Govt of Maharashtra Supports Mumbai World Tea Coffee Expo 2018 For Its Efforts To Promote These Vital Sectors In Maharashtra
 
Sep 06, 2018
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Being held every year at Mumbai, the 2018 edition of World Tea Coffee Expo has received support from the Government of Maharashtra recognising its role is establishing Mumbai & Maharashtra as the pivotal destination for players in the Tea, Coffee & Allied industries to congregate and do business. Thanks to WTCE, Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra and the financial capital of India, has become the favoured location for national and international stakeholders to explore business and enhance trade opportunities. Country pavilions from Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and many others shall be a major feature at this expo.

The 6th edition of World Tea Coffee Expo, India’s only international trade fair focussed on the Tea, Coffee and allied sectors shall be held at a new venue namely Nehru Centre Worli Mumbai and shall be spread over 2 floors. With 90+ exhibitors from 8 countries including government pavilions and 4000+ trade visitors, WTCE 2018 shall be held from Thursday 29th Nov to Saturday 1st Dec 2018 and marks South Asia’s largest dedicated annual gathering of the Tea, Coffee and related segments. The Expo offers huge potential for appointing Distributors, Bulk orders, joint ventures, franchising, networking, knowledge-sharing, meeting government officials, marketing alliances, and overall branding.

WTCE showcases latest innovative products, machineries, packaging, technologies, vending solutions, flavours, sugar, stevia, flavours, Retail Chains, certifications, Premixes, government boards etc. IN 2017, WTCE had showcased products/technologies from over 70 exhibitors with Govt Pavilions from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal attracting 3700+ visitors. The 3-day trade fair at Mumbai had witnessed some major networking among business community in the form of bulk deals, joint ventures and alliances, franchise enquiries, appointment of agents and generation of versatile business leads. WTCE is visited by buyers from a host of countries including USA, EU, UAE, UK, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, China, Nepal, Iran, Russia etc alongwith with India.

Thanks to the proliferation of café culture phenomenon, market is growing rapidly with the entry of many local and regional players offering specific products for multiple end-users. With anticipated attendance from more than 4000 serious buyers from across the globe, companies participating at WTCE can substantiate their foothold in the market or enter newer markets. Since its launch in 2013, the expo has brought global industry players closer, enabled mega deals in addition to being the ideal launch pad for new products in the Indian markets especially for SMEs who don’t have large budgets who aspire for national / international expansion

Apart from representatives from the Hot Beverages Sector, the expo also attracts some major stakeholders from related sectors including Hoteliers and Institutional Caterers, Restaurateurs / Cafe owners / Resorts/ Caterers, Airlines representatives, Importers & Exporters, Hotel Suppliers Dealers, Mass Grocers, Supermarkets & Malls, Purchase Managers of large offices &retail chains, Packaging professionals, Dieticians / Nutritionists / Food Professionals, Chefs and cooking experts, Tea & Coffee Aficionados etc.

The Conference and Workshops impart deeper understanding of and appreciation for the trade especially the challenges of expanding online. For further information please log onto www.worldteacoffeeexpo.com or call on +912228625132 or email to info@worldteacoffeeexpo.com

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Seafood Expo Asia’s Three-Day Event Starts Today
 
Sep 04, 2018
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HONG KONG, 4 September, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Seafood Expo Asia opens its 9th edition today to welcome thousands of international seafood professionals. The three-day expo is the region’s leading showcase of the world’s latest and best live, fresh, frozen and value-added seafood products, satisfying buyers’ sourcing and purchasing needs. As an ideal business-matching platform, visitors have the opportunity to network with worldwide suppliers and learn about the latest seafood trends, join a series of interactive culinary demonstrations and watch the exciting annual Young Chef Challenge . Organized by Diversified Communications, Seafood Expo Asia takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this week from 4-6 September, 2018.

