The organisers of Foodservice Australia have announced they will be launching a new show in Brisbane next year.
Food & Hospitality Queensland will run from 5–6 August at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Special events running on the show floor will include the Queensland Chef of the Year and Brisbane Café School. Organisers expect over 4000 trade visitors.
“Some of the bigger buyers will come down to Sydney but most only have a few hours to spare,” says event director Tim Collett.
“They want to see the latest food, drink and equipment under one roof and close to home.
“It is a huge market that is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and there is no doubt food and hospitality are at the core of future developments.
“We are putting together a new event that is innovative, exciting and tailored for the local market. It will be affordable for exhibitors and a magnet for industry buyers. We will be working closely with the restaurant, chef and retail associations to make sure it works for their members. It’s about running the show that people want.”
Collett says there will be some crossover with Foodservice Australia but the Queensland show “is a dedicated regional event for local buyers. And it will be broader to meet the needs of the retail, foodservice and tourism sectors.”
Stand bookings and visitor registration is also open. Entry is free but strictly trade only — you must work in a food or hospitality business to come to this show.