Wine Australia sets record attendance at ProWine China

By James Wells, reporting from Shanghai. This article was first published on TheShout, the only online news service for the Australian hotel, bar and liquor industry. A large presence from Wine Australia has helped set a new record for the number of Australian wineries exhibiting at the third annual ProWine China event in Shanghai this week. […]


Position your products at the hub of Southeast Asia’s dynamic wine market. Taking the wines and spirits business in Southeast Asia to greater heights, Messe Dusseldorf Asia, together with Singapore Exhibition Services, will present the first instalment of ProWine Asia 2016 – a satellite event of the successful ProWein trade fair in Dusseldorf. Held at […]

Food & Hotel Asia – Almost booked out

FHA offers a tremendous opportunity for exhibiting companies to showcase their products and services in one of the world’s most lucrative markets. With over 70% of its visitors from South East Asia attending FHA for sourcing & purchasing products, you have the opportunity to develop real trade opportunities in the region. FHA attracts buyer groups […]

EMDG Review – Certainty and Confidence

The 2015 Review by independent reviewer Mr Michael Lee has been completed and is with the government. The EMDG program just celebrated its 40th anniversary – an achievement which underlines how valuable this scheme is to the development of new exports. Mr Lee reported that the scheme remains highly relevant and continues to bring benefits […]

Post Show Highlights: Food & Hotel Indonesia 2015

With 30,955 trade attendees, the 52 Australian companies exhibiting at last weeks major food and hotel trade fair “Food & Hotel Indonesia” were well placed to , seek out distributors, get feedback from the market, sign sales contracts and meet the key people in the food sector. SHOW GROWTH FROM 2013 This 13th edition had growth […]

Export Grants – extension to lodge applications.

Applications for financial assistance through the federal governments Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) program closed for most applicants on 30th November however Export Solutions has an extension to lodge grants through to 02 March 2015. EMDG encourages Australian companies to promote their goods or services overseas by offering cash rebates equal to approximately 50% of […]

Does your business have any EMDG grants left?

The EMDG program has been in existence since the mid 1970’s and over that period there have been many changes to the EMDG legislation. The majority of these changes are now irrelevant as they have no affect on an applications made today. Legislative changes that relate to the total number of applications a business can […]

EMDG changes now in effect

The proposed changes to the EMDG program outlined in our news article dated  16/03/14 are now in place.    They are effective immediately so will apply to current applications for expenses in the 2013/14 financial year. The changes that may affect your application are as follows. Extending the number of EMDG applications from 7 to 8. […]

Proposed changes to the EMDG scheme

The budget for Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) Scheme will see a $50 million increase as well as changing eligibility requirements if legislation introduced into parliament on 6 March 2014 by Trade and Investment Minister, Andrew Robb, is approved. The proposed changes include: Increasing the number of grants available from 7 to 8. Decreasing the threshold […]

Gulfood 2014

More than 55 Australian companies joined the 4,500 international companies exhibiting at Gulfood in Dubai. Over the 5 days in February they welcomed more than 80,000 visitors – trade attendees and buyers seeking products in the food and hospitality sector for the continuing growth in demand in the region. The statistics are amazing; 113,000 square […]

EMDG export grants – extension of time to lodge

The deadline for lodgement this year is 2 December but several of our team have approval out till 28 February 2014 to lodge grant applications. Conditions apply – applicants will need to evidence strong eligibility, and claimed expenses will need solid supporting documentation showing purpose, cost and acquittal. Call or email any of our team […]

FHC West China Press Release

Official FHC West Closing Press Release , 18 November 2013 at Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Centre Hotel: Shanghai has been the permanent home of FHC, food and hospitality China trade show for the last 17 years. This year and for the first time the organisers of China’s “global food and wine show” China International Exhibitions, […]

ProWine China 2013 – Shanghai

In its first edition, ProWine China has become the laregest trade fair of international wine and spirits in China. More than 577 wine companies from 28 countries, including the world’s leading wine producing nations, descended on Shanghai for the 3 day even 13 to 15 November. Messe Dusseldorf (the organisers of the world’s largest wine […]

FHC China – Record Numbers

FHC China,  the only food and hospitality trade fair exclusively for international products, opened on Wednesday with record visitor and exhibitor numbers. Over 1,500 companies from the food, beverage and hospitality sector, from more than 70 countries and regions, occupied 61,700 square metres over 4 exhibition halls to exhibit products to the trade buyers from China […]

Mining Indonesia 2013

Australia was again the largest international group exhibiting at major regional trade fair Mining Indonesia in Jakarta last week. Co located with complimentary events Electric, Power and Renewable Energy, and Building and Infrastructure, this 16th edition of the trade fair enabled 1,680 exhibiting companies to present their products and services to 44,373 trade attendees. The […]

Proposed changes to the EMDG program not in effect

In our news item dated 18/02/13 we advised that there were a number of proposed changes to the EMDG legislation before parliament. By way of update these changes are yet to be approved and therefore not legislated. The EMDG rules for the 2013/14 expenses will therefore be the same as the previous year until advised otherwise […]

Food Hotel Myanmar Just Launched – 18 to 20 June 2014

The Allworld group have announced Food & Hotel Myanmar, the international exhibition for Food & Drink, Hotel, Restaurant, Bakery & Food Service Equipment, Supplies & Services. With official support from the Myanmar Chefs’ Association, this is the platform to introduce your products to a country in great need as it emerges from decades of military […]

Record Numbers at Food & Hotel Indonesia 2013

Trade Fair Food & Hotel Indonesia set new records for; Exhibitors from 45 countries –  numbers – up 57.7% on last edition in 2011. Size of the show – up 45.7% Visitor numbers – up 18.8%. 11 National groups Australia contributed to the growth with more than 30 exhibitors on Pavilions encompassing 3 blocks. Photos […]

Rule changes to the EMDG program effective 01 July 2013

Amendments to the EMDG legislation are currently before parliament and expected to become effective on 01 July 2013. Amendments include: 1)      Increasing the maximum number of grants to eight – with some exclusions. 2)      Excluding expenditure related to marketing into USA, Canada, and the European Union for grant years 6, 7 and 8 except for […]

FHC Goes West!

The organisers of FHC China, China’s global food and hospitality trade show, have announced a first edition to take place in Chengdu, West China and to be held immediately after the annual FHC exhibition in Shanghai in November 2013. Branded as FHC West China, this new trade event will provide a first international standard, marketing […]

Changes to EMDG

26 October 2012 The Australian Government is changing the Export Market Development Grants scheme to reflect trade and Budget priorities with the following changes: