The show must go on: Foodservice Australia still running
The organisers of the Foodservice Australia trade exhibition have confirmed the show will be running in Sydney from 8–10 November 2020 as planned, with all its regular features. Government advice suggests that business events will be starting in September. These events will help kickstart business activities, and are different to mass public events due to the controlled environment and trackability of participants.
Tim Collett, Exhibition Director, acknowledged that it has been a challenging year for everyone, and believes the hospitality industry is coming back online, with operators looking to reconnect with suppliers and find new ways to build their business.
“Trade shows are about bringing industries together and creating new opportunities. This event will be one of the most important we have run. It might also be the only big show to run this year. We are expecting huge interest from the retail, foodservice and industrial sectors,” Collett said.
In addition to 350 exhibitors, there will be special events including the Chef of the Year, Aged Care Catering Summit, Café School, The Sweet Spot and National Restaurant Conference.
“We are looking forward to the show and encourage all our members to come and see what is available. We are also working hard to make the conference relevant to the current times. It is a great chance to learn from each other,” said Wes Lambert, from Restaurant & Catering.
Karen Doyle, President of the chef’s association, stated that the show will be critical. “Chefs have been hit harder than anyone by the lockdown. This gives them a chance to come together and find new ideas and connections. I am looking forward to catching up with colleagues and suppliers,” Doyle said.
Entry to the show is free, but attendees must work in a food or hospitality business.
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