FBI expands hospitality

Sometimes it’s all about who you know and a great example of the power of connections is FBI, the Queensland Food and Beverage Industry (QLD FBI).

QLD FBI is an independent organisation created by chef, restaurateur, business owner and industry identity, Martin Duncan. It aims to provide opportunities for like-minded professionals and encourage beneficial business relationships. The organisation generates events within the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast regions which provide attendees the opportunity to get together, meet, network, share information and resources in a relaxed, fun environment.

The ongoing philosophy of the QLD FBI is that strong industry relationships encourage professionalism and stability which provides longevity for businesses. Great things can happen over a beverage and conversation.

I've attended many FBI events and can only agree that the sharing and contacts have been more than worthwhile.  Many of my media colleagues also attend.

Martin Duncan is relaunching the FBI website at an industry event on Monday 30 November 2009, at Merlo Coffee headquarters in Bowen Hills.

www.qldfbi.com.au will provide free information to the public as well as value added membership content including contact databases, tips from industry experts, online advice, industry news, event calendar listings and downloadable educational recourses specific to the industry.

QLD FBI is run as a membership association and membership fees are $200 per annum. To
celebrate the website re-launch memberships are being offered at a discounted price of $150/annum with payment not required until February 2010.

The people who can most benefit from this organisation are restaurant and café owners, managers and staff, chefs, local producers, suppliers and beverage representatives, media and Government departments.

The website re-launch event is an opportunity to meet some key people in the industry and to learn more about what QLD FBI has to offer. If you’d like to attend the launch RSVP to 07 3262 3077