FoodTech QLD will launch in July next year and forms part of the Queensland government's initiative to grow the value of the state's food industry to $40b by 2020.
Launching in Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14 to 16 July, organisers are expecting more than 100 exhibitors showcasing a range of innovative food processing developments and technologies with particular relevance to Queensland.
Confirmed exhibitors include CBS, Key Technologies, CST Wastewater, Vemag, SPX, Arrow Scientific, Wiley, KF Specialty Ingredients, Ecolab, Fallsdale, Plasdene, Titan, Innovate and VOR.
Diversified Exhibitions – the team behind Foodpro – will be managing the event, and exhibition manager Peter Petherick said the expo hopes to address the specific needs of Queensland's food and beverage industries.
"We have sought to give a definite focus to the machinery, packaging and ingredients that reflect the strengths of Queensland’s food industries, in particular, those used in the meat, seafood and fruit and vegetables sectors," he said.
FoodTech QLD 2013 will run alongside the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Conference.
Suppliers to the food manufacturing industry can book space now. Visit www.foodtechqld.com.au for more information.