FIAL’s Virtual Meet the Buyer initiative is heading to China’s Jiangsu Province this month, offering exporters (and prospective exporters) of Australian food products to schedule the chance to schedule one-on-one videoconferences with China-based buyers that indicate interest in their products.
The buyers FIAL has assembled are from major supermarket chains, retailers, distributors and importers in Jiangsu.
“The Virtual Meet the Buyer events are a really efficient way to meet buyers,” one satisfied Australia-based manufacturer, Beston Global Foods, told FIAL. “They have expressed interest in your products, so you cut through a lot of the noise. We have secured commercial outcomes from each of the events we have attended.”
Why export to Jiangsu?
Jiangsu Province, with a population of 80.4 million, is China’s third-largest consumer market, presenting an AU$661 billion retail opportunity for Australian exporters.
Jiangsu buyers are especially interested in healthy, innovative food products in the following categories: health supplements; baby food; snacks and confectionery – candy, biscuits, chocolate; dairy products – butter, premium ice-cream, fresh milk, yoghurt, cheeses and infant formula; grocery items such as cereals, honey, baking and baked goods, smallgoods, edible oils and pastry; beef; live and frozen seafood; dried nuts; and non-alcoholic beverages, especially functional drinks, health drinks and fruit juices.
For further information, visit the event page on FIAL’s website.