Four of China's most established food trade fairs have signed up to a long-term partnership agreement to launch the inaugural Food2China Expo, which will be held at Poly World Trade Center Expo (Guangzhou), 21-23 September 2023.
The shows involved are: Food2China EXPO by Guangdong (China) Imported Food Association (GDIFA) and Constellar-WorldEx, Zhong Shi Zhan by China Commerce Development Center (CCDC), Guangzhou International Food and Ingredients Exhibition (GIFIF) by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangzhou Committee (CCPIT), and Wine to China EXPO (originated from Shenzhen TOEWine).
The collaboration by the above-mentioned parties will be be managed by Singapore’s Constellar-WorldEx, Guangzhou Chamber of International Commerce and Shanghai Hehe Exhibition Group, who say they will leverage on the extensive expertise and experience from the individual fairs to become the largest and most influential international food trade exhibition in Guangzhou, connecting the city to Greater China and the rest of the world.
As one of China's earliest trading ports and a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road, Guangzhou is an international gateway to Chinese cuisine and culture and a key commercial centre. Food2China Expo expects to occupy over 66,000sqm of exhibition space, attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors comprising F&B producers, buyers, importers, caterers, restaurants, e-commerce and other professional service providers from over 40 countries and regions.
“Food2China Expo represents strong collaboration between the Chinese government, enterprises and industry associations to integrate resources and expertise towards the development of the largest professional food trade exhibition in the Guangdong-hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area,” said Wolfgang Qi, general manager of Constellar-WorldEx. “Food2China Expo is the key trade platform for stakeholders to address changing food consumption needs and preferences, as well as improve the quality of living for Chinese citizens.”