Foodpro Prepares to Mark Golden Anniversary in Sydney

Foodpro, Australia’s biggest food manufacturing equipment and technology exhibition, will celebrate its 50th year this coming Sunday, as the four-day show run from July 16-19 in the new International Convention Centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

foodpro returns to sydney web 300Food manufacturing makes up 23% of Australia’s annual exports, and the nation’s food and agribusiness industry produced $53.9 billion of value-added products in 2014-15 alone. Since the exhibition’s inception in 1967, Foodpro has played an important role in the growth of the food processing, manufacturing and packaging industries and has contributed to the development and significance the industry has to Australia.

This 2017 edition, set to be the largest ever staged, promises to provide a good opportunity to connect, network and do business with industry peers. The event showcases products and innovations relevant to all aspects of the food manufacturing industry including: meat and seafood, value-added processing, beverages and dairy, and other quarters. It is considered to be a driving force behind the Australian food processing sector, with global leaders presenting their latest technology, services and ideas.

About the show explore discover 300Foodpro will feature four key precincts: food processing technology, food packaging, plant equipment and food technology. Access to new trends will be priority as well as insight into key issues facing the industry such as traceability, food safety and sustainability.

Among companies exhibiting at the show that will be of particular interest to those in the frozen food business are:

  • Air Liquide Australia Limited, Stand B62
  • BOC (a member of the Line Group), Stand A9
  • Cold Logic, Stand W29
  • John Bean Technologies (Australia and Thailand arms), Stand J22
  • PIGO Sr., Stand A27
  • Unitherm Food Systems, Stand E48
  • SchurStar Systems, Stand D61
  • Archer Daniels Midland, Stand X16
  • Austmont Food Processing Equipment, Stand G41
  • CPS-Contract Packaging Systems, Stand M48
  • Cuddon Freeze Dry, Stand B50
  • Heat & Control, Stand i41
  • Intralox, Stand i49
  • Key Technology, Stand E4
  • Marel Oceania, Stand i19
  • Mettler Toledo, Stand D50
  • Multivac Australia, Stand i30
  • Munters Pty Ltd, Stand P15
  • Newly Weds Foods Asia Pacific, Stand W26
  • Qingdao Haoyu Packaging Co. Ltd, Stand U51
  • Rexnord Australia, Stand O48
  • Sandvick Processing Systems, Stand H62
  • Sealed Air Corporation, Stand G30
  • Vemag Australia Ptd. Ltd, Stand G3

Education Sessions

Australia has a global reputation for high safety and quality standards. In order for food manufacturers to stay up to date they must be compliant and competitive, adapting to new technology and staying ahead of developments within the industry. With education a key focus for the show, Foodpro will provide answers and expertise with seminars covering a range of topics such as trends, insights and case studies geared to the national market. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts, engage in topical discussions and learn from peers.

Co-locating Convention

Foodpro 2017 will also host the annual AIFST (Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology) Convention. Over 400 delegates are expected to attend to hear about topics such as the future nutritional needs, technology driving innovation, regulations related to imports as well as a roundtable discussing financing innovation and growth in the food industry.

Registration information and other details are available by contacting the show organizer, Diversified Communications Australia: telephone 03 9261 4500; website: