Foodpro to be held in Melbourne for the first time

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Australasia’s leading food manufacturing expo, Foodpro will descend upon Melbourne for the very first time and is scheduled to take place from June 22 to 25 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Foodpro to be held in Melbourne for the first time
Foodpro is coming to Melbourne for the very first time in 2014.

Held since the 1960s, the event is deemed one of the longest running trade shows in Australia.

Visitors can expect to see over 300 local and international suppliers at the expo, which specialties include processing technology, plant equipment, ingredients, additives, testing equipment and more.

Foodpro organiser Diversified Exhibitions is urging those working in the food industry to attend the show to witness and compare an extensive range of products, connect with like-minded professionals and discover the latest innovations in the world of food processing.

The event is held every three years and was last held in Sydney in 2011.

The floor will be divided into seven zones namely:

  • Meat and Seafood Processing
  • Beverage Equipment and Technology
  • Ingredients and Additives; Packaging and Supplies
  • Processing Machinery & Equipment
  • Food Technology, Testing and Safety
  • Plant Equipment and Technology

A range of free seminars will also be held on Monday June 23 and Tuesday June 24 for event-goers.

Experts in their respective fields will be heading the seminars covering topics such as future of the dairy industry, the role of technology in bringing food from paddock to plate, automated packaging systems, screening technique for food fraud, designing the food facility of the future etc.

Entry is free but is strictly for trade visitors only. Visitors are required to register online prior to attending the event.

Visitors can also download the foodpro app suited for iPhones, iPads and Android devices to plan their visit ahead of time.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition is the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Convention in which over 80 delegates are expected to attend.

Prominent industry topics to be covered in the convention include global burden of disease, innovation, and nutrition and health opportunities for the food industry.

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