The FHC Shanghai Global Food Trade Show is now in its 25th year. The 2021 event will take place from November 9 until November 11.
As one of the leading trade fairs for the food and catering industry in China, the event is a key platform for multinational companies to enter China.
Last year’s exhibition spanned across 15,000 square meters and featured over 2,500 exhibitors in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants have included local partners and professional buyers from nearly 50 countries and regions across the globe.
2021 will see local and international exhibitors, as well as online B2B platforms such as SYgle and EZbuy. Such B2B platforms allow for overseas companies to enter the Chinese market.
Exhibit categories include the following:
Tea & Coffee
Bakery & Gelato
Sweets & Snacks
Catering & Store Design
Gourmet Food & Beverage
The 15 international stalls include displays from:
Read below to get a flavor for some of the products from a few of the stalls.
Brazil’s ethnic diversity means a wide variety of flavors and ingredients. If you’re a cheese lover, the cheese rolls may be for you!
Also on display is Casa Perini sparkling wine, perfect for romance and relaxation.
For those looking to boost their morning energy with a digestible and blended green breakfast, the Brazilian juices are a must-try.
As a country with one of the oldest and most renowned culinary traditions in the world, the rich array of products from France comes as no surprise.
Several types of French ham are on display, as well as LAGRIMUS fir syrup, an ancient formula from the Pyrenees mountains made by soaking fir buds in sugar water. It has a strong red berry flavor with resin and forest aromas.
Moreover, those who visit the French stall can taste a range of oils including olive oil.
Japan, one of China’s closest neighbors, is also well represented at FHC, featuring cuisine as fine as sushi and as filling as ramen. The Japanese Pavilion will wow your taste buds at FHC.
From poutine to Canadian bacon, Canada has a long history of great dishes that you can explore at the Canada stall at FHC.
Maison BeauSoleil was founded in 1999 in New Brunswick and produces quality oysters.
Also represented at the stall is Cavendish Farms. Since 2004, they have been the first in North America to use 100% non-hydrogenated oil to process French fries without trans fats or cholesterol.
Furthermore, Jayland Naturals has been set for the development of agricultural products, cultivation and trade. If you are a health enthusiast, try their cold-pressed oil and other natural health products.
Must-attend Coffee and Food Festival
At the Coffee & Gourmet Festival, 60 chic coffee shops have gathered together. Coffee aficionados can enjoy a bevy of coffee tastes from all over the world. Whether you fill your cup with a dark roast or like the foamy goodness of a latte, be ready to fill your tote bag with a multitude of free swag to take home!
The FHC Shanghai Global Food Trade Show 2021 also features a number of competitions. Read below for details.
FHC 2021 Competitions
The 23rd FHC International Culinary Arts Competition
Make sure to catch the only competition in the Chinese mainland to be recognized by the World Association of Chefs Societies. This is the 23rd competition in which renowned chefs from all over will seek to prove their worth.
The 9th Shanghai Fashion Drinks Competition – Shanghai Division
As an exciting mixology contest, this competition is always great for anyone who wants to get a glimpse of the latest comings and goings from the world of alcoholic beverages.
2022 China Latte Art Championship – Shanghai Division
Complex and intricately designed coffees can be found in this competition. Come and see baristas working their magic.
2022 China Brewers Cup – Shanghai Division
This competition is perhaps a microcosm of how coffee has really taken off in China. Some of the finest brewed coffee in the world is produced by talents to match.
Click the link to head to the online pre-registration page for FHC Shanghai Global Food Trade Show 2021.
[All images via FHC Shanghai Global Food Trade Show 2021]