10 August 2011
A new organiser has been announced for the annual Foodservice Australia show, and it has caused quite a stir in the industry.
The Foodservice Suppliers Association of Australia has announced that Timothy Collett has acquired the event. He is well known in the industry, as he ran the popular Fine Food exhibition for over fifteen years.
The President of FSAA, Lindsay Yeomans says the Foodservice Australia show plays an important role in bringing genuine buyers and sellers together in a professional environment. He believes a new organiser will bring fresh new energy and ideas that will take it to a whole new level.
He says “the industry needs a dedicated event that showcases our skills and generates new business connections. We have been fortunate to attract someone with the level of experience and credibility that Tim brings to the table”.
Timothy Collett says he is excited to be back, this time running an event focused just on foodservice and bakery.
He says “this event has a very proud history and an important role to play in the future. A focused event gives the industry a chance to meet and talk without the distraction of other industry sectors jostling for the same space.”
Collett has established his own company called Specialised Events to run the show. He has a team of three dedicated to the event and says that personal service will be priority. He says “our people will work closely with exhibitors to help simplify the process and improve returns”.
Making the show more relevant and exciting for visitors is the other priority. Collett says that there will be a series of interactive events running within the show aimed squarely at professionals from the restaurant, catering and bakery sectors.
The first announcement is a new venue for the 2012 show in Sydney. Collett says the show will be moving to the Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park, sometimes known as the ‘old showgrounds’ or The Entertainment Quarter.
“This is actually where the show started over 40 years ago. It offers a great space for a trade event with easy access, ample parking and a range of entertainment options. Plus it is located only a few minutes from the city centre”.
Lindsay Yeomans has confirmed that the FSAA will remain involved in the show. He says the association has entered into a long term agreement with the organisers to endorse the show and
provide industry input. They will also continue to run their popular industry conference and awards dinner alongside the event.
Next year Foodservice Australia will run from 27-29 May at the Royal Hall of Industries in Sydney. Stand bookings are now open. For more information visit www.foodserviceaustralia.com.au
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