What you missed: Foodpro 2017 highlights wrapped up

Food & Drink Business and PKN Packaging News took our video camera to the show floor at Foodpro 2017, held this week at the ICC in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

We spoke to event director, Peter Petherick and a host of other exhibitors about what this year's Foodpro delivered and why they believe shows like this are of value to their business.

Here's our three-minute wrap:

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