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Record attendance at Asia Fruit Logistica

More than 9,200 trade visitors from 70 different countries attended Asia Fruit Logistica at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo Center from September 2-4. Organisers said a significant increase in visitors from Asia drove the record attendance at the International Trade Fair for Fruit and Vegetable Marketing in Asia. Total visitor numbers rose by 14% on last year’s event, and 66% of those visitors came from Asia, up from 58% in 2014.

More than 9,200 trade visitors from 70 different countries attended Asia Fruit Logistica at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo Center from September 2-4.

Organisers said a significant increase in visitors from Asia drove the record attendance at the International Trade Fair for Fruit and Vegetable Marketing in Asia. Total visitor numbers rose by 14% on last year’s event, and 66% of those visitors came from Asia, up from 58% in 2014.

“These results demonstrate the further strong interest and engagement in Asia Fruit Logistica from trade professionals across Asia,” said Gérald Lamusse, managing director of Global Produce Events (GPE).

“They underline Asia Fruit Logistica’s position as the unique pan-Asian event for this business, which also attracts unparalleled attention globally from leading buyers and suppliers.”

China was by far the biggest country represented in terms of attendance, accounting for more than a third of total visitor numbers. Australia and the US ranked second and third respectively, and they were joined by India, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore as the strongest of the 70 visiting nations.

The exhibition space for this year’s show expanded by a third. More than 570 companies from 40 different countries showcased their products and services at the event, up 20% on 2014.

China was also the single largest country in terms of exhibitor numbers, with 105 companies exhibiting. Lamusse said Italy cemented its position as second-largest exhibiting country, with 54 companies taking part,  up 39% on last year. Egypt moved up into third place with 36 exhibitors, the US edged into fourth (31 exhibitors), while Australia and the Netherlands shared fifth spot with 30 exhibitors each.

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International operators to be key players at Macfrut

Being held at the Rimini Expo Centre (Italy) from the 23-25 of this month, Macfrut has already received confirmation of participation from many international importers, distributors and retailers.

From Italy to Saudi Arabia and from Spain to South Korea, a large number of buyers have already registered for Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector, seeking original products and innovative solutions.

Being held at the Rimini Expo Centre (Italy) from the 23-25 of this month, Macfrut has already received confirmation of participation from many international importers, distributors and retailers.

Spain
Spain is participating with a delegation representing Kölla Valencia, in pursuit of new opportunities for Iberian products on the Italian market. “We would be glad to have the chance to make contacts with Italian Supermarkets attending the trade fair so we can offer them our products,” says Jenny Porsia, sales manager for Spanish products for Italy.

Saudi Arabia
Operators from Saudi Arabia, such as the importer Francaise Food, attend the event for the key reasons of discovering new products and searching for suppliers. The commercial manager at Al Jazeerah Shopping Center, which, for 2016, expects a considerable increase in sales volumes. “Part of our vision for 2016 is to bring plenty of exciting fresh flavours and new products to our market. We are also in the final stages of negotiation with two other existing supermarket chains to take over their business,” Van Satden explains.

South Korea
Visitors from South Korea will include Jinwom Trading. The manager of the food distribution company, Hwan Kim, explains: “I would like to obtain information on fresh fruits that can be exported to Korea, or could potentially be available for export to Korea, and I hope we can establish new business relationships with the exporters or growers concerned.”

Colombia
Macfrut 2015 will also feature Colombia, as demonstrated by the participation of Vivasvan. Commercial manager Sandra Bolívar said: “The Macfrut trade fair is one of the leading European events in the fruit and vegetable sector, since a large number of varieties of these products will be showcased for visitors from the EU, and we are sure that it will meet the needs of the participating countries.”

Italy
Another important participant will be Coop Italia, which will be attending Macfrut 2015 with its own exhibition space and will host a convention with its suppliers from all over Italy and from other European countries. “We have chosen Macfrut because we are impressed with this relaunch project,” said Claudio Mazzini, head of the fruit and vegetable department.

source: http://www.macfrut.com/en/

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Fruit Innovation: will have a new edition 2016

Fruit Innovation is Fiera Milano and Ipack-Ima spa's answer to the demand for innovation and internationalization in the fruit & vegetable supply chain. The exhibition showcases innovation-driving products, technologies and services.

On the first edition of Fruit Innovation, the new international fair for fruit and vegetables focused on innovation and internationalization, the organizers, Fiera Milano and Ipack-Ima spa, positively assessed its debut and officially announced the dates of the new edition, set to take place at Fiera Milano from Wednesday, May 4th to Friday, May 6th 2016.

