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Taiwan’s potential on display at Taiwan International Fruit and Vegetable Show

Taiwan’s first agricultural show is expected to attract over 150 companies from 10 nations, and around 5,000 foreign and domestic buyers who will be shown the potential of the Taiwanese market.

In order to come together and propose complete and effective solutions in Asia’s fine agriculture markets, Sphere Exhibits Pte. Ltd. is collaborating with Taiwan trade show organiser My Exhibition, for the Taiwan International Fruit and Vegetable Show (TFVS).

The show  – to run November 10-12 at the Kaohsiung exhibition centre –  will receive joint support from Taiwan’s Head of Agriculture and the city of Kaohsiung.

Running parallel to the second Taiwan International Fishing Exhibit, the agricultural show is expected to attract over 150 companies from 10 nations, and around 5,000 foreign and domestic buyers

The Taiwan International Fruit and Vegetable Show is divided into sections for fresh fruit and vegetables, whole wheat products and nuts, production machinery, transportation machinery and service machinery, as well as seminars on Advantages in Vital Agricultural Technologies, Price Adjustment in Production and Digital Marketing.

Covering all aspects of the business, organisers aim to display the potential of the Taiwanese market to foreign buyers, they said in a press release.

In the past, foreign investment in Taiwan’s agriculture has played an extremely important role in helping business grow. But as the environmental effects of any big industry begin to become apparent, the government is beginning to look into new and improved ways to revise Taiwan’s agricultural and economic strategies, the organisers said.

Focus on food safety

Taiwan’s machinery industry has seen much competition in recent years, especially against European and American products, and look to gain the edge in sales and service that will bring it success. As the industry launches a campaign to make strides in improving the safety and health of food, it also begins a revolutionary evolution in tactics to accompany progress in biological technology. Given the diversity of Taiwan’s food culture, the innovations in food and technology seen at the show will no doubt increase the strength of and the interest in the Taiwanese market.

Food safety has become a universal expectation among global consumers. From green energy to clean cultivation to modern fisheries, Asian countries place the care and quality of food in high demand, and Taiwan has been a driving force in bringing about this revolution, they said.

International Fruit Marketing Forum

The international discussions at the event will include the International Fruit Marketing Forum, led by Taiwanese economic experts and with talks by experts from around the world.

All in all, organisers aim for the convention to become the ‘flagship’ fruit and vegetable convention. Additionally, the local government agriculture departments of Taichung, Kaohsiung, Hualien, Pingtung and Tainan together are eagerly awaiting the event’s kickoff.

For more information see http://www.taiwanfruitshow.com.

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Taiwan’s new fruit & veg show to boost international trade

The inaugural Taiwan International Fruit and Vegetable Show takes place November 10-12 at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre

Taiwan is launching a first-of-its-kind trade show which aims to bring together international buyers and purveyors of fresh fruits, vegetables and agricultural technology.

Organisers expect about 5,000 buyers to walk through the gates of the first annual Taiwan International Fruit and Vegetable Show, which will run November 10-12 at Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre in Kaohsiung, a massive port city in southern Taiwan.

About 150 vendors from Taiwan, the US, Japan, New Zealand and other countries will set up 300 booths to sell everything from apples to edible flowers.

The trade exhibition will also offer products like pesticides and fertilisers, as well as systems for packaging, distribution, logistics and e-commerce.

Taiwan’s agriculture sector

The international market for agricultural products expands year by year, according to My Exhibition, a co-organiser.

Led by growth in the Asia-Pacific region, the global market for fresh fruit is forecast to grow by 8.7% annually to reach US $692.9 billion next year.

My Exhibition said the Kaohsiung fair will showcase leading products from Taiwan’s thriving agriculture sector, which has seen 14.8% compound annual growth in output value over 2009-13.

In 2013, the country’s agricultural output was valued at US $7.95 billion, with vegetables, fruit, grains and mushrooms accounting for about 88% of this total.

For more information on the Taiwan International Fruit and Vegetable Show: www.taiwanfruitshow.com.

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Italy’s new Fruit&Veg Innovation show starts next May

Italian trade show organisers Veronafiere and Fiera Milano have signed an agreement to give the country a single annual international trade show for fruit and vegetables – Fruit&Veg Innovation – with the main focus on innovation and international markets.

