Interested in exhibiting at FOODEX 2021 Japan?

Boasting the third-largest economy in the world, and Australia’s second-largest two-way trading partner Japan presents exciting opportunities for Queensland businesses. Japan is also a proud advocate of free trade, championing the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) in 2015, ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in 2018, and in February 2019 the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement came into force.

Furthermore, Japan is hosting a string of major international events including the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games and the 2021 World Masters Games. In 2025, Japan will host the Osaka-Kansai Expo. These transformational events will help to drive Japan’s next stage of economic and social evolution and globalization and in turn, presenting significant commercial development opportunities for Queensland food exporters.

Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) Japan Office is looking to assist Queensland’s food and agribusiness exporters to exhibit at FOODEX Japan 2021, Asia’s leading food and beverage show hosting in Tokyo (Makuhari Messe) from 9-12 March 2021.

FOODEX 2019 attracted over 80,000 visitors, 11,000 of which were from overseas, and 3,300 exhibitors from over 80 countries and regions.

The presence of key international buyers will provide Queensland exporters with the opportunity to identify new buyers, and create opportunities to network with a vast range of international visitors.

Exhibition details

TIQ Japan is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from export-ready Queensland food and beverage companies interested in participating at FOODEX 2021.

Please confirm your interest by COB Wednesday, 9 October 2020.

There are two levels available for exhibitor participation (physical attendance optional):

  1. Shelf Display (ambient products) at TIQ booth.
  2. Shelf Display (chilled products) at TIQ booth.

Precaution re COVID-19

FOODEX 2021 will go ahead as scheduled unless the Japanese Government announces the travel precautions for domestic travellers.

Japan Management Association (Foodex 2021 organiser) will announce the Recovery Plan on 18 January 2021 to address COVID-19.

  • Should the exhibition be held as scheduled and exhibitors can travel to Japan, exhibition will be held both in “Real and Virtual”.
  • Should the exhibition be held as scheduled and exhibitors cannot travel to Japan, exhibitors can communicate with visitors via online means and there will be a Foodex Japan Virtual Exhibition.
  • TIQ Japan will represent the company on their behalf (i.e. stand at the booth and connect via virtual means).
  • In the case that the Exhibition cannot be held due to Covid-19, the physical show will be cancelled and the show will be moved to a virtual platform i.e. Virtual Foodex Platform.

Event details

Date Tuesday 9–Friday 12 March 2021
Location Tokyo, Japan


Participation Option Cost
Shelf Display (ambient products) at TIQ booth

  • Ambient products only
  • Physical attendance optional
  • FOODEX entry tickets for all attendees

Interpretation and business matching facilitation.

Shelf Display (chilled products) at TIQ booth

  • Chilled products
  • Physical attendance optional
  • Share refrigerator with other products
  • FOODEX entry tickets for all attendees

Interpretation and business matching facilitation.


Expressions of interest

As places are strictly limited, all registrations will be reviewed by TIQ. We will notify and confirm your final participation in Trade Mission to FOODEX Japan 2021. No refund after cancellation of participation.


More information

For further information please contact Marina Wardhana at

FOODEX Japan 2021 website