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Food & Beverage program (NSW Going Global Export Program)

The NSW Going Global at Expo program for the food and beverage sector focuses on developing export capabilities and drive success in the region, and centres around an anchor international exhibition held in Dubai this year, Gulfood from 13 – 17 February 2022.

Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition and attracts a global audience that provides opportunities to new markets and connect with experts on the future of F&B consumption trends and sustainability.

The NSW program includes:

  • Exporter workshops and training sessions
  • Pre-conference briefings
  • Attending Gulfood programs
  • Business matching opportunities

The program is free for participants.

If you wish to participate in the Food and Beverage program, please complete the EOI form here. Please note that following the EOI, we will require you to complete an application form for the NSW Going Global Export Program.

There is also an opportunity to take part in the Australian business program (Austrade) which includes pre-conference briefings, virtual programs and events, and business matching opportunities for participants. Each program is free for virtual participation. For in-person attendance, there will be participation fees of AUD 590 charged by Austrade.

Food & beverage sector overview

The Australian F&B market enjoys strong global demand, especially in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. Maintaining uninterrupted supplies during the pandemic has reinforced our position as a reliable supplier of quality products that have the highest safety standards.

The GCC region has low agricultural output and high disposable income. By 2022, the region’s F&B market will be worth AUD 267 billion. The consumption mix is also shifting towards convenient foods and dining-out. Domestic F&B manufacturing that relies of imported inputs is also rising.

Globally, there is a pronounced trend towards health foods. Having adopted innovations in food-tech, NSW companies can take advantage of the emerging industry trends and satisfy the growing niche consumer.

Opportunity to participate

Expression of interest