Bringing the industry together thanks to foodpro 2021

Foodpro, Australia’s premier food and beverage manufacturing event, returns to the Sydney Showground from July 25-28, 2021. Four years have passed since it was last held, so for many this will be a good time to come together and reconnecting with the Australian food and drink manufacturing industry for four days of collaboration, business and education.

No matter what industry you are in, the past year has affected everyone to some extent. Food and beverage is Australia’s largest manufacturing sector, accounting for around 39% of Australia’s manufacturing turnover. Industry remains in a strong position; However, the pandemic has posed its own challenges for the food industry with fluctuations in consumer demand and supply chain disruptions across the country.

Foodpro 2021 offers companies the opportunity to explore what’s new on the market, hear from the best experts and exchange ideas.

“What we do now really matters – not just for our own industry, but for the growth of the whole country,” says Melissa Clendinen, foodpro Event Manager.

“Foodpro is where the brightest minds in the industry join forces and generate solutions that will lead us to a more sustainable and secure world.

“Foodpro is a great opportunity for everyone in the food and beverage supply chain to come together and learn how we can all work together. “

Safe Events for Covid – Doing Business in a Safe Environment

The foodpro team says they understand the importance of events like foodpro to support economic and business growth. Face to face interaction is the foundation for building strong relationships. Face-to-face events create the impetus for business to happen and have significant ROI implications.

The foodpro team works with stakeholders to ensure the delivery of an innovative Covid-safe event, with a strong emphasis on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, respecting all guidelines and restrictions.

The team says to make the event safe for Covid means it will be slightly different from previous years, but visitors can rest assured when attending foodpro is doing everything to ensure it is #ExpoReady.

Foodpro uses new technologies and innovation to offer an event experience better suited to the current climate. This includes a range of protective measures to ensure that foodpro is a safe and controlled environment in which to do business in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, including:

  • Pre-registration required for contact tracing
  • QR code scanning to minimize check-in points
  • No contact policy – nudge instead of handshakes
  • Queue management and crowd control
  • Rigorous cleaning and disinfection
  • Covid marshals at the event
  • Digital display delivering key messages.
  • Modified floor plan to minimize congestion.

Exhibition areas – explore each stage of manufacturing

Foodpro 2021 showcases a diverse range of areas, aiming to cover the entire manufacturing process. All major industry sectors, including dairy, meat, beverage, packaged food, bakery, frozen food, fresh and snacks, are encouraged to participate to find out what changes can be made to streamline production processes and invest in the future.

The main areas included in the show this year include processing equipment, packaging, factory equipment, ingredients, science and technology, government and business. Attendees can expect to meet over 200 exhibitors such as Tetra Pak, CBS Foodtech, Jarvis ANZ, Intralox, Rollex Australia, Select Equip, Robotic Automation, Lumix, Hall Food Equipment and Ennio International.

The traceability and provenance zone sponsored by Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) is new to the foodpro fair this year. This specialized area will focus on solutions available now for small manufacturers who supply products, ingredients or prepackaged products, and showcase companies across the entire supply chain; allowing manufacturers and producers to discuss end-to-end solutions.

Hear from the brightest minds in a free seminar series

Foodpro is delighted to offer the full seminar series free of charge to all attendees, with much of the content delivered by leading food industry associations and hosted in the impressive Schneider Electric Dome Theater.

Visitors can expect to hear from speakers like Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), Food Innovation Australia (FIAL), Wiley Food, CSIRO Agriculture and Food, and many more.

Foodpro is also delighted to be associated with the annual convention of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST). In addition to hosting sessions at foodpro, AIFST’s annual conference will run alongside the event, bringing the latest thinking in food technology and processing into one place. Tickets for the conference are available for purchase separately on the AIFST website.

What trends can your business invest in now? How is consumers’ food perception changing? The seminar series will cover a range of topics this year, with a particular focus on the future of food, the impact of Covid and the role of sustainability.

The full program is available on the foodpro website and app.

Registration to attend is now open. The event is free for all professionals in the sector:

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