Korea's core exhibition in the food industry

Why Participate?

1. International Food Show

Coex Food Week 2021 is one of the most anticipated international exhibitions in Seoul. In the 2019 year’s edition, out of our 872 exhibitors, we had over 65 representatives from approximately 18 different countries around the globe, featuring over 1,900 booths while welcoming approximately 44,000 visitors from the world.

For 2019 show report, click here.

2. Endorsed by Reputable Organizations

Gaining consistent approvals from the UFI (Union des Foires Internationales) since 2013, and hailed as a ‘Promising Exhibition’ by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (formerly known as the Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy) in 2010, Coex Food Week has gained both significant national and international recognition.


3. Valuable Business Opportunities Presented

Coex Food Week provides a business matching program, free of charge for qualified buyers and exhibitors. Many representatives from major food service industries, such as as prominent supermarkets, convenience stores, department stores, food services, online/offline distributors, and trading companies, come together in search for high quality food products.

In 2019, about 900 exhibitors and about 60 qualified buyers with purchasing power participated in the business matching program. Many of the respondents answered that they were able to meet potential buyers during the exhibition and were satisfied with the meetings. with purchasing power participated in the business matching program. In a poll survey, 85% of respondents answered that they were able to meet ‘potential buyers’ during the exhibition and 83% of participants stated that they were ‘satisfied with the meetings’. For details of our Business Matching Program, click here.

4. National Pavilion

Countries hoping to bring multiple exhibitors to Coex Food Week can receive a plethora of benefits, such as hotel and tour arrangements, translation services, special airfare price deductions, etc., by organizing a ‘National Pavilion.’ The more exhibitors from one’s country, the higher the discount! The previous edition saw national pavilions from countries such as Japan, India, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Italy. For more details, click here.

5. Buyer Delegation

Buyer groups of 10 or more members from international trade associations or government organizations can attend the Coex Food Week as a part of an official delegation group and are eligible for benefits such as complimentary hotel nights, translation services, and more. For details, click here.

6. Diverse Concurrent Events & Exclusive PR Opportunities

Everything at Coex Food Week is about food! Don’t miss the chance to enjoy exquisite, elegant cooking presentations shows by star chefs, food related conferences, seminars, and more. Special additional concurrent events of Coex Food Week also provide participants with exclusive platforms for further promotion; the ‘Food Week Showcase’ which will display a selection of competing items to visitors for one winning product. Also, the ‘Food Square’ will give participants an opportunity to promote their businesses by holding their own press conferences.

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