Welsh food and drink producers will intention to strengthen and build ties with potential partners and investors as they visit Tokyo, Japan this week.
As part of the Welsh Government’s Food and Drink Wales Trade Development Visit to Tokyo from 16-21 June, five foods and drinks groups from Wales could be given the possibility to exhibit their merchandise to several vendors and retail consumers, all looking to comfortable new business. The Welsh groups taking part encompass Aber Falls Distillery Ltd, Gower Brewery Company Ltd, Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales, Purple Moose Brewery Ltd, and Welsh Lady Preserves.
The first time that the Welsh Government has taken food and drinks centered Trade Development Visit to Japan. The timing is ideal. Japan is hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup from 20 September to 2 November, accompanied with the aid of the Olympics in 2020 that means that there could be tremendous interest in Wales and Welsh foods and drinks, with importers actively searching out Welsh Products.
The attention on Wales is especially high given the Welsh Rugby crew’s role as variety 2 within the global following the Six Nations Grand Slam win. There is growing urge for food in Japan to find out more about Wales; It’s additionally a busy 12 months for Welsh meals in Japan. The first ever industrial export of Welsh lamb arrived in Tokyo in advance this month following the red meat and lamb import ban being lifted by way of Prime Minister Abe earlier this yr.
The Welsh Government is running with Japanese media shops as well as department shops and accommodations inside the host towns for Wales’ World Cup games on occasions to sell Welsh foods and drinks at some point of the World Cup.
The goal of the Trade Development Visit is to leverage networking and collaboration possibilities among the manufacturers, Welsh Government and Japan in addition to fortify enterprise, alternate, and tourism relationships.
“This exchange goes to to Tokyo presents a superb opportunity for Welsh foods and drinks producers searching for to build new contacts in remote places markets. With the Rugby World Cup being held in Japan later this 12 months and the Olympics subsequent yr, this gives an interesting opportunity for Welsh foods and drinks exporters to give their merchandise to importers from around the sector and put Wales on the map.
“As we prepare to go away the European Union we’re decided to aid Welsh exporters and deliver them all of the help they need, for you to continue to thrive and enhance the Welsh economy.”
“When we released Aber Falls, we knew that export becomes an essential a part of our business plan because the emblem’s unrivaled credentials additionally open up an extensive quantity of potential markets round the arena. For this purpose, the experience to Tokyo is an outstanding opportunity to promote our merchandise, toughen relationships, and have a look at opportunities for exporters within the UK.
“Securing new and preserving present day export markets is crucial to our ambition for 2019 and beyond, so we will retain developing Aber Falls’ footprint,”