A business essential for food manufacturers: FOODPRO 2011

Posted by Nicole Eckersley on 18th May 2011

10 -13 July 2011: During four days in July, more than 9,000 key decision makers from Australia’s food and beverage manufacturing and processing industries are anticipated to attend the triennial Foodpro, the largest Australasian food and beverage industry trade exhibition of its kind.

The attendees recognise time at Foodpro as a critical business investment.  After all, this industry sector, generating sales and service income of more than $100 billion annually, is the nation’s largest, encompassing more than a quarter of Australia’s manufacturing industry*.

While employing some three percent of the Australian workforce, it also accounts for $44.8 billion in trade and exports worth $27.3 billion*.

At Foodpro, the industry comes together to research and discuss the latest innovations and trends in the food and beverage sector, with the more than 300 suppliers in Australia and New Zealand showcasing their wares at Foodpro 2011.

This year’s exhibition will fill an unparalleled 21,000 square meters across five halls at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

For an industry that commits to over $650 million in R&D expenditure*, Foodpro is a forum for food and beverage processing and manufacturing exhibitors to present the latest in food innovation, leading-edge technologies and crucial industry developments.

Foodpro is a remarkable convergence of the industry’s most powerful ideas and product showcases including newest food manufacturing industry trends as well as the latest in food and beverage processing machinery, services, technical products, ingredients, flavourings, additives, food safety, micro-biology and testing equipment, packaging, handling, storage, transport, plant equipment, hygiene, water and waste systems, and much more.

Their exhibits alone represent a sizeable financial investment, with some companies commanding many hundreds of square metres in each of their presentations.

Foodpro Manager, Peter Petherick, believes that Foodpro’s successful track record has contributed to its significance to the food and beverage industry.

“Since its inception in the 1960s, Foodpro has become the most influential and comprehensive food manufacturing event in the Australasian region.

“For visitors, it’s an invaluable opportunity to view the latest products and concepts from highly skilled food manufacturing business suppliers. Foodpro inspires, crystallises strategies and sets new business partnerships for future success. It’s the event to attend if you wish to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s now and what’s next,” Peter Petherick said.

Foodpro has paramount appeal across food and beverage manufacturers from meat and dairy to confectionery and baking, seafood to fruit and vegetables, soft drink and juice, even the brewing, wine and spirit industries.

The Foodpro 2011 exhibition is co-located with the 44th annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Convention, which provides visitors with informative seminars concerning food science and technology, production, processing and influences on food choices within their appropriate industry.

Foodpro 2011 is strictly a trade event for professionals within the food and beverage processing industries. Further details of this premier Australian international food processing exhibition and to register to visit free, visit www.foodproexh.com

*Source: Australian Food and Grocery Council and KMPG Australia (2010), State of the Industry 2010, Essential Information: facts and figures