The Sydney Fine Food Australia event, originally set for September 6-9 has been postponed to now run March 8-11, 2022 at the ICC Sydney.
Organisers said the difficult decision to postpone the event was in response to the ongoing uncertainty in New South Wales and across Australia regarding COVID-19, while the Melbourne event will run September from 5-8, 2022 as planned.
“The health and safety of our community—visitors, exhibitors, sponsors, partners and staff—is our biggest concern,” said Fine Food Australia Event and Product Manager Andrew Lawson.
“As a food industry, we have been through these challenges before, and whilst this is not a decision we have made lightly, we have considered the current situation facing the market, and the challenges you might currently be facing in your businesses.
“We have therefore made this decision as early as possible.
“As the longest running and largest food event in the country, we are deeply aware of the importance of Fine Food to the industry. We believe this postponement to be the most appropriate action, to wait for a period where there is more stability, and a chance to set up all those involved in the event for success.”
This makes 2022 a truly national offering of Fine Food, with opportunities for the entire industry to connect face-to-face in both Sydney and Melbourne in the same year. Fine Food Australia will also be extending the Hospitality Unites initiative to Fine Food Sydney, with a content offering dedicated to the foodservice sector once more (stay tuned for exciting details of that to come).
On top of the event, the Fine Food Product Directory—Australia’s largest online B2B food product directory—remains a vital digital tool for buyers and sellers in the industry, particularly during this difficult time when in-person commerce has become challenging.
The Fine Food team continues to be grateful for the support of the industry, kind patience and understanding during these extraordinary times.