This year’s exposition features 224 exhibiting companies from 34 countries, including new participating countries Bulgaria, Fiji, Greece, Kiribati, Monaco, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Romania, Solomon Islands and Tonga. Twenty-one country and regional pavilions are represented this year, with new pavilions from China, Ireland, Korea, Japan and Solomon Islands, each showcasing their own unique, local premium products to the seafood community.

“Seafood Expo Asia attracts industry buyers from restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, catering services, importers and distributors looking to source new products and discover the latest market trends and demands,” says Event Director, Ms. Iris Kwan. “According to the 2017 visitor survey results, 84% of the respondents indicated that they would attend again in 2018. Buyers from over 65 countries in Asia, Oceania, North America, and Europe attend Seafood Expo Asia every year, which is a testament to the exposition’s prominence in the seafood industry.”

One of the ‘must attend’ areas on the exhibition floor is the Tasty Kitchen, a new event featured in the Product Showcase. The open and engaging market-style setting Product Showcase provides a one-stop sourcing platform with all kinds of new products and best sellers brought by international suppliers. Visitors have the opportunity to taste a variety of unique seafood products from Canada, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Romania and Thailand.

Among the products presented throughout the exposition, buyers can discover some of the latest and finest products highlighted in the Product Showcase and Tasty Kitchen.For the full Product Showcase and exhibitor listing, please visit www.seafoodexpo.com/asia/.

About Seafood Expo Asia
Seafood Expo Asia is a trade event where buyers and suppliers of seafood from around the world come together to network and conduct business in the lucrative Hong Kong and Asia Pacific markets. The event’s ninth edition takes place from the 4-6 September 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai, Hong Kong. SeafoodSource.com is the exposition’s official media covering industry news year-round. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications and is co-located with Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong.http://www.seafoodexpo.com/asia.

About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. The company's global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and SeafoodSource.com. Diversified Communications, in partnership with SeaWeb, also produces SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premier seafood conference on sustainability. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit:http://www.divcom.com

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Seafood Expo Asia to highlight market trends of APAC seafood market and showcase seafood from across the world
 
Aug 29, 2018
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HONG KONG, 24 August 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The 9th edition of Seafood Expo Asia organized by Diversified Communications will open its doors in less than two weeks with an exciting line up of expert speakers and exhibitors from around the world including Bulgaria, France, Korea, Spain, Thailand and the USA. Visitors will discover the latest trends, source all types of seafood products and do business with the global seafood community through the many networking opportunities at the expo— taking place 4-6 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Seafood Expo Asia offers a wide range of activities alongside the trade exhibition to further enhanced participants’ experience with their sourcing and purchasing needs for fresh, frozen and processed seafood. This year’s event will feature an inspiring open market-concept Product Showcase, which will highlight a new “Tasty Kitchen” where buyers will be able to taste seafood products from around the world by sampling some of the exhibiting products.

The Demonstration Theatre will host a series of culinary demonstrations by professional chefs who will explain how to prepare special seafood species and the best way to consume them. The 2018 Young Chef Challenge, scheduled every day during the exposition, will spotlight eight young chefs eager to show off their culinary talents by using sustainable seafood species to create their dishes. The judging panel, consisting of Mr. Gerhard Passrugger, Executive Chef from Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Mr. Pedro Samper, Executive Chef from The Langham Hong Kong, Miss Vicky Lau, Chef and Owner of Tate Dining Room & Bar, and the event ambassador Gabriel Choy, will deliberate on the winning contestant, which will be announced on the last day of the event (6 September 2018). Celebrity chef, Christian Yang, will also be joining the Young Chef Challenge as guest judge and host a master class on 4 September to demonstrate one of his creative seafood dishes.

The latest industry insights will be revealed by global industry players and professionals during the two-day conference program, which will be presented in the Conference Area. Euromonitor International, one of the world’s leading providers for global business intelligence and strategic market analysis will uncover the untapped business potential of processed seafood in Asia Pacific, while IGD (The Institute of Grocery Distribution) will present the changing face of retail in Asia, covering Asia’s grocery market development, trends, new retail innovation and best practice on fresh seafood in-store. Guangdong Evergreen Group will highlight how technology in aquaculture will ensure production of quality and safer seafood, Eachmile Technologies Pte, Ltd will examine blockchain application for data ecosystem for the global seafood industry. A panel discussion, led by SeafoodSource’s editor, Chris Chase, and fellow panelists from Grand Hyatt, KLG Fine Food, ADMCF and Dah Chong Hong will explore the business opportunities and consumer trends in Asia within the realm of sustainable seafood.

