Pacific Island beverages to feature at Caffe Culture London 2018

Three Pacific Island exporters will showcase their products at the Pacific Trade Invest Europe booth at UK’s leading café and bar industry trade show, Caffe Culture, London, from 16-17 October 2018. Now in its twelfth year, the two-day Caffè Culture attracts over 4000 trade visitors from independent coffee shop owners, buyers and decision makers from branded chains.

The new exhibitors, Fiji’s Pleass Global, featuring VaiWai Atesian Water and ELife Samoa Wild Turmeric Drink will join returning exhibitor Banz Kofi Fektori of Papua New Guinea.

All companies are alumni of Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand’s Path to Market Programme.

With the new home at the Business Design Centre in Islington the 2018 event will provide the tools, expertise and contacts to help these businesses establish market entry contacts and expand their commercial networks.

With a strong emphasis on business, these companies will have a unique opportunity to showcase their products to over 5,000 trade visitors, largely comprising of independent coffee shop owners, buyers and decision-makers from the multiples and branded chains.

PTI Trade Promotion Adviser Europe Robyn Ekstrom is looking forward to the event.  “While coffee in all forms is at the heart of the Caffe Culture trade show, there is still plenty of room for innovative beverages and ingredients that hit the right note with the sophisticated café, food service, premium home consumption and bar industry.

“We’ve got exciting exhibitors this year that will provide the visitors in London with a broader perspective of our Pacific profile particularly as inventive and ethically motivated creators of healthy refreshments and ingredients that successfully tap into industry trends and consumer interest.”

In addition, the exhibitors at this year’s Caffè Culture will have the opportunity to attend the new Coffee Studies (2018), programme which is a series of TED style presentations and panel discussions led by industry leaders. The programme line up explores all aspects of the supply and value chain, from recent scientific research and certification options to business start-ups and financing.

The Path to Market programme is PTI NZ’s signature export capability building programme around the 16 Pacific Island Forum nations. It is a structured approach for businesses to better understand exporting from the Pacific Islands region into markets outside.

For further information contact PTI Trade Promotion Adviser Europe Robyn Ekstrom on robyn.ekstrom@pifs-geneva.ch

Caffe Culture Show
16-17 October 2018

Business Design Centre (BDC)
52 Upper Street, Islington
London, N1 0QH
T: +44(0)20 7288 6475
W: businessdesigncentre.co.uk

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