Alimentaria trade fair connects meat industry with Horeca segment of market
Alimentaria 2018, the trade fair organized between 16-19 April, in Barcelona, will benefit this year by the support of Hostelco, the International Trade Fair for Equipment for Catering, Hospitality and Communities, who joined the event as a partner for Alimentaria Exhibitions, the traditional host of the trade fair. Holding the event together with Hostelco will multiply synergies with the hotel and restaurant industry, key sectors for the Spanish economy. It will also mean the convening of more than 4,500 exhibiting companies, who will be displaying their best products, informs Alimentaria in a press release.
"We are grateful that Alimentaria allows us to promote, develop and achieve the ambitions that we have as a Government for the Spanish food sector. We share objectives with Alimentaria, and we are aware that it is both an impulse and a showcase to demonstrate Spain's prowess in the food sector", declared Isabel García Tejerina, the Spanish Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment.
"Alimentaria is the greatest exhibition platform for the Spanish food industry, a trade fair which represents the global nature of its cross-sector interests and the specificities of each of its vertical sub-sectors". The trade fair has supported the sector in its process of internationalisation, innovation and competitiveness", underlined José Antonio Valls, the Director General of this trade fair and of Alimentaria Exhibitions.
Alimentaria 2018 focuses on facilitating contact between exhibiting companies and international buyers, from more than 150 countries. Although Europe continues to be the main region of origin of visitors to the fair (mainly Italy, France, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Germany), a significant increase in the number of representatives areas of great strategic interest for the Spanish market is expected, for example North America (United States, Mexico and Canada), Asia (with China at the head, although with a prominent presence from India, South Korea, Thailand and Japan) and Latin America (particularly from Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Panama).
This year, the hosts are expecting more than 150,000 visitors on an area of more than 100,000m2 reserved to exhibitors.
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