This week the organisers of the Foodservice Australia trade show have launched the Virtual Food Expo. This unique website gives professional buyers and sellers the chance to reconnect and rebuild while everyone waits for live events to return.
The Virtual Food Expo features over 300 suppliers of food, drink and equipment all based right here in Australia. You can search for them by name or product and many have put up videos to help explain their product range. There is also a virtual seminar theatre and education centre – providing helpful tips and tricks for the kitchen, front of house and shopfront. Presenters include John McFadden, John Casey, Venessa Barnes and Liz Shaw. New material is being added every month.
The Virtual Food Expo was created in response to the shutdown of travel, business and live events. Event Director Tim Collett says “an online show will never come close to the excitement of a live event, but it does give everyone a chance to stay connected.
“Being online means it is available anywhere and anytime. In future I am sure we will see live events get stronger as people crave face-to-face contact and practical demonstrations, but virtual events will help to fill the space in-between.”
Take a look at the Virtual Food Expo here – www.virtualfoodexpo.com.au