NSW food businesses on show in Asia
17 April 2012
Nine NSW food and beverage companies, with products ranging from sourdough breads to ciders, are taking part in Food & Hotel Asia 2012 in Singapore this week with support from the NSW Government.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner said the presence of the NSW companies would highlight to a very large audience the top quality food and beverages produced in NSW.
"Food & Hotel Asia, which runs from 17 to 20 April, is the largest trade event for the food and hospitality industry in Asia. In 2010, the show attracted 52,000 attendees with 42 per cent of them from outside Singapore, and this year's event is expected to draw even more exhibitors and visitors.
"The ASEAN countries are a growing food and beverage market for Australian producers – the value of Australian food exports to these countries increased by 16 per cent in 2010-11 to $5.7 billion.
"The NSW Government, through our International Exhibition and Mission program, supports NSW companies to take part in international trade exhibitions because it helps them to win business overseas and create jobs in their communities."
NSW companies participating in Food & Hotel Asia 2012:
Duck Creek Macadamias – Newrybar
Gelato Ingredients Manufacturers of Australia – Molong
Koala Tea Company – South Lismore
Letizza Bakery – Smithfield
Morpeth Sourdough – Morpeth
Ozganics – Murwillumbah
Rowies Cakes – Marrickville
Saldoce – Neutral Bay
Small Acres Cyder – Borenore
The companies have the opportunity to showcase their products to trade buyers, connect with potential distributors and agents from across Asia and identify trends in the industry in Asia.