24 Michelin Stars Bestowed to 20 Restaurants in Taiwan
Mar 18, 2018

After the 36 Bib Gourmand honorees unveiled last week on March 6th, 20 dining establishments became Michelin-starred today, among the 110 listed in the inaugural MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2018.

The highly-anticipated list, announced in Taipei today, revealed a total of 20 Michelin-starred restaurants in Taiwan. As the only restaurant bestowed with three Michelin stars, Le Palais (頤宮) in Palais de Chine Hotel, was recognized for its “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.”

Two Michelin stars, which meant “Excellent cooking, worth a detour,” were given to two restaurants. One of them was Ryu Gin (祥雲龍吟), whose Japanese culinary leader Ryohei Hieda had spent nine months prior to the opening of the restaurant, combing the island to look for the right ingredients. Currently, all ingredients used are local, save for some exotic seasonings.

The other went to The Guest House (請客樓) in Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel, a classy restaurant renowned for its Hunan and Sichuan dishes. Culinary writer Liang-Yi Han, who once sojourned in the Netherlands, described the restaurant as "borderless-cuisined." Every time a foreign friend comes to Taipei, she would bring him to The Guest House.

17 One-Starred Restaurants in Taiwan

A total of 17 restaurants were initially disclosed at the press conference as one-starred, recognized for its “High quality, worth a stop.”

The first to be announced was Da-Wan (大腕燒肉), selected for its refined dishes and attentive services. Then followed Danny's Steakhouse (教父牛排), opened by Danny Teng, “The Godfather of Steak.”

Listed restaurants of local Taiwanese cuisine include Golden Formosa (金蓬萊遵古台菜餐廳) and Ming Fu Seafood (金蓬萊遵古台菜餐廳). Cantonese cuisine selections include Three Coins (大三元酒樓). Tien Hsiang Lo (天香樓) in The Landis Taipei Hotel for Hang Zhou cuisine; Ken An Ho (謙安和), Kitcho (吉兆割烹壽司), Sushi Nomura (鮨野村), and Sushi Ryu (鮨隆) for Japanese cuisine.

For contemporary French cuisine, L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon, led by the most Michelin-starred "Chef of the Century," was featured in the one-star selection, along with La Cocotte by Fabien Vergé, MUME, Taïrroir, RAW, and Longtail the Bistro.

As for the freshly-minted 36 Bib Gourmand eateries unveiled last week, 10 are street food vendors in night markets that are a common sight across Taiwan. Hong Kong food show host, Michael Lam, also known as “The God of Cookery Junior,” observed that many iconic Taiwanese dishes have stood out this year, such as beef noodles, which brought eight restaurants to the Bib Gourmand list. The selection revealed that street markets and iconic local dishes are integral to the daily livelihoods of Taiwanese people who do not see the place merely as a sightseeing spot, but one with lots of stalls that offer good snacks and filling meals.

By Yuchie Wu

Translated by Sharon Tseng.

Food&HotelAsia unveils Industry White Paper on Smart Innovations for 40th Anniversary edition
Mar 06, 2018

SINGAPORE, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Food&HotelAsia (FHA) announced the launch of an Industry White Paper in collaboration with Euromonitor International, to celebrate the event's 40th anniversary. Titled: Smart Innovations Transforming the Food and Hospitality Landscape by 2020, this 20-page milestone report provides a unique insight into major disruptors impacting the industry.

The White Paper is the result of a research study conducted by UBM and Euromonitor which surveyed over 1,000 suppliers and manufacturers covering major food, hotel and foodservice equipment sectors across Asia. The White Paper dives into questions such as where these manufacturers and suppliers expect their import and export business to take shape in the next one to three years, as well as how technology such as Internet of Things (IoT) and automation will shape their future markets and affect business decisions.

"This bespoke study on Smart Innovations for the food and hospitality industry is demonstrative of FHA's commitment to drive our industry forward," said Mr. Rodolphe Laymese, Project Director, Food & Hospitality, UBM, organiser of FHA. "It provides invaluable insight into the Asian and Global Food market which we proudly share with all members of the community at our 40th anniversary milestone event."

