Food Week Korea 2016 Has Successfully Opened A World of Flavors In Seoul

2016-11-17 22:00 2092

SEOUL, Korea, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Week Korea 2016 ended in great success celebrating its 11th edition with a number of special events including the global forum, strategic seminars, and conferences related to the food industry.

Overseas Buyer's Lounge at Food Week Korea 2016
Overseas Buyer's Lounge at Food Week Korea 2016

The theme of this year's show, A World of Flavor, was celebrated at events such as the ASEAN Fair with 10 professional chefs' cooking demonstration show from each of the ASEAN countries, and 100 exhibitors from the ten ASEAN member states displayed their exotic food and beverage products to domestic buyers and visitors.

This year's Food Week Korea also had the Turkish Pavilion with companies from the Turkish Flour, Yeast, and Ingredients Promotion Group (TFYI). The smell of bread they baked in the hall fascinated people, and their sand art show promoting their nation was also intriguing enough to take the public's spotlight during the exhibition period.

The exhibition saw 59,322 visitors, including many business people from the food industry, over the course of four days from November 2nd to 5th, 2016 at Coex, Seoul. There was an increase of 10% over the 2015 show's attendance, proving that Food Week Korea is one of the top exhibitions in the food industry that offers an ideal venue for business meetings and conferences. Overall, 891 companies participated in the exhibition and 174 companies were from 40 overseas countries, comprising 20% of the total exhibitors.

About 100 overseas companies, including the buyer delegations from Romania, Iran, India, Philippines, Vietnam and Japan attended the 1:1 Biz-matching Program held from Nov. 2nd - 3rd. They were matched with Korean exhibitors and more than 600 meetings took place during those two days.

Based on a survey conducted on the last day of the exhibition, 77% of exhibitors were satisfied with the show and 70% of them desired to exhibit again at Food Week Korea in 2017. Most of the participants' goal was to meet Korean buyers, and 94% of them told that they were able to accomplish their goals at Food Week Korea 2016.  

For more information about Food Week Korea at Coex, please visit the show website

For all inquiries please contact:

Food Week Korea Secretariat
T. +82-2-6000-8160

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Source: Coex
Keywords: Food/Beverages