My company operates 10 medium-size supermarkets in Kazakhstan and we specialisein low-market FMCGs. Since Kazakhstan joined the WTO, it has become easier andcheaper to import from outside the region. Products such as ready-to-usefood, snacks, dried fruits and pre-packaged food with a long shelflife are quite popular in the country now. I have come to the Food Expo 2018to look for these products and for new suppliers. Through the HKTDC BusinessMatching service, I have found two companies with a good chance of cooperation.There is a Japanese exhibitor (Ogata Village Akitakomachi Rice Producers Co., Ltd)whose gluten-free pasta I am interested in, and a Portuguese exhibitor (ValedealLDA) that offers the olive oil I want. This is my first time coming to HongKong. I like the scale of the fair. I can find a wide variety of products hereand it is very convenient for sourcing FMCGs.