Australian Dairy in South East Asia

South East Asia is the second largest export region for Australian dairy products, collectively taking around 37 per cent of the total value of dairy exports from Australia. The Australian dairy industry sees further growth opportunities due to the expanding middle class, further development of integrated supply chains, and private and public investment to promote dairy consumption.

Australian dairy has a long history in South East Asia. In the early 60's, Australia recognised the growing market opportunities and invested in joint ventures throughout the region, partnering in the early stages of some of the largest manufacturers. These relationships have since deepened and solidified into long term strategic partnerships.

Our programs in South East Asia

Our relationships in South East Asia are important to us. Dairy Australia undertakes regular industry development programs and activities in markets within the region, typically visiting the six major markets within the South East Asian region (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines) at least once each year. We meet with key industry contacts, government, and the alumni of our Dairy Australia scholarship programs, sharing the latest industry updates and any relevant market issues.

Previous in-market events have included workshops at culinary schools, providing cooking demonstrations and product sampling to 1000 trainee chefs.

South East Asia Scholarship Program

Alumni visiting a cheese factory

The South East Asia scholarship is run annually each February. Starting in 2015, the scholarship provides an opportunity for approximately 16 participants to learn in detail about the Australian dairy industry, focusing on the theme of Food Safety within the Australian supply chain.  

Graduates of the South East Asia Scholarship Program become part of our alumni group with members right across the region. We regularly keep in touch with our alumni, updating them on the latest in the Australian industry through social media and events such as seminars and webinars.

If you are an alumnus of our South East Asia Scholarship Program and would like to join our Facebook group please request to join here.

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