North Port Events has won 'Best New Zealand Show' for the
third year running at the Exhibition and Event Association of
Australasia's (EEAA) 2010 Awards for Excellence - this time for its
newest show, Fine Food New Zealand.
Fine Food New Zealand also picked up the award for Best New Show
at the gala industry event held in the Melbourne Convention and
Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 30 November 2010.
Meanwhile, The Food Show Auckland, last year's winner in the
'Best Consumer Show Under 10,000m2' category, was named as a
finalist in the same category but was beaten by The Baby Show
"Winning these awards is a very big deal and serves to
underscore what a massive success the very first Fine Food New
Zealand has been," says Dona White, CEO of North Port Events.
Launched in 2010, Fine Food New Zealand is the only fully
comprehensive, international trade exhibition for the New Zealand
food service, food retail, and hospitality industries. A 'sister
event' to the highly successful Fine Food Australia shows, run by
Diversified Exhibitions Australia, the inaugural Fine Food New
Zealand event exceeded expected visitor numbers by 15% and drew a
constant stream of praise from all corners of the industry.
"Winning Best New Show and Best New Zealand Show are
particularly great accolades for us because it confirms we made the
right call in providing the New Zealand food service and
hospitality industries with an event that they're proud to support
in huge numbers," says Dona White.
"I'd like to pay tribute to Diversified Exhibitions Australia,
who had the foresight to partner with us to bring the Fine Food
concept to New Zealand and helped us make the show the runaway
success it has been.
"We're now looking forward to the next Fine Food New Zealand
show in 2012 - and to make it even bigger and better than it was in