More than 390,000 Visitors Take in This Year’s Food Expo
Fair’s Gourmet Zone Proves Popular: Visitor Numbers Double
21 August 2012 –– More than 390,000 public visitors, up two per cent over last year, attended HKTDC Food Expo, which closed yesterday after its five-day run at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
This year’s fair highlights included the Gourmet Zone. Open 17-19 August, the popular area drew more than 71,000 visitors, twice as many as during its 2011 fair debut. More than 70 exhibitors showcased food and wine under four themes at the Gourmet Zone.
More than 1,100 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions took part in this year’s fair, a new exhibitor record. They attracted more than 16,000 buyers, 30 per cent higher than in 2011. , during the opening of Food Expo’s Trade Hall, 16-18 August. Among them, Thailand’s Pravit Wirungruangkul, Chairman of CP Consumer Products Co, Ltd, was pleased with the fair’s global sourcing opportunities. He made contact with several Hong Kong and Japanese suppliers and expects to source seasonings from them.
The HKTDC organised a number of business-matching sessions between local retailers and exhibitors and overseas buyers during the fair. Jickie Li, Deputy Head of Hong Kong Market Food Retail Business, the business unit of city’super, said the meetings helped her company get to know suppliers from a variety of countries.
|The five-day fair attracted more than 390,000 visitors, up two per cent over last year
|The fair’s Gourmet Zone drew more than 71,000 visitors, twice as many as visited last year’s inaugural edition
|More than 100 special events, including healthy eating seminars, took place during Food Expo’s five-day run. Nearly 20 celebrity chefs, including Lau Chun (right) of Kin’s Kitchen and Denice Wai, founder and chief instructor of 6 Senses, demonstrated their signature dishes at the Gourmet Zone’s “Cooking Lovers” sessions
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