New dates: 8–10 November 2020
The organisers of the Foodservice Australia trade exhibition scheduled for May in Sydney have announced that the event will be postponed to November.
Exhibition Director Tim Collett said, “Updated government advice and feedback from exhibitors has made this decision inevitable. The safety of exhibitor and visitors is the top priority and we believe this is the right decision given the circumstances”.
The show will now run from 8–10 November 2020 at the ICC Sydney. The floorplan and special events such as the National Restaurant Conference, Aged Care Catering Summit, Café School and Chef of the Year will all move to the new dates.
Collett says: “It is a very challenging time but I know we will get through this together and bounce back stronger. It will be the same show running in a new timeslot. The only difference is that it will be far better timed for the economic recovery”.
Major exhibitors have backed the change. Soren Gleitsmann from the National Association of Food Equipment Suppliers said: “We appreciate that the organisers have consulted widely and made this decision. This will allow the industry to focus on their people and start planning for the recovery”.
When asked about the cost of moving the show Collett said that Specialised Events was committed to the long-term success of the show and would be running a whole new campaign for visitors. He said, “Everyone is impacted and we just have to roll up our sleeves and make it work”.
Organisers are currently contacting exhibitors, visitors, speakers, competitors and suppliers to facilitate the change. All existing commitments will be transferred. People with questions are encouraged to visit http://www.foodserviceaustralia.com.au or call the food team on 03 9999 5460.