• foodpro 2011 in Sydney
    foodpro 2011 in Sydney

Foodpro is returning for its 50th year in 2017 at the soon to be opened International Convention Centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

The Australasian food manufacturing event, which will take place from 16-19 July, it is set to be the largest ever staged, according to organisers.

The event will showcase products and innovations relevant to all aspects of the food manufacturing industry including meat and seafood, value-add processing, beverages, dairy, fresh food and shelf foods.

Foodpro will feature four key precincts: food processing technology, food packaging, plant equipment and food technology.

Education will also a key focus for the show, foodpro will provide answers and expertise with seminars covering a range of topics such as trends, insights and case studies geared to the Australian market.

Foodpro 2017 will also host the annual AIFST (Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology) Convention. Over 400 delegates are expected to attend the Convention’s 50th year to hear about topics such as the future nutritional needs, technology driving innovation, regulations related to imports as well as a roundtable discussing financing innovation and growth in the food industry.

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