With over 200 exhibiting companies from more than 30 countries, this year’s Seafood Expo Asia will offer attendees opportunity to access authentic up-to-date business information and view and taste seafood products from around the world. Newly exhibiting countries in 2018 include: Bulgaria, Fiji, Greece, Kiribati, Monaco, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Romania, Solomon Islands and Tonga. They will be joining Thailand, Korea, USA, Spain, France and Taiwan that are among the 21 returning country pavilions. Trade visitors will also be able to explore seafood from the newly added pavilions from Ireland, China, Japan and Solomon Islands. For more information or to register a free trade pass, please visit http://www.seafoodexpo.com/asia.

-Ends

About Seafood Expo Asia
Seafood Expo Asia is a trade event where buyers and suppliers of seafood from around the world come together to network and conduct business in the lucrative Hong Kong and Asia Pacific markets. The event’s ninth edition takes place from the 4-6 September 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai, Hong Kong. SeafoodSource.com is the exposition’s official media covering industry news year-round. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications and is co-located with Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong.

About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. The company's global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and SeafoodSource.com. Diversified Communications, in partnership with SeaWeb, also produces SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premier seafood conference on sustainability. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business.

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Singapore Seeks UNESCO Status For Hawker Centers – Malaysians Not Amused
 
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Aug 26, 2018
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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his speech at the republic’s National Day Rally on August 19 said that the city state will be nominating its rich hawker culture for UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

He said Singapore’s hawker centers were its “community dining rooms” and a unique part of the country’s heritage and identity.

If the bid is successful, Singapore”s hawker culture will join the likes of Malaysia’s Mak Yong theater from Kelantan, Indonesia’s batik and India’s yoga on the world stage.

Started in 2008, the list, which has about 400 elements to date, sets out to demonstrate the diversity of world heritage and ensure their protection.

Lee described the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015 as a proud moment for the country, adding that putting Singapore’s hawker culture on the list of intangible cultural heritage will “help to safeguard and promote this unique culture for future generations”.

“It will also let the rest of the world know about our local food and multicultural heritage,” Lee was reported saying.

Singapore’s hawkers started out as migrants who peddled their food on streets and sidewalks. They were moved into more sanitary purpose-built facilities by the government from the 1970s. Hawker centers are still being built today and by 2027, a total of 127 hawker centers will be in operation.

However, not everyone is impressed by the move. Malaysian chefs are “frying” Singapore’s bid to nominate its hawker culture for the UNESCO list.

While every country has its own unique street food identity, the move by Singapore suggested a lack of confidence and “arrogant behaviour” by the city state, said celebrity chef Redzuawan Ismail, better known as Chef Wan.

“People who lack confidence in their food will go all out to do these things for recognition,” he said.

“It’s not necessary to announce to the world that you have this or that. By taking this route, it’s a bit of arrogant behaviour. Food is meant to be enjoyed by everyone and not for us to pick fights over who owns what. We already fight about everything else, such as territorial claims, oil and water,” he argued.

Another celebrity chef, Ismail Ahmad, said the Singaporean hawker culture was usually confined within buildings while in Malaysia, it was widespread and could be found in both urban and rural areas.

“Ours are very original and diverse. If you go to a hawker center in Malaysia, the food is to die for because of our sensitivity in using fresh ingredients and efforts to sustain the originality of our dishes,” he said.

“That’s the uniqueness of ours compared to theirs. Theirs is monotonous. Their hawker centers are beautiful but tasteless,” he added.

