APPEX 2024: Only 4 days to go!

Australasia’s Processing and Packaging Expo is an exhibition that will truly represent all sectors of the industry, including machinery, ancillary equipment, materials and packaging, food processing and industry services. It will provide a comprehensive range of all processing and packaging equipment and services under one roof.

“We’re one industry; it’s time to show it.”

With those words, peak body the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), has announced its flagship exhibition AUSPACK is transitioning into an all-of-industry event: APPEX – Australasian Processing & Packaging Expo.

APPMA Chairman Mark Dingley revealed the news at the APPMA Awards of Excellence gala dinner last night when winners of the national awards program for Australia’s packaging and processing industry were announced. Dingley said APPMA has run its flagship event, AUSPACK, since 1985.

“We’re proud of how AUSPACK has grown, and the value that it gives exhibitors and visitors. AUSPACK is more than just a packaging-only exhibition, it is a show aimed at encompassing the total processing and packaging sector – from machinery, ancillary equipment, materials, packaging, and food processing, right through to industry services. Now is the right time to truly bring everyone together across the spectrum of processing and packaging into one show.

“APPEX will be one exhibition for the industry, run by the industry.”

APPEX will showcase manufacturers and suppliers from across the whole Australasian processing & packaging industry including:

  • processing machinery;
  • packaging machinery;
  • digital printing, labelling & coding;
  • components & ancillary equipment;
  • packaging & materials;
  • robotics & automation;
  • plant equipment;
  • IT & services; and
  • logistics & handling.

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May

Sydney Spirits Festival promises an extraordinary journey for the senses, offering attendees the opportunity to explore rare and award-winning spirits from international and boutique distillers.

CSIRO, in conjunction with Dennis Forte and Associates, is running a three-day short course as an comprehensive introduction to food engineering. With practical examples and case-studies, engineering concepts in the context of food will be studied.  

Top industry leaders and pioneering innovators will come together at Workplace Health & Safety Show taking place in both Melbourne and Sydney in 2024.

Now in its third year, Commbank SmallBiz Week is a must-attend event for small and large businesses alike. Attracting thousands of visitors across three days, the event brings together B2B suppliers from a diverse range of industries with small business owners and leaders. Whether you’re in the market to buy or sell, Commbank SmallBiz Week is the only event of its kind on the business calendar.

Vinexpo Asia is the region's flagship event for the wine and spirits industries, connecting producers from wine producing countries around the world with decision-makers in growth markets over three days.

This industry event is dedicated to ESG, food waste, and sustainable packaging innovations - supporting the WA food and beverage sector’s transition to a circular economy. Early bird passes are available for sale until 30 April.

June

Australia’s leading business expo for natural and healthy products, Naturally Good, is returning on 2-4 June at the Sydney International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. Visitor registrations are now open.   

This course will provide participants with necessary skills to design a safe and commercially viable thermal schedule for the processing of low-acid food products in hermetically sealed packaging.

The June long weekend festival is certainly one not to be missed. The full festival program features premium tastings, live entertainment, and unique sensory cellar door experiences from 16 of our region’s wineries.

How can certainty be built into the food and beverage industry and new growth drivers found? With the theme "Unbox the Future", Food & Beverage Innovation Forum (FB!F2024) will explore category innovation, technology empowerment, channel revolution, and many other topics.