Kyrgyz entrepreneurs take part in ProdEXPO 2022 international exhibition in Moscow

Posted February 17, 2022

Moscow, Russia, 16 February 2022 - The United Nations Development Programme jointly with the Agency for Development and Investment of the Kyrgyz Republic organized the participation of local producers in the International Exhibition of Food, Beverages and Raw Materials ProdEXPO-2022 in Moscow. This year, the Kyrgyz Republic was represented at the exhibition by Advantex, Kyrgyz Centreproduct, Dan Agro, SALAM LLC, Alaiku Organics, AZRA Group, Ecoflorist, and others. Kyrgyz businesses exhibited a wide range of products - dried fruits, fresh and dried vegetables, beans, drinks, honey and sausages.

The purpose of Kyrgyz entrepreneurs participating in the exhibition is to increase sales, expand base of potential customers and sales geography, negotiate and establish business contacts with wholesalers, learn about markets and demonstrate their products. This year, ProdEXPO 2022 is being held for the 29th time, featuring 30 themed showrooms where visitors could get acquainted with quality food and beverage products, including organic products and offers for followers of a healthy lifestyle. The latest developments in the food industry were presented by suppliers of packaging solutions and companies from other related sectors. On 100,000 m², 2,660 exhibitors from 73 countries displayed their products.

Participation in the International Exhibition will help Kyrgyz producers to establish new sales chains and purchase raw materials for their own production.

"Our company "Alaiku Organics" participated as well. As the exhibition was much more large-scale compared to others, it was very useful for us to meet with many entrepreneurs and manufacturers. We were able to present our unique products in the form of national and soft drinks, snacks, honey and explain the history and philosophy of the products, as well as give interested customers an opportunity to taste the products. We had many meetings and exchanged contacts for further cooperation and promotion of products, handed over promotional materials and some product samples.”

Mametova Meerim, External Relations and Export Manager, Alaiku Organics LLC.

Moreover, the participants noted that they had the opportunity not only to discuss the export of products, but also to consider possibilities of importing missing raw materials, packaging products and collect information about companies that could be potential distributors of their goods in Russia. During the exhibition, the organisers organised meetings and offered services to producers of food processing equipment, packaging, labelling, which is very important for domestic production.

Participation of Kyrgyz companies in the exhibition was organized by the UNDP project "Aid for Trade in Central Asia" with financial support of the Government of Finland.