The Central Coast Industry Festival will be the largest industry event on the Central Coast for manufacturers and agricultural production companies. The Festival is organised by Central Coast Industry Connect (CCIC) and will be held at Mingara from 22 August to 3 September 2022, featuring a 3-day industry expo on 1 to 3 September 2022.

The manufacturing and agricultural industry has been affected by many disruptions over the past few years such as natural disasters (bushfires, floods) and of course, the COVID pandemic. There has also been skill shortages and rising costs of materials. The Central Coast Industry Festival has been designed to assist businesses in building resilience against these unprecedented events.

The Festival will feature many exciting key note presentations and 9 capability-building workshops which present great opportunities to network with your wider industry colleagues.

CCIC Executive Director Frank Sammut said, “The Central Coast Industry Festival is an important event for the region. When I look at the future of manufacturing, I see the importance of being able to engage parents and students to educate them on the opportunities manufacturing presents, the level of technology employed and the variety of jobs available. For the sectors involved, the festival will provide the opportunity to learn about each other, cultivate new business opportunities and learn about best practice activities to build business strength and resilience.”

The festival will feature over 50 exhibitors such as Six Strings Brewing Co, TrendPac, EastCoast Beverages, Herbie’s Spices, Arc Ento Tech, SpotGo, BioAction, Sara Lee and McConaghy Australia.


Workshops are free to businesses within the manufacturing and agricultural production sectors. These sessions are designed for CEOs, senior managers, business owners and regional stakeholders. They feature immersive learning experiences designed to challenge you and, at a minimum, shift your perspective about work, business and life challenges. Learning experiences are immediately useful and easy to apply directly back in your workplace.

3-Day Expo

Thursday 1 September | Industry visitors

Friday 2 September | Industry visitors + Students from local schools will be invited to attend to discover future career pathways

Saturday 3 September | Industry visitors  + Open to the wider Central Coast Community

For further information

Head to the Central Coast Industry Expo Website or Instagram, or email the event organisers at