Fine Food Exhibition Director steps down

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 17th April 2009

The Exhibition Director of one of Australia’s premier food industry events, Fine Food, has announced he will be stepping down this month.

Timothy Collett said that after 16 years with the show he feels the time is right for a change.

“I have enjoyed every minute of the experience but feel I have taken the current show as far as I can. It is now time for some new faces and ideas. It is also time for me to try something different,” he said. “After a few months travelling with the family I will be taking on some new projects.”

Fine Food began in 1984 in Melbourne. Since then it has grown into the largest tradeshow in Australia, attracting over 1000 exhibitors and 25,000 trade visitors from around the world.

Mr Collett added that he will miss the people and the events. “Every show has been unique,” he said. “It has been challenging at times but always exciting and enjoyable because everyone shares the experience and wants a success. Every year the show has grown and it is now a truly world class event.”

“I have to say we have also had some great fun. The food and exhibition industries are both full of passionate people. Put them together and it is pretty special. I have made many wonderful friends along the way”.

Minnie Constan will now manage the event. She has worked in the exhibition industry for over ten years including the last two on Fine Food.

“I love the event and all the people involved. I have been lucky to have a long handover from Timothy and met many of the key players. This is an important event for the industry and we will keep working hard to deliver positive results,” she advised.