Two major drinks industry organisations, along with publisher Food & Beverage Media, have thrown their support behind the 2018 Drinks Industry Show.
Liquor Stores Association NSW & ACT and the Restaurant & Catering Association (R&CA) have both announced their support of the revamped industry show for 2018, which will be held from 18-19 June at Dockside in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
“The Liquor Stores Association NSW & ACT is pleased to again support and partner with The Drinks Industry Show. We look forward to collaborating to develop a strong program that delivers a unique and valuable educational and networking experience for our members and the broader retail liquor industry,” said Michael Waters, Association Executive Director of the Liquor Stores Association NSW & ACT.
R&CA CEO Juliana Payne was also upbeat about supporting the show.
“The Drinks Industry Show offers Australia’s food and liquor industries a unique way to work together to improve the consumer experience. Having the perfect opportunity to trial Australian wines and beverages that suit their menus enhances the potential for Australia’s restaurants, cafés and caterers to benefit from turnover and customer loyalty. The association is proud to support this show, which clearly supports the Australian industry,” she said.
Building on the strong points of last year’s show, industry-leading workshops, seminars, taste testings and networking will again be strong elements in the 2018 event.
Both exhibitors and visitors value the educational components, with highly positive feedback about the quality of the speakers and seminar content. The 2018 program will address key industry trends and challenges, offering the drinks trade a unique opportunity to discuss and have their say in the industry’s future direction.
With face-to-face still the best way of doing business, this year will see two networking events in both a welcome and closing reception. These enjoyable, highly useful occasions will allow attendees to engage and develop meaningful connections for their enterprises.
And to guide attendees through discovering the latest flavour combinations, a Pairing Station will be added in 2018. Top industry professionals will showcase and demonstrate “what’s hot” for attendees via a thoughtfully prepared menu.