Registrations are now open for Foodservice Australia – the only major tradeshow for the food and hospitality industry scheduled for Melbourne this year.
Bigger and busier than ever, this year’s show will include an impressive range of new features and exhibitors that will inspire and connect food professionals.
Event director Tim Collett said the show is moving with the times to offer an entertaining and valuable experience for busy food and hospitality operators.
“In just a few hours they can see all their suppliers, discover new products, learn a few new tricks and take these all back to their own business,” he said.
New this year is Gluten-Free World, which will offer solutions to service an important and growing market segment. Coeliac Victoria and industry expert Sue Shepherd will be available to answer questions and help chefs with menu options.
Coming to Melbourne for the first time will also be Café School. This popular feature was launched in Sydney last year and will offer practical tips on coffee, quick-service menu design and juicing.
As always, the Bakery Arena will be home to a continual line up of demonstrations and competitions, including Australia’s Best Pie competition. The dedicated space will also provide an ideal opportunity to network with specialty exhibitors including Confoil, FED, Goodman Fielder, Innovative Food Equipment, JL Lennard, Kwik Lok, Mackies Asia Pacific, Ready Bake, Robot Coupe, Unox Australia, Unilever and Well & Good.
To help exhibitors and visitors stay in contact after the show organisers are introducing a new scanning system that automates much of the process. At the end of the show it will send an ‘electronic showbag’ to every visitor with information on the stand they visited. This cutting-edge cloud technology will help buyers and sellers to get even more from the experience.
For more information on the show, which is set to run from May 31 to June 2 at the Royal Exhibition Building, visit the Foodservice Australia website.