foodpro 2020 postponed until 2021
After many weeks of monitoring the evolving situation around Government legislation and travel restrictions as well as the temporary closure of the venue, talking to the industry and consulting with our partners, we have made the difficult decision that foodpro 2020 will no longer take place on 5-8 July 2020 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. foopro will next take place from 25-28 July 2021 at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.
The success, as well as the safety, of our exhibitors, visitors and staff has always been our priority and this continues to be the case.
For more detailed information regarding the postponement, please read the full statement from Diversified Communications here.
What’s the next show dates?
With our strong commitment to finding a solution to deliver an event to ensure business continuity to the food manufacturing and processing industry and with Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s unavailability foodpro will next take place in 2021 in Sydney.
25-28 July 2021
Sydney Olympic Park
Why did foodpro move from Melbourne to the Sydney Showground?
We made the decision to officially postponed foodpro 2020 in line with the advice and predictions from the Australian Government and temporary closure of the venue. foodpro and Diversified Communications Australia, are conscious of our responsibility to contribute to a reduction in the spread of the virus and we prioritise the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners and staff.
While we had hoped, and worked hard, to be able to secure a new date for the 2020 event in Q4 or into 2021, following industry feedback and limited venue availability, it became clear that postponement was unavoidable.
It is our continued aim to provide a platform for the food manufacturing and processing industry to grow, learn and conduct business safely and with venue availability, we believe relocating 2021 to the Sydney Showground is in the best interests to restore business continuity for the community.
I’m an exhibitor and/or sponsor, what are my options?
For all exhibitors and sponsors, who have transferred payments to Diversified for the 2020 event, we intend to comply with Exhibiting Terms and Conditions, which you can view here.
(a) the option to credit or part credit, any current deposits to secure your location towards the 2021 event (holding on to 2020 rates)
(b) credit towards digital opportunities to connect with your target audience via our Product Directory and News site.
(c) bespoke solutions – tailored to your needs.
I plan on exhibiting at foodpro 2021 in Sydney. What’s next?
If you are a current exhibitor and wish to participate in foodpro 2021, we will transfer your existing or remaining credit towards securing your space for the 2021 event in Sydney.
The show will take place in Sydney, however we will work with you to secure a stand similar to your current location in 2020. As an existing 2020 exhibitor you have priority access on 2021 stands, before the floorplan is released to the wider market.
When and where is foodpro 2020?
Can I register my colleagues too?
Yes, there is the option to register up to 5 additional colleagues during the registration process. Each visitor will receive a unique email confirmation to the email address provided.
Can you tell me who is exhibiting?
The exhibitor directory will be available in 2021.
Can I attend the AIFST Annual Convention?
Do I need a Visa for Australia?
Most visitors will require a Visa to enter Australia. Applications need to be made well in advance at the Australian Consulate in your own country or in some cases can be made online. It is not our company policy to provide invitation letters to visitors wishing to attend our shows. For more information on applying for a Visa visit the Department of Immigration website.
Can I bring my children?
As this is a business event for those people working in the food and beverage manufacturing industry and contractors servicing these industries, we ask visitors to not bring anyone under the age of 15 to the show. This is for their own safety as there is heavy machinery in operation on the show floor. Proof of age or industry involvement may be requested at the door. Tertiary students with valid student ID will be admitted. Due to OH&S, prams, strollers and trolleys (ie shopping trolleys) are strictly not permitted at the event. Under no circumstances are any children permitted into the exhibition halls during the setting up and disassembling of the show.
Can students attend?
Students enrolled at a tertiary level or registered apprentices may attend the show if they have the appropriate student identity card. All students will need to register online. Primary and Secondary school students will not be admitted, regardless of any courses they are studying.
Students must be mindful that foodpro is a business event and as such need to be respectful of Exhibitors and their time. Exhibitors are present to engage in business conversations. Please be considerate of their time and of any promotional material available.
Will I need to bring identification with me?
Yes. Proof of industry involvement may be requested at the registration counters or the entrance, and can include:
- A business card in your name; or
- Employee verification on company letterhead;’ or
- Evidence of membership of a relevant professional or industry association.
Who can attend?
foodpro is strictly a trade event for professionals working in the food and beverage manufacturing industry and contractors servicing these industries. Persons not in these industries, including children and students under the age of 15 will not be admitted.
I'm an exhibitor, where can I order my badge?
Exhibitor badges can be ordered through the Exhibitor Services Website. Please contact your stand coordinator for log in details. Log in details and information will be made available closer to the show.
If you require any assistance, please contact Lauren Ridley at firstname.lastname@example.org