FHA 2018 in SingaporeMore than 20 Queensland food and beverage companies are in Singapore this week for Asia’s largest food and hospitality trade fair, showcasing their wares and meeting with potential buyers from across the region.

40 delegates representing 23 Queensland organisations have joined TIQ’s trade mission to Food and Hotel Asia in Singapore.

15 of those businesses are putting their products on show at TIQ’s Taste of Queensland booth, with most exhibitors hailing from regional Queensland.

Products on show range from coconut yoghurt and vege chips to more traditional produce such as seafood, game birds and smallgoods.

As well as showcasing Queensland’s best produce, companies attending will participate in more than 55 business-matching meetings with potential buyers from Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, India and Hong Kong.

They will also receive market briefings and have the opportunity to visit high-end retail outlets and logistic centres to help forge new deals and opportunities.

Previous similar missions have delivered multiple export deals for Queensland businesses.

For example, of the 22 Queensland food and beverage companies that joined the HOFEX food show mission to Hong Kong in 2017, 14 companies have already received export orders.

Food and Hotel Asia will run over 4 days from 24 to 27 April, with TIQ staff from Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Korea, India, and Queensland supporting delegates throughout.

Food and Hotel Asia is the third international showcase event organised under the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.

Delegates participating are: