Two weeks left to apply for Asian buyer meet-up

A rare opportunity presents for Western Australian agriculture, food and beverage businesses to meet dozens of Asian buyers in-person in March.

Applications are open until Friday 10 March for businesses to showcase at a Premium Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Business Matching Event, held in Perth on 27 March, Margaret River on 28 March and Albany on 30 March.

Businesses will meet buyers through ‘speed dating’ style events, providing a rare opportunity to develop relationships and new customers, or foster existing relationships. Approximately 25 buyers are expected to attend the events, being established importers, distributors and category managers from major retailers across China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

TradeStart Adviser Darren Levy at CCIWA’s International Trade and Investment Centre said: “Through multiple business matching events, we will create new export sales and potential investment opportunities for WA producers as Asian buyers seek to secure supply of clean, green and reliable food sources.

“Bringing buyers to Western Australia provides our producers with the best chance of developing personal relationships and winning new export orders. Exporters love it as it’s the lowest cost and highest impact meeting opportunity they can get with new international buyers.”

The events form part of the TradeStart Taste WA Premium Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Mission 2023 – a collaboration between CCIWA’s TradeStart the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation; Invest & Trade WA; Great Southern Development Commission; and South West Development Commission.

Applications are still open for businesses to participate in the Perth, Margret River and Albany events, closing 6pm, Friday 10 March.

Register your interest here:

CCIWA’s International Trade and Investment Centre (ITIC) helps businesses reduce the time, cost and risk of going global. Contact the team for a free consultation on (08) 9365 7620 or via


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