Welsh food delegates head to Japan

KEY representatives from the Welsh food industry are travelling to Japan this week to promote exports and attract Japanese investment into Wales.

Foodex 2013, a food and drink exhibition in Tokyo, is expecting to attract more than 23,000 exhibitors from over 70 countries, along with 75,000 visitors.

The Welsh Government-hosted stand will showcase Welsh food and drink products, and promote Wales’ propositions for inward investment through various events.

These include a workshop providing advice to companies on issues such as EU food manufacturing regulations and entering UK retail chains.

A business reception will also enable over 50 Japanese food companies to network with the Welsh delegation as part of a Welsh Government effort to promote Wales as a great place to do business, visit and study.

“The Welsh Government is committed to supporting the Welsh food industry and promoting its reputation for quality products internationally - that is why we are hosting a stand at Foodex 2013, an exhibition with a truly global reach,” says Agriculture Minister, Alun Davies.

“By showcasing Welsh produce we are enabling Welsh companies to develop new markets overseas, while providing advice on inward investment is vital to
encouraging foreign companies to locate their manufacturing operations in Wales.”

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