Aussie food exporters to make annual push to American buyers

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 12th January 2010

G’Day USA: Australia Week 2010 has begun with events for a wide range of sectors being held in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and San Diego.

Now in its seventh year, the celebration of all things Australian remains the largest foreign country promotion held annually in the United States.

Austrade’s Regional Director for the Americas, Grame Barty, said the 2010 program “will again demonstrate Australia as an innovative, sophisticated economy with leading edge research technology, goods and services with an increased focus on water and energy management.”

On the East Coast, Austrade’s New York-based Senior Trade Commissioner, Gerard Seeber, believes the events planned for New York further promote Australia’s world-class capabilities in industries including food, financial services, fashion and resources and energy.

“A total of 25 Australian companies will participate in this year’s gourmet food and wine showcase being held in New York’s The Food Emporium stores,” Mr Seeber advised.

The showcase will run for a fortnight, with gourmet grocery, cheese, specialty meats and beverage brands on display.

The United States continues to be a valuable market for Australian businesses looking to expand internationally and was our third largest trading partner in 2008-09.

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