 
 
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4 HKTDC August Fairs, Chinese Medicine Conference Conclude
 
Aug 20, 2018
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20 August 2018 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 29th Food Expo, the 10th Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the third Beauty & Wellness Expo and the fifth Home Delights Expo, as well as the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products which is jointly organised with the Modernized Chinese Medicine International Association Ltd, concluded successfully today. The four HKTDC fairs attracted a record number of nearly 2,100 exhibitors and drew 510,000 visitors.

Targeting trade buyers, the Food Expo’s Trade Hall and the Hong Kong International Tea Fair opened from 16-18 August. “The HKTDC organised over 100 buying missions from 27 countries and regions to visit the exhibitions and source products. The atmosphere at the events was great, and a large number of trade buyers reported satisfactory results. The Food Expo’s Trade Hall attracted more than 21,000 trade buyers, an increase of 3.5% compared with last year,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau.

Ideal Business-matching Platform Creating Trade Opportunities

The Food Expo’s Trade Hall gave international buyers a one-stop sourcing platform. Sheik Rajena, the Regional Director of Mohamed Mustafa & Samsuddin Co. Pte Ltd from Singapore, said they had already placed an order with a Chinese mainland supplier for a shipping container of confectionery worth in excess of US$100,000. “Negotiation is underway with an Iranian exhibitor for a container of dried figs worth about US$120,000, and with a Hong Kong exhibitor for a variety of chocolates with an estimated value of US$150,000.”

This year, Thailand’s Department of Industrial Promotion organised a Thailand pavilion at the HKTDC Food Expo for the first time, bringing in 16 food producers. One exhibitor has received an order from a Singaporean buyer for a container of crispy chicken sticks. Another company secured orders for three containers of food from Japanese and Korean buyers. The responses were very encouraging.

Jerzy Szostek, a buyer from Poland, visited the Tea Fair and talked to more than 30 Chinese mainland tea suppliers at the fair. He planned to buy five to 10 containers of green tea and black tea a year from his favoured suppliers.

Beauty & Wellness Expo: Korean Products Sold out at “K-Beauty Expo Hong Kong” Pavilion

The third Beauty & Wellness Expo ran from 16-20 August. This year, the HKTDC teamed up with the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) for the first time to launch a “K-Beauty Expo Hong Kong” pavilion under the theme of “Stylish K-Beauty”. The pavilion featured a wide variety of products from 45 Korean brands, which were greatly welcomed by consumers.

Timothy Park, Overseas Business Manager of Manseok Tech Co. Ltd from Korea, said: “Since Hong Kong is a good market for Korean skincare products, we are participating at the Beauty & Wellness Expo for the first time. We hope to expand into the Asian market through the expo, to collect valuable customer feedback about our products and to look for distributors. Through the HKTDC’s business matching service, we have met with a few distributors from Hong Kong who are very interested in our products. Consumers also like our products; the oxygen moisturising cream and eyelash curlers were sold out at the expo. We estimate our sales at the five-day expo would reach HK$100,000.”

The concurrent Home Delights Expo was also welcomed by the public. ITSU World (HK) Limited participated as a first-time exhibitor this year, and its Operations Director Hei Ho noted: “We already sold more than HK$150,000 worth of massage chairs on the first day of the expo and we expect our sales turnover to hit HK$1.2 million by the end of the expo. The expo is a good place to promote our brand and do business.”

Pilot Food Container Lending Service and Cooperation with Charities in Food Waste Collection

To promote “plastic-free” living, an on-site food container lending service was pilot-run at the Food Expo this year. Visitors could borrow a reusable food container with wooden utensils at a cash deposit of HK$20, and reclaim the deposit by returning the used food container when leaving the fairground. The service was run jointly by the HKTDC, NWS Holdings Limited and social enterprise BottLess, with the wooden utensils sponsored by Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited.

“We are pleased to see positive responses from visitors to the food container lending service. Despite being a trial run this year, it has effectively raised environmental awareness among the public. Some visitors even brought their own utensils and food containers in support of the cause,” said Mr Chau. “We will learn from this year’s experience and will hopefully expand the scale of the lending service with enhanced promotion next year, bringing across the message of ‘waste reduction at source’.”