"The food and hospitality sector is undergoing rapid transformation in business and production processes because of technological changes. The White Paper focuses on how technology impacts and changes how the industry conducts its business, the processes and how it will help the industry improve operational and work efficiencies, as well as productivity," said Ivan Uzunov, Research Manager, Euromonitor.

The paper will only be available to pre-registered attendees of FHA. It will also be made available to all delegates attending Euromonitor's highly interactive session on "Smart Innovations Transforming the Food & Hospitality Landscape by 2020" at the FHA2018 International Conference. The three-day conference, held in two venues from 24 to 26 April, will feature industry experts and business thought-leaders, sharing perspectives, tips and strategies across five key tracks: Hotels & Resorts, Food Manufacturing and Bakery at Singapore Expo; Central Kitchen and Food Services at Suntec Singapore.

Celebrating 40 years of business excellence, FHA is the preferred choice for industry professionals to access an international showcase of food and hospitality products, equipment and solutions needed to drive business inspiration today and tomorrow. The four-day mega food and hospitality showcase will return from 24 to 27 April 2018 to two venues -- Singapore Expo and Suntec Singapore.

The event will host its biggest-ever industry congregation with 4,000 international exhibitors from more than 70 countries and regions, spanning vertical sectors from food & drink, foodservice and hospitality equipment to hospitality technology service providers. FHA offers many experiential networking and learning opportunities through new and improved speciality zones and industry-renowned competitions such as the FHA Culinary Challenge 2018, the Asian Pastry Cup 2018 and the inaugural Asian Gelato Cup. 78,000 trade professionals from over 100 countries and regions are expected to attend.

For more information, please visitwww.foodnhotelasia.com.

Join in the social chatter:

FHA - Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube - #FHA2018

Media Enquiries:
Juliet Tseng / June Seah
Tel: +65 6233 6635 / +65 6233 6621
Email: juliet.tseng@ubm.com / june.seah@ubm.com

Source: UBM in Singapore

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A siganture events for bakery industry in the Asia Pacific region
Mar 05, 2018

An indicative event for the baking industry in Asia, 2018 Taipei International Baking Show is hosted by Taipei Bakery Association. This year, the scale is the highest than ever. The exhibit spreads over two floors, with 406 participating exhibitors and 1762 booths in total. Raw ingredients, machines and equipment, packaging materials and accessories, baked products, coffee and related products are presented for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, with multiple choices and brand names. Acclaimed as the largest annual platform of the baking industry in Taiwan, this exhibit will be grandly held in Nangang Exhibition Hall during March 15-18.

Over the years, leading companies in the baking industry such as Uni-President Enterprises Corporation, Namchow Group, Tehmag Foods Corporation, Lian Hwa Foods Corporation, Chungpu Baking Machinery Corporation, Sanneng Bakeware and other indicator manufacturers gather in Bakery Show. The show contains over 80 brand new annual products, including multiple intelligent technology based machines, such as “Desktop Flyhi Oven” from Chuan Chiu Food Machinery Co., Ltd. With only one cup of water, the furnace can make professional steam effect without installing any water pipes.

“3 Axis Ultrasonic Food Cutter” from Strong Ultrasonic Machinery Co., Ltd. is famous for equipping large machine’s efficacy in a smaller size. The cutter better meets the health standard and presents more beautiful cutting surface compare to traditional cutters. Moreover, “Enorobot” froam Vaiuable Advice7 Co., Ltd. can concatenate multiple payments at once to provide customers a more convenient choice. The lowest price will be provided at the scene. Holy Ocean International Ltd. made their “KitchenAid’s” debut at the show.

“KitchenAid” is certified by the United States National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) as the business class with a new technology motor PowerCoreR to maintain whipping speed. Also, the new Gradual-speed design keeps the liquid powder mixing steady and hard to splash. Additionally, the Red Dot Design Awarded “"American Microplane Walnut Series Planer” seizes the trend with its modern smooth line on design. The planer will be sold for the first time in Taiwan. There are so much more domestic and foreign selected brands presenting at the scene, offering buyers opportunities to conduct business negotiation and technology exchange with procurement representatives all at once!

