• Wine flowed along with conversation at the APPMA Adelaide Member Dinner at Penfold's Magill Estate.
    Wine flowed along with conversation at the APPMA Adelaide Member Dinner at Penfold's Magill Estate.
  • (L-R) Audra Annakin and Nathan Wardell, Packserv Australia with  Mark Dingley, Matthews Australasia and APPMA chair
    (L-R) Audra Annakin and Nathan Wardell, Packserv Australia with Mark Dingley, Matthews Australasia and APPMA chair
  • (L-R) Jon Perry, ETF; Phil Biggs and Hun Goh, Foodmach; and Ellie Ford.
    (L-R) Jon Perry, ETF; Phil Biggs and Hun Goh, Foodmach; and Ellie Ford.
  • Carla Violante, Rene Rose, and Kristly Bartlett of Postiv PR, with James Allen of HMPS.
    Carla Violante, Rene Rose, and Kristly Bartlett of Postiv PR, with James Allen of HMPS.
  • Wine and conversation flowed: a great time was had by all.
    Wine and conversation flowed: a great time was had by all.
  • (L-R) Brianna Cameron, HMPS; Peter Bradbury, ABB; David Crossley and John Kaplan, SICK.
    (L-R) Brianna Cameron, HMPS; Peter Bradbury, ABB; David Crossley and John Kaplan, SICK.
  • Kate Carter, Russel Chegwyn of AEI Insurance Broking Group and Jacqui Summerhill of Exhibitions & Trade Fairs.
    Kate Carter, Russel Chegwyn of AEI Insurance Broking Group and Jacqui Summerhill of Exhibitions & Trade Fairs.
  • (L-R) Alex Bucher, Ben Bonomi and Carissa Hurley of A& D Australia;
    (L-R) Alex Bucher, Ben Bonomi and Carissa Hurley of A& D Australia;
  • (L-R) Shane Arthur, HMPS; Samantha Saunders, HMPS; Tony Bowyer,   Automation Systems & Controls; Rob Winterbottom, Flexcam
    (L-R) Shane Arthur, HMPS; Samantha Saunders, HMPS; Tony Bowyer, Automation Systems & Controls; Rob Winterbottom, Flexcam
  • APPMA marketing and events manager Denni Egan, and APPEX sales manager Abby Ford, of ETF.
    APPMA marketing and events manager Denni Egan, and APPEX sales manager Abby Ford, of ETF.
  • (L-R) Scott Kemp, and David Kemp from Finlease with Audra Annakin and Nathan Wardell from Packserv Australia.
    (L-R) Scott Kemp, and David Kemp from Finlease with Audra Annakin and Nathan Wardell from Packserv Australia.
  • Lindy Hughson, Publisher, Yaffa Media, and Michael Moran, APPMA CEO.
    Lindy Hughson, Publisher, Yaffa Media, and Michael Moran, APPMA CEO.
  • APPMA sponsors Finlease, Natrio and AEI were thanked for their support of the association.
    APPMA sponsors Finlease, Natrio and AEI were thanked for their support of the association.
  • Penfolds: An iconic name in Australian wine.
    Penfolds: An iconic name in Australian wine.
  • The hallowed vaults where some old bottles of the famous Penfolds Grange is stored.
    The hallowed vaults where some old bottles of the famous Penfolds Grange is stored.
  • APPMA members gather round to hear the interesting story behind one of Australia's most famous wine brands.
    APPMA members gather round to hear the interesting story behind one of Australia's most famous wine brands.
  • Penfolds' underground cellar: A wonderful atmosphere, steeped in history.
    Penfolds' underground cellar: A wonderful atmosphere, steeped in history.
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APPMA hosted its final Member Dinner for 2023 at the iconic Penfolds Magill Estate, with the event drawing an 80-strong crowd, filling the venue to capacity.  

(Scroll through our gallery above to see the guests in the Penfolds surrounds).

The dinner and underground cellar tour at Penfolds in Adelaide was a spectacular way to round out the 2023 year for the industry's peak body for the packaging and processing industry. With 80 representatives from 28 APPMA member companies gathering to sample a range of Penfold's Cellar Reserve wines, the evening was both convivial and collegiate. Members enjoyed learning about the history of this heritage wine brand and tasting the results of the wine maker's labours.

APPMA members gather round to hear the interesting story behind one of Australia's most famous wine brands.
APPMA members gather round to hear the interesting story behind one of Australia's most famous wine brands.
APPMA marketing and events manager Denni Egan, and APPEX sales manager Abby Ford, of ETF.
APPMA marketing and events manager Denni Egan, and APPEX sales manager Abby Ford, of ETF.

Marketing and events manager for APPMA, Denni Egan, said: "With our previously held Adelaide Dinners only reaching a maximum of 53 people, this strong turnout is clearly a sign that APPMA members are becoming more engaged with their industry association, ahead of the largest event for the processing and packaging industry Australia has ever seen."

Over dinner attendees heard from APPMA chair Mark Dingley, as he spoke of the anticipation building up ahead of APPEX 2024 and the success it is shaping up to be, with Gala Dinner tickets selling fast, and the exhibition being over 95 per cent sold. 

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