• Markus Wintor joined editor Kim Berry on the foodpro 2023 podcast.
    Markus Wintor joined editor Kim Berry on the foodpro 2023 podcast.
  • Neil Bentham from APG Workforce dropped by and had a chat on the live streaming podcast.
    Neil Bentham from APG Workforce dropped by and had a chat on the live streaming podcast.
  • Azelis marketing manager Felecia Devina and head of food ingredients, Nathalie Zanet, dropped by the Food & Drink Business stand and had a chat about what Azelis can offer its customers.
    Azelis marketing manager Felecia Devina and head of food ingredients, Nathalie Zanet, dropped by the Food & Drink Business stand and had a chat about what Azelis can offer its customers.
  • Australian Vinegar national sales manager, Mark de Monte, and founder Ian Henderson.
    Australian Vinegar national sales manager, Mark de Monte, and founder Ian Henderson.
  • The Food & Drink Business team (L-R): Sharon Amos, Grant McHeron, Kim Berry, Lindy Hughson, Pippa Haupt.
    The Food & Drink Business team (L-R): Sharon Amos, Grant McHeron, Kim Berry, Lindy Hughson, Pippa Haupt.
  • Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry and journalist Pippa Haupt wrap-up Day 1 at foodpro 2023.
    Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry and journalist Pippa Haupt wrap-up Day 1 at foodpro 2023.
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Food & Drink Business hit the day running with the doors opening on foodpro 2023 at 11am yesterday, 23 July.

Our Food & Drink Business foodpro podcast hub went live with editor Kim Berry and publisher Lindy Hughson welcoming viewers to the podcast’s YouTube live stream, running interviews as they’re recorded throughout the week. For those who missed the live stream, head to Food & Drink’s LinkedIn page to watch.

Kim Berry was joined by foodpro event manager Felicity Parker, who was thrilled to see the show open after a six-year forced hiatus due to Covid.

“It’s also our first show in Melbourne in nine years so it is wonderful to be back and to see the incredible stand displays, particularly the large processing equipment companies like Vemag, CSB-System, and Marel,” Parker said.

Tim McLean from TXM Lean Solutions joined Kim at the desk to talk about its theme for the show, “Do more for less”.  Tim shared insights from more than 20 years’ experience working with companies on how to empower frontline staff and create productive workplaces people want to be.

Neil Bentham from APG Workforce dropped by and had a chat on the live streaming podcast.
Neil Bentham from APG Workforce dropped by and had a chat on the live streaming podcast.

Staying on human resources and recruitment, Neil Bentham from APG Workforce came along for a chat about the ongoing challenge businesses are facing trying to fill positions and retain staff in the sector.

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The Food & Drink Business team (L-R): Sharon Amos, Grant McHeron, Kim Berry, Lindy Hughson, Pippa Haupt.
The Food & Drink Business team (L-R): Sharon Amos, Grant McHeron, Kim Berry, Pippa Haupt, Lindy Hughson.

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