From Eastern Poland to Korean tables

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From 14 until 17 May, Polish entrepreneurs from Eastern Poland will be showing their products in Seoul (South Korea) during SEOUL FOOD&HOTEL 2013. This will be a perfect opportunity to establish presence on the Korean market, which offers the food exporters from Eastern Poland a great potential.

A mountainous country (70% of the territory consists of mountains), South Korea is not a friendly place for developing farming and cultivation. In order to satisfy food demand, the country has to import agricultural and food products from around the world, including Poland. Polish food companies export mostly pork, of which we are a considerable supplier, as well as poultry and wheat flour. Along with the agricultural and food products, Korean customers can also buy Polish convenience food, mainly fruit and vegetable preserves, dairy products and sweets. Those products as well as the food industry are the realm of Eastern Poland and its provinces provinces: Warminsko-Mazurskie, Podlaskie, Podkarpackie, Swietokrzyskie, and particularly Lubelskie.

“South Korea's demand for foodstuffs is still high. Here, we can see the potential for the companies from Eastern Poland that offer high quality agricultural and food products, and convenience food. Our export capacity is high. Polish food, in particular the food coming from the eastern regions, is valued not only because of the great taste but also because of its organic properties by which it wins with the highly processed products. SEOUL FOOD&HOTEL 2013 fair is a great opportunity to present the offer and to start cooperation with Korean investors who are visiting the stands in great numbers” – says Agnieszka Lukaszewska-Wojnarowska, Director of the Regional Development Department in the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency S.A. (PAIiIZ).

During SEOUL FOOD&HOTEL 2013, a particularly large group of Polish exhibitors will consist of companies representing the Lubelskie Province, a region famous for the fertile soil and a mild climate. However, the food industry is evenly distributed over Eastern Poland Macroregion. Here, the numerous, specialised farms with great production capacity as well as big and small food processing companies are active. Also, organic farms offering high-value products, which are in demand both in Poland and abroad, are becoming more and more popular. Still, Eastern Poland's food processing is dominated by, first and foremost, dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables, confectionery production as well as brewery and distillery.

“Clearly, Polish food companies not only offer high quality products, but they are also very competitive both on the European and the world market, which makes it easier to expand abroad. It is possible due to the lower labour costs, prices and processing margins. Particularly competitive sectors include fruit and vegetable, dairy, confectionery and meat industry, which will have a strong representation in the upcoming trades in Korea. We hope that the companies will demonstrate their potential and the visit will bring new contracts resulting in further development” – says Mrs. Wojnarowska from PAIiIZ.

The following 12 companies representing food industry in Eastern Poland will participate in SEOUL FOOD&HOTEL 2013:

“JK” Sp. z o.o. (Ltd.), Lublin, Lubelskie Province, cold meat production

NERO Sp. z o.o. (Ltd.), Lublin, Lubelskie Province, a company specialising in wholesale of poultry, beef and pork

P.P.H. “TRANS-MAT” Food Radziwonko Dariusz, Elk, Warminsko-Mazurskie Province, a company delivering ready technologies for meat, confectionery, bakery and fish industry

AS-BABUNI Sp. z o.o. (Ltd.), Niemce, Lubelskie Province,pasta manufacturing

LACTEX Sp. z o.o. (Ltd.), Lublin, Lubelskie Province, dairy products trading

Meat Company “LMEAT-LUKÓW” S.A.,Lukow, Lubelskie Province, meat company

Dairy Cooperative in Lapy, Podlaskie Province, dairy production

INDYKPOL S.A., Olsztyn, Warminsko-Mazurskie Province, meat and turkey processing factory

Manufacturing Cooperative ”SPOLEM”, Kielce, Swietokrzyskie Province, FMCG, mayonnaise, mustard, sauce, ketchup, vinaigrette and semi-processed crisps (pellets) manufacturer

Joanna Ruksztello Production-Commercial-Service Company „AR-POL” Export-Import,Braniewo, Warminsko-Mazurskie Province,import and export of meat and cold meat products

EKONATURA Sp.J. (General Partnership) P.A. Korol, A. Filomoniuk, J. Bartoszuk, Bielsko Podlaskie, Podlaskie Province, tea, spices and herbs manufacturer

LUBSAD Sp. z o.o. (Ltd.), Motycz, Lubelskie Province, fruit processing

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