4-7 September, 2019

27th International Food Products & Processing Technologies Exhibition

Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center
Istanbul, Turkey


15 August 2017

Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corp

There’s a definite Korean flavour at WorldFood Istanbul this year – Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corp (known as aT)  is coming to the show with sixteen of the country’s export-looking food and beverage producers. We talked to Haeyeong Jang, Regional Staff of aT’s Istanbul branch, about who visitors can expect to see. 

Can you tell the WorldFood Istanbul visitors a bit about Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corp? Which companies are you bringing to exhibition this year?
aT is coming to WorldFood Istanbul with 16 companies:
- Korean Ginseng Research Co., Ltd. (red ginseng tea and extracts)
- LACTOMASON (probiotics and health functional food)
- MONGGO FOODS INC. (soy sauce and red pepper paste)
- SAMHAE COMMERCIAL Co.,Ltd. (seaweed)
- Taeyoung Food (sauces)
- The Vatmaneul Corporation (heugjeonsan beverage) 
- Tulip International Inc. (beverages)
- CHEONHAE FOOD (noodles, bread and seaweed)
- Daedong Korea Ginseng Co.,Ltd.(ginseng tea and extracts)
- Delice Co., Ltd. (machinery and rice products)
- DK Foods Co., Ltd. (cheese sticks)
- Green Co.,Ltd. (mushroom products)
- HAEYEAREUM Co.,Ltd. (sea salts)
- HEE CHANG Dairy & Food Co., Ltd. (non-dairy cream, ice cream/yoghurt powder, coffee and tea)
- ILHWA Co., Ltd. (ginseng tea and ginseng extracts/products)
- KEUMKANG B&F (beverages)
Which foods from Korea are most popular among Turkish consumers?
Unfortunately, you might find it difficult to find Korean food at major grocery stores. But, we are expecting Korean Instant Noodles will be very popular once they come into the market.
What is the competitive advantage of Korean food exporters to Turkey?
Good packaging, design, and innovative, convenient and consumer-friendly features.
When did you first start to target the Turkish market? Why did you make the decision to come?
aT has been supporting Korean food companies targeting the Turkish market since 2013. Turkey has a large population itself, and is a gateway to neighbouring countries. Also, Turkey is very important market for Halal food suppliers.
How long has Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corp taken part in WorldFood Istanbul? How does the exhibition benefit you and the companies who take part under your umbrella?
aT has been participating in World Food Istanbul for 5 years. During these years, Korean companies have been able to introduce their food products and meet buyers not only from Turkey but also from other countries.
What results are you expecting from your participation in WorldFood Istanbul?
WorldFood Istanbul is the biggest food event in Tukey. By participating in WorldFood Istanbul, we are hoping to introduce Korean food and culture not only to Turkey, but also to neighbouring Middle Eastern and European countries.
Want to see what Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corp and the companies exhibiting within it have to offer? They’re all in Hall 2 of WorldFood Istanbul 2017 – get your e-ticket here.