Stand applications have opened with a new phased booking process introduced for AUSPACK 2019.
Organiser Exhibition and Trade Fairs (ETF) and owner APPMA are expecing big numbers for the processing and packaging trade event, to be staged at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 26-29 March, 2019.
Exhibitor applications will be handled differently for this show, according to Ali Mead, event director with ETF.
"APPMA members and previous Melbourne exhibitors will be given first options in four phases,” she said.
The 2019 exhibition-space application process is:
• Phase 1: 24 October – 6 November, 2017: open to APPMA members who have previously exhibited in Melbourne (AUSPACK 2015).
• Phase 2: 7 November – 4 December: open to all APPMA members.
• Phase 3: 5 -18 December: open to all previous Melbourne (AUSPACK 2015) exhibitors, with the opportunity to secure their previous space or similar if unavailable.
• Phase 4: 30 January, 2018, through to 2019 event until sold out: open to all potential exhibitors on a first come first served basis.
Key initiatives developed in 2017 will again be part of the future-driven AUSPACK 2019.
These include Processing Day and the Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards, along with interactive tools to enhance visitors’ experiences.
The long-running National Technical Forums, staged in partnership with the AIP, will also be held across the four days. These well-attended educational offerings will once again cover an extensive range of topics.
Processing Day was developed to enhance opportunities for processing companies to meet other key players.