The 2024 Asia Pacific Fuel Industry Forum (APFI24) returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, bigger, better and smarter with the addition of the inaugural C360 Expo. The three-day program commences on Monday 23 September 2024 and concludes with the Australian Fuel and Convenience Awards Gala Dinner on the night of Wednesday 25 September 2024.

“The addition of the C360 Expo brings an exciting new dimension to the APFI Forum, providing a show case of new developments in Food & Beverage, café-style hospitality products and services, new innovations in P&C retail”, said ACAPMA CEO Mark McKenzie.

“ACAPMAs long term media and retail partner, Convenience World, is delivering the new C360 Expo while ACAPMA will remain focussed on the delivery of the APFIF Conference itself, with a view to ensuring that every delegate walks away with valuable insights into the factors continue to reshape the Australian P&C market”, added Mark.

APFI24 is essentially three events in one, with the three-day Convenience Industry Expo designed to complement the activities of the traditional two-day APFI Conference and both capped with the industry Awards Gala the Australian Fuel and Convenience Awards (AFCA).

Each element of APFI24 can be summarised as follows:

  • C360 Expo
    Monday 23 September 2024 and Wednesday 25 September 2024:

    This event bumps in on the Sunday 22 September 2024 and comprises two elements.The first is the Food and Beverage Expo which is in an outdoor area that will be utilised throughout the three days for food and beverage sampling but will also form the basis of the APFI Food Fair element on the night of Tuesday 24 September 2024.The second is the Innovation Expo which provides an opportunity to showcase energy, hospitality, and retail innovations for the Australian P&C Sector.

    The Expo will be ticketed, with the broader Australian Convenience stakeholders (fuel convenience and non fuel convenience businesses) able to visit the stands and engage with exhibitors free of charge after registering online or onsite.

 

  • APFI Conference and APFI Business Stands
    Tuesday 24 September 2024 and Wednesday 25 September 2024:

    This event is the annual industry conference run by ACAPMA.  In 2023 the APFI  attracted 350 delegates, the industry leaders, owners and decision makers of fuel wholesale and P&C businesses.The event opens with a Welcome BBQ on Monday 23 September 2024, includes a detailed high level conference program designed to deliver a knowledge dividend to delegates.Attendance also includes the APFI Food Fair on the night of Tuesday 24 September where the C360 Expo exhibitors will provide food and beverage for the Festival supported by ‘street-style’ entertainment in a relaxed setting, as well as attendance to the Awards Gala Dinner on Wednesday 25 September.

    As in previous years delegates can purchase their ticket to attend the APFI conference and social events.

 

  • Australian Fuel and Convenience Awards Dinner
    Wednesday 25 September 2024:This premier industry Awards dinner will run in 2024 following its inaugural launch in 2023.The AFC Awards Dinner serves the dual function of being the Gala Dinner for APFI24 as well as a formal event to recognise those businesses that are making a positive contribution to the Australian Fuel industry.

    Last year’s event was attended by 450 guests and this year’s event has been developed for up to 800 industry delegates.

    Stand alone individual and table tickets for the AFC Awards Dinner are available.

    Further Further details of these Awards can be found at; https://apfiforum.com/afc-awards

 

In addition to the three primary elements of the event, provision has been made for a small number of organisations to convene their own half-day event on Monday 23rd of September 2024 – the first day of APFI24.

These Industry Days have been designed to allow host organisations (i.e. fuel networks, sponsors and other parties) to take advantage of the fact that APFIF brings industry participants together in one place, providing the opportunity for these organisations with their chosen selection of delegates (20 to 120 delegates) prior to the commencement of the conference proper.

 

3 Days of Learning, Celebrating and Recognition

A summary of the three-day program is provided below.

 

“Given the multi-faceted nature of this event, ACAPMA has engaged the Convenience World team to assist with the delivery of APFI24”, said ACAPMA CEO Mark McKenzie.

“This has allowed our two organisations to combine forces to provide a sophisticated marketing campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the event amongst multiple industry segments and incorporate formal advertising elements for our sponsors and partners in advance of the event”, said Mark.

“The scale of investment in this event also means that we are able to take advantage of modern ticketing and CRM technology that will assist us in providing more useful delegate information to all of our sponsors and exhibitors”, added Mark.

Put simply, the 2024 Asia Pacific Fuel Industry Forum will be bigger, better and smarter, with a variety of elements that are specifically targeted to the specific needs of the different business segments that operate within the Australian Convenience Industry.

“Delegates will be able to hear from authoritative speakers on the latest trends shaping our industry as well as gain insights about the latest developments in Food & Beverage Offerings, fuel industry innovations, Convenience store innovations, and low carbon mobility – all in the one convenient location on Brisbane’s beautiful Southbank precinct”, concluded Mark.

 

Want more information about the 2024 Event?

Sponsors & Exhibitors:

Delegates:

  • Information about the event will be updated on a progressive basis, including the details of the final Conference Program which will be extensively advertised in Convenience World and via direct email marketing
  • Delegate registrations will open in early April 2024
  • Delegates should continue to look for updates at the event website https://apfiforum.com/  and in the monthly Convenience World publication and can register for event updates at https://apfiforum.com/contact/

Australian Fuel & Convenience Industry Awards (AFCA):

  • Applications for the 2024 AFCA’s opened in December 2023
  • Applications will formally close at COB (WA time) on Friday 3 May 2024
  • Information for about the Awards, including downloadable application forms, can be found at https://apfiforum.com/afc-awards

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