Fine Food Australia expands with new zones, drinks event


By FoodProcessing Staff
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017


Fine Food Australia is returning to Sydney in 2017. In addition to its new home at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, the event has announced several additions to the program, with the biggest news being the launch of a brand new event, Commercial Drinks, which will co-locate with Fine Food Australia. This will bring together Australia’s $16 billion liquor industry with the $170 billion foodservice and food retail industries, creating the largest Fine Food Australia ever staged.

Fine Food Australia aims to showcase the latest in food, natural, organic and free-from products, bakery equipment and products, dairy, meat, food packaging, catering equipment, hospitality equipment, international food, beverages, coffee roasters, and retail, fit-out and design technology.

The addition of the Commercial Drinks Show marks the introduction of the country’s only event totally dedicated to the on-premise liquor industry and will help those in industry capitalise on the ongoing consumer demand for unique, handcrafted alcoholic beverages.

Catering for the growing market for healthy alternatives, a new Organics Zone will focus solely on organic products, sitting alongside the Natural/Free-From Zone on the show floor. Another new zone, the Fit Out and Design Zone, will help food businesses keep up with design trends and show visitors the latest in restaurant, cafe and store design. 

Meanwhile, at the Start Up Zone, a curation of young and innovative businesses will display new, unique products to the visitors at Fine Food Australia.

Regular features returning to Fine Food Australia in 2017 include the free line-up of business sessions at the Talking Food Stage, where industry insiders and leaders will share their knowledge and talk about trends and issues. Also returning is the Devondale Cafe Stage, the Innovations in Patisserie Stage, the ACF Culinary Challenge, the Official Great Aussie Pie Competition, the much loved Bake Skills Australia and the Live Bakery.

When: 11–14 September 2017
Where: International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour
Registration: Opens in March 2017

Fine Food Australia and Commercial Drinks are strictly trade-only events. Children are not permitted.

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