Food and Beverage Trade Shows 2020

Global Victoria is seeking applications from export-ready Victorian food and beverage organisations interested in participating in a range of trade missions to the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Singapore and China in 2020

Why should you attend?

Trade mission participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their products at a trade show and meet with international buyers and visitors to the show.

The Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) offices in each region will also invite buyers who have indicated a specific interest in Australian products. Mission participants will be invited to participate in a networking event with key decision makers from the food and beverage industry. The Victorian Government will host a Victorian Pavilion at the Gulfood, Foodex, Food & Hotel Asia and SIAL trade shows, and will be supporting eligible Victorian organisations to exhibit.

Space is limited. We highly recommend that you register your interest as soon as possible to the applicable contact person listed below.

Details of the Food Trade Shows

Trade mission to Gulfood, Dubai

Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show, attracting over 90,000 trade visitors and 5000 exhibitors. This mission will Introduce Victorian companies to food and beverage trade opportunities in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). Gulfood is held at the World Trade Centre, Dubai and will provide a platform for emerging companies to promote their product by exhibiting on the Victorian Government stands in the Dairy and World Food sections.

Travel dates: 14 to 20 February 2020
Registrations close: 29 November 2019

Enquiries: For further information or any enquiries, please contact our Market Engagement Manager, Brian Kearns by sending him an email

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Trade mission to Foodex Japan, Tokyo

Foodex is the leading food and fibre show in Japan and is the key annual platform for food and fibre sector engagement with the region. Delegates will be able to showcase Victorian food and explore opportunities in the Japanese market.

Travel dates: 10 to 15 March 2020
Registrations close: 13 December 2019


Enquiries: For further information or any enquiries, please contact our Market Engagement Manager for North Asia, Stephen Baud by sending him an email

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Trade mission to Food and Hotel Asia, Singapore

Food and Hotel Asia is the leading food and fibre show in Southeast Asia, held over two years and is the key annual platform for food and fibre sector engagement with the region. FHA Food & Beverage will provide global suppliers with valuable access to quality buyers including distributors, importers, manufacturers and retailers, and attendees will also gain valuable insights into developments and future trends of the food & beverage industry.

Travel dates: 31 March to 3 April 2020
Registrations close: 13 December 2019


Enquiries: For further information or any enquiries, please contact our Trade Specialist, Leana Nguyen by sending her an email

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Trade mission to SIAL China, Shanghai

SIAL China is a key trade show for food and beverage opportunities in China. This is the premier food and beverage event in China, and the delegation will explore the significant export opportunities for Victorian companies. Asia’s largest and the 3rd biggest food innovation exhibition in the world, with a record number of visitors (4,300 exhibitors) showcased their latest products and food trends from countries and regions worldwide, and attracted 117,595 professionals.

Travel dates: 11 to 15 May 2020
Registrations close: 13 December 2019

Enquiries:  For further information or any enquiries, please contact our Trade Specialist, Peter Hunter by sending him an email

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Eligibility, terms and conditions

Applications will be subject to an approval process and participation will be at the discretion of the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR).

Read the terms and conditions for participation in the Victorian Government's trade mission program.