Window to Chinese market
iFresh 2016 concludes in Shanghai
During the exhibition, a number of events were staged that celebrated local and domestic industry players. On the Monday evening there was a gala dinner during which a number of industry awards were handed out to domestic fruit growers and marketing companies. The Australian stonefruit association welcomed a visit of the Australian Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister to welcomed the first Australian nectarines shipped to China. In addition, a large Egyptian delegation travelled to the Huizhan wholesale market to attend a ceremonial meeting between Chinese importers and Egyptian citrus and grape exporters.
Opening gala and award ceremony
From left to right: Hamdy Fayed, owner of Fata Company that exports fresh produce, Gramal Aziz, Vice Chairman of HEIA Audoroner of Wadi, the Consul of Egypt in Shanghai Khaled Youssef, Mohsen El-Beltagy, Chairman of HEIA and owner of Belco, Dima El -Baltagy, export manager at Belco, Iman Kamel, Executive Director at HEIA, Toumer Rozafem, Egyptian Commercial Counselor in Shanghai and Hattan El Mewafy, Egyptian First Commercial Secretary in Shanghai.
Large delegation of growers from Hainan Province
Beautiful Hami melon
A number of companies were presented on stage during the three days, including introductions on specific locally grown products. Also at the event, reverse purchasing meetings were organised.
The exhibition provides a strong overview of the Chinese fresh produce market and trends. Most exhibitors and attendees are domestic, but it could be an opportunity for foreign visitors who want to explore the market.
Freshplaza will cover the event with a full photo report on Friday November the 18th.