Fruit&Veg Innovation – a new annual international trade show for fruit and vegetables – is to make its debut May 8-11, 2017, in conjunction with Tuttofood in Milan.

Last week, Italian trade show organisers Veronafiere and Fiera Milano signed an agreement to launch the event, which they said would mainly focus on innovation and international markets.

In a press release, they said the new show stems from the union of Fruit Innovation in Milan and Fruit&Veg System in Verona. It will take place yearly, held in Verona in even years and Milan in odd years. The show in Verona will concentrate on manufacturing and farming technologies, whilst the Milan show will focus on the end product.

The first edition of Fruit&Veg Innovation will round off the offering of the emerging organic and vegan products segment, in which Milan today plays a leading role, and will also benefit from coinciding with Spazio Nutrizione, a major medical and scientific conference also taking place during Tuttofood 2017, thus reaching out to a new target of nutritionists and dieticians.

“It’s thanks to this agreement,” said Fiera Milano CEO Corrado Peraboni, “that two trade fair organisers are pooling their expertise and setting aside rivalries to build an offering capable of meeting the expectations of a mature market that is increasingly and keenly focusing on internationalisation.”

“The new strategic partnership between Verona and Milan,” said Veronafiere general manager Giovanni Mantovani, “should set an example for Italy’s entire trade fair industry.”

“In an increasingly aggressive international trade show environment, we are optimising our resources and seeking industry-wide synergies among our events, in the business interests of exhibitors and operators alike,” Mantovani said.

The agreement represents the implementation of a rationalisation drive embarked upon by former Italian Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Maurizio Martina. Veronafiere and Fiera Milano have also agreed to look into the feasibility of drafting a business plan to continue staging SaMoTer and Transpotec Logitec (Verona, 22/25 February) concomitantly, after the joint event makes its debut in 2017. The decision will be made within a month of next year’s combined edition, the release says.

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Mac Fruit Attraction debuts today in Cairo

Mac Fruit Attraction is a 4-day trade show representing the entire fruit and vegetable supply chain – from production to machinery – and including packaging and services.

About 30 Italian companies will be taking part in the first edition of Mac Fruit Attraction, being held in Cairo May 4-7.

Organised by Cesena Fiera in collaboration with Feria de Madrid, this 4-day trade show, part of Food Africa, represents the entire fruit and vegetable supply chain: from production to machinery, and including packaging and services.

In a press release, organisers said the event is expected to attract 400 professionals in the procurement and distribution chain from the countries of North East and West Africa (45%), the Arab states of the Persian Gulf and MENA countries (40%), and from Eastern Europe (15%).

Mac Fruit Attraction aims to encourage Italian and Spanish fruit and vegetable producers to enter these strategic markets and expand their global network.

“North Africa and the Middle East have become strategic areas for many of our products, for example apples, of which Egypt is now Italy’s second major importer due to the crisis of the Russian market,” said Cesena Fiera president Renzo Piraccini.

“Sectors such as technology and packaging, with which Italy stands out worldwide, also have a huge market in the Middle East and North Africa. This trade show aims to become a means of supporting companies throughout their internationalisation process, which is the first step of the global platform that we intend to develop also in South America and Asia,” he said.

Left to right: Raúl Calleja, director of Fruit Attraction; Tamer Safwat, general manager of IFP Egypt, organisers of FOOD AFRICA; Renzo Piraccini, president of Cesena Fiera.

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Gulfood 2016 promises more tastes, trends and trade

Its 1st Russian pavilion and the 3rd Halal World Food, an upscaled visitor experience and three new indoor halls will be among the features of Gulfood 2016, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from Sunday February 21 to Thursday February 25.

Its 1st Russian pavilion and the 3rd Halal World Food, an upscaled visitor experience and three new indoor halls will be among the features of Gulfood 2016, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from Sunday February 21 to Thursday February 25.

Billed as the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show, Gulfood is expected to draw more than 5,000 international companies from 120 countries, cementing its standing as a leading global food trading platform. And among the 85,000-plus visitors from more than 170 countries expected, it will host international heads of state, ministers, government officials and national trade associations from five continents.

