More than 40 leading international buyers from Asia and the Middle East were introduced to the bounty of Queensland’s produce at the recent National Horticulture Convention, which was held on the Gold Coast from 23 to 25 June 2016.
Importers, retailers and wholesalers from Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Thailand attended the conference, which was hosted by AUSVEG, the leading horticultural body representing Australia’s 9,000 vegetable and potato growers.
“Demand for premium quality Australian vegetables is rising, particularly with growing middle-class populations in Asia and the Middle East,” said AUSVEG National Manager for Export Development Michael Coote.
“These regions are a large and continually growing market for Australian vegetable producers and have huge potential for development.”
The extensive number of buyers attending this year’s conference gives an indication of the high level of interest there is in Asia and the Middle East for clean, green and safe Australian vegetable produce,” said Mr Coote.
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