Food Show PLUS! at Seoul Food & Hotel

Food Show PLUS! at Seoul Food & Hotel

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Food Show PLUS! at Seoul Food & Hotel

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May 18, 2020 - May 22, 2020


Food Show PLUS! Services

Food Show PLUS! Services

  • Face-to-Face Meetings. Pre-arranged meetings with qualified buyers will be arranged according to your profile and products.
  • Market Briefing. Pre-show intelligence from Food Export’s In-Market Representatives, covering regulations, trends, key players and more.
  • Retail Tour. Participants will be taken to tour a number of the leading supermarkets throughout metropolitan Seoul in order to understand the dynamic retail environment in the Korean market.
  • Invitations. Stand out before the show even starts - qualified buyers will receive invitations including your profile, contact info, product details and booth number.
  • On-site Assistance. In-Market Representatives offer ongoing support during the show and answer any questions.
  • Post-Show Lead Analysis. The In-Market Representative will regularly sit down with participants to review and qualify leads, helping execute follow up much more efficiently and effectively.

Additional Services ($50 per selection, no cap on number of services)

  • Dedicated interpreter/assistant for your booth
  • Professional translation of up to two pages of marketing material into Korean
  • Store checks: Pre-event report with brand names, packages, sizes, pricing, for products similar to yours
  • Follow-up assistance: In-Market Representative will send messages and ensure responses to your top prospects in order to facilitate your post-show follow up.

Early Registration Deadline: January 22, 2020 - $225
Registration Deadline: February 26, 2020 - $350
Note: must be an exhibitor to receive Food Show PLUS! services.

Connect and Drive Sales

Seoul Food & Hotel 2020 will return to Kintex, Seoul and already looks set to expand on its record breaking year in 2018. Seoul Food & Hotel provides participating companies with an opportunity to meet with key importers, distributors and industry buyers from retail, catering and hospitality trade across the of Korea. As a nation of ever-evolving tastes and with a variety of developing food trends, Korea is one of Asia's most important nations for launching new and innovative products. 

In 2017 the U.S. remained the leading exporter of food and agricultural products to Korea with 25% market share. Under the solid recovery trend of the Korean economy, American exports to Korea showed outstanding outcomes for the basic, intermediate, and consumer-oriented product categories. Despite escalated competition from export-oriented competitors, consumer-oriented American products continued to lead the expansion of export market in Korea, which reflected Korean consumers’ increased demand for better value, quality and diversity. The Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement, implemented in 2012, coupled with on-going recovery of the Korean economy, is expected to generate greater export opportunities for American products in Korea in the coming year.

Imports of American consumer oriented food products into Korea in 2017 ended in a growth mode and totaled US$3.8 billion, an increase of 12% from the previous year and the highest total on record. Korea now ranked 5th as an overall destination for these products. Korea is also a top market for U.S. processed food exports, which totaled nearly US$1.9 billion in 2017 and grew 10% over the previous year. Korea is the 4th largest market for U.S. processed foods. 

Tradeshow Information

If you are interested in exhibiting in the USA Pavilion, please contact Michele Aiken, Oak Overseas,, 704-837-1980 x303

Branded Programs

Double your international marketing dollars with the Branded Program. You may be eligible for up to 50% reimbursement on:

  • Exhibition fees and set-up charges
  • Equipment and furnishings rental
  • Design, creation and construction costs for a temporary booth
  • Select travel expenses
  • Advertising
  • And much more. Learn more

Products of Interest

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Live and frozen fish
  • Crustaceans
  • Cheese and curd
  • Nuts
  • Fresh fruits
  • Sausages
  • Chocolate and sugar confectionery
  • Baked goods
  • Processed fruits and vegetables
  • Sauces and preparations

Preparation Assistance

South Korea Market Updates & Consumer Trends Webinar
View our recorded webinar "What's New in Korea: Market Updates & Consumer Trends" to learn if this market is right for you. Food Export's In-Market Representative Ken Yang discusses new opportunities and challenges for U.S. food and agricultural exporters and strategies and recommendations to compete in the Korean market.

We offer a series of educational webinars. Webinars provide up to date exporter intelligence for companies regarding logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with foreign buyers and much more. View available webinars.

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