Local businesses invited to exhibit at Fine Food Australia

Member for Murray Austin Evans has invited fine food producers to apply to promote their products to thousands of national and international buyers on the NSW Government’s stand at Fine Food Australia in Melbourne later this year.

Mr Evans said more than 30,000 trade visitors from over 45 countries are expected at the four-day expo from 10-13 September, with the NSW Government offering up to 12 subsidised spots on its Flavours of NSW stand.

“Fine Food Australia is Australia’s biggest trade exhibition for the food and beverage industry providing a great chance for the electorate’s businesses to promote their products to potential national and international buyers,” Mr Evans said.

“Applications to participate in the Flavours of NSW stand are open until Friday 2 March for businesses wanting to apply.

“I strongly encourage local businesses to apply now to promote the quality and diversity of our world class food and beverage industry.

“Last year Pacdon Park of Moama was part of the NSW stand promoting their range of British style smallgoods, as well as Murray Cod Australia from Bilbul and the Australian Prune Industry Association.”

Minister for Trade & Industry Niall Blair said NSW was home to a diverse range of high quality food products and services competing successfully in the global marketplace.

“NSW has over 50,000 agricultural, aquaculture, fishing and food and beverage processing companies that are feeding a growing export industry,” Mr Blair said.

“Our state’s exports of processed food and beverages grew 4.6 per cent in 2016-17 and topped $5 billion for the first time.

“Helping companies take part in trade shows is just one way the NSW Government supports businesses to grow, find new markets and create jobs.”

To submit an application to exhibit and for more information visit industry.nsw.gov.au or email fine.food@industry.nsw.gov.au