ASEAN Food & Drink Exporters Forum

The ASEAN Food & Drink Exporters Forum was created in 2020 to bring together Executives of established food and beverage brands interested in growing sales to ASEAN markets to share strategies and insights about commercial trade in a virtual roundtable format.

The Forum delivers bi-monthly Meetings that focus specifically on high growth ASEAN export markets and deep dives into the key issues affecting exports on a market-by-market basis. Issues for discussion include market entry models, product trends, regulations and barriers to entry, success stories, tips and hacks for doing business in the market.

Unlike a webinar or presentation, the Forum Meeting brings together 12 Members in a virtual roundtable format who’ll have the opportunity to validate key aspects of their current export businesses to ASEAN markets with other experienced food and drink exporters. Sessions are not recorded to foster open discussion amongst Members.

Chaired by one of the industry’s leading experts, Cameron Gordon, Incite Founding Partner + Head of Client Growth, with over 10 years of experience launching food and drink brands into ASEAN markets, the Forum delivers a platform to share strategies and learn from your peers within the industry. 

Meetings for Singapore and Malaysia have already taken place earlier in the year where Members found the sessions to be informative and a unique opportunity to interact with other brands in a similar position.

Upcoming meetings:

• July – Indonesia, an unparalleled population with a growing middle class

• September – Thailand, a heavily regulated market that requires strong local partnerships

• November - The Philippines, a digitally savvy consumer market hungry for international brands

If you are already exporting to these ASEAN markets, attending a meeting can provide you with additional insights to help optimise your export business. Additionally, if you are seriously considering entering these markets, attending a meeting will help you assess the opportunity. 

To become a member, the company must be an established New Zealand food and beverage exporter with over $200,000 NZD in current annual sales to ASEAN markets (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines) and the company representative is Senior Management or Executive level.

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There is no cost to become a member; however, please note that seats at each meeting are limited, and the Forum will do its best to allocate seats on a meeting by meeting basis.

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The ANZ-ASEAN Food & Drink Exporters Forum is supported by Incite | F&B Export Development, Austrade, NZTE, New Zealand Food & Grocery Council, Export NZ, Exporter Today and NZ Business Magazine.