India, Hong Kong and Japan are all on BPEX’s export promotions list over the next few months as the organisation seeks to maintain a strong international show presence on behalf of British producers.
The first event, set for later this month, is at Assam, India, which is the country’s main pig producing area. BPEX will be working with the British Pig Association and UKTI at Assam with export manager, Jean-Pierre Garnier, reporting that discussions are planned with the minister in the North Eastern states as part of the event programme.
“This is something of a toe in the water for all of us,” he said.
This will be followed by VIV Asia in March where BPEX is involved in this major show which includes pig genetics and technology.
The month after sees HOFEX in Hong Kong where BPEX and EBLEX will jointly be present in a large pavilion with a full programme of promotional events and SIAL in Shanghai. There is also a mission to Japan aiming at developing pork exports.
“We have a very busy time ahead as there are still many markets both to be opened and developed for pork,” said Mr Garnier.