China is the world’s largest Stevia producer and exporter, making China the logical choice to host the inaugural SteviaWorld conference.
Stevia is grown in 4 major provinces in China- Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong and Heilongjiang. Their combined stevia cultivation area is approximately 200,000 Mu or 13,400 Ha, which produces about 40,000 tons of stevia leaves every year.
China has ambitious plans to expand their stevia cultivation to meet increasing global demand. Other provinces like Sichuan, Xinjiang, Hainan and Guangdong are also starting stevia cultivation and will become contributors to China’s annual stevia production.
But why Shanghai?
Shanghai is located on China’s eastern coast, close to China’s stevia cultivation belt, and houses one of the world’s busiest ports. Its Pudong International Airport is one of Asia’s major aviation hubs, connecting Shanghai to major destinations around the world.
Come to Stevia World on 14-15 May in Shanghai to hear from the world’s most prominent Stevia companies, as they explore the changing face of the global stevia industry.