Foodpro will now take place from 25 to 28 July 2021 at the Sydney Showground Sydney Olympic Park. The food manufacturing and processing expo was to take place in late July 2020, but was postponed due to government legislation on social distancing and travel restrictions.

A statement from foodpro’s organisers said, “We have been committed to finding a solution to deliver an event to ensure business continuity to the food manufacturing and processing industry. Our continued aim is to provide a platform for the industry to grow, learn and conduct business safely, and with limited Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre availability we believe temporarily relocating 2021 to the Sydney Showground is in the best interests of our community.”

“For more than 50 years foodpro has been bringing together the food manufacturing and processing industry and has established a strong community of exhibitors, partners and visitors that are at the forefront of the brand. We will look to adapt and introduce new opportunities for connection over the coming months bringing together suppliers and buyers in the industry.

“foodpro will return to its scheduled rotation in 2023, in the meantime we look forward to foodpro 2021 providing a platform for you to re-establish ties with each other and uniting the industry towards a more sustainable world.”

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