24 Feb The most important agri-food fairs around the world
Agri-food fairs are spaces created specifically to publicize, disseminate and promote the quality and variety of agri-food products and constitute one of the essential elements to make agri-food companies visible in an increasingly demanding market at an international level.
Regardless of the range of products and the size of the company, agri-food fairs are a great business opportunity, whether you attend them as an exhibitor or as a visitor. They are the best meeting point to put suppliers and manufacturers in contact with marketers.
The large number of existing appointments around the world makes it unfeasible to attend all of them, but there are some that, due to their history and projection, cannot be missing from the agenda of any agri-food company. These are the most important agri-food fairs in the world.
RAI Exhibition Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
For more than 35 years, PLMA has brought together retailers and manufacturers to help them find new products, make new contacts and discover new ideas that help them grow their private label plans.
It is a must-see show because private label holds a strong position in all markets and will continue to grow as retailers become more active internationally and play a larger role in promoting and marketing their products.
World Trade Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Gulfood is the largest annual food and non-alcoholic beverage catering event in the Middle East. Over the course of five days, more than 4,000 food and beverage companies show the world what’s new.
The fair is complemented by a very complete program of activities, such as Gulfood Zero Waste, which addresses world food problems; or Gulfood Inspire, in which a large number of speakers take the stage to talk about the challenges of the sector from all points of view: political, business and social. Also from the online sphere in view of the growth of the digital market in the food supply chain.
Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris, France
For more than half a century, SIAL has brought together the main players in the agri-food industry in Paris. It is the largest showcase in Europe and the ideal place to detect new trends and seek new forms of business.
SIAL brings together producers, importers, buyers and retailers, media specialists and independent associations of all shapes and sizes, favoring debate and the exchange of knowledge.
Conventions and Exhibitions Center, Lyon, France
Natexpo is the international fair for ecological products par excellence at a European level. It is the place where professionals from the organic sector meet so as not to miss any of the trends and prospects of a constantly changing market. In addition, in its next edition, it will have a space dedicated to electronic commerce solutions.
ORGANIC FOOD IBERIA
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Organic Food Iberia is the first International Fair for Professionals in the organic sector on the Iberian Peninsula. The event offers the chance to discover new trends in the natural and sustainable sector and try a wide variety of fresh and finished organic products from all the regions of Spain and Portugal. It also has a free seminar program and allows you to personally meet the main suppliers and buyers in the sector.
Organic Food Iberia is attended by wholesalers and retailers, specialized stores, supermarkets and purchasing departments, food importers and exporters, restaurants and hotels, and catering companies, among many other profiles.
Summer: June 12 – 14, 2022 New York, USA
Winter: 6 – 8 de febrero de 2022. Las Vegas, EEUU
The Fancy Food fair has an edition in winter and another in summer. Both are held in the United States and are organized by the Specialty Food Association. It is the largest event in the US focused exclusively on the specialty food industry. Exhibitors include international manufacturers and importers and it is strictly professional. It is a B2B fair. In fact, the general public is not allowed to enter.
Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia.
Prodexpo covers all sectors of the food market and is the largest trade fair in Russia. The organization promotes the launch of new products or brands and it is estimated that about 15% of the food and beverages that can be seen in each edition are newly created. In addition, Prodexpo is also attended by companies from auxiliary agri-food sectors such as different packaging solutions, container design, glass, machinery or services.
—> Along with these agri-food fairs there are many others of special interest. This is the case of Foodex, which is held in Japan; Wooe, which is organized in Spain and focuses on olive oil; Natural Products Expo West, which focuses on the US-based natural, organic and health products industry; or IFE Leon in the United Kingdom. Also of special importance are Food & Hotel, in Singapore and China; Alimentaria y Salón Gourmet, in Madrid; Food&Drink, in China; Cibus, in Italy; or Expo Antand, in Mexico.
Here the most important agri-food fairs in the world are collected in a calendar!