Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2015

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Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2015

TradeVine co-founder James Leonhardt is in Margaret River, ahead of the 2015 Margaret River Gourmet Escape.  This weekend, over twenty-two thousand foodies will descend on the region, in record numbers, to be part of a unqiue experience that has become a cornerstone event on the Western Australian tourism calendar.

Headlining this year's event is celebrity chef, Marco Pierre White who commented on the global impact that the event has made, “Even in England people talk about it with such enthusiasm and, when you think for a food event thousands of miles away, for people to enthuse and to dream of going, it’s quite magical,” White said.“The profile globally is enormous, which is extraordinary.”

While tourism chiefs and goverment ministers marvel at the event's ability to attract some of the world's leading chefs (as reported in The West), TradeVine is excited at the prospects for some of the region's smaller producers.

Over the course of the event, local producers expect to be inundated with enquiries from enthusiastic international visitors who would like to see the produce made available back home. However, for smaller scale gourmet producers, the feasibility of exporting to markets such as Singapore, Malaysia and the Middle East is not always straight forward. 

For the small producer, we see ourselves as facilitators and problem solvers who can make things happen. We've observed a number of limiting factors at play, but we can help prodcers navigate the issues, particularly if we are able to provide a consolidation service.

For more infromation, get in touch with the TradeVine team.