The HKTDC continued to cooperate with “food rescue” charities, Food For Good and Food Angel, to collect and recycle packaged edible food and food waste at the fairground, and to invite exhibitors to donate food to needy communities after the fair.

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California food exporters see Hong Kong’s importance as Asia’s food and beverage hub strengthen
 
Aug 16, 2018
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Californian food and agriculture exports to Hong Kong and China are valued at over US$3.1 billion annually

Hong Kong’s role as Asia’s food and beverage trading hub is set to strengthen thanks to significant investment in air, road, and rail infrastructure. This is according to the California State Trade and Expansion Promotion Program that assists food and agriculture exporters who have made Hong Kong/China their second largest export market valued at over US$3.1 billion annually.

As a primary export and re-export destination, Hong Kong’s role as a food and beverage distribution centre is crucial for Californian exporters as they seek to grow their businesses across Asia Pacific. Improvements to infrastructure including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, both set to open this year, will provide faster time to market for Californian exporters.

“Seen as a trendsetter for other markets in Asia, Hong Kong has excellent financial, legal and logistics infrastructure and is a major facilitator of trade within the region,” said Jeffrey Williamson, Director, California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). “Today, Hong Kong is considered a lead market for Californian food exporters who are entering Asia or expanding their business in the region.”

Accounting for almost half of fruit acreage in America, and thanks to the 77,500 farms and ranches, California’s agriculture industry is worth over US$46 billion, and operates within strict food laws. These farms and ranches supply more than 400 animal and plant commodities - milk, almonds, grapes and beef being the top products – and two thirds of the nation’s fruits and nuts, and one third of all vegetables alone.

The Golden State produces over 90 percent of America’s supply of raisins, rice, pomegranates, dried plums, artichokes, figs, and pistachios and wine. Eight out of every ten almonds eaten in the world are grown in California.

The State’s long coastline is also home to a major commercial fishing industry with tuna and swordfish being the two most popular catches, along with Asian favourites such as salmon, abalone, crab, shrimp and squid.

“Consumers today are more than ever conscious and demanding about where their food comes from, and California has a strong reputation worldwide for producing fresh foods under strict and exacting conditions. Exporters are able to access consumers in multiple markets, notably in North and South East Asia thanks to Hong Kong being an advanced logistical hub in the region,” added Williamson.

California will once again host a pavilion at the Hong Kong Food Expo 2018 from now until 18 August 2018. The Californian Pavilion (Booth 5C-A18) will see a host of leading gourmet food producers with dedicated stations showcasing speciality foods and beverages.

On display at the Californian Pavilion will be American Trading International, INC, BMA Foods (edible oils), GEMSA Oils (Di’ Stefano Olive Oils, Farm to Market Oils, VITA Premium Oils), J & J Brothers Distribution (wines and spirits), New Direction Foods (ice cream and ice cream cakes), and NorQuin (a grower and supplier of quinoa and quinoa derived products). The CalAsian Chamber of Commerce, representing over 600,000 Asian Pacific Islander owned businesses in California, will also be present.

About California STEP

The California State Trade Expansion Program (California STEP) project leverages a statewide network of state, federal, private and non-profit trade promotion organizations to facilitate export promotion, activities, serving targeted industries, to drive exports for small businesses.

Managed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GOBIz), the network of STEP Partners implement a range of export promotion programs serving multiple sectors, including: Information & Telecommunications Technologies, Green Technologies, Food and Agricultural Products, California Lifestyle Products, Aerospace, Medical and Scientific Instrumentation, Transportation Equipment and Industrial Machinery.

Issued on behalf of California State Trade Expansion Program by Newell Public Relations.

