“Support from industry for this event has been overwhelming and we have been working really hard to make it happen, but recent outbreaks and the lack of clarity around border openings has simply made it impossible to commit to this year,” explains Event Director, Tim Collett.
The show’s new time is 27-29 June 2021 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The floorplan and special events such as the National Restaurant Conference, Aged Care Catering Summit, Café School and Chef of the Year will all move to the new dates.
“We considered staying in Sydney, but this is a national show and has always alternated,” says Mr Collett.
“It was important to allow enough time for the restrictions to pass and for everyone to plan. We looked at all the options but think this is the best outcome for the industry.”
While participants have expressed their disappointment for the shows postponement, they have also made clear that it will be best for the industry.
“It is a great shame the exhibition and restaurant conference cannot run this year, but we are committed to these events and will be working with the organisers to make them bigger and better next time,” says Wes Lambert from Restaurant & Catering.
Visitors and competitors will need to register again for the new dates. Exhibitors will all be contacted to confirm new arrangements.
For more information, please visit the website at foodserviceaustralia.com.au, or call the team on 03 9999 5460.