Adelaide Welcomes Buyers For Food Festival On From 30 April-7 May 2017

Adelaide Welcomes Buyers For Food Festival On From 30 April-7 May 2017

South Australia Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith

Major International Buyers Arrive In South Australia

Victor P Taffa

Around 20 major international buyers are in Adelaide on a three-day trade mission showcasing South Australia’s high quality food and wine.

“I am committed to supporting South Australian businesses to showcase their high quality products to the world.” Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said.

Delegates, from India and Southern China, are taking part in a tailor made program coordinated by the Department of State Development and Food South Australia, incorporating Tasting Australia events and a number of site tours, including the famous Barossa Valley.

“We are pleased to welcome the buyers visiting South Australia to Think Food, South Australia’s only dedicated food trade show, which has become a highlight on the industry calendar over recent years.” Food SA CEO Catherine Sayer said.

Minister for Trade and Investment Martin Hamilton-Smith said South Australia’s premium food and wine is highly sought after internationally, accounting for 45 % of the State’s total merchandise exports in 2015-16 and valued at $5.22 Billion. In the same year, the State’s food and wine revenue hit a record $18.64 Billion, and created 3,400 jobs.

Background

Buyers, from companies interested in olive oil, beef, seafood and wine are here until Sunday, 30 April, concluding on Tuesday, 2 May, and will be invited to attend Think Food South Australia’s only dedicated food and beverage trade show.

Chinese company SC International are also hosting 20 international investors in South Australia next week, who have also been invited to attend the Think Food event. Tasting Australia is an eight-day festival, held annually, that showcases South Australia’s food scene.

This year, the festival runs from 30 April until 7 May.