Ipswich is hosting a Queensland Fine Food Showcase for food buyers from China and Hong Kong who are in Australia searching for new gourmet products.

The Queensland Fine Food Showcase at Springfield features 20 Queensland companies who produce everything from honey and tofu to artisan bread, balsamic vinegar, and high-end health foods known as ‘functional foods’.

The buyers come from some of Asia’s largest supermarkets, ecommerce platforms, importers and food service companies, who are here for Fine Food Australia in Sydney in mid-September.

Chinese buyers visited Springfield for a one-day event last Thursday, while a second showcase will be held on Thursday 14 September for the Hong Kong contingent.

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt said the buyers were seeking a wide variety of gourmet produce.

‘The Chinese buyers are specifically here looking for bakery products, snacks and confectionery, processed nuts, ice cream and desserts, beverages and processed and packaged food,’ he said.

‘Hong Kong has fewer import restrictions and the buyers are looking for seafood, meat, dairy and milk products as well as functional foods.’

A highlight of the first showcase was a visit to the Summer Land Camel Farm in the Scenic Rim, which produces a range of camel-milk cheeses, ice creams and artisanal skincare and soap products.

The Queensland Fine Food Showcase is an initiative of TIQ.

Fostering export growth is one of the priorities of the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.

If you think you have a product that could succeed in overseas markets, connect with TIQ today.