Food Week Korea 2017 is one of the most anticipated international exhibitions in Seoul, with as much as 1/4 of the total exhibitors visiting from overseas. In last year’s edition, out of our 891 exhibitors, we had over 174 representatives from approximately 30 different countries around the globe, featuring over 1,300 booths while welcoming approximately 60,000 visitors from the world.
For 2016 show report, click here.
Gaining consistent approvals from the UFI (Union des Foires Internationales) since 2013, and hailed as a ‘Promising Exhibition’ by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (formerly known as the Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy) in 2010, Food Week Korea has gained both significant national and international recognition.
Food Week Korea provides a business matching program, free of charge for qualified buyers and exhibitors. Many representatives from major food service industries, such as as prominent supermarkets, convenience stores, department stores, food services, online/offline distributors, and trading companies, come together in search for high quality food products.
In 2016, about 900 exhibitors and about 120 qualified buyers with purchasing power participated in the business matching program. In a poll survey, 85% of respondents answered that they were ‘able to meet potential buyers’ during the exhibition and 83% of participants stated that they were ‘satisfied with the meetings’. For details of our Business Matching Program, click here.
Countries hoping to bring multiple exhibitors to Food Week Korea can receive a plethora of benefits, such as hotel and tour arrangements, translation services, special airfare price deductions, etc., by organizing a ‘National Pavilion.’ The more exhibitors from one’s country, the higher the discount! The previous edition saw national pavilions from countries such as Japan, China, India, Italy, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, and Laos. For more details, click here.
Buyer groups of 10 or more members from international trade associations or government organizations can attend the Food Week Korea as a part of an official delegation group, and are eligible for benefits such as complimentary hotel nights, translation services and more. For details, click here.
Everything at Food Week Korea is about food! Don’t miss the chance to enjoy exquisite, elegant cooking presentations shows by star chefs, food related conferences, seminars, and more. Special additional concurrent events of Food Week Korea also provide participants with exclusive platforms for further promotion; the ‘Food Week Showcase’ which will display a selection of competing items to visitors for one winning product. Also, the ‘Food Square’ will give participants an opportunity to promote their businesses by holding their own press conferences. For details, click here.