Fresh State Gala Ball 2016

The stunning tables at the Fresh State Gala Ball

We would like to thank each and every one who attended the seventh annual Fresh State Gala Ball and joined in creating an unforgettable evening.

One of the highlights was the video that kicked off the evening which captured the heart and soul of this great market community. For those of you who missed the video (and those who are eager to watch it again) you can see it by clicking on the below link. Feel free to share on your social media pages.

Fresh State – About Us Video

For comprehensive coverage of the Ball keep an eye out for the next issue of the Fresh State of Affairs. This bumper Gala Ball issue will cover everything you want to know, including interviews with award winners, highlights and lots of photo’s!


“What a great evening you put on for the industry.  Kay and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves – the music and service were excellent.   A privilege to still be involved.”   –  Robert and Kay Millis

“Loved loved LOVED!! Best place ever for the ball; and whoever did those centrepieces is AMAZING!!! Well done Fresh State; you’ve smashed this one out of the park! Thought it was an absolutely perfect venue, the food was great & we could see and hear everything perfectly.”  –  Shelly Lidgerwood, Sheren Electrics

“The venue and food were first class, but more importantly the evening was focused on the agents and celebrating real people.”  – Simon George, Simon George & Sons


Prestige Produce – 2016 Wholesaler of the Year
Prestige Produce with Toyota Material Handling’s Scott Bocksette (left) and Fresh State President Shane Schnitzler (right)

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2016 Personality of the Year Chris Mertikas from Louis Melbourne (centre)


2016 Young Marketeer of the Year Jason Cugnetto from Louis Melbourne (centre)


2016 This is your Life presented to Tony Siciliano from VFS Produce (centre)
Pictured with Shane Schnitzler (left) and Fresh State Vice President Joe Amalfi (right)

Once again we would like to take the opportunity to thank our valued sponsors.

We are now looking forward to 2017 and making the next Fresh State Gala Ball even better. For enquiries on sponsorship opportunity please contact

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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