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.

It will be held over two weeks from 22nd August – 3rd September 2022, and will include free capability building workshops, guest speaker sessions and a 3-day Industry Expo.

The Central Coast Industry Festival is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and New South Wales Government under their Disaster Recovery funding arrangements.

What is the Industry Expo

Held on the final three days of the Central Coast Industry Festival from Thurs 1st Sept to Sat 3rd Sept, 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 and Sydney.

In addition to industry visitors attending each of the 3 days, on Day 2 (Fri 2nd Sept) students from local schools will be invited to attend the Expo to explore vocation and career pathways in manufacturing and on Day 3 (Sat 3rd Sept) the Expo will be open to the wider Central Coast community.

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 2022 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
  • 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
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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 NO COST for manufacturers or food production businesses to exhibit in the Central Coast Industry Festival Expo.


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 Event Organiser 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
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.


Ananda Food

Arc Ento Tech Ltd

Baltimore Aircoil Pty Ltd

Bib'n Brace

Bioaction Pty Ltd

Broken Bay Pearl Farm (Pearls of Australia)

Central Coast Sustainability Association


Crate Day


Duff's Ice Cream

Eastcoast Beverages

Fairhaven CoPack

Firescreek Botanical Winery



Herbies Spices

Little Creek Cheese

Loughlin Furniture

McConaughey Yachts

Mullane Trenchless Pipeline Solutions

National Australia Bank

Open Shutters

Phoenix Packaging

PRD Print



Reptile Park Sommersby

Sara Lee Holdings Pty Ltd


Spot Go



TXM Lean Solutions

University of Newcastle


Zentient Culture