Exhibitors also rate the final balance of Fruit Innovation 2015 as positive. There was strong positive consensus about both the location and the organisation, wide participation from Italian large-scale retailers, good performance of the buyers programme with potential foreign clients, interesting presentations given over three days at the Innovation Corner and two high-level seminars focusing on ensuring increased value to the fruit and vegetable departments in large-scale retail stores.

Fruit Innovation’s first edition, 2015, was part of an exceptional context featuring the conjunction with the MilanoExpo as well as specific exhibitions designed for the fresh food industry (Dairytech and Meat-Tech), processing, packaging and converting technology (Ipack-Ima, Converflex) and logistics (IntraLogistica Italia). This new fair is the result of a joint venture between Fiera Milano and Ipack-Ima and enjoys the support of FruitImprese, Unaproa, Fedagromercati, Confagricoltura, Coldiretti, Fedagri Confcooperative Lombardia.

Fruit Innovation: www.fruitinnovation.it/eng/home

See our Fruit Innovation Milan 2015 photo gallery: https://plus.google.com/+Eurofresh-distribution/posts/gM9pyyVfkDm

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Interpera being held in the Italian pear-growing region of Emilia Romagna

Interpera – the international pear congress of organised by AREFLH – takes place this November 19-21 in Ferrara, Italy, known for its renowned Abate Fetel pear.

Interpera – the international pear congress of organised by AREFLH – takes place this November 19-21 in the Italian city of Ferrara, within the Emilia Romagna region well-known for growing the Abate Fetel pear.

This major event for the pear world will be held within the context of the first European fair dedicated to the pear – FuturPera.

Interpera brings together the growers and other key players in the international arena to discuss key technical and economic topics. Reports and presentations to be released and discussed at the conference include on:

  • Production this year in the Northern Hemisphere
  • Analysis of the production and storage in the main producers countries of the Northern Hemisphere
  • 2015-16 forecasts
  • Analysis of the commercial results and of production forecasts for the main markets in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Innovative systems in the cultivation of pears in the world
  • Pear logistics: the new technologies and costs to tackle the markets of the world
  • New markets: the barriers and the phytosanitary requirements, instruments that prevent the free movement of pears in the world
  • Changes in pear consumption in Europe and in the world
  • Which instruments and projects are necessary to promote the consumption of pears in Europe and in the world?

For more information or to register: http://interpera.weebly.com/

AREFLH is the Assembly of the European Regions producing Fruit, Vegetables and ornamental Plants: www.areflh.org 

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Bta. 2015 welcoming more than 500 exhibitors to Barcelona from tomorrow

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Tipped to be Europe’s largest food technology trade show this year, Bta. 2015 starts tomorrow in Barcelona and will offer the latest innovation and technology solutions for the food industry.

Running till April 24 at the Gran Via Fira de Barcelona Venue, the event – the International Food and Beverage Machinery, Technology and Ingredients exhibition – will coincide with Hispack, the International Packaging Exhibition and is organised in three trade shows: TecnocárnicaTecnoalimentaria and Ingretecno.

Bta. expects more than 35,000 professionals from the food industry to visit the triennial event, now in its 15th edition, and will welcome more than 500 exhibiting companies.

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Bta. 2015 is expanding the range of products presented, incorporating machinery and technology for the dairy industry, industrial refrigeration and cleaning, waste processing, logistics processes and environmental solutions for the food industry.

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Activities 

– Innovation Meeting Point

– Ingrenova

– Bta. Innova and Bta. Emprende Awards

– Business meetings and interviews with international buyers 

– Innovation Area (IRTA and Ainia)

– Seminars, Conferences and Presentations

– Networking Spaces

Website: www.bta-bcn.com

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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World of food India 2015

Annapoorna World of Food India is a leading B2B platform for food and beverage trade, as well as the catering and retail markets.

The 10th edition of the Annapoorna World of Food India will be held this September 14-16 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre iin Mumbai.

The international exhibition is a leading B2B platform for food and beverage trade, as well as the catering and retail markets. It is organised by Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

More than a trade fair

Annapoorna World of Food India 2015 will have series of supporting activities organized concurrent to the exhibition: Ÿ

  • A high level conference focusing on the latest trends and developments in the f&b market. Eminent speakers from across the globe are expected to share their knowledge and experience ,
  • A series of live cooking session will be organized during the exhibition days. Highly reputed chefs from all over India will be invited to showcase their skills Ÿ
  • A series of wine tasting sessions by reputed institutes Ÿ
  • Live demonstration of state-of-the-art food service equipment.