Joyful tidings spread from the "Bakery World Cup" held in France in February. The Taiwanese baker Wang Pengjie won the championship in the category of Art of Bread, thus becoming the newest and hottest icon in Taiwan. Wang Pengjie was one of the master bakers in the team led by Wu Paochun, a baking legend hailed as the "Glory of Taiwan."

Taiwan itself is the host of another international baking competition, the "City Bread Championship." This year, the famed event draws top candidates from Taiwan and other countries, including China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Brazil. The championship is acclaimed as the “Oscar” for the oriental bakery industry; with its match specifications similar to those of the Bakery World Cup and divided into five major categories, including themed bread, world bread, sweet bread, health and nutrition sandwiches, and artistic creation.

In addition, there are other events held during the championship, such as the “Taiwan National Tryouts for the Louis Roosevelt Bread Competition,” and the "Gâteaux Cup Cake Art Competition.” Top bakers from all over Taiwan gather to perform their unique skills at these events. Due to these highlighted competitions among professional bakers, the championship has build up the reputation as a renowned Asian arena for bakery masters.

Taiwanese baking has earned a place on the global map, and the Taipei International Bakery Show has become the Asia-Pacific region’s can’t-miss signature event. This year’s show, featuring six theme pavilions including Equipment, Ingredients / Finished Goods, Bakery Hall of Fame, Coffee, Competition Zone, and Keynote Zone, gathers over 150,000 industry professionals for the year’s biggest baking bash. Catch all the exiting programs and latest technology in person from March 15 - 18 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center!


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e: kristijand@valoso.com

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11th Edition of Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali Event Sets to Break International Participation Records Amidst Tourism Upturn
Mar 01, 2018

BALI, Indonesia, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Reigning as the largest trade event of its kind in East Indonesia, Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali 2018 (FHTBali 2018) returns 1-3 March at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre, Bali, Indonesia. In addition to occupying over 11,203 sqm in space and hosting more than 709 companies from 39 countries, FHTB 2018 organizers also expect the largest international visitor turnout given the most recent pre-registration figures indicating a 20% increase compared to the last edition. Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali 2018 will also play host to several major industry events including the 2018 Indonesia Coffee Events (ICE) competition which acts as Indonesia's finalist barista competition before entering into the World Barista Championship (WBC) alongside the 2018 Salon Culinaire Competition, the 2018 Bali Sommelier Competition, and Retail Indonesia 2018.

In the first quarter of 2017 Indonesia recorded a nearly 20% year-on-year increase in foreign visitors compared to its three neighboring countries of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand for the same period according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS). Bali, Indonesia's continuously growing epic-center for culture, recreation and relaxation, alone recorded foreign tourism numbers jumping 42% in just the last two years and welcoming nearly 5.67 million Bali-enthusiasts in 2017 (source: Bali Provincial Government records).

Indonesia credits its sustainability in meeting the demands of growing tourism due to the country's equally robust food & beverage and hospitality economics. "In the third quarter last year, the food and beverages industry grew by 9.46 percent year-on-year, overpassing the country's economy growth. We are confident that the food and beverages industry will grow to more than 8.4 percent in 2018," said Adhi S. Lukman, chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverages Association (GAPMMI).

Throughout its 11 years reign, Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali exemplified and continues to embody the spirit of economic and entrepreneurial possibility for domestic and international suppliers of the food, hotel and tourism industry looking break into the growing needs and discerning tastes of club, hotel, and restaurant owners, purchasing managers, as well as tour operators, distributors, retailers and wholesalers. Over 709 companies from 39 countries flock to FHTBali biennially and compete to showcase thousands of products and services ranging from the most decadent of European confectionaries, to the most exotic in gourmet seafoods, to the latest in high-tech catering and packaging equipment, to the chicest in hotel and restaurant furniture and furnishings.

"There are many reasons why Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali has remained so strong year after year," said Wiwiek Roberto, Project Director of Pamerindo Indonesia and FHTB. "More companies sign up to exhibit each year because these suppliers slowly discover that our event has the highest concentration of professional buyers traveling from across all regions of Indonesia ranging from areas of East Java such as Bali and Sulawesi Selatan to areas such as far away as Nusa Tenggara Barat and Sumatera Utara. These companies know that tourism development is not just concentrated within Bali but across the archipelago and our exhibition's timing, location, and additional event attractions makes Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali the choice trade fair for professional buyers to make the trip to see and experience the most all at once."

