Connecting Victorian Food and Beverage Businesses with Asia 

Virtual Meet the Buyer

Thursday, 25th February 2021

13:30 - 17:30 AEDT

Virtual one-to-one meetings

Registrations close Thursday, 28th January 2021

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* Participants must be registered to the Australian Food Catalogue to be eligible to attend

About the Event

The Victorian Government’s Skilled and Business Migration Program under the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), in partnership with the Australian Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre, trading as Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), invite you to a Virtual Meet the Buyer event, exclusively for Victorian export-ready food and beverage businesses.

You can attend a 20-minute one-to-one video conference in a private virtual meeting room with qualified buyers from across Asia.

Background on Buyers

    Hailing from various markets within Asia, these onshore and offshore-based buyers are sourcing Victoria food and beverage products and are eager to grow their product portfolio.


    The majority of the buyers are business migrants under the 188 Business Innovation (188A) visa scheme or its permanent stage-888A, nominated by or seeking nomination by the Skilled and Business Migration Program (SBMP) on behalf of the Victorian government. They are located onshore or offshore pending their visa status, originally from various Asian markets such as Vietnam, Sri Lanka, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. They have set up or intend to establish a business in Victoria with an Australian ABN. 

    In Demand Product Categories

     Perishable Goods

    • Meat: beef and lamb
    • Dairy: cheese (spreadable, sliced or processed with different flavours), whipped cream and butter
    • Live seafood: lobster, King crab and abalone

    Dry Goods / Shelf Stable

    • Snack food
    • Health food: low carb, low sugar and organic foods
    • Health supplements: children and adults
    • Confectionery: biscuits and chocolate
    • Dairy: UHT milk and milk powders
    • Grocery: cooking oil, olive oil, cereals, honey (Manuka and others), canned and packaged foods
    • Condiments: spices
    • Abalone (packaged)
    • Nuts
    • Fresh and dried fruit
    • Alcoholic beverages: beer and wine
    • Non-alcoholic beverage: fruit juice and soft drinks
    • Food and beverage products for foodservice
    • Other: wheat glutens, egg powders, food preservatives, marinated products and broad bean for animal feed

    Event Details


      You must be an export-ready business located in Victoria.

      You must have a completed company profile on the Australian Food Catalogue (AFC). Register on the AFC here.


      To express your interest in attending the event, log into your AFC account, click on the EVENTS tab, and select JOIN on the Exclusive VIC event.

      Upon registration, your company profile will be sent to the buyers for review and you will be notified as to whether you have been successful in securing an appointment by Monday, 22nd February. Successful applicants will receive a link to join a Zoom video conference.

      Registrations close on Thursday 28th January


      Event cost: Free


      For further information, please contact:

      Nick Yan - Senior Investor Relationships Manager, Skilled & Business Migration Program, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions


      Mobile:  0472 863 777


      Rod Arenas - GM Commercial FIAL



      Charles Li - Market Development FIAL

      Mobile: 0437 278 709

      Terms and Conditions

      1. This event is tailored towards Victorian companies in the food and agribusiness industry.

      2. Food Innovation Australia Limited reserves the right to change the agenda, speakers and one-to-one meeting schedule.

      3. Food Innovation Australia Limited reserves the right to cancel or change the date of the event.

      4. You may be invited by e-mail or telephone, to take part in surveys and case-studies. These surveys and case-studies may contain information about this event or other Food Innovation Australia Limited activities you have participated in. We reserve the right to exclude participants who provide false or misleading answers. We reserve the copyright for all survey content.

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      Building Capability

      We design and deliver industry-led workshops to equip food and agribusinesses with the capabilities and skills to capitalise on growth opportunities.

      Creating Connections

      We connect food and agribusinesses with the research expertise, funding and export markets needed to harness opportunities.