More than a dozen Queensland producers showcased the state’s fruit and vegetable bounty at Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong in early September.

Asia Fruit Logistica is an annual gathering that brings together every link of the international fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain to network and do business.

This year’s event attracted more than 13,500 trade visitors, who connected with 826 exhibitors from 46 countries.

Queensland producers were among the exhibitors, showcasing everything from fresh fruit and vegetables (including eco-bananas, mangoes, avocados, lettuce, pumpkin, potatoes and salad leaves) to juices and more.

Some of the Queensland contingent chose to showcase their produce at their own independent booths, while others joined the AusVeg and Hort Innovation stands in the Australia Pavilion.

The Queenslanders also received support from TIQ’s Hong Kong office, which introduced them to potential local business partners.

Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner for Hong Kong Julia Herries said TIQ staff were delighted to support the Queensland companies by providing local knowledge and introductions.

‘We were very pleased to be able to attend the reception in the Australia Pavilion and take the opportunity to introduce the Queensland companies to some of our key local contacts,’ she said.

‘Our Senior Business Development Manager also accompanied a Queensland supplier to a business banquet organised by distributors Huizhan Market and Hui Zhan International, where she introduced the supplier to potential contacts from Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing to explore export business to China.

‘Events like Asia Fruit Logistica are a great opportunity for Queensland companies to make face-to-face contacts and start building relationships in export markets.’

Asia Fruit Logistica ran from 4 to 6 September at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo Center.

If you would like to explore agricultural export opportunities in Hong Kong, contact TIQ’s Hong Kong office or Brisbane-based Food and Agriculture team.

Agricultural exports to Asia are identified as one of Queensland’s growing strengths in the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.

Queensland companies attending Asia Fruit Logistica included: