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This year the Fine Food NZ show will
be bigger and better than ever before,
with a stunning variety of new and
expanded features, competitions and
industry awards. “We recognised a
need to evolve this biennial event,
reflecting industry changes and
consumer food trends”, says Dona
White, CEO of North Port Events
and organiser of Fine Food NZ. “The
response to our new features has
been fantastic and we’re delighted
with the support shown by exhibitors.”
Hundreds of New Zealand and
international exhibitors will have the opportunity to attract
business from visiting business owners, directors, purchasing
managers and buyers from top food and beverage companies; the
2016 event at ASB Showgrounds from 26 to 28 June, is expected
to attract around 7,000 trade visitors from New Zealand and
Visitors come to discover the latest products, meet potential
suppliers and walk away with inspiring ideas. New and expanded
features to facilitate this discovery are:
Barista Smackdown and Coffee World: a high adrenaline,
visual extravaganza where top baristas will compete head-to-
head in knockout heats to create the perfect coffee. Presented by
RANZ, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Meadow Fresh and Vitasoy.
Artisan Alley: due to popular demand we’ve expanded this
extremely popular feature into two alleys to include more small-
batch, handmade and traditional goods.
The Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Zone: an on-trend new
feature added in response to increased demand from consumers
and the industry for more ‘free from’ products.
The Business Lounge: a central
lounge area for exhibitors and visitors
alike, providing space to source
suppliers, do deals and pitch business.
Fine Food Innovation Awards: a
dedicated celebration of the latest
innovations and developments across
the food and hospitality industries.
TopShelf: a festival dedicated
to wine, beer, premium spirits
and craft drinks that will bring
together top brands from New
Zealand and around the world,
with highlights from leading
bartenders, masterclasses and mixology challenges. Presented
by Intermedia Group.
Free Seminar Series: learn from the experts about hot industry
trends and the latest topics, including talks on Food Act changes,
Health & Safety issues and advice on exporting to Australia.
Plus, there will be competitions run by the Baking Industry
Association of New Zealand and the NZ Chefs Association.
Fine Food New Zealand 2016 will include a series of seminars
hosted by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) covering
aspects of exporting to Australia, featuring Australian F&B industry
experts. More information will be available in the programme.
The seminars aim to give New Zealand F&B companies insights
to support their growth into Australia. “We are very excited about
this partnership with NZTE, and we hope to see businesses
explore this opportunity and new ways of growing their business,”
says Dona White.
This major event only happens once every two years – can
you afford not to be there? Register for free entry now at register.
Fine Food New Zealand – expect to discover more in 2016
Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th August
are the dates for the 2016 Australasian
Gaming Expo to be held at Sydney
Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island.
Featuring more than 200 exhibitors
across 17,000 square metres of
exhibition space, the expo is easily the
biggest event of its type in Australia
- and one of the world’s biggest. All
indications are that the exhibition
will again be full to capacity with a
wide range of companies showcasing
the world’s best gaming and related
equipment and services.
Following on from last year’s Gaming Expo where organisers
saw a 16.5 per cent increase in visitors over the previous year’s
Expo, there are a number of improvements being introduced
this year. These include greater use of the Glebe Island site
resulting in a 9 per cent increase in floor space, the installation
of a visitor’s lounge that takes advantage of the panoramic
views of the harbour and an exhibitor’s sales area that will
preview the Australasian Gaming Expo for 2017.
This year’s event still includes complimentary ferry travel
from Darling Harbour to Glebe Island,
providing all visitors with a spectacular
Sydney Harbour cruise. Of course
there’s more to the Expo than a
cruise, with one visitor summing up
their Gaming Expo experience in the
following words: “I find the AGE great
for networking and I’m easily able to
compare products & services under
the same roof.” In fact, our post show
research showed that 93% of the visitors
saw the Expo as an opportunity to see
new products and technology.
Event owner and operator, the Gaming Technologies
Association, will again add to the fun by offering a surprise trip
for two to Las Vegas for visitors at each day of the Expo, which
was won last year by Liz Jacobs from the Hellenic Club in the
ACT, Rod Pittorino from the Bayview Hotel at Gladesville in
NSW and Gavin Hood from SKYCITY in Auckland.
The Gaming Technologies Association’s members, whose
exhibition stands would sit comfortably alongside the world’s
best at any global event, will be in full force at the Australasian
Gaming Expo - the “must attend” 2016 gaming trade event.
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