For further information on FHTB 2018, please visithttp://fhtbali.com. Onsite registration from Thursday - Friday :10am - 6 pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Marcom Contact

Leonarita Hutama
Marketing Communication Manager
Email : leonarita@pamerindo.com
T: +(6221) 2525-320

Food Hotel, & Tourism Bali is organised by PT Pamerindo Indonesia which is part of UBM plc.

Source: PT Pamerindo

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100 Companies in the 10th edition of Dubai Drink Technology Expo
Feb 23, 2018

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 22 February, 2018: The 10th edition of Dubai Drink Technology Expo - DDTE, a dedicated exhibition and conference for the beverage industry in the Middle East North Africa region, will begin this Tuesday 27th of February and will continue until the 1st of March 2018, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Dubai Drink Technology Expo, occupying an overall space of 2,200 square meters is expected to attract over 2,500 visitors and participants, while playing host to the leading manufacturers, suppliers, experts and industry operators from the region and the world. DDTE 2018 witnesses the participation of 100 companies who will be showcasing their latest innovations, products and equipment used in the beverage industry to serve the growing needs of the regional market. The event will also provide an opportunity to all stakeholders in the beverage industry to explore the latest trends in the field of packaging and manufacturing as well as introduce new ideas, innovative technologies and comprehensive solutions in this field.

Running parallel to the exhibition, the conference will be held under the theme “Circle of the Beverage industry (Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability).” A fine list of buyer-focused keynote speakers from the industry will discuss the latest innovations in the water & beverage industry and it will discuss several topics like: Global Beverage Trends & Supply Chain Challenges, Food and Beverage Approval and Registration in Dubai, Process of introducing Beverages in Dubai (manufacturing prospective), Reputation and Sustainability in the drinks industry, Introduction to Ultraviolet Water Treatment Technology, Packaging Innovation in the region amongst many others.

The Dubai Drink Technology Expo – DDTE is organized by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions - a member of INDEX Holding and supported by the International Food Beverage & Technology Association IFBTA, the American Beverage Association, the Tea Board of India, the Arab Asian Beverages Federation, the UAE Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Dubai Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the United Arab Emirates.

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David Israelow from the United States Won the 1st Place in Washoku World Challenge The 5th Competition
Feb 22, 2018

Six contestants from the world competed for their highly skilled Japanese cooking

February 23, 2018 02:00 AM Hong Kong Time - TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Washoku World Challenge Executive Committee, runs the Washoku World Challenge, a cooking contest in which Japanese cuisine chefs from around the world compete in technical expertise and passion for Japanese food, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan. On Feb. 13th-14th, 2018, six finalists from 5 countries and regions gathered for the final tournament held in Tokyo, and David Israelow (private chef) from the United States won 1st Place. The second place was a tie between two contestants, Christopher Brian Massad (Tankuma Kitamise) from the United States and Daniele Codini (The Ned London) from Italy.

The theme of the Competition this year was UMAMI, which contestants sent their two original recipes (Suimono and Fuchidaka Mori) reflecting it for the application screening. Approximately 100 contestants from 23 countries and regions had applied for the competition and 43 advanced to the qualifying tournaments. The Qualifying tournaments was held in six cities (London, New York, Los Angeles, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo) for the first time in the Competition's history. At the qualifying tournaments, they were judged strictly on their basic knife skills using Daikon (Japanese radish) and making Suimono using dashi.

On day one of the final tournament, the screening was done by making New Year's Nimonowan, using same ingredients and preparation for their Fuchidaka Mori dish. On day two, contestants completed five Fuchidaka Mori dish cooking in a limited time.

The winner, David Israelow was selected for his sophisticated work reflecting traditional style and menu. He was also good at choosing ingredients using his knowledge. For example, the spinach he chose was one of a special type that is available only in winter season. These aspects surprised the Head Judge of the Competition and all the judges were very much impressed by the high-quality workmanship of every contestants.

