Premium foods and beverages from Queensland producers were on display to international food buyers at a recent showcase held in conjunction with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Nineteen Queensland firms marketed their products to buyers from the Middle East, South East Asia, China and Korea at the Food Buyer’s Showcase at Brookwater Golf Course near Ipswich on 5 April.
The showcase was part of the Trade 2018 program being run for international businesspeople visiting the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games.
Queensland products on show ranged from luxury chocolate brownies to weight-loss products, and from indigenous bush foods to bakery products, healthy snacks and dairy-free cheese.
Overseas buyers attending were sourcing products for supermarkets, food-service supply to cafes and restaurants, and gift-giving seasons.
The event was the latest in a series of annual food showcases coordinated by TIQ’s Food and Agribusiness team, designed to bring Queensland suppliers together with international buyers.
Last year’s showcase resulted in a series of deals for Queensland companies, including orders from a Hong Kong health food chain for honey from Bush Honey Australia and natural skincare products from Summer Land Camel Farm.
Supporting Queensland exporters is a priority of the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.
Queensland companies participating in the 2018 Brookwater showcase were:
- At One Foods
- BJP Laboratories
- Dairy Free Down Under
- Dello Mano
- First Food Co (Aust)
- Frequency H2O
- Gin Gin & Dry
- Proteco Gold
- Spring & Grove
- Symply Too Good
- The Flour Shop Bakery
- Fang’s Chili Sauce
- Life Grip Protein Powder
- Limitless Nutrition
- Natural Evolution
- The Fermented Kitchen.