Myanmar FoodBev 2017 and Myanmar Retail Sourcing Expo 2017 To Be Held From 17 - 19 Aug


The official press conference of Myanmar FoodBev 2017 and Myanmar Retail Sourcing Expo 2017 was held last week at UMFCCI, Yangon, Myanmar. The press conference saw the attendance of official supporting associations including;

Mr. Myo Thant, Joint Secretary General, Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) mentioned that the two-exhibition was organised to support the county‘s food & beverage and retail industry. 

Mr.Myo Min Aung, Vice President of Myanmar Retailers Association (MMRA) stated that “the aim of organising Myanmar Retail Sourcing Expo is to develop the whole supply chain in Myanmar”. 

MMRA also organised Myanmar retailers industry seminar “Towards Retail Stores Excellence” with interesting speakers from Myanmar Economic Association, City Mart, AYA Bank and retailer Association to share insights, experiences and opportunities in retail market in Myanmar to enable individuals & organisations to succeed in retail business.

Mr. Nay Lin, Chairman of Myanmar Restaurant Association (MRA) mentioned that “the purpose of Myanmar FoodBev is the platform for local suppliers in food & beverage industry to meet international  suppliers and gain exposure to new product and technologies in the food & beverage field, upgrade the standard and hygiene of restaurants and promote ethnic food.”  

In the exhibition MRA also organised a cooking competition (Super Flash Lunch Box Competition), cooking demonstrations and a cocktail show from Bartender Association with support from Myanmar FoodBev 2017.

In the press conference, Mr.Ajinveat Vhongthong, Project Manager of ICVeX, the organiser, highlighted to VIP guests and top media in Myanmar that “The two-exhibition is a must visit for trade professionals, retailers, wholesalers, supermarket, convenient stores, hotels & restaurants, distributors, system integrators, shopping malls and business entrepreneurs to enjoy sourcing variety of products, trends update and industry networking as the exhibition organised to serve the bright path of retail business in Myanmar as the new retail spaces are being released by end of 2017 with new and modern shopping format. In addition, the import value reached US$ 10.991 billion with packaged food sales experienced a 12% CAGR reaching a market value of US$1.6 billion in 2013 and overall packaged food sales anticipated with 15% CAGR during 2014 to 2018.

Myanmar FoodBev will showcase highlight new products launches and special offers from China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand companies. Myanmar Retail Sourcing Expo will showcase new product launches from Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand with special offers during the 3 days exhibition which include solutions and technology for retail businesses in different industries”.

Myammar FoodBev and Myanmar Retail Sourcing Expo 2017 will be held between 17- 19 August 2017 at Tatmadaw Hall, Yangon, Myanmar. Admission is free for exhibition and three lucky visitors who pre-register online within 11 August 2017 will get a chance to win 3 prizes of a return ticket from Yangon to Bangkok by Bangkok Airways should they register before the exhibition starts.