HKTDC Food Expo kicks off next week with inaugural Food Expo PRO


Four concurrent events return with grand line-up and new pavilions

HONG KONG, Aug 8, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the much-anticipated HKTDC Food Expo, HKTDC Beauty & Wellness Expo, and HKTDC Home Delights Expo will run from 17 to 21 August at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The inaugural Food Expo PRO will be staged with the returning Hong Kong International Tea Fair at the same venue from 17 to 19 August. At the five events will be more than 1,700 exhibitors, providing a one-stop sourcing and shopping platform for trade buyers and the public to enjoy global cuisines and lifestyle products.

Sophia Chong, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, announced the full programme and key highlights of this month’s events at today’s press conference.
The Food Expo brings you the best of the world’s cuisines, with a wide range of speciality food and beverages, including the Isey Skyr, the unqiue Icelandic yoghurt, 100% handmade and original tinned cakes, frozen cocktail ice lollies from the Netherlands and made-in-Hong Kong black truffle gelato.
Ticketing partner AlipayHK and Alipay representative, Keith Cheung (L), Head of Marketing, AlipayHK, meets Sophia Chong (R), Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC at the press conference.

In addition, the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine and Health Products (ICMCM), organised by the Modernized Chinese Medicine International Association (MCMIA) together with the HKTDC and eight scientific research institutions, will be held at the same venue on 17 and 18 August to offer the latest industry information and promote the development of Chinese medicine.

Introducing highlights of the August’s events at a press conference today, Sophia Chong, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, said: “This year’s Food Expo marks our first large-scale public food exhibition with tasting opportunities since the pandemic restrictions were lifted. We have renamed the former Food Expo Trade Hall as Food Expo PRO this year to serve the needs of the catering industry. Coinciding with several exhibitions and the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine and Health Products, these events will

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Q&A: Top rated Developments at 2022 Plant-Based mostly Planet Expo

Culinary creative imagination was booming at the Plant-Based mostly Environment Expo on September 8 in New York Metropolis. The formal tradeshow of the Plant Dependent Meals Association (PBFA) involved almost 250 exhibitors showcasing vibrant innovation.

Ben Davis, Vice President of Content material at Plant Based Globe, sat down with The Meals Institute’s Susan Choi to unpack expo traits and vital developments throughout the plant-based market, in a Q-and-A job interview that has been edited for length and clarity.

What classes and items are you most fired up about below at the expo?

We have gotten to see this field definitely get off over the previous 4 yrs. The exhibit has developed above 50% around the past two years, which is a serious demonstration of the pleasure having area in this group.

What we’re viewing this 12 months is a shift and a little bit of a maturing of the business and branching out from some of those people extra simple merchandise to culinary innovation. Persons [are] taking additional essential components and making use of some culinary creative imagination to them to make solutions – like crab cakes, dumplings, and noodle dishes – that are a little bit much more appealing than just that burger or patty.

I imagine the greatest pattern correct now is actually that creativity and bringing the culinary component in to take the whole market to the following degree.

What other tendencies are reflecting what consumers want to see?

I consider we can glimpse to ethnic cuisines and world cuisines as a single piece. All of us have distinctive backgrounds and cultures that define the way that we take in. Anything like a burger patty, it’s a little demanding to get that to be available to all people mainly because it only is related to particular food stuff cultures.

But when we start off bringing in folks from all-around the environment who are viewing the prospective to use plant-based mostly components to create new, delicious dishes, and also be a part of this much healthier, additional sustainable food method, we commence to get to something that

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