The Turkish food industry will kill three birds with one stone by doing three promotional events in March in the Japanese market, which meets most of its food needs through imports and imports $65 billion annually.
Aegean Exporters’ Association, which imported more than $5 Billion dollars of agricultural products in 2018, has chosen Japan as the target market for food export. They will attend the FOODEX JAPAN 2019 Expo, of which they have taken the duties for Turkish National Participation Organization, with 38 companies and will hold a seminar explaining the oppurtunities in Turkish organic food industry during the expo.
Aegean Exporters’ Association will also hold a tasting event incorporating Turkish flavours into Japanese palates at the residence of the Turkish Ambassador to Japan as a part of their Turquality Project, which is aimed at Japan and has been going on for the last three years.
Food exports from the Aegean Region to Japan increased by 57 percent.
Aegean Exporters’ Associations Coordinator Vice President Birol Celep, who says that hey have been successfully carrying the duties of the Turkish National Participation Organization at the FOODEX JAPAN Expo for the past 22 years, said that thanks to their Turquality Project food exports from Agean Region to Japan increased by 57% and reached $82 Million while overall Turkish food export to Japan increased by 22% and reached $187 Million.
Pointing out that Japan is a market ready to export food by giving the highest value, Celep said, “The expectation of the Japanese is sustainable and high-quality food. If you provide this, they become your loyal customers. During the Foodex Fair, we will organize a tasting event with the participation of Turkish Chef Maksut Aşkar in order to increase the flow of visitors and increase the awareness of Turkish Food products. Marbling artist Garip Ay will also perform a marbling event “
A reception will be held at the Embassy
Aegean Exporters’ Association will hold a tasting event on 7 March 2019 at the residence of the Turkish Ambassador to Japan which will be catering a menu prepared for the Japanese palate with Turkish produce by chef Maksut Aşkar and chef Yılmaz Öztürk for about 150 people including Japanese officials, expo participators, Turkish companies, exporters, press and bloggers. During the event marbling artist, Gizem Ay will perform marbling. Turkish Ambassador to Japan Hasan Murat Mercan and Aegean Exporters’ Associations Coordinator Vice President Birol Celep will host the tasting event. Saying that grapes, figs, cotton, dried fruits, olive oil, cereals, fresh fruits and aromatic plants produced in the Aegean Region are among the best in the world, EİB Deputy Coordinator Vice President Birol Celep, added that these events are very important to show the production and the potential of the Aegean Region to the Japanese
Turkish companies participating in the FOODEX JAPAN 2019 Fair with the Aegean Exporters’ Associations National Participation Organization will be as follows; “A. KUARTET GIDA PAZARLAMA IC VE DIS TICARET LTD. STI., ACARSAN MAKARNA UN GIDA İNŞAAT SAN.VE TİC. A.Ş., ALHATOĞLU ZEYTİNCİLİK GIDA ZİR. İLAÇ VE TARIM MAK. SAN. TİC. LTD. ŞTİ, ALTAS YAG SU VE TARIM URUNLERI GIDA INSAAT OTO NAK SAN VE TIC A.S., AROMA BURSA MEYVE SULARI VE GIDA SAN. A.Ş., BALARISI GIDA SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş., BEŞSAN MAKARNA GIDA SAN VE TİC. A.Ş., BUNGE GIDA SANAYI VE TICARET A.S., CHEF SEASONS GIDA SAN VE TİC LTD STİ, DURU BULGUR GIDA SANAYI VE TİCARET A.Ş., DURUM GIDA SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş., ELİT ÇİKOLATA VE ŞEKERLEME SAN.A.Ş, ELVAN GIDA SAN.VE TİC.A.Ş., EREĞLİ AGROSAN DOĞAL ÜRÜNLER VE TÜREVLERİ TARIM, ÜRETİM VE TİC. A.Ş., FINE FOOD GIDA SAN. VE TIC. IHR. ITH.A.S., GOYMEN TARIM URUNLERI SAN VE TIC A.S, GÖKNUR GIDA MADDELERİ ENERJİ İMALAT İTHALAT İHRACAT TİCARET VE SANAYİ ANONİM ŞİRKETİ, IŞIK TARIM ÜRÜNLERİ SANAYİ VE TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKETİ, K.F.C. GIDA A.S. – SUNNY FRUIT, KONYA ŞEKER SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş., KOZMOPOLİTAN GIDA SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş., MARTAŞ MARMARA TARIMSAL ÜRÜNLERİ DEĞERLENDİRME A.Ş., MAVRAS ZEYTİNCİLİK TARIM ÜRÜNLERİ GIDA HAYVANCILIK İHRACAT İTHALAT SANAYİ VE TİC LTD ŞTİ., MAYA GLOBAL DIŞ TİCARET İNŞAAT VE SANAYİ LİMİTED ŞİRKETİ, MERTER BAL TAHİN GIDA TEKSTİL İNŞAAT SAN.VE TİC.LTD.ŞTİ., MEVSİM GIDA SANAYİ VE SOĞUK DEPO TİCARET AŞ., MUTLU MAKARNACILIK SANAYİ VE TİCARE A.Ş., NEJAT ATALAN DIS TICARET A.S., POLEN ENERJİ MAD.GIDA TAR.İNŞ.SAN.VE TİC.AŞ., RELLA GIDA SANAYI VE TICARET A.Ş., SARDES GIDA SANAYI VE TARIM URUNLERI TIC. LTD. STI., SEVEN FOODS TARIM ÜRÜNLERİ VE GIDA SANAYİ VE TİCARET LTD ŞTİ, SINIRLI SORUMLU TARİŞ ÜZÜM TARIM SATIŞ KOOPERATİFLERİ BİRLİĞİ, TAYAŞ GIDA SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş, TEKİNAK GIDA SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş., UYGUN RAFINE YAĞ SANAYİ VE TİCARET LTD. ŞTİ., VERDE YAG BESIN MAD.SAN.VE TIC A.S., ZUMDIECK KONSERVE DONDURULMUŞ GIDA A.Ş.”