On December 20th 2018, the press conference for China (Shanghai) International Food Expo( Short for China Food 2019), which is organized by China National Food Industry Association and VNU Exhibitions Asia Ltd. and approved by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, was officially launched in Shanghai. The organizer targets to build an exchange platform for domestic and international brands, enabling to connect, pioneer and empower in the global food industry as of the theme of the exhibition. They also aims to create a global food platform for the perspectives of food manufacturer, trade, distribution, retail, investment consultation and service, brand innovation, packaging, logistic and warehousing, new food technology by innovative trend of brand marketing and leading technology.
Mr. Greg Li, Vice President of VNU Exhibitions, the Host of the Press Conference
A scene of the Press Conference
Representatives from all the national food industry associations from various provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities etc., agricultural bureaus, agricultural reclamation enterprises, relevant channel industry associations and media practitioners from all walks of life etc. witnessed the official launch of China Food 2019 at the press conference. Mr. Cao, vice chairman of China National Food Industry Association and Ms. Lu, vice president of VNU Exhibitions Asia Ltd. delivered keynote speeches respectively and expressed their wishes and visions on the future cooperation and development of China Food 2019.
Mr. Cao, Vice Chairman of China National Food Industry Association
Ms. Lu, Vice President of VNU Exhibitions.
Mr. Li, Deputy Director of Xingtai Agricultural Bureau, shared their successful experience about participating in China Food 2018. In the last session, 62 enterprises attended at the exhibition, including Jinmailang, Jinshahe etc. Maixiang Noodles also got orders from Russian buyers through this platform. Xingtai Agricultural Bureau committed to lead the local enterprises to explore the market in Shanghai and in the world.
Mr. Li, Deputy Director of Xingtai Agricultural Bureau
Ms. Amy Gao, Project leader of China Food 2019, gave a brief introduction about the exhibition and development planning. China Food 2019 will be held during June 5-7th, 2019 in Shanghai Exhibition Center and will gather more than 500 food enterprises from over 40 countries like Italy, France, Netherlands, Japan, Thailand, Australia, USA, England, Spain, Korea, Turkey, Germany, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Malaysia etc. And also it will attract around 20,000 professional buyers to visit the show. In order to improve the food industry linkage, many international summits will be held during the fair. As for Global Food Industry on New Retail Model, we will invite well-known supermarkets, importers & exporters, distributors, large business groups, catering groups etc. to participate and explore new cooperation model. As for International Catering Supply China & Food Safety Forum, we will announce the new policy about imported food and food safety standard to lead the enterprises to search for the new development trend. What’s more, many other concurrent events like Future Food Development Forum, The Trend of China Food Consumption Forum, The launch of China Food tendency in 2020 etc. will focus on hot topics and explore the latest industry development.
At the press conference, the organizer also introduced the concurrent professional contests. As the most interesting event Salon du Chocolate Dessert Contest, it‘s the first time for the world most influential French Chocolate Contest to settle in Shanghai. They will invite the world’s top chocolate masters to compete for the champion honor. Furthermore, more other concurrent contests like Latte Art Competition, Baking Competition, Tea Competition and Business Matching etc. will be held during the fair, the organizer will invite large chains, hotels, restaurants, catering groups etc. to attend at the activities and develop “New channel, New Retail” business model.
French Chocolate Salon will be officially settled in China Food 2019. As one of the most influential show in the world-French Chocolate Fashion Show, it is a fashion show to tempt dessert lovers' eyes and taste buds, and a cross-border feast that combining chocolate with fashion concept.
Shanghai World Food Festival will also be held during the fair from day till night. The concurrent activities like Japan Food Cultural Bazaar, Europe Wine Carnival etc., will gather worldwide food and take you to experience “The Taste from The World”. It will also have exotic dance performances and games that creating one-stop solution for enjoyment and fun for food enthusiasts. An “Early Summer Party” will burst out in Shanghai.
Ms. Amy Gao, Project Leader of VNU Exhibitions.
China National Food Industry Association joints hand in hand with VNU Exhibitions Asia Ltd. to creating “Asia Agro-Food Expo 2019” and holding the signing ceremony at the press conference. They devoted to build an international event for the whole Asian agriculture and food industry chain.
At the panel discussion, the media outlets have interacted with organizer about the uniqueness and importance of China Food 2019 to China food industry and the development plan in the next three years.
Panel Discussion with Media Outlets
In addition, NATURAL CHINA and ASIA FRESH, as the series of China Food 2019, will bring us more international forums and activities. For more information, you may refer to the official website: www.chinafoodexpo.com.