Fine Food Queensland freshens up for 2016

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The Sunshine State’s biggest food trade event is returning in April with a fresh face and a line-up designed to cater to the Queensland market and the businesses within it.

As a result of extensive research by organisers Diversified Communications, the show will be reinvigorated in 2016 with a key focus on areas of most importance to those in Queensland’s food industry.

Event Director Minnie Constan says that by providing access to both local and national experts, new products and innovations, the 2016 event has been designed to maximise opportunities for businesses to do business on the show floor, as well as stay ahead of industry trends from around the state, country and the world.

“We’ve listened to what people want from this show, and we’ve reinvigorated it as a result,” she said. “The show has a fresh feel, which is a perfect match for our focus on fresh, healthy food and eating. From direct access to the state’s best growers at Fresh Produce Lane to the experts at Talking Food Stage, who will be translating international trends into Queensland’s needs, Fine Food Queensland provides access to all facets of the industry under one roof.”

Highlights of the Talking Food session will include:

  • Property aspects of independent retailers: With independent retailers making up just 20 per cent of the market, how do you guarantee that your venture will be prosperous? Hear from successful independent retailers about how they deal with the supermarket giants.
  • Loyalty programs – what’s the point? Directivity CEO and founder Adam Posner will share insights, tips and traps to avoid when making a loyalty program a valuable business growth strategy. •Big data and technology applications – why they are critical to business success: This session will explore using technology in real time for procurement, logistics, and to minimise waste. It will also touch on how data and technology can improve your customer service and offering through harnessing customer feedback, and how to use social media as an acquisition source.
  • Coffee – liquid gold: Coffee economist Wayne Fowler will discuss trends and how the variable price of coffee impacts your return on investment.
  • How to increase your online social profile – top trends across Australia: Learn how to respond to negative feedback to increase your online social profile and attract and retain customers from the best in the business Fine Food Queensland is strictly a trade-only event, catering for Queensland’s burgeoning foodservice, hospitality and food retail industries. The show brings together more than 200 exhibitors and 5,000 visitors to do business, and to celebrate new ideas and innovation in the food industry. Featuring the latest products and equipment, Fine Food Queensland also offers a comprehensive program of educational sessions and business discussions.

When: April 10-12, 2016, Sunday and Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday 10am-3pm.
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Registration: register.finefoodqueensland.com.au/ FINEFOOD16B/index.php

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