Saladplate Launches Virtual Sourcing Festival

Saladplate, in partnership with leading food and hospitality events organised by Informa Markets in the region -  FHA-Food & Beverage, Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM), as well as Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali (FHTB), is launching a new virtual theme-based Sourcing Festival to run over a two-month period, from October to December 2020.

During this period, Sourcing Festival will underline speciality product themes from select countries and regions. The event will kick off in October with Fine & Specialty Food, Wine & Beer, Fruit Juice & Soft Drinks, Coffee & Tea, Health Food, Disposables, Confectioneries & Snacks, Chocolates & Cocoa and Bread/Cake & Baking Ingredients. In November the online showcase will switch to displaying Condiments & Seasonings, Meat, Chilled & Frozen Food, Seafood and Convenience Food. Halal products will be up in November. 

In parallel with the selected product themes, the Sourcing Festival will also have dedicated country themes to showcase products from selected countries. Suppliers from either product or country themes can promote their latest products and connect with interested buyers through enhanced business matchmaking and networking features such as product demonstrations and real-time chats. 

“Since the launch of in May, we have created a crucial digital bridge between worldwide suppliers and Asian buyers in the Food & Hospitality industry, during a time when cross-border travel is virtually impossible,” said Dave Chan, Founder, Vice President Digital Business & Advanced Analytics, Informa Markets.

All attendees can also register for content webinars led by industry leaders to gather insights into a wide range of topics.

“The overwhelmingly positive responses from the community encouraged us to continue to develop new ways for companies to search for and source food, beverages and hospitality products from business partners around the world. The upcoming Sourcing Festival is a new sourcing format built on feedback from our customers and I very much look forward to seeing another successful experience for all participants,” concluded Chan.

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