Key Expo and Event dates for 2018

There is a huge year ahead filled with some big events and great trade expos that would not only suit the most high class of foodie but also benefit your business.  We have compiled a list of just some of the top ones that are happening this year so you can mark them down in you calendar and be sure not to miss an event that could be perfect for you or your business.

We have seperated them by state to make it easier

Queensland 


New South Wales 


Victoria 


Western Australia


South Australia 


Northern Territory 


 

Queensland

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
4-15 April

Location: Gold Coast Region

Well this one has been building for a while and is set to be a massive boom for the area! With the visitors estimated in the hundreds of thousands there will be a definite boom for all kinds of businesses during the time.

Noosa Internation Food and Wine Festival 
17-20 May 

Location: Noosa and surrounding suburbs

One for the locals! This event just grows and grows in size and popularity every year.  Celebrating all things food and wine in one of the most picturesque locations on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa, you will find numerous events held in Noosa and special dinner events at numerous Restaurants over the Sunshine Coast.

Food & Hospitality Queensland 
27-29 May 

Location: Brisbane Convention and exhibition Centre

A new event to hit the Queensland scene, this expo is set to showcase the latest food, drink and equipment products for your business.  The perfect place for businesses that are in the cafe, restuarant, hotel, commercial kitchen, supermarket, resort or club industry.  You will be able to meet suppliers and discover new ideas for your venue.

Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival 
31 May-3 June

Location: Gold Coast Region

The third annual Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival set to explore the evolution of the city’s culinary landscape.  With over 30 events running during the festival there will be plenty of choice for every type of foodie imaginable.

Good Food Month - Brisbane 

1-31 July 

Location: Brisbane

Brisbane will transform into the belly of the beast as Good Food Month presented by Citi returns with a staggering program in July, 2018.

July will be bursting at the seams with Good Food Month’s packed program of foodie events. Returning to Southbank from July 25 – August 5 is the crowd favourite Night Noodle Markets.

Brisbane Food and Wine Expo

20-22 July

Location: Brisbane showgrounds

The food and wine expo tours around Australia with 3 jam packed days of gourmet food, wine and celebrity chefs.  Visitors here will be able to enjoy tastings from many different exhibitors, cooking demonstations and so much more.

Franchising and Business opportunities Expo
21-22 July 

Location: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo gives you a chance to see how easy it is to get into your own business. Come along and enjoy free seminars and advice from the experts. Plus you can meet and compare around 80 different franchise and business systems.

Good Food and Wine Show 
26-28 October

Location; Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

At the Good Food and Wine Show, visitors will be treated to a fun day out where they can discover new foods, new wines and latest products. With hundreds of local and international exhibitors, your new favourite food and drinks are only a sample away.


New South Wales 

 

Fantastic Food + Drink Show 
29-30 April 

Location: International Convention Centre Sydney

Fantastic Food+Drink is the only trade show in Australia 100% dedicated to specialty and fancy foods, ingredients and beverages. Discover hundreds of new and tasty innovations from local and regional food makers, purveyors, importers and entrepreneurs who bring passion and pride to the foods they produce and sell.

Naturally Good Expo 
29-30 April

Location: International Convention Centre Sydney
This event is a total business event that is 100% devoted to all things healthy, organic and natural.  As an event that is only open to business owners, it is the perfect place to meet suppliers and see new brands and food trends that you can incorporate into your store or venue.

Foodservice Australia 
27-29 May 

Location: International Convention Centre Sydney

This expo presents the latest food, drink and equipment for the hospitality industry.  It is a great opportunity for business owners to come along and meet over 300 exhibitors and attend special events including Chef of the Year, National Restaurant Conference and many more.

The Drinks Industry Show 
18-18 June

Location: Dockside Group

The Drinks Industry Show is Australia’s leading trade-only annual gathering, promoting new and high quality alcohol brands to discerning on and off premise buyers. As a qualified buyer, you can look forward to sampling a range of leading products that can benefit your business, gathering invaluable market insight from industry leading speakers and comparing the very latest products through a series of intimate category tastings.

Good Food and Wine Show 
22-24 June

Location: Sydney Internation Convention Centre

At the Good Food and Wine Show, visitors will be treated to a fun day out where they can discover new foods, new wines and latest products. With hundreds of local and international exhibitors, your new favourite food and drinks are only a sample away.

