For the first time UK Pavilion will have a stand at Shanghai's SIAL China, giving 10 UK food and drink companies the opportunity to establish and grow business relationships to increase exports.

"With china such an important growth market for the UK food and drink exporters, our first time participation at SIAL China aims to build business for these companies that already have representation in the market," said Sandra Sullivan, director, Food and Drink Exporter's Association.

Organised by PS8, the UK pavilion will showcase snacks, seafood, dairy, tea, confectionery and bakery from dynamic UK exporters all equipped to meet the demand of the Chinese market.

The full list of companies involved in the UK pavilion include;

  • Appy Food and Drinks
  • Cofresh
  • Churchills Confectionery
  • Furniss
  • Macknight
  • Paterson Arran
  • Somerdale International
  • TG Green Tea (Ideas to Launch Ltd)
  • Weirey UK
  • Whitworths

SIAL China will take place in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre Hall from May 5 to 7.