want a 15% tax credit on your R&D costs?” workshop

Wednesday, 20 September - 1.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Are you new to the Research & Development Tax Incentive (RDTI)? Think the RDTI doesn’t apply to your R&D? or just want to know how to prepare a quality application in less time?

Learn how to successfully navigate the four stages of the RDTI: 1) Enrolling 2) Applying 3) Record-Keeping and 4) Claiming. We’ll also address common misconceptions that may be holding you back from taking advantage of the RDTI.

You’ll gain valuable insights into crafting an effective application, the importance of record-keeping, and understanding eligible expenses. Come away equipped with the knowledge you need to capitalise on the RDTI and prepare a higher quality, confidential application in less time!

For more information on the R&D Tax Incentive go to:

Register for this workshop for free!


Smart Factory Showcase

Thursday, 21 September - 12.00 PM - 2.00 PM

Find out how a high level of industry 4.0 integration helped Nautech Electronics rise to the top 10 per cent of electronics manufacturers globally.  Discover how smart technologies can help improve efficiency, processes, and streamline production in your food manufacturing or processing business.

Find out more and register


Callaghan Innovation exhibition stand

19 -21 September 2023

Exhibition floor, Stand 163

Come and say hi at stand #163! Members of the Callaghan Innovation RDTI and R&D Solutions (RDS) teams will be available throughout the event to answer questions about support available. We are also offering a special treat for everyone visiting our stand - the manufacturing robot showcase! Come find out about the business benefits of automation, including increased productivity and greater employee satisfaction.

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