Novacancy Accommodation Business Expo 
17-18 July 

Location: International Convention Centre Sydney

NoVacancy is the NEW Accommodation Business Expo – Australia’s largest and most comprehensive business event for those who own, run and market hotels, motels, serviced apartments and other accommodation properties across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Food and Wine Expo Newcastle 
August TBA

Location: Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Enjoy FREE tastings and samples from over 80 gourmet exhibitors inside the show. Businesses in all areas of food, wines, homewares and kitchenware come together to show you the latest products and ideas for you to try at home.

Australasian Gaming Expo 2018
14-16 August

Location: International Convention Centre Sydney

Established in 1990, the Australasian Gaming Expo is the world's third-largest casino gaming equipment trade show.  Featuring over 200 exhibitors across 19000 square metres of exhibition space, the Australasian Gaming Expo is the biggest event of its type in Australia.

Good Food Month
1 - 31 October

Location: Sydney

Enjoy a series of bespoke food experiences including delicious fine-dining lunches and dinners or maybe our crowd-favourite, Night Noodle Markets is more your style with its free, family-friendly outdoor hawker style atmosphere. Eating, writing, cooking: it doesn’t matter what side of the fork you’re on, there’s no better time to be in food in Australia.


Victoria 

 

Melbourne International Coffee Expo
22-24 March 

Location: Melbourne Showgrounds

This is one of the biggest coffee events and attracts around 10,000 baristas, cafe owners, roasters, service providers, equipment and so much more.

Good beer Week 
11-20 May

Location: Melbourne Region

In just eight years, it has grown from the spark of an idea to a global festival made up of more than 300 diverse and innovative events across Melbourne and Victoria that attracts seventy five thousand attendees from across Australia and overseas.

The Good Food and Wine Show 
1-3 June

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

At the Good Food and Wine Show, visitors will be treated to a fun day out where they can discover new foods, new wines and latest products. With hundreds of local and international exhibitors, your new favourite food and drinks are only a sample away.

Good Food Month 
1-30 June

Location: Melbourne Region

Enjoy a series of bespoke food experiences including delicious fine-dining lunches and dinners or maybe our crowd-favourite, Night Noodle Markets is more your style with its free, family-friendly outdoor hawker style atmosphere. Eating, writing, cooking: it doesn’t matter what side of the fork you’re on, there’s no better time to be in food in Australia.

Fine Food Australia
10-13 September

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

With over 33 years’ experience in the food industry, Fine Food Australia is a leader in all things foodservice and hospitality. The event is a showcase of the latest products, an unveiling of new ideas, and a demonstration of new techniques by food industry leaders.

Commercial Drinks Show
10-12 September 

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Commercial Drinks is dedicated to professionals within the on-premise liquor industry, showcasing top craft and artisan beer, wine and spirits. Australian consumers demand drinks of high quality, and businesses must respond by continually diversifying their drinks list to incorporate premium labels and ingredients, and that point of difference.

Western Australia 

Good Food Month 
1-31 March 

Location: Perth Region

Enjoy a series of bespoke food experiences including delicious fine-dining lunches and dinners or maybe our crowd-favourite, Night Noodle Markets is more your style with its free, family-friendly outdoor hawker style atmosphere. Eating, writing, cooking: it doesn’t matter what side of the fork you’re on, there’s no better time to be in food in Australia.

Franchising and Business Opportunities Exp
7 May 

Location: Crown Perth

The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo gives you a chance to see how easy it is to get into your own business. Come along and enjoy free seminars and advice from the experts. Plus you can meet and compare around 100 different franchise and business systems.

Good Food and Wine Show 
24-26 August 

Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Good food and good wine is nothing without good company to share it with, and this year the Good Food & Wine Show, presented by Citi, is excited to again offer an exciting line-up of features to discover, taste, share and enjoy.

South Australia 

Tasting Australia 
13-22 April 

Location: Adelaide and the State

Tasting Australia is a journey of South Australia’s produce from paddock to plate.  Tasting Australia is where foodies come to discover what’s new on the menu.

Taste of the Best
28 Septemeber

Location: Adelaide Showgrounds

Love wine?

Pour your own tastings from a selection of over 2,500 new-release vintages and award-winning wines entered in the 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

Northern Territory 

Darwin Festival 
9-26 August 
Location: Darwin

Darwin Festival is an 18-day celebration of music, theatre, visual art, dance, cabaret and more in the beautiful tropical city of Darwin.  Enjoy the festive atmosphere, delicious food and drink stalls, and free performances at the heart of the arts - Festival Park - and various venues across Darwin, as the Festival activates the city every August.