Fine Food Australia has postponed its Sydney event to run 8-11 March 2022 at the ICC, in response to the ongoing uncertainty in NSW and across Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Melbourne event will run 5-8 September 2022 at the MCEC, as planned.
“The health and safety of our community – visitors, exhibitors, sponsors, partners and staff – is our biggest concern,” Fine Food Australia event and product manager Andrew Lawson said.
“As a food industry, we have been through these challenges before, and whilst this is not a decision we have made lightly, we have considered the current situation facing the market, and the challenges you might currently be facing in your businesses. We have therefore made this decision as early as possible.”
“As the longest running and largest food event in the country, we are deeply aware of the importance of Fine Food to the industry. We believe this postponement to be the most appropriate action, to wait for a period where there is more stability, and a chance to set up all those involved in the event for success,” he said.
This will make 2022 a national offering of Fine Food, with opportunities for the entire industry to connect face-to-face in both Sydney and Melbourne in the same year.
We’ll also be extending the Hospitality Unites initiative to Fine Food Sydney, with a content offering dedicated to the foodservice sector once more. More details about this will be available soon.
Also, the Fine Food Product Directory – Australia’s largest online B2B food product directory – remains a vital digital tool throughout the year for buyers and sellers in the industry, particularly now in-person commerce has become challenging. The directory hosts hundreds of products across different categories and has become a helpful tool in sourcing new suppliers.
The Fine Food team continues to be grateful for the support of the industry, kind patience and understanding as we navigate these extraordinary times.