Tokyo winner (Uniform Number 1)
Christopher Brian Massad (Tankuma Kitamise) from the United States
Hong Kong winner (Uniform Number 2)
Wai Leung Ronald Ho (Matsunichi) from Hong Kong
Bangkok winner (Uniform Number 3)
Jidtinan Yotapakdee (Nihon Tei Inter-Co.Ltd.) from Thailand
New York winner (Uniform Number 4)
David Israelow (Private chef) from the United States
London winner (Uniform Number 5)
Daniele Codini (The Ned London) from Italy
Los Angeles winner (Uniform Number 6)
Samuel Flores Garcia (Restaurante Suntory Lomas) from Mexico

Mr. Yoshihiro Murata (Head Judge, Owner & Chef of Kikunoi, Chairman of Japanese Culinary Academy)
Mr. Masahiro Nakata (Deputy Head Judge, Director of Taiwa Gakuen Education Inc., President of Kyoto Culinary Art College)
Ms. Lucy Birmingham (Journalist, author, editor and former president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan)
Mr. Kazuhiro Shimane (Deputy Director/ Food Industry Affairs Bureau, Food Cultures and Market Development Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)

Official website:http://washoku-worldchallenge.jp/5th/en/
Official Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/WashokuWorldChallenge/

Washoku World Challenge Executive Committee
Anna Nakamura, +81-3-3464-8916

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Small Investment Bringing Great Results: Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum to Return Taipei World Trade Center on July 26
Feb 01, 2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum will return to Taipei World Trade Center in the upcoming summer, featuring the latest technologies and equipment, and serving as an one-stop platform for professionals in the industry.

The ocean covers 70 percent of the surface of our planet and its natural resources redeem the land's insufficiency of the food products. However, over exploitation of fishing resources has resulted in a decline of fishing volume and an increasing amount of endangered species. In order to relieve the pressures in the ocean, aquaculture is urged to help the ecological sustainability and to supply good fish to every one.

There are 500 aquaculture species being farmed nowadays and it is the first time that the farming volume surpassed wild fishing in 2017. Aquaculture is seen as one of the solutions for the future food production systems, and its new technologies and studies advancing as well. Hsu Huang Chou, the Chairman of Taiwan Aquaculture Development Association observed that information and biological technology involved in the aquaculture industry will make aquaculture more promising.

Although the aquaculture market is expanding, there are several issues to be settled. For example, excessive use of chemicals, aquatic animal diseases and infections, ecological pollution and invasive species effects all must be dealt with. As a result, UBM Taiwan and Malaysia collectively organised "Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum" to provide aquatic farmers a total solution at a one-stop platform. Themed as "Innovative, Eco-friendly, and Sustainable," the trade show focuses on state-of-the-art technologies and equipment that enable farmers to improve productivity and optimize products. The organisers are now recruiting manufacturers from around the world to showcase feed additives, farming equipment and smart farming systems that benefit the entire ecological systems and the industry.

Ms. Sabine Liu, General Manager of UBM Taiwan remarked that Taiwan has marvellous energy and talent to meet the aquaculture demand and the farming species are similar to most Asia-Pacific countries. "Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum" is undoubtedly a perfect option to expand business opportunity. The exhibitor, BactiWay, an environmental probiotic manufacturing company, agreed that Asia-Pacific countries are now launching circular economy strategies which will drive more manufacturers to develop innovative products. "It is a great chance to show aquatic supply chains' ability to achieve environmental sustainability and provide good fish for consumers. I believe a new vision could be to brought in the future and it's our mission to ensure human health," said Chen Chia-Chen, General Manager of Shiuh Ger.

The "Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum" is held concurrently with "Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum" and "Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum" at Taipei World Trade Center. Manufacturers who supply smart farming equipment, circular economy machinery and feed and feed additives are highly encouraged to book a booth now. The triple exhibition contains a series of conferences and business match making programmes from July 26-28. This one-and-only annual trade show represents Taiwan's premier, international and professional B2B trading platform that focuses on the advanced technologies for the field of livestock, aquaculture and agriculture. For more exhibition information and details, please refer to the official websitehttp://www.aquaculturetaiwan.com or contact Sophia Lu (TEL: +886-2-2738-3898; FAX: +886-2-2738-4886; Email: aat-tw@ubm.com).

