US industry event open to Aus food and beverage businesses 

Food and beverage businesses have an opportunity to join an Australian delegation to the United States for the National Restaurant Association Show.

The event, held May 18-21 in Chicago, is expected to attract industry representatives and businesses from more than 100 countries. It is hailed as the largest gathering of food service professionals in the western hemisphere.  

“This is a fantastic opportunity for WA food and beverage businesses to grow their networks in the US,” says Michael Carter, Head of CCIWA’s International Trade and Investment Centre.  

“The US offers ample opportunities for WA businesses, being our State’s seventh-largest market for export goods.  

“It is also the world’s largest importer of goods, so cracking the US market can send a business on an enormous growth trajectory.” 

The US foodservice market is valued US$820 billion (2024) and is expected to grow to US$1.37 trillion by 2029, at a compound annual growth rate of 10.74%. 

Australian businesses will have the chance to leverage key organisations including the US Commercial Service and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. 

Details: inclusions and costs 

Delegation registration is free for Australian businesses, which includes support for show registration, US visa applications and organising supplier meetings, exclusive networking opportunities, various discounts and complimentary passes to select events at the show.  

Costs for flights, accommodation and logistics arrangements will be covered by delegates, however discounts are available.  

Registration is on a ‘first in, first served’ basis and early registration is encouraged due to rising flight and accommodation costs.  

The Australian delegation is being coordinated by the US Commercial Service.  

Businesses can express their interest in attending by emailing Commercial Specialist Oliver Bentley at [email protected]. 

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 [email protected].  


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