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The Biggest Food & Hospitality Oman Exhibition to be held in October
 
Aug 13, 2018
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Muscat, Oman, 13 August 2018— Omanexpo’s signature food and hospitality trade event and Oman’s biggest event of its kind, Food & Hospitality Exhibition & Conference, is set to be held from the 15th to the 17th of October 2018 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

For three days, the world class venue will be the center of about 500 local and international brands from the food and beverage, ingredients and seasoning, food processing technology, agriculture and fisheries, kitchen and catering equipment, packaging systems, HORECA furniture, resort and spa facilities, hotel décor, hotel and hospitality technologies segments.

The annual trade show, recognized as the landmark food and hospitality event in Oman and now celebrating its 13th edition, will showcase the industry’s continuous development and expansion through a comprehensive networking, education, business-to-business platform, reflecting the emerging opportunities that current and pipelined million-dollar tourism infrastructure projects have to offer.

Ammar Ahmad, exhibition manager for Food & Hospitality Oman, says “Most of the industry’s important segments, such as food supplies, which spur the requirement for food packaging, value and luxury retail outlets, shopping malls, new hotels, and hypermarkets, are in great demand especially at this time. The industry is full of business opportunities and this is what we are offering to the trade.”

"The business-to-business meetings, which is also part of the show offering, is a way for us to provide companies with opportunities to increase their contacts in the local and international markets," he adds.

The last edition, held from the 16th to the 18th of October 2017, saw a good number of international exhibitors representing 18 countries, international buyers from UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain, professionals from leading hotels and catering companies, importers, distributors and buyers from leading supermarkets and hypermarkets, and about 6,000 trade visitors.

Highlighting the exhibition were the Omani Products Pavilion and the India Pavilion, which showcased 40 companies. A concurrent feature was the Food Safety Oman Conference, which covered current relevant issues as Food Safety Culture and Environment, Regulatory Environment, Food Handlers Training, Food Inspection, Supply Chain, Logistics and Packaging and New Technologies. Speakers also presented best-practice case studies to help and identify how to tackle critical issues in food safety.
This year, apart from the pavilions and conference, the show will once again present the traditional Professional Chefs Competition organized in association with Oman Chefs Guild. The competition will put more than 50 of the country’s best professional chefs from 4 and 5-star hotels, restaurants, catering companies and bakeries, to a test of skill, technique and style in five categories: Three-Tier Wedding Cake, Tapas, Petit Fours, Live Cooking Mystery Box, and Five-Course Gourmet Dinner.

The sought-after Oman Barista Competition will also be another crowd-drawer after successfully making its mark in the coffee scene after five editions. “The competition will pave the way for similar talent and skill platforms and will also be vital to the advancement of the hospitality sector, as we are bringing in opportunities to food and coffee producers, manufacturers, distributors, importers, and retailers,” Ahmad remarks.

To keep the show more exciting, Omanexpo has partnered with McCain Foods to bring the first-ever Battle of the Burgers, a competition among grilling experts for the best burger in Oman.

Food & Hospitality Oman is anticipated to be the biggest edition to date with the participation of more local and international companies, more country pavilions, widely participated competitions, and business-to-business meetings, lending testimony to a well-established show that has enjoyed its “UFI-approved event” status since 2010.

It is recognized as the international flagship event for the food and hospitality sectors in the Sultanate, pioneering, as with Omanexpo’s trade shows, all other food and hotel-related events that have sprung up in the last two years.

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SMTS releasing show report for 2018 and now accepting applications for 2019 edition
 
Aug 09, 2018
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Tokyo, Japan --( ASIA TODAY )-- Supermarket Trade Show offers the latest information to food distribution industry focus on supermarkets. It gives you the opportunity to meet leaders from the retail, wholesale, ready meal and food service industry, and to bring partnership potential, networking and sharing-trend for your new business chances.

The New Supermarket Association of Japan (NSAJ http://www.smts.jp/en/ ) has announced the “53rd Supermarket Trade Show 2019” which will be held from February 13 (Wed.) to 15 (Fri.), 2019.

The registration deadline will be August 15th, but, it will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached. The Show Report for “52nd Supermarket Trade Show 2018” is disclosed on the official website (http://www.smts.jp/en/report/smts2018-report.pdf).