About news release, please contact

UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch
Ms. Joy Chou
TEL: +886-2-2738-3898
FAX: +886-2-2738-4886

For exhibitor inquiry, please contact

Email: aat-tw@ubm.com
Ms. Sophia Lu

For visitor inquiry, please contact
Ms. Natasha Chiang

Source: UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch

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SPC takes clean, green Australian produce to China
Jan 25, 2018

Hong Kong – January 25, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- SPC is expanding its global footprint today, launching for the first time into China with its Goulburn Valley and SPC fruit brands. Announced in partnership with China State Farm Agribusiness Shanghai (CSFA Shanghai) at a formal signing ceremony in Shanghai, this major milestone demonstrates SPC’s continued momentum and the growing demand in China for Australian produce.

“In our 100th year, we are thrilled to be able to bring our premium Goulburn Valley & SPC packaged fruit to the largest consumer market in the world,” said SPC Managing Director Reg Weine. “China represents a significant business opportunity for SPC in the years ahead, and this is an important step in realising our growth strategy.

As well as being two of Australia’s most recognised, loved and trusted food brands, the products we are taking to China come straight out of the Goulburn Valley – the renowned food bowl of Australia. We aim to leverage this reputation, as well as our heritage and provenance when launching our brands in China,” adds Mr Weine.

CSFA Shanghai, is part of the CSFA Group Corporation, will be SPC’s master distributor in China. According to Mr Weine, “it takes significant time and resources to build brands in overseas markets and CSFA Shanghai has the dedicated personnel, sales and marketing support we need to build our brands on the ground, as well as the distribution capability to reach China’s burgeoning middle class.”

Zhao Qingyong, General Manager, China State Farm Holdings Shanghai Corp said, “We have established strong business relationships with several Australian companies and we are very pleased to be partnering with SPC to continue developing successful businesses in China”.

To give the brand a consumer face in this new market, SPC has appointed Ye Yiqian, a well-known celebrity, singer and actress, as its brand ambassador for China.

“Ye Yiqian has already injected a great amount of personality and style into our brands ahead of our launch into the Chinese market,” said Mr Weine.

Her passion for cooking, love of food, and her deep connection with aspirational Chinese consumers is something we believe will be advantageous for our launch and will help contextualise our products for this new audience.”

SPC’s plans include bringing its premium branded products to Chinese consumers through high-end supermarkets, speciality retailers and leading on-line and e-commerce platforms.

“It’s about taking our market leading brands into markets where provenance plays a part and there is a large enough consumer segment that is affluent and willing to pay a premium for Australian produce. The Chinese market is five times the size of the Australian processed fruit market, which makes this a huge opportunity,” Mr Weine concludes.

Victoria’s Acting Minister for Trade and Investment John Eren, says: "SPC is a great Victorian company – and we’re proud to back them as they continue to expand into new markets and export our world class produce."

SPC has been successfully exporting to international markets for more than 90 years, including in the USA, UK, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and the Middle East.


About SPC

SPC is Australia’s largest and number one producer of premium packaged fruit. Our famous brands include SPC, Goulburn Valley, Ardmona, IXL, Perfect Fruit, SPC ProVital and Taylor’s. Australians have trusted and loved our market-leading brands for 100 years.

We have been committed to producing food grown and made in Australia for a century. We preserve delicious fruit and vegetables grown in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley region – the food bowl of Australia
We have had a strong relationship with Goulburn Valley growers and the wider local community since 1918. When you purchase our products, you help create a sustainable future for local farming families, businesses and their employees.

About China State Farm Agribusiness (CSFA)

CSFA is a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Agriculture Development Group Corporation. It is the only Chinese state-owned corporation that operates in the production of agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries.

CSFA has extensive operations in the major agricultural regions of China, including the trade and distribution of agricultural inputs and high-end consumer products. CSFA Shanghai have established successful business relationships with several Australian companies including A2 Milk and A2 Platinum Infant Formula and Stanbroke Premium Beef.

Issued on behalf of SPC by Newell Public Relations.

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Newell PR
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Email: davidc@newell.com

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Thailand Boosts Organic Farming
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Jan 10, 2018

Thailand made another step forward in its aim to increase the share of organic farming in its agriculture sector as 20 northeastern provinces signed by signing three memorandums of understanding with relevant agencies to cooperate in developing organic agriculture, mainly involving the cultivation of organic tapioca, watermelons and herbal plants.

