What is the central coast Industry Festival?

The Central Coast Industry Festival is designed to support Central Coast-based businesses involved in the manufacturing and food production sectors to rebound from the impacts of bushfires and COVID-19 and build resilience against future disruption.

The 2024 Central Coast industry Festival is pleased to have Investment NSW as a major sponsor for the event.

What is the Industry Expo

Held over two days, the Central Coast Industry Festival will run from 6th March to 7th March 2024. The Industry Expo provides an exciting opportunity for local manufacturers and food producers to showcase their businesses, products and brands to industry visitors from the local region, Hunter and Sydney.

In addition to industry visitors attending, the Expo will be open to the wider Central Coast community and local schools and universities.

Who can be an

Expo Exhibitor?

Preference will be given to Central Coast-based businesses in the manufacturing and food production sectors

Manufacturing businesses or relevant suppliers from neighbouring regions also welcome

Professional services organisations that support local manufacturing and food production businesses many also apply

The venue has limited capacity so applicants may be waitlisted pending availability of exhibition spaces. Not all applicants may be able to exhibit at the 2024 event.

Why Exhibit At the Expo?

  • Raise your business profile
  • Promote your brands and products
  • Connect with industry peers face to face
  • Inspire and educate your market
  • Launch new products
  • At our first festival in 2022 the expo attracted over 700 visitors with 85% of Exhibitors saying they made new business leads and collaborations.
  • Find new customers, suppliers or collaborators
  • Promote sustainability, circular economy or other initiatives which benefit our environment or communities
  • Promote training or employment pathway initiative and attract talent

Cost for exhibitors (includes display area, choice of three types) for two days. Trestle only and Open space (outdoors) are limited.


  • Booth and trestle Cost - $528
  • Trestle only - $268
  • Open space only $218
  • Financial sponsors free
  • Partner members 50% discount
  • Members 15% discount
  • Non Members full price.

See our current list of 2024 exhibitors here.

See a map of the 2024 Expo floor here.

Video Highlights from 2022

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How to apply to be
an expo Exhibitor?

Businesses should complete the Expression of Interest Form below.

How much does it cost
to be an expo Exhibitor?

There is a cost for manufacturers or food production businesses to exhibit in the Central Coast Industry Festival Expo. To find out more please fill out the form below.


Site Plan

  • Exhibition Stand
  • Information Booth
  • Bathrooms
  • Coffee & Drinks
  • Entry
  • Emergency Exits

Exhibition Suppliers

Key Dates

1st April 2022 Applications for Exhibitors Opens
8th July 2022 Successful applicants will begin to be notified
22nd August 2022 Festival Commences
1st September 2022 Industry Expo Opens
3rd September 2022 Expo and Festival Concludes

Key Event Information

Industry Expo Opening Hours
Thursday 1st September 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 2nd September 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 3rd September 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm
Industry Expo Venue
Mingara Recreational Club 12-14 Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi, New South Wales, 2261


Please contact the Amy Scurr-Smith via admin@centralcoastindustryconnect.com.au

Businesses interested in Sponsorship of the Event Organiser, Central Coast Industry Connect can learn more centralcoastindustryfestival.com.au/sponsors


Businesses interested in the exhibiting at the Industry Expo should complete the application below.

Please confirm that you have a current Business Public Liability Insurance policy with cover up to $20M

Blank sites are limited and must be pre-booked
I understand that preference will be given to applications from Central Coast-based manufacturers and agricultural producers and that due to capacity constraints at the Expo venue, I may be waitlisted and / or my application may be unsuccessful. Once your EOI has been accepted we will issue you a 30-day invoice in full for your site hire to confirm your booking.


3D APAC/Food Hub

Ananda Food

Arc Ento Tech Ltd

Aussie Ark

Baltimore Aircoil Pty Ltd

Bara Barang

Bib'n Brace

Bioaction Pty Ltd

Broken Bay Pearl Farm (Pearls of Australia)

Central Coast Industry Connect / Food Hub

Central Coast Makers Trail

Central Coast Sustainability Association


COAST Publishing

Crate Day


Duff's Ice Cream

Eastcoast Beverages

Fairhaven CoPack

Feedback Organic

Firescreek Botanical Winery



Herbies Spices

iQ Renew

Little Creek Cheese

Loughlin Furniture

McConaghy Boats


National Australia Bank

Open Shutters

Phoenix Packaging

PRD Print


Quality Global Systems

Rarekind People Pty Limited

Resilience NSW

Rosewood Research

Sanitarium Health Food Company

Sara Lee Holdings Pty Ltd

Six String Brewing Co

Social Futures

Spiralz Fermented Foods

Spot Go


Training Services


TXM Lean Solutions

University of Newcastle

Vegetali Foods Pty Ltd


Zentient Culture