Attendees are expected to come from:

Airlines Ÿ Bakeries ,Ÿ Cash & Carry Markets and Hypermarkets,Ÿ Clubs and Resorts,Ÿ Department Stores,Ÿ Fast Food Chains,Ÿ Food Caterers, Food Manufacturers, Food Service Institutions, Hotels, Restaurants and Bars,Ÿ Importers, Distributors, Wholesalers and Retailers, Packaging and Distribution Centers,Ÿ Supermarkets, Grocery & Convenience Stores.
 

For more information please visit: www.worldoffoodindia.com/

 

 
 
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How to be a must-see at Fruit Attraction

Organisers of this year’s Fruit Attraction fair in Madrid aim to attract 1,000 companies and 46,000 professionals from 90 countries.

Ten tips for success at the 2015 event from Fruit Attraction managing director Raúl Calleja

Organisers of this year’s Fruit Attraction aim to attract 1,000 companies and 46,000 professionals from 90 countries.
At a recent workshop organised by the 5 al Día organisation, Fruit Attraction managing director Raúl Calleja shared his advice on how to maximise success from this annual event in Madrid.
“You’re not buying square metres but the interest of thousands of clients. It’s a commercial tool for starting business relationships with operators worldwide and increasingly the market international buyers use to select products,” Calleja stressed.

Here are his tips:

1. Organise your participation together with the FA15 organisers
Find out what tools they can put at your disposal and let them share their experience to develop your strategy.

2. Stand out from the crowd
Create a message to communicate that is specific to Fruit Attraction 2015 and that will capture the attention of your targets.

3 Ensure this message appears in all you do to promote your participation
It should take centre stage in your stand image, corporate identity, pre-show, invitations, ads in the trade press. the goal is to make yourself a must-see at FA15! Get people talking about your company and products before the event – create expectations and interest.

4. Pre-show calls to action & organisation
Create an enticing invitation for your desired visitors telling them where you’ll be and why to see you. It’s not enough to just say “Visit us”.
The goal is to generate traffic to your stand with pre-show marketing and promotion. Consider sharing promotion costs with other companies. Organise social media, web banners, newsletters and so on.

5 Make use of the Fruit Attraction programme for international guests
You may be able to invite someone with their costs paid.

6 Harness the tools for exhibitors in the Trade Meeting Point

7 Get your stand design right
Research shows that when someone enters a stand area, with their eyes they look around left to right but physically they usually move from right to left. Keep this in mind and orientate your stand accordingly.

8 Prepare your team for the stand.

Your stand is a point of reception so your representatives should always be identified in some way so visitors know who to speak to. Your stand should also be a centre of organisation that helps optimise your time.

9 Make your stand design the most functional possible

Remember, it’s your headquarters while you’re there.

10 Take advantage of all the promotional tools that FA15 puts at your disposal

Follow updates:
Twitter: @fruitattraction
Facebook: /fruitattraction
Fruit Attraction web: www.ifema.es/fruitattraction_06/

See Calleja’s original presentation in Spanish via the link here.

 

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“Celebrating Fresh” at the 2014 New York Produce Show

2014 New York Produce Show

“Celebrating Fresh”  at the 2014 New York Produce Show

Held December 2-4 in Manhattan with focus on products, services and building relationships

 

A great convergence of fresh produce buyers and sellers is set to take place in Manhattan with the 5th annual  New York Produce Show and Conference, being held December 2-4 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

 

The trade show will feature more than 400 exhibiting companies, providing what organisers say will be an opportunity for buyers to meet and interact with the industry’s finest produce and floral suppliers and leading service providers, and to discover new product sources and services.

 

Representing a diverse group of vendors, they will range from local growers to national shippers of produce and floral products, from regional wholesale groups to broadline distributors, and from international importers/exporters to transportation and technical-service providers.

 

Presented by the Eastern Produce Council and Produce Business magazine, the three-day event also includes networking opportunities, a retail “thought-leader” panel hosted by Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor, educational micro-sessions and tours of the region’s vibrant industry, including local retailers, wholesalers, foodservice distributors and urban farms and unique eateries.

 

The theme of the main conference is “Celebrating Fresh” and back by popular demand are two mini conferences: the Global Trade Symposium on Tuesday, December 2, and the Foodservice Forum “Ideation Fresh” on Thursday, December 4.

For more info: http://www.nyproduceshow.com/