*Since 2016, Supermarket Trade Show has been held with other 3 trade shows, retails, ready meals, and the food service industry under the comprehensive name, “FOOD TABLE in JAPAN”.

Outline

  • Supermarket Trade Show 2019 (SMTS2019)
  • Duration: February 13th (Wednesday) to 15th (Friday), 2019 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *The last day will close at 4:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Makuhari Messe (Using all facilities 72,000 sqm with other 3 exhibitions)
  • Organizer: New Supermarket Association of Japan
  • Admission: JPY5,000 *Only charged to visitors without an invitation ticket. Only Industry participant and those over 18 years old are permitted.
  • Visitors: 88,121 ( The year of 2018 with other 3 exhibitions)
  • Other events during the show: SMTS2019 Special Project ; “Future Store ‘NOW’ - Continuous study of near future supermarket” (visit to http://fs-n.net for more details) /  Reception party / Stages / Professional seminars
  • Concurrent Show :
    -The 14th Kodawari Food Fair 2019 (An exhibition highlighting unique specialties from all over Japan)
    -The Delicatessen Trade Show 2019 (An exhibition providing the latest information on ready meals industry)
    -GAISYOKU FOOD TABLE 2019 (An exhibition for the food service industry)

    Organizer’s Theme Zone

    Special Theme Zone for Unique Overseas Food Products (Image)

    Foods that are usual and common in your country may be perceived as peculiar in Japan.

    In SMTS2019, we will set up a theme zone “Overseas foods to Japanese table” where we present several recipes using unfamiliar overseas food products in order to create additional demands from retailers who are willing to introduce new items. A chef makes exhibitor’s product and turns it into Japanese daily dish and serve these samples during the show.

    About Organizer

    New Supermarket Association of Japan
    *The association name will be changed to “National Supermarket Association of Japan(NSAJ)from September 1st, 2018.
    Sakurai Bldg., 3-19-8 Uchi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0047
    Tel:+81-3-3255-4825 
    Fax:+81-3-3255-4826
    Foundation: 1958 (Became an Incorporated Association in 1963. Renamed from Japan Self Service Association in Sep. 2010.)
    Chairman: Kiyoshi Yokoyama (CEO of ARCS COMPANY, LIMITED)
    Members: 317 regular members, 916 supporting members (as of June., 2018)
    Contents of Business Operation: Conducting surveys, research, educational training and qualifying examination, issuing publications, organizing exhibitions, business matching project and etc. all concerning supermarkets.

    For inquiries:
    New Supermarket Association of Japan (NSAJ) for Foreign Media
    (rJp Marketing Communications)
    Telephone: +81-3-5830-7213
    EMAIL: release@smts.jp
    URL http://www.smts.jp/en

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    Tontine Wines Won the Top Award at the 9th International PAR Organic Wine Award (2018)
     
    Aug 08, 2018
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    "2012 - Honor Late Harvest Shuang Hong (Vitis amurensis)" produced by Tonghua Tongtian Winery

    Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Tontine Wines Group Limited ("Tontine Wines" or "the Group", stock code: 0389), won the top gold award at the 9th International PAR Organic Wine Award in early July 2018. This is the only top gold award won by Chinese companies participating in this competition.

    Tontine Wines' "2013 - Tontine Xuanniya Icewine Red" also won a gold award, with the highest score, at the 8th International PAR Organic Wine Award in July 2017. This year, Tontine Wines' "2012 - Honor Late Harvest Shuang Hong (Vitis amurensis)" received the top gold award, the highest level of international recognition, for organic wine.

    "Organic wine has been gaining attention and popularity in the international market. Tontine Wines is one of the earliest large-scale wine companies in China that engaged in the production of organic wines. The organic cultivation base of the grapes used in the Group's wine production is situated in the same latitude and similar conditions as the Rhone Valley in France and Napa Valley in the United States (both are world-renowned premium grape growing and grape wine production regions). From grape picking to natural wine making; from wine bottling to warehousing and transportation, Tontine Wines has strict supervision procedures and quality control. The Group is committed to developing world-class, high-quality organic wine products using the unique mountain grapes in China," said Mr Wang Guangyuan, the chairman of Tontine Wines.