The move is part of the Thai government’s efforts of implementing a plan on organic agriculture in the Northeast from 2017 to 2021. The plan seeks to designate planting areas for organic farming, raise farmers’ awareness about chemical-free agriculture and set standards for organic products.

It also focuses on organic farming on large farmland plots, where farmers work in an integrated manner. Pilot provinces under this plan include Yasothon, Maha Sarakham, and Si Sa Ket. Major crops to be emphasised include rice, tapioca, sugar cane and soybean. Markets for organic products in various areas will be linked together.

“The government attaches great importance to promoting organic farming,” says deputy prime minister Prajin Juntong.

“We call on all sectors of society to translate the organic agriculture policy into action. The National Organic Agriculture Development Committee has been formed, along with subcommittees at the regional level and working groups at the provincial level, to mobilise efforts to implement this policy,” he adds,

The Thai Cabinet last year approved the National Organic Agriculture Development Strategy, 2017-2021 as a framework to develop organic agriculture. The five-year strategy seeks to increase organic agricultural productivity and establish them on both local and international consumer markets.

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AECIT to organise a series of conferences on smart tourism management in FITUR 2018
Jan 06, 2018

The conferences, under the common title of ‘Tourism Intelligences’, will comprise four panels where professional experts in the sector will intervene.

Spain is again at the forefront in tourism management, holding onto its first place in the index of most popular tourist destinations in the world, as developed by the World Economic Forum.

Madrid, 4rd January 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- FITUR 2018, International Tourism Trade Fair, to be held between 17th-21st January in the Madrid Trade Fair, will host the Conferences on Tourism Innovation, entitled ‘Tourism Intelligences’, organised by the Asociación Española de Expertos Científicos en Turismo, AECIT (Spanish Association of Science Experts in Tourism). These conferences will be held on Thursday 18th January in Room N110 of the Madrid Trade Fair, between 10 AM and 12 AM.

The system of smart tourism has become a key tool for the strategic management of any destination. The management of tourism data appears as a ground breaking and powerful tool of the smart tourism sector which undoubtedly needs to be used by professionals in the whole world as a crucial chance waiting to be used.

The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum, developed every two years to select the most popular tourist destinations in the world from among 136 countries, has again placed Spain at the top of the international tourism sector.

This conference, chaired by Juan Miguel Moreno, an expert in tourism innovation, CEO of More Turismo Internacional and AECIT board member, will serve to analyse the importance of smart management applied to tourism. Specific cases from different countries and organisations will be studied, and four leading professionals in the field will analyse, among other topics, the influence of smart tourism in countries’ competitiveness, the role of technology companies in the future of tourism, the structure given to smart tourism by supranational organisations or the future of the tourism sector and the role of innovation in all of it.

Fabián González, co-founder of The Digital Band S.L and a professional in the tourism sector specialising in the application of innovation, technology and marketing to improve positioning, brand recognition and, above all, earnings, will be presenting ‘Smart business for the tourism sector’ at these conferences. Mr González has worked in the field of ICT applied to the tourism sector and will explain how to convert the data held by businesses into useful information for future decision-making processes.

“Application of Big Data to smart tourist destinations” is the title of the presentation by Albert Isern, CEO of Bismart, who will address this topic by relying on his eight-year experience as the founder and manager of this company, which specialises in big data and business intelligence.

Jimmy Pons, the Innovation Maker of Blue Bay Hotels and Executive Mindfulness Teacher in EOI, will also participate in these AECIT conferences. He will analyse a common doubt among professionals of the sector: will humans be replaced by robots and AI in the tourism sector? This has been one of the main concerns of workers since the Industrial Revolution, and nowadays it has been intensified by forecasts from experts that by 2025 one in three jobs may be taken over by a robot.

The last of the attending professionals will be José Luis Gago Llover, from Prevengal Safety S.L. Mr Gago is an expert in drones and has extensive experience in the labour field, since he holds and MA in Business Management and Administration, specialising in Business Development, Marketing and Sales. He also holds a triple master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety.

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