Informa Markets launches “Saladplate”

Informa Markets launches “Saladplate”, the B2B digital market, to strengthen Thai entrepreneurship and match them with partners from around the world during the virtual “Thailand Sourcing Festival” between 7 – 8 July 2021

Informa Markets, the organizer of the 2021 Food & Hotel Thailand (FHT), launches “Saladplate”, a large-scale business-to-business (B2B) online platform to connect entrepreneurs from around the world, presenting new exhibitors and showcasing new equipment for food and hospitality industries for the first time at the must-attend virtual event “Thailand Sourcing Festival”, held between 7 – 8 July 2021. Please register at http://www.saladplate.com/thai-sourcing-festival.

The Covid-19 pandemic triggered a global economic shock, but at the same time, Ms. Supaporn Aungsrisuraporn, Senior Event Manager, Informa Markets, one of the world’s leaders of global exhibitions said, the virtual marketplace has brought changes to business and encouraged leading companies to use the pandemic situation to position themselves for future value creation of new methods and equipment to survive today’s uncertainty. The 2021 Food & Hotel Thailand, an international exhibition for food, hospitality, and retail industries, has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 outbreak due to travel and visitor restrictions. The platform, thus, switches to online, known as Saladplate, to serve as a potential platform to support players in the food, hospitality, and retail industries from across the world to grow at a fast pace during the Covid crisis.

“Saladplate is the B2B online wholesale marketplace for sourcing food and hospitality using database of 26 shows of the Food & Hotel exhibitions worldwide. The platform is aimed primarily at expanding international presence boundlessly by matching buyers with suppliers from around the world and encourage them to interact with each other directly on the digital platform where food-service equipment, hospitality supplies, and services are available. For Thai entrepreneurs, the government’s SMEs Pro Active will financially support their liquidities that have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak.”

Ms. Supaporn added, “Saladplate is the premier online marketplace that offers a variety of products throughout the year. The digital marketplace provides the visitors a product catalog online where product photos can be uploaded countlessly. The quotation can be created and edited easily. The suppliers can also access the online market’s statistics to analyze and improve their sales. In addition, Saladplate has a live chat feature and provides business matching services. It is an open-access database that includes knowledge about food and hospitality services.”

The extensive and strong business network of the Food & Hotel Thailand provides market access for international players in hotel and food industries through the Saladplate platform. Thailand Sourcing Festival (TSF), scheduled for 7 – 8 July 2021, will bring leading players, including Newton Equipment, Housewares 2000, Floral Manufacturing Group, UV Inter Supply, Darling Mattress, J&P Jasco, Viya Crab, IMG Corporation and JNS Andaman to showcase their premier products and services. During the event, the seminar entitled “the State of ASEAN Hospitality & Future Tourism Trends” will be co-organized by Thai Hotels Association and ASEAN Hotel and Restaurant Association.

“Saladplate is an important business opportunity to find new partners from around the world, introduce our products and services, and drive our trade growth,” said Mr. Thawatchai Phunchauy, Sales and Marketing Manager, Viyacrab Products Co,.Ltd., one of the suppliers who will take part in Saladplate.

While Ms. Patchrin Prasertwanich, Assistant Vice President (AVP), Darling Mattress Co.,Ltd., said the platform boosts her company’s presence and sales in other markets during the pandemic. “During the Covid-19 outbreak, our company doesn’t only focus on retail sales, but also increase sales in both domestic and overseas markets through the international and efficient platform for hospitality industry like Saladplate,” Ms. Patcharin opined.

For those who are interested to grab business opportunities at Saladplate and access to funding from the government’s SMEs Pro Active initiative, please register at marketing.saladplate.com/demo or email mailto:Supaporn.a@informa.com

See you at “Thailand Sourcing Festival” between 7 – 8 July 2021 at http://www.saladplate.com/thai-sourcing-festival

For more information about the exhibition and other activities during the 2021 Food & Hotel Thailand, please visit https://www.foodhotelthailand.com/

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