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A U.S. Agriculture Delegation to Visit Taiwan to Promote the 2001 International Supermarket Industry Convention and Educational Exposition December 4-5, 2000

PR0061E | Date: 2000-11-30

A delegation of officials from the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) will visit Taiwan December 4-5, 2000 to promote the 2001 International Supermarket Industry Convention and Educational Exposition. The 4-member delegation is led by Mr. Leon C. Graves, President of the Association and Commissioner of the Vermont State Department of Food & Agriculture.

This Show will be held May 6-8, 2001 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The NASDA and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) have jointly sponsored this show since 1991.

Each May, top food industry executives from around the world gather in Chicago for the annual International Supermarket Industry Convention and Educational Exposition. The attendee list from this world-renowned event reads like a who's who of the food distribution industry. From large to small; retailer or wholesaler, those with an eye towards the future attend this show for the new products they'll see, the news they'll hear, and the contacts they'll make.

The International Supermarket Industry Convention and Exposition brings together everything for the supermarket, including food products and consumer packaged goods, as well as retail equipment, merchandising systems and services. The Show combines the industry's largest manufacturers of food and equipment with smaller companies, featuring innovative and one-of-a-kind products and services. FMI and NASDA serve the world together by offering exhibits, educational opportunities and international programs that lead the food distribution industry.

At the FMI/NASDA Exposition, you will see the highest quality and most up-to-date products the supermarket industry has to offer. The FMI Exposition will feature:

-- More than 1,400 exhibitors representing food & beverage items, non-food consumer goods, equipment, technology, service industries and more.

-- More than 30 seminars led by world-renowned experts in the food industry that will answer your questions. Major research studies, consumer trends, merchandising ideas, marketing approaches-as well as a full range of export issues-are all covered in educational seminars at the show. Plan now for the food industry's premier event!

-- The U.S. Food Export Showcase in the FMI/NASDA Show includes more than 400 companies displaying uniquely American food products not found at other trade fairs, as well as around 40 U.S. State pavilions spotlighting American regional specialties and creative foods. The U.S. Food Export Showcase is filled with small to medium-sized manufacturers of high-quality, export-ready products who are actively pursuing international markets. Exhibitors include manufacturers of beverages, grocery products, bakery goods, health foods, confectionery, dairy products, meats and by-products, poultry, dried and fresh fruits, seafood, snack foods, pet foods, frozen foods and gourmet foods.

-- The GlobalConnect International Business Center will provide international visitors with services which include international trade counseling, language assistance, and meeting area and business lounge.

For more information about the Show, visit the Internet websites, and or contact the Agricultural Trade Office of the American Institute in Taiwan:

Agricultural Trade Office
American Institute in Taiwan
54 Nanhai Road, Taipei
Tel: (02) 2305-4883 x 248 (Ms. Hsueh)
Fax: (02) 2305-7073
Internet Homepage: