TAIPEI, TAIWAN - The Taipei International Food Show (Food Taipei) ended on a high note in the capital of Taiwan, generating over US$41.47 million in business on-site and attracting a record high of more than 7,500 buyers from around the globe.
The trade show was held from June 24 to 27 at WTC Taipei’s Exhibition Hall and Nangang Exhibition Hall. It has become the best venue for heavyweights in the food industry to purchase, develop new channels and step up to the international market.
Organized by the World Trade Center Taipei, the annual food extravaganza not only featured local delicacies but also gathered exotic ones from 36 countries, with a strong line-up of national pavilions, including the U.S., South Korea, Japan, Canada, Thailand, Central America, Brazil, Peru and Argentina. In addition, Germany, Poland, Holland, Paraguay, Bosnia and Herzegovina showcased their rich gastronomy at the grand event for the first time.
The national pavilions marked the diversity of Food Taipei. Among the many highlights, the Spain pavilion invited professional chefs to roll out a cooking show by using Serrano ham that can finally be imported to Taiwan legally. The Poland pavilion presented a wide range of dairy products from Mlekovita, the country’s biggest dairy company. And in the German pavilion, there were natural sparkling water and wine.
To assist Taiwanese food industry suppliers develop overseas markets, the WTC Taipei also held the one-day Food Sourcing in Taiwan event on June 24. It was joined by 56 international buyers from 19 countries, including the U.S., Brazil, Japan, Korea, Australia, and the Netherlands who met with 176 Taiwanese suppliers. A total of 739 one-on-one meetings took place that day and generated US$3.9 billion in business.
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