‘More Tastes, More Trends and More Trade’ are promised for the 2016 edition of this specialist event, which will welcome tens of thousands of finished food suppliers, bulk commodity wholesalers and exporters. Its first Russian national pavilion will be one of 114 national pavilions. Another highlight will be the prize ceremony for the 2016 Gulfood awards – designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global food industry – taking place at a gala dinner on the first day of the show.

“Gulfood is internationally renowned for providing a trusted and accessible platform for the world’s food industry to meet, transact and trade out of Dubai – one of the world’s most diverse, energetic and vibrant trading hubs,” said Trixie LohMirmand, DWTC’s senior vice president of exhibitions and events management.

“As global food producers and traders establish new supply routes to reach customers and monetise opportunities in emerging markets, the heightened visitor experience will enable industry heavyweights to make strategic purchasing decisions with trusted suppliers, all while consolidating the UAE’s key role as a major transshipment destination for food products and hospitality equipment,” she said.

Meanwhile, the 3rd Halal World Food, the world’s biggest annual Halal food sourcing trade event, will leverage Dubai’s mounting credentials as a global Islamic Economy capital and increase the emirate’s share of year-round trading in halal foods.

“This is now an essential prerequisite for any supplier looking to establish a foothold in the world’s fastest growing food industry sectors with the global Halal market expected to reach US$10 trillion by 2030,” LohMirmand said.

From specialty and fine food, to the widest range of organic food and drink, Gulfood is an opportunity to discover unique products from hundreds of specialist producers and over 110 international pavilions. Specialty areas covered are artisanal products, children’s products, ethnic food, fair trade, gift packs/hampers, gourmet & fine food, Halal products, health/wellness products, organic products, private label, ready meals and special diet products.

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Entries open for 2016 Gulfood awards

Gathering 5,000 food and beverage exhibitors from over 120 countries, the Gulfood show is billed as one of the world’s most important annual food and hospitality shows and an unrivalled chance to source and select from an incredible global product showcase.

Entries close on January 29 for the Gulfood Awards, which are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global food industry.
Now in their seventh successful year, the awards are being held as part of the Gulfood show, taking place at the iconic Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from Sunday February 21 to Thursday February 25, 2016.
The finalists and winners in the 2016 awards will be announced during a special gala dinner in Dubai on the first day of the show February, February 21.
The 22 award categories include:

  • Best new functional food or drink
  • Best new Halal food
  • Best new fast food product or innovation
  • Best new frozen or chilled food
  • Best artisan or local food
  • Best health education initiative
  • Best new foodservice innovation
  • Best environmental sustainability initiative
  • Best consumer marketing campaign
  • Best trade stand
  • Gulfood Outstanding achievement
  • Best foods company, and
  • Best newcomer brand or business

Gulfood show a global product showcase and trade platform

Gathering 5,000 food and beverage exhibitors from over 120 countries, the Gulfood show is billed as one of the world’s most important annual food and hospitality shows and an unrivalled chance to source and select from an incredible global product showcase. As one of the largest fairs in the Middle-East, it is very popular among importers and exporters of agro products and a crucial trade and business platform in a region with ever increasing demand – exhibitors and visitors from almost every country in the world meet at Gulfood to conduct cross-border business and establish international contacts in the trade arena.
Last year Gulfood attracted 84,642 total trade attendees, 64% of whom came from non-United Arab Emirates (UAE) countries, with a total of 156 countries covered, and 83% of visitors were looking to purchase within the next 6 months.
From specialty and fine food, to the widest range of organic food and drink, it is the opportunity to discover unique products from hundreds of specialist producers and over 110 international pavilions. Specialty areas covered are artisanal products, children’s products, ethnic food, fair trade, gift packs/hampers, gourmet & fine food, Halal products, health/wellness products, organic products, private label, ready meals and special diet products.

Safeguarding the UAE’s food security

The show venue, the Dubai World Trade Centre, is within the business hub of Dubai, the city which is itself a hospitality, trade and tourism hub for the Middle East. A majority of UAE imports are traded through Dubai, its biggest city.
And according to UAE Minister of Economy Sultan Al Mansouri, food imports into the UAE – which buys in 85% of its food – are poised to rise from $100 billion (Dh367 billion) in 2014 to $400 billion in the next decade. Due to the lack of arable lands in the UAE, the government plans to develop farmland in other countries to help to secure food supplies amid increasing demand and it is also urging diversification of the sources of imported food so as to hedge against any crisis.
The UAE has already invested in agro-food initiatives in Namibia, South Africa and in several Arab countries including, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Sudan and Egypt, Al Mansouri said.
Within the wider Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – consisting of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates – food consumption is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% between 2014-2019 to reach 51.9 million tons by 2019 and food retail in the GCC is forecast to be worth $155 billion by 2018.

