FAQ’s

General

With over 1,000 exhibitors, and more than 20,000 visitors, Fine Food Australia is the countries largest trade exhibition for the foodservice, hospitality and retail industries. The event presents new and innovative products from around Australia and from over 45 countries internationally, as well as live demonstrations, masterclasses and industry recognised competitions.

 

The show runs every year and alternates between Sydney and Melbourne each September. For the first time in 2017, Fine Food Australia will be running alongside Commercial Drinks – Australia’s new event dedicated to the buying and selling of liquor for the on-premise industry.

Commercial Drinks is Australia’s new event dedicated to the buying and selling of liquor for the on-premise industry. It will bring around 3,000 qualified foodservice buyers looking to differentiate their drinks offer.

 

Commercial Drinks is co-located with Fine Food Australia, the country’s leading event for the foodservice industry, which consistently delivers 20,000 – 25,000+ buyers.

 

Visitor registrations for Fine Food Australia and Commercial Drinks will open soon.

Fine Food Australia and Commercial Drinks will be held in the Exhibition building at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour, from the 11 – 14 September 2017.

 

Fine Food Australia will be held across Level 1 and Level 4 of the Exhibition building and Commercial Drinks will be located on Level 1. Please take a look at our floor plan for more detail.

 

Opening Hours:
Monday 11 September 2017: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 12 September 2017: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 13 September 2017: 10am – 6pm
Thursday 14 September 2017: 10am – 4pm

Fine Food Australia and Commercial Drinks are trade only events for professionals working in the foodservice, hospitality, retail and liquor industries. As this is a business event for those people working in the industry, we ask visitors not to bring anyone under the age of 15 to the show. This is for their own safety as there is cooking equipment in operation on the show floor that could potentially pose a hazard to children. Proof of age and industry involvement may be requested at the door.

 

All visitors to Commercial Drinks must be over the age of 18 – proof of age and employment in the industry may be requested at the entry.

The easiest way to attend Fine Food Australia is to register online – by registering online you will be able to fast track your entry and save the $30 door charge.

 

If you would like to register for Commercial Drinks, you can do so via the Fine Food Australia registration form. During the registration process, there is a tick box that allows you to indicate your interest in attending Commercial Drinks.

 

Online registration for both events is free.

 

Once you register online, you will be sent an email confirmation with a barcode which you can use to print your entry badge onsite. Each visitor is required to complete an individual registration, in order to generate a personalised entry badge. Your badge will give you entry to Fine Food Australia on any of the days during show time.

 

Registrations will be open soon.

Yes, there is the option to register up to 5 additional colleagues during the registration process. Each visitor will receive a unique email confirmation to the email address provided. Registrations will be open soon.

Most visitors will require a Visa to enter Australia. Applications need to be made well in advance at the Australian Consulate in your own country or in some cases can be made online. It is not our company policy to provide invitation letters to visitors wishing to attend our shows. For more information on applying for a Visa visit the Department of Immigration website.

Please refer to the Exhibitor Directory for the most up to date list of exhibitors signed up.

Students enrolled at a tertiary level or registered apprentices may attend the show if they have the appropriate student identity card. All students will need to register online. Primary and Secondary school students will not be admitted, regardless of any courses they are studying.

 

Students must be mindful that Fine Food Australia and Commercial Drinks are business events. Exhibitors are present to engage in business conversations. Please be considerate of their time and of any promotional material available.

 

Please note, all visitors to Commercial Drinks must be over the age of 18 – proof of age and employment in the industry may be requested at the entry.

As this is a business event for those people working in the foodservice, hospitality, retail and industries and contractors servicing these industries, we ask visitors to not bring anyone under the age of 15 to the show.  This is for their own safety as there is cooking equipment in operation on the show floor that could potentially pose a hazard to children. Proof of age or industry involvement may be requested at the door.

 

Tertiary students with valid student ID will be admitted. Due to OH&S, prams, strollers and trolleys (ie shopping trolleys) are strictly not permitted at the event. Under no circumstances are any children permitted into the exhibition halls during the setting up and disassembling of the show.

 

Please note, all visitors to Commercial Drinks must be over the age of 18 – proof of age and employment in the industry may be requested at the entry.

Yes. Proof of industry involvement may be requested at the registration counters or the entrance, and can include:

A business card in your name; or
Employee verification on company letterhead; or
Evidence of membership of a relevant professional or industry association.

 

Visitors to Commercial Drinks must be over the age of 18, so proof of age may be requested at the entrance and can include:

A current Australian passport or other country’s passport; or
A current NSW, interstate or overseas driver or motor cycle driver licence (or interstate equivalent); or
An interstate Proof of Age Card.

To find out more about exhibiting at Fine Food Australia or Commercial Drinks, contact our Sales Team today.

Exhibitor badges can be ordered through the Online Exhibitor Manual. Please contact your stand coordinator for log in details.

 

If you require any assistance, please contact us.

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