Alimentaria 2020 reaffirms itself at Fira de Barcelona as an essential global meeting point for the food industry
Barcelona, Spain, December 23, 2019 / PRNewswire / – Alimentaria Barcelona, one of the world’s leading food, beverage and catering trade shows, taking place from 20 to 23 april 2020 to Fira from Barcelona, has for priorities to extend the presence of exhibitors and professional visitors from all over the world, to promote commercial exchanges and to project gastronomy.
With over 110,000 m2 As an exhibition space, the event will be held alongside Hostelco to provide the catering and catering equipment industry with an excellent platform for internationalization, business and innovation.
Alimentaria 2020 aims to increase the levels of internationalization of its previous edition, which hosted 4,500 exhibiting companies, including 1,000 from 70 countries, and around 150,000 visitors, of which 30% international, from 156 countries.
With the challenge of revalidating the 12,500+ business meetings that took place during the previous edition of Alimentaria, the Hosted Buyers loyalty and invitation program has selected 680 buyers, importers and key distributors from strategic countries from five continents so that they can attend the show. On the other hand, Alimentaria invited some 1,000 important Spanish buyers.
Canada, Japan, Brazil, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam will exhibit for the first time with their own pavilions at Alimentaria 2020. Italy, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Greece, Romania, Poland, Morocco, united states of america, Israel, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, China, Korea, Indonesia and Thailand, among others, will also have a significant presence.
Alimentaria’s offer will be split between Intercarn (meat), Interlact (dairy), Expoconser (canned food), Snacks, Biscuits & Confectionery (candies and snacks); Mediterranean Foods (Mediterranean diet, olive oils and vegetable oils) and Restaurama (Food Service). These will also integrate the new Alimentaria Trends trade fair, which will showcase trendy sub-sectors such as fine foods, organic foods, free foods, halal foods and functional foods. In addition, Grocery Foods will bring together the main consumer goods companies, International Pavilions will bring together all foreign suppliers, while Lands of Spain will do the same with the national production of the different Spanish regions.
The trade show activities will foster innovation in the sector and the relationships between the food, gastronomy and tourism industries, with an emphasis on sustainability. Thus, the Experience Live Gastronomy event will be a space for workshops, presentations and culinary programs with prestigious chefs who add more than 30 Michelin stars. Likewise, the Alimentaria Hub space will be dedicated to innovation, knowledge and entrepreneurship, around congresses, conferences, fast talks and exhibitions.
SOURCE Fira de Barcelona