FOOD and beverage businesses keen to expand their international sales should consider the opportunities available in Russia, with its high-growth economy, emerging consumer class and expanding construction industry.
In 2004-05, Austrade helped Australian companies achieve $460 million in export sales in the Russian Federation, Moscow-based senior trade commissioner Gregory Klumov said.
An upcoming series of seminars in Australian capitals will demonstrate the breadth of opportunities that exists in the Russian market and explain how Australian businesses can access them.
“Businesses in the food and beverage industries seeking to take advantage of Russia’s economic growth rate of almost seven per sent annually over the past six years can learn a great deal at these market seminars,” Klumov said.
“Like any export market, doing business in Russia requires perseverance. But the time is right for Australian food and beverage companies to achieve significant export deals.”
Seminar participants will hear speakers from companies already succeeding in the Russian market, learn how to do business in Russia, and also find out about Australian Government assistance for exporters available through Austrade.
Companies of all sizes are invited to attend these free sessions:
· Perth, Tuesday 21 February from 8.30am
· Adelaide, Wednesday 22 February from 8.30am
· Melbourne Thursday February from 8.30am
· Brisbane, Friday 24 February from 8.30am
· Sydney, Monday 27 February from 8.30am