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HKTDC Food Expo: Japan as Partner Country, 331 exhibitors from 36 prefectures explored global markets

| Events, Foods and Drinks Events & Expo | 08/22/2017


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HKTDC Food Expo: Japan as Partner Country, exhibitors explored global markets

Date: Aug 21, 2017
Source: ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Aug 21, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 28th Food Expo, the ninth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the fourth Home Delights Expo and the second Beauty & Wellness Expo, together with the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products, jointly organised with the Modernized Chinese Medicine International Association Ltd, have concluded successfully. The four fairs attracted a record of more than 2,000 exhibitors from 29 countries and regions and drew nearly 500,000 visitors.


HKTDC August Fairs

Food Expo: Japan as Partner Country, exhibitors explored global markets
Welcoming a record of over 1,500 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions, the Food Expo comprised three dedicated areas: the Trade Hall, Gourmet Zone and Public Hall. Japan was the Partner Country of this year’s Expo, bringing 331 Japanese exhibitors from 36 prefectures to showcase local delicacies and haute cuisine. Takuro Wanami, Director, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Food Business Promotion Division, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Food Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), said: “We are pleased that we have attracted strong interest from various buyers from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, and the response is very encouraging. Hong Kong continues to be the biggest market for Japanese food products and serves as a gateway to penetrate other markets in Southeast Asia. The Expo is definitely the gathering place for Japanese companies to grow their overseas business.”

Another Japanese exhibitor, Triway Co, Ltd, joined the Food Expo for the first time. Naoto Kimura, President of the company, said that the Expo is an excellent platform to promote their products and develop business. “Among the buyers we met were supermarket chains and restaurants in Hong Kong. Some buyers from Spain, Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan and the Chinese mainland have also expressed interest in our products.”

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