Gulfood 2016

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Alimentaria offers more conferences, B2B meetings and launches

Alimentaria’s international buyers' programme aims to open up business opportunities on five continents, so the Hosted Buyers contingent includes guests from every corner of the world: Latin America, Asia, the United States and Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

Taking place April 25-28 in Barcelona, Alimentaria is the place for innovation, business collaboration, competitiveness and knowledge sharing in Europe’s food and drinks sector.

The International Food & Drinks Exhibition will be celebrating its 40th anniversary at Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via Exhibition Centre and its format has been updated to span a broader spectrum of the industry and reflect new market trends and consumer habits.

At its last edition, the event attracted more than 140,000 visitors from around the world and hosted 3,800 represented companies and more than 1,000 international companies.

In 2016, Alimentaria will be streamlined into 5 shows, encompassing the main food and drinks markets:

  • Intervin (wines and spirits),
  • Intercarn (meat and meat products),
  • Restaurama (restaurants, integrates Expobebidas & Congelexpo companies),
  • Interlact (dairy products) and
  • Multiple Foods (confectionery, preserves, oils and premium products).

Multiple Foods, the new show of food trends and special and functional projects, adds Alimentación Ecológica (organic food), Olivaria, Expoconser, Interpesca, the International Pavilions, Lands of Spain, Snacks, Biscuits & Confectionery, Mediterranean Foods, Healthy Foods and Fine Foods, along with the Premium zone and the Olive Oil Bar.

In 2016, Alimentaria’s activities will hinge around six core themes:

  • distribution and retail,
  • CSR,
  • internationalisation,
  • R&D&I and branding,
  • nutrition,
  • and marketing and communication.

Exporting for SMEs

As always, Alimentaria will facilitate contacts between exhibitors and key international buyers across the food and beverage chain, with the aim of encouraging business meetings and firming up foreign deals. At Alimentaria 2014, 59% of exhibitors were already exporting their products, while 73% of those who were not yet selling abroad said that they fully intended to do so within the next two or three years.

Alimentaria’s international buyers’ programme aims to open up business opportunities on five continents, so the Hosted Buyers contingent includes guests from every corner of the world: Latin America, Asia, the United States and Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

This year, the Alimentaria Hub also offers the Export Service Counter for exhibitors, preferably SMEs, who want to venture into foreign markets for the first time. Intended to help companies internationalise their business, this new programme involves experts in all the formalities necessary to take these first steps in reaching foreign markets, from insurance companies and consultancy firms to chambers of commerce and financial institutions.

The Alimentaria Hub

Part of the Alimentaria show, the Alimentaria Hub, boasts new product launches as well as conferences, presentations and consumer trend analysis. It also includes a centre for business meetings and export opportunities and networking sessions to foster entrepreneurship, according to organisers.

One of the big attractions at the Alimentaria Hub is the Food Factory, the meeting place for technology start-ups in the agrifood sector and Business Angels with the capacity to invest in projects with development potential.

Innoval will feature the latest trends and innovations in the sector, exhibiting more than 300 new food products. The Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB) is organising the VII Alimentaria Food Technology and Innovation Meeting, while consultancy firm Innova Market Insights will be leading the ‘Top Ten Trends’ session at which it will present a selection of the ten global trends that are currently setting the bar in the food industry.

Food Bloggers Conference

The 2016 show sees the first Food Bloggers Conference to encourage people to learn about and understand new communication channels. It will be a chance to share knowledge among bloggers and other social media professionals associated with food and gastronomy.

Presentations on sustainability, CSR & the Mediterranean Diet

In terms of presentations, the Alimentaria Hub will host the third Nestlé Forum on ‘Creating Shared Value’, this year dedicated to the industry’s contribution to a sustainable and socially responsible future, and the XI International Conference on the Mediterranean Diet.

source: http://www.alimentaria-bcn.com/en/home