Booking Information


Austrade Offices

Kuwait, Qatar & Saudi Arabia


17 Mar 2019 - 4 Apr 2019


Food & Beverage


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Middle East Food and Beverage Showcase

About event:

Austrade is seeking Australian food and beverage exporters interested in a low cost and low risk opportunity to expand into growing markets in the Middle East. Join our first regional showcase where Austrade specialists from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait will present your products to selected local importers.

Austrade has excellent connections across the Middle East with a variety of local retailers, distributors, and food service companies. This is a cost effective form of market research for companies looking to export to the Middle East. Feedback will be collated on your product catalogues, pricing and samples and you will be advised about the level of interest from the local parties.

For products that generate considerable market interest Austrade will assist Australian companies with recommended next steps to partner with interested local buyers.

Who should participate:

Export ready SME Australian companies who are manufacturing high quality, attractively packaged shelf stable retail food and beverage products.

Specific criteria for participation

Target product categories include:

  • confectionery
  • savoury snacks
  • cereal and granola
  • natural/healthy/foods
  • honey/spreads/jams
  • specialty processed foods
  • non-alcoholic beverages
Austrade package:

For detailed information about this event and the participation package, please refer to the event brochure (pdf).

Application deadline:

1 March 2019

How to apply:

Apply to participate in this event using the register button below.

Acceptance of your application is not confirmed until you have received formal notification from Austrade. Austrade is not bound to accept any application and shall only do so at its sole discretion so as to best facilitate export and foreign direct investment.

Travel details:

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All Australians travelling overseas, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) before travel. The registration information provided by you will help DFAT find you in an emergency – whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you, such as: new travel advisories, notice of elections and information on other matters relevant to travellers and expatriates.

Australian citizens can register online at

Please note:

Austrade will only work with clients that maintain appropriate business ethics, and demonstrate a commitment to legal obligations including anti-bribery laws, both in Australia and overseas markets. For further information, please visit

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