Why did Fine Food Sydney, March 2022 get cancelled?
Due to the current economic and health challenges facing New South Wales and Australia, we have made the decision to cancel Fine Food Sydney, 8 – 11 March ICC Sydney. The Melbourne event will still run 5-8 September 2022, MCEC as planned.
Things change rapidly in this new world and the current COVID-19 Omicron outbreak is creating new challenges for hospitality businesses. Fine Food would be permitted to run under current NSW government regulations, but when we consider current market conditions, we believe it would be challenging to proceed with the same high-quality event you have come to expect from us.
We always aim to ensure all our stakeholders thrive under the best conditions possible to receive the highest ROI possible. Given the change in circumstances, this is now best done by focusing on one large scale event in September 2022 and a return to Sydney in 2023. We’re confident that Fine Food Melbourne 5 – 8 September 2022 will be more integral to creating new opportunities for your business than ever before.
The Fine Food team remains grateful for the support and understanding of the industry as we continue to navigate these extraordinary times.
I am an exhibitor and/or sponsor of the March 2022 event, what are my next steps?
If they haven’t already, your Client Manager will call you directly in the coming days with options to ensure your investment in Fine Food provides you with the best business outcomes in 2022 and beyond.
I had registered and purchased a ticket to the Industry Breakfast function, how can I get a refund?
Our team is working through issuing refunds for any tickets purchased. If you have not yet received contact and/or a refund, please bear with us over the coming days and we will be in touch.
When is the next Fine Food?
The next Fine Food will run 5 – 8 September at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.
What is Fine Food Australia?
Fine Food Australia is the country’s largest trade exhibition for the foodservice, hospitality and retail industries. The event presents new and innovative products from around Australia and internationally, as well as live demonstrations, masterclasses and industry recognised competitions. The show runs every year and alternates between Sydney and Melbourne.
When can I register to attend Fine Food Australia?
Registration for Fine Food Melbourne at the MCEC 5-8 September 2022 will open in mid 2022.
When and where is Fine Food Australia?
What are the entry requirements?
We follow advice from the State Government and operate under our venue protocols for our attendance guidelines. For the most current information regarding vaccination status and entry to the venue, please read the MCEC VenueSafe Plan.
Should the Government or venue guidelines change around health advice and vaccination status, we will continue to operate and follow the recommended guidelines. We advise visitors to check the guidelines prior to attending.
Irrespective of the current situation and for the foreseeable future, we will continue our duty of care to all our attendees and customers and will continue to implement the additional health and safety and cleaning measures at all of our events.
How is Fine Food preparing to be a COVID safe event?
The Fine Food Australia team is dedicated to ensuring all attendees can conduct business in a COVIDSafe environment as we prepare for the event.
See the ways we are preparing to be a COVID safe event here.
Who can attend?
Fine Food Australia is a trade only event for professionals working in the foodservice, hospitality and retail 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.
How can I attend Fine Food Australia? Is it free?
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 $35 door charge.
Online registration for the event 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.
Can I register my colleagues too?
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.
Can international visitors attend Fine Food Australia?
We are monitoring the status of the Australian international border closely in regards to international visitors attending this year. As it stands, the border remains closed. Should this change prior to March 2022, we look forward to welcoming international visitors.
We recommend you also monitor the Australian border regulations to inform your business travel this year.
All international visitors need to apply for a business visa. The passport which you hold will determine whether you can apply online, or if you need to lodge a paper-based application. Before lodging any application please take note of any travel restrictions that may apply.
Applications need to be made well in advance at the Australian Embassy in your country or in some cases can be made online. For more information visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
Please note that the organisers DO NOT provide visa invitation letters to international visitors.
What is Hospitality Unites?
Hospitality Unites is an initiative of Fine Food Australia dedicated to uniting and supporting the hospitality industry. Delivering connections, conversations, and meaningful business advice and education for whatever stage of recovery your business may be in across the country.
In June 2021 the industry united online with other creators, learners, leaders and friends at our Virtual Summit. Over 2 days we discussed, shared experiences and celebrated the future of foodservice and the hard work put in across the industry in the year that was, and beyond.
What do I do if someone tries to sell me the Fine Food Australia databases and visitor lists?
This is a scam and you should ignore them. Fine Food Australia operates under strict data privacy laws, and we do not share our visitor or any other internal data with unauthorised third parties.
Any communication you may receive offering you to rent/buy or download our visitor or exhibitor contacts is a scam and should be deleted. We are currently exploring legal avenues to shut down these practices.
Can you tell me who is exhibiting?
The exhibitor directory will be available in 2022.
Can students attend?
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 is a business event. Exhibitors are present to engage in business conversations. Please be considerate of their time and of any promotional material available.
Can I bring my children with me?
As this is a business event for those people working in the foodservice, hospitality and retail 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.
Will I need to bring identification with me?
Yes. Proof of industry involvement may be requested at the registration counters or at 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.