Foodtech Packtech delayed until 2023

XPO Exhibitions

Tuesday, 02 August, 2022

Foodtech Packtech delayed until 2023

Foodtech Packtech and the Materials Handling & Logistics Expo have been delayed until 19–21 September 2023.

Originally scheduled to be run from 20–22 September this year, the event is being postponed due to a recent dispute in New Zealand’s High Court concerning the Auckland Showgrounds, the event’s intended location. The managing trust of the showgrounds had planned to lease the location to a film studio; however, a case was brought about by Brent Spillane, Managing Director of XPO (the company that runs Foodtech Packtech and other events), which argued that the showgrounds are required to be used for exhibitions, trade shows, etc.

Although the court ruling is expected to be favourable for the events industry, the event organisers are unable to confirm exact timeframes for upcoming shows. Unfortunately, no alternative venue in Auckland is suitable to house the food manufacturing, packaging and processing technology trade show. As such, Foodtech Packtech and the Materials Handling & Logistics Expo are now scheduled to run from 19–21 September 2023.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Piman Khrutmuang

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