    About China Tontine Wines Group Limited

    China Tontine Wines Group Limited is one of the leading sweet wine producers in China. Unique taste, premium quality and top-notch operation earn the Group numerous awards. For instance, the

    Group's "Tontine Xuanniya Ice Red Grape Wine" won a gold award in "the 8th Asian Wine Competition (2017)", while "Tontine Xuanniya Ice White Grape Wine" won the silver award. "2013 - Tontine Xuanniya Icewine Red" won the gold award in the International PAR Organic Wine Award with the highest score and "Tontine White Ice Wine" won the silver award in the First China Tonghua Cup * International Sweet Wine Competition.

    The exceptional quality of Tontine Wines' products is much attributable to the Group's commitment to quality assurance and its grape supply from Ji'an city in Jilin Province, one of the few regions in the world that can cultivate the unique mountain grapes. In recent years, the Group has been dedicated to diversify its product portfolio to include low to mid-end wines to tap the mass market. The Group currently offers 133 types of wine products sold through 113 distributors in 20 provinces, 3 autonomous regions and 4 direct-controlled municipal cities in China. The Company's shares were listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited since November 2009.

    Issued by: China Tontine Wines Group Limited

    Through: CorporateLink Limited

    Media Enquiries: CorporateLink Limited

    Lorna Wong Tel: 2801 7761 / 9086 8623 email: lorna@corporatelink.com.hk
    Marcus Chan Tel: 2801 6095 / 6145 1829 email: marcuscwy@hotmail.com.hk
    Vesper Hu Tel: 2801 6045 / 6435 8558 email: vesper@corporatelink.com.hk

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    Food Week Korea brings together the whole food industry in one place
     
    Aug 06, 2018
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    Organized by Coex and supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Seoul City Office and Gangnam District Office, the 2018 edition of Food Week Korea will open on November 28th and running through December 1st at Coex Halls A, B, C, D.

    Food Week Korea is Korea's core exhibition in the food industry. Combining Dessert Show Korea and concurrent events, Food Week Korea brings together the whole food industry in one place.

    Over the four-day event, 40,000 plus buyers travelling to the event from across Korea and over 65 international destinations will converge at Food Week Korea, and meet with more than 700 domestic and international exhibitors from various food sectors.

    Food Week Korea embraces the global food industry trends by holding special events

  • Food Week Tech: Exhibition of hygiene and safety related brand and newly launched food technology, opening the sharing economy in food industry
  • Food Week Bar: Exhibition of beverage and alcohol brands
  • Seoul Cooking & Dinning Show: Experience-oriented marketing platform
  • Food Week Global: Expansion of International Food Pavilion

    Pavilions are organized at the concurrent event Dessert Show Korea

  • International Sweets & Snacks Pavilion
  • ‘Mariage Lounge’– Desserts & Beverages pairing Pavilion
  • ‘Bakery Around the Corner’ – Premium Bakery Zone
  • Dessert & Plating Collection’ • ‘Stylish Home Baking Life’ •’DIY Home Baking Pavilion’

    In addition, attendees will be able to attend a variety of conferences seminars and global sourcing forum providing insight from expert, and of course the Seoul Cooking & Dinning Show with an exciting lineup of star chefs ready to display their culinary skills.

    You will also be able to benefit from a unique one-to-one business matching program, interact with and learn from over 700 exhibitors, gain exclusive food industry PR opportunities, and ultimately discover valuable business opportunities both domestic and from abroad.

    Food Week Korea, South Korea's most established food industry trade show, welcome your participation. For more information please visit http://www.koreafoodweek.com/

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    Jane Kim
    Tel: +82-2-6000-8160
    Fax: +82-2-6944-8302
    Email: jane@coex.co.kr / foodweek.info@coex.co.kr
    Website: http://www.koreafoodweek.com

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