Food Taipei to showcase best of the Orient

By Noli Dinkovski contact

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This June’s Food Tapei will play host to 1,750 exhibitors sharing 4,800 stands
This June’s Food Tapei will play host to 1,750 exhibitors sharing 4,800 stands
Flavours of the Orient are to be brought into focus next month when Taiwan plays host to one of Asia’s largest food exhibitions.

Combining ingredients, food products, production machinery and packaging, Food Taipei is claimed to be a “single, comprehensive supply platform”​ for food and drink manufacturers to exploit. And, for the first time, flagship brands from the UK will be represented.

Taking place from 19–22 June at the Nangang Exhibition Center, Food Taipei part of a mega expo that will play host to 1,750 exhibitors sharing 4,800 stands.

Along with Foodtech & Pharmatech Taipei, Taipei Pack, Taiwan Horeca and Halal Taiwan, the show is expected to attract 8,000 international visitors from 110 countries, in addition to 55,000 Taiwanese buyers.

In addition to the original Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 and the Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1, the newly built Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2, will also accommodate the show.

Show times

June 19 – 10am to 6pm

June 20 – 10am to 6pm

June 21 – 10am to 6pm

June 22 – 10am to 5pm

Visit the Food Taipei website​ for more information.

Farm-to-table produce

In Hall 1, visitors will be able to sample local, fresh farm-to-table produce, as well as a selection of international food ingredients.

All of Taiwan's regional governments and public associations will be on hand to present food from across the island. For the first time, Taiwanese confectionery company I-Mei Foods Co, Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor and Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor will join the flagship Brand Pavilion.

They be supported by pavilions from 34 other countries, including the US, Japan and South Korea. The multinational flavour of the show will be further enhanced by the first-time additions of pavilions from the UK and Colombia.

“The volume of international exhibitors has grown by more than 50% and, therefore, we are anticipating a wonderful international multi-food culture,”​ says show organiser Taitra (Taiwan External Trade Development Council). “No doubt, the event is the best platform for international manufacturers seeking new trading partners.”

Another first for the show is Foodtech & Pharmatech Taipei, an equipment-focused area set up in response to the growing biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Diverse products and technologies

Reflecting this, a special pavilion in Hall 2 will showcase a Biotech/Pharmaceutical Machinery and Components Zone, allowing overseas buyers to experience more diverse products and technologies.

The Smart Machinery Competition, meanwhile, will be in its fourth year. The show organiser has invited industry and academic experts to select exhibitors specialising in Industry 4.0 and on-site smart manufacturing. “The technology on show will be an eye-opener for overseas buyers and will lay the foundation for upgrading food production and packaging materials, as well as refining food processing,”​ Taitra said.

With Taiwan becoming known for being increasingly Muslim-friendly, Halal Taiwan is expected to double in size this year. As part of this, Indonesia Pavilion will re-launch this year, joining a variety of Halal-certified food at the show.

Describing itself as a non-profit trade promoting organisation, Taitra conducted a series of promotional briefings across nine cities in March and April.

Visiting Paris, Los Angeles, Bangkok, Sydney, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, New York, Tokyo, and Toronto, it presented the current situation, advantages, future trends, and cooperation opportunities of Taiwan’s food and food-related industries.

How Taitra can help

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (Taitra) is Taiwan’s foremost non-profit trade promotion organisation. Its UK office, Taiwan Trade Centre London, offers assistance to UK companies interested in doing business with Taiwan across a number of industries.

Taitra provides a pre-registration service to any UK visitors interested in attending Food Taipei, offering a free-entry badge with fast-track entry. In addition, a limited number of subsidies are available for eligible UK buyer companies to attend the show.

Finally, there will be Enterprise Europe Network B2B procurement meetings at the show where free 30-minute customised meetings with Taiwanese suppliers can be arranged.

Please click here​ to pre-register, enquire about procurement meetings and travel subsidies, and ask further questions about doing business with Taiwan.

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