Twenty-three of South Africa’s agro-processing companies have succeeded in showcasing on a platform regarded as Asia’s largest food innovation exhibition, demonstrating how well regarded and in demand local products are in that region, an official said on Thursday
South African consul-general in Shanghai Mpho Hlahla spoke at the official opening of the 19th SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food taking place at the Chinese city.
“You have to appreciate that this is a premium show and that not all countries get an opportunity to present here,” Hlahla said.
“Being here for us simply means that we have products that are of exceptional quality, that are well-packaged and that are very much on demand in this market,” Hlahla said.
SIAL China is a leading platform for international producers and manufacturers of food products, wines, spirits and food service equipment.
Hlahla urged South African exporters looking to expand their client base beyond the country’s borders to explore China as a potential market.
“Our consulate is forever ready to assist in every aspect of doing business in this region,” she said.