Fiji part of trade show

The Fiji Times:

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

FOUR Fijian companies are part of Australia's largest food and beverage trade show which started in Sydney, Australia, yesterday.

Pleass Beverage with their Vaiwai Water, Foods Pacific with their Taste of India simmers sauces; Pacific Seaweeds with their sea grapes and Adi Chocolate are among 11 Pacific Islands exporters at the Fine Food 2014

This is an initiative of Pacific Islands Trade and Invest, (PT&I) Sydney office in conjunction with Secretariat of Pacific Communities — Increasing Agricultural Commodity Trade program for exporters showcasing their products from around the region.

PT&I Export Services manager Jeremy Grennell says for the fourth year running, a Pacific Islands branded stand that has 11 companies exhibiting in order to meet potential Australian and international buyers under the one roof during the four day trade show.

"With over 24,000 visitors and 1000 exhibitors attending it is an ideal forum for Pacific Island premium niche products at such a high profile show and to checkout the global competition," Mr Grennell said in a statement.

For many participants, he said this was one of the biggest platforms on which to showcase their wares.

"Products being exhibited illustrate the diversity of premium food and beverage coming out of the region.

"From sea grapes, bottled water and chocolate sourced from Fiji, honey from Vanuatu to coffee from Papua New Guinea all in premium packaging to attract the discerning buyer.

"In total there are four companies from Fiji, three from Vanuatu, and one each from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Niue and one coconut oil company that sources from across the Pacific.

"We are looking forward to exhibiting some premium niche products from the Pacific this week to local and international buyers as well as telling them the story behind each of these products," he said.

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