The ultimate food event in the Southern Hemisphere, Fine Food Australia, is back in 2022, with visitor registration for the Sydney event opening today.
In an event first, 2022 will host two Fine Food Shows, with the first to happen 8-11 March at Sydney’s ICC, then Melbourne’s Convention Centre will host a second show 5-8 September 2022.
Product & Event Manager, Andrew Lawson, said as the industry heats up, exhibitors and visitors can’t wait to get back together to meet and share new ideas.
“Although the food industry has been through extraordinarily tough times, the future is looking bright. It’s amazing to observe so much optimism, positivity and hunger for events,” said Lawson.
“Many people have taken this period to focus on the fundamentals of business and have emerged with renewed focus.
“We are looking forward to once again being the premier event bringing the food industry together and with two events in 2022 – it’s going to be a big year starting in Sydney.”
For almost four decades, Fine Food Australia has always been there to connect exhibitors and visitors and we can’t wait to get everyone back together in person.
The 2022 show will include some traditional highlights and new additions to the program. Features of this year’s show include:
Talking Shop Presented by MILKLAB
Hear from industry leaders, business owners and market influencers as they uncover real-life examples and practical solutions to the hard-hitting problems the food industry faces today. Meet like-minded entrepreneurs shaking up the food industry, who are more ready than ever to learn, grow, and reboot their business.
Talking Trends Presented by Biopak and powered by Food Industry Foresight
Talking Trends returns in 2022, and in this post-pandemic world, it’s now even more crucial to keep up with key industry insights. A panel of guest speakers who share a world of industry knowledge will conduct vital discussions looking into the future of food. A must-attend for anyone who regularly reinvigorates their business and seeks to be a step ahead of the competition.
The Source Kitchen
Brand new in 2022! Sponsored by the NSW Government, The Source Kitchen will be hosted by Tawnya Bahr and Lucy Allon of Straight To The Source. Each session will delve into Australian produce, ideas and provenance through interviews, culinary demonstrations, ingredient spotlights, and industry workshops with farmers, artisans, and innovators. This is your opportunity to increase your knowledge and discover new producers and regions.
Meet the Buyers: FIAL
A rare opportunity for you to meet with the key executives of FIAL, The Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre. Gain insights into consumer research, operations, marketing and the global trends and opportunities that will help your business grow.
Industry Breakfast, hosted by Restaurant & Catering Industry Association of Australia
In partnership with Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA), the industry breakfast will bring together some of the leading minds to discuss the key topics driving the foodservice and hospitality market today and into the future. Meet and network with your industry peers over breakfast. Details to be released early 2022.
ASCA Coffee Championships
If you want to unlock the secrets from high level cafes, there’s no better place than the Australian Specialty Coffee Association Championships. You can learn all the tips and tricks from the industry experts so if your cafe needs to pump out coffee fast, watching this exciting competition will give you the edge.
ACF Australian Culinary Challenge
This exciting competition attracts chefs, trainees, and apprentices from around Australia. Watch as they showcase their skills and compete against the clock – and each other. This year will feature the National Apprentice Competition, ACF Most Outstanding Chef, National Secondary Schools Challenge and more.
Innovation in Patisserie Stage
All your baking inspiration is covered with some more incredible show highlights. The Innovation in the Patisserie Stage presented by Callebaut and in collaboration with Vanrooy, the stage will feature leading pastry chefs conducting masterclasses on desserts, cakes and more.
When: 8 – 11 March 2022
Where: ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
Registration: Free registration at finefoodaustralia.com.au
The show will be conducted with a proven and fully government compliant COVIDSafe event system and early registration is recommended to assist with COVIDSafe planning.
You can find further info on what’s on here, this page is being updated regularly as we confirm speakers: https://finefoodaustralia.com.au/whats-on/
Fine Food Australia is strictly a trade only event.
To register as a visitor go to: https://finefoodaustralia.com.au/register/