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Ipex 2010 – great Australia New Zealand BBQ is on again!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009
By Print 21 Online Article

Good news for all those planning a visit to IPEX 2010, 18-25 May in Birmingham, UK. Print21 together with industry identity and columnist Andy McCourt are organising another night of good old Aussie-Kiwi hospitality at a fine English pub.

In fact, for the first time in five Ipex BBQs, we are returning to the recently refurbished Newbold Comyn Arms, Leamington Spa. Many readers will remember the great night there at Ipex 1998.

Our last Ipex Barbie at the Blue Boar Inn, Alcester, was a packed affair and maybe a little too far into the country from the NEC. Leamington Spa is close to the Ipex action and the Newbold Comyn Arms can cater for up to 200 people. Many ANZ visitors actually stay in Leamington Spa or in nearby Warwick.

As usual, there will be music and entertainment and coaches laid on to major hotel towns. All this is made possible with the generous support of industry supplier sponsors, several of whom have already committed to the 2010 event.

Full details will be released shortly  but if you want to get your name down for a ticket in advance, drop an email to .

Oh, and does anyone have photos from previous Ipex BBQs, starting with the one at the Washford Mill in 1993? We’d love to run a walk down memory lane!

Pictured: the delightful 1780s-built Newbold Comyn Arms has been refurbished and awaits ANZ Ipex delegates!

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