Plentiful Opportunities for Food Manufacturers and Tea Suppliers at the Hong Kong Food Expo & Tea Fair
Attracting hundreds of thousands of food suppliers and tea suppliers annually, the series of events – HKTDC Food Expo (Food Expo), HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair (Tea Fair) and the International Conference & Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products Exhibition Conference (ICMCM) will open on 15 August at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
(PRWEB) July 14, 2013
Following the huge success in last year, over a thousand food suppliers and tea suppliers are expected to join this year to launch new products and look for business opportunities. HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau said, "Food Expo is the city’s signature event in the food industry. 2012 fair has recorded a year-on-year 25% growth in the number of exhibitors, and some 30% growth in the number of buyers during the mere 3-day fair period of the Trade Hall."
"Food Expo has been playing a pivotal role in the food trade and increasing exhibitors’ exposure. The Gourmet Zone (15-18 August) proves to be popular among high-end food suppliers, helping them reach out to a larger market and cater to the growing demand for top-quality food. Gourmet Zone will continue to expand with more categories of exhibits this year under four themes: Western Delicacy, Asian Cuisine, Sweet Delight and Chic & More,"” Chau added.
The Public Hall (15-19 August) and Trade Hall (15-17 August) will be dedicated to consumers and food manufacturers and tea suppliers respectively. The Trade Hall will welcome industry buyers for business in the first two days and open to public visitors on 17 August.
Consumers will find a world of food offerings in the Public Hall, open daily during the expo to all visitors and consumers. The Premium Food Zone in Hall 1 will showcase major brands such as Chewy, Kee Wah, Lee Kum Kee, Nissin, Sau Tao, Tao Ti Tea Series and Tung Chun, aiming to promote brand awareness for exhibiting food suppliers and manufacturers.
The fifth HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair will open 16-18 August at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre. The fair will open to trade for the first two days, and welcome public visitors on its final day (17 August).
The annual event will attract tea suppliers from all different regions, including exhibitors from traditional tea production markets such as the Chinese mainland, India and Sri Lanka. In addition to a variety of tea products, Tea Fair also dedicates to tea culture nurture of the public. Friends of Tea Display zone will promote tea-food pairing, and immerse tea into our daily dining experience. Other zones include Tea Ware, Tea Packaging, Tea Craft and Tea processing equipment and testing service.
To foster Hong Kong’s position as a premier tea trading hub, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council organises the “Hong Kong International Tea Competition 2013” which promotes standardization in tea product quality. Entries will compete under six categories: Black Tea (C.T.C), Black Tea (Orthodox), Pu’er Tea, Aged Tea, Green Tea and Oolong Tea. A panel of judges, including internationally renowned tea experts, will grade the teas through blind-tasting and select winners for awards, including the new Outstanding Tea Packaging Award.
HKTDC Hong Kong Food Expo, HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair and International Conference & Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products open concurrently, showcasing related products under one roof and creating a synergy which can only benefit industry players.
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