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World Food Exhibition opens in Beijing

A food exhibition will take place in Beijing from November 26 to 28. The exhibition will be held at the Beijing China National Convention Center.

Organizers of the event: "Koelnmesse" - the famous German exhibition organizer and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce food products. Exhibition space will occupy 30000 square meters, prepared for displaying more than 500 exhibits, including 203 from 26 foreign countries, for example, Germany, Italy, Republic of Korea, Australia and Thailand.

Dairy products, sweets, meat, fish, frozen foods, vegetable oil, fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, wine, seasonings and semi-finished products will be presented at the exhibition.

China has annually increased food imports by more than 20% over the past five years. In 2011, food products worth $ 37,1 billion were imported. In January-November 2012, purchases were increased by 25,1%, the amount exceeded $ 40,8 billion, according to the data of the American Food Industry Association (APP).

According to APP forecasts, by 2018, China will become the world's largest consumer of imported food, the market value of purchases will reach $ 80 billion.

According to Michael Dreyer, Vice President Koelnmesse, the food exhibition in Beijing will play an important role in the development of the food market in China and the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.

Famous retail chains such as Bhg, OLE, Parkson and 7-11 confirmed their participation in the event. Major e-business players, such as Jingdong Mall, Yihaodian and womai.com, expect participation in the business networking event with representatives of foreign food brands. In addition, hundreds of hotels and catering institutions will be able to find suppliers of products for their business needs.

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