Invitation from China to PNG Coffee (03/07/12)

Coffee companies in PNG have been invited to attend the 10thChina Agriculture Trade Fair organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China.

The Coffee Industry Corporation Ltd extended the invitation this week to over 10 coffee companies around PNG to indicate their intention to attend the fair to be held in Beijing from the 27th to 30th September 2012.

The invitation was channeled through the Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) from its networking partner, the Pacific Islands Forum Trade Office (PIFTO) based in Beijing, Peoples Republic of China.

According to the invitation, the event is expected to attract over 2000 exhibitors from more than 20 countries, more than 3000 varieties of agriculture products will be exhibited and an estimated number of 30,000 professional visitors from 30 countries are expected to visit.

Products to be exhibited in this event include agro products (grains, cash crops, fruit & vegetables, seeds, edible oil, edible fungus, dried fruits & nuts), food and beverages (conventional foods, instant foods, snacks, healthy foods, frozen foods, canned foods, condiment, fruit juices), agro-technology (embryo, breeder, fees, meat products, poultry products, dairy products, fishery products, seafoods, aquaculture products), animal husbandry and aquatic products and agro input products (agrochemical, fertilizer and seeds).

Under the auspices of PIFTO, the organizers of the event will be providing free accommodation (3 rooms) to Pacific Island participants/companies for the duration of the event and a free booth for exhibition.  All other costs are to be borne by participants which include; airfares, transit accommodation, freight & customs clearance and living allowances. Kindly note that this offer will be accorded on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Further information can be sought from IPA Officers, Julienne Leka-Maliaki or Nestalyn Krewanty on phone; 321 7311, fax 320 2237 or email: jleka@ipa.gov.pg or nestalynk@ipa.gov.pg

A similar event in 2011 was described as a success in terms of business & market development.