2016 events

How Rotterdam's food cluster fosters innovation, sustainability, profitability

How Rotterdam's food cluster fosters innovation, sustainability, profitability

Published on Jan 10th, 2017

How the sector will make money in 30 years was the question posed by Sharon Janmaat, food cluster project manager for the City of Rotterdam, during her presentation at the first ever Amsterdam Produce Show, held last November 2-4.

“And what will we need for that in terms of innovation, circularity and digital developments?” she asked.

Record participation in IBO Summit

Record participation in IBO Summit

Published on Dec 22nd, 2016

A full and diverse agenda was carried out by prestigious, specialised and experienced professionals at the 6th IBO Summit 2016 held in Concordia, Argentina, and Salto, Uruguay, attended by over 400 exhibitors and visitors from around the world

It is an annual meeting of countries that produce and export blueberries under the umbrella of the International Blueberry Organization, which for the first time chose two neighbouring countries as hosts.

Seen at the 2016 IBO Summit

Seen at the 2016 IBO Summit

Published on Dec 20th, 2016

The sixth edition of the IBO Summit took place in Concordia, Argentina, and Salto, Uruguay, over September 20-22.

Organised by the International Blueberry Organization (IBO), the event attracted over 400 exhibitors and visitors from around the world.

Here is our snapshot of some of the leading companies present there.

Expoalimentaria receives over 3,000 visitors

Expoalimentaria receives over 3,000 visitors

Published on Dec 12th, 2016

Expoalimentaria is the food fair that brings together producers, importers, exporters, distributors, supermarkets and service providers from the five continents under one roof.

At the fair held in September 2016, over 600 exporters did business and created new opportunities for development, once again making Expoalimentaria the most important business platform in Latin America, with sales of $800 million.

‘Better than ever’ trade deals done at FHC China

‘Better than ever’ trade deals done at FHC China

Published on Dec 12th, 2016

The 20th edition of the FHC China exhibition for imported food and beverages and the 4th edition of ProWine China for wine and spirits ended Wednesday November 9 with reports of significant business conducted by participating companies.

Both exhibitions took place at SNIEC, Shanghai New International Expo Centre, in the Pudong district, and together spanned 2,350 participating companies from 66 countries and regions.

Fresh Food Russia brings together retailers and producers

Fresh Food Russia brings together retailers and producers

Published on Dec 09th, 2016

Dedicated to the production and retail sale of fresh produce, the 7th edition of the international forum Fresh Food Russia 2016 was held November 23-25 at the Moscow World Trade Center.

Organised by BBCG B2B Conference Group, Fresh Food Russia drew top managers from national and regional retail companies and the heads of fresh produce companies.

Macfrut launches fresh programme for 2017

Macfrut launches fresh programme for 2017

Published on Dec 08th, 2016

Cesena Fiera celebrated Macfrut in September in Rimini with more than 38,000 participants, 9% more than in 2015, and 30% from abroad.

Macfrut president Renzo Piraccini said the 2016 edition saw a significant number of professional visitors from Eastern Europe, Central and South America and Africa.

As the organiser of this international fruit and vegetable sector trade fair, Cesena Fiera is already preparing the 2017 edition, to be held May 10-12 at the Rimini Expo Centre with a focus on building business relationships and international trade.

EU Fresh Info Forum showcases latest technology

EU Fresh Info Forum showcases latest technology

Published on Nov 30th, 2016

The EU Fresh Info Forum started yesterday (Nov 29) with visits to an urban farm in Rotterdam, a logistics distribution centre (Hillfresh, built 7 years ago, 7,000 palet capacity) and an orchid farm (9ha of glasshouse, 70,000 plants a week) that are all at the cutting edge in their field of activity.

1,500 exhibitors at WorldFood Moscow

1,500 exhibitors at WorldFood Moscow

Published on Nov 29th, 2016

More than 30,000 trade visitors from 81 Russian regions and 96 countries attended the fair, once again confirming the event’s importance.

“Russia is our largest market, and since 2013 the volume of exports there has kept growing,” said Jorge Manobanda, business manager of the company Delindecsa.

“Currently, 40-50% of Ecuadorian bananas are sent to Russia. However, this season was different: the volume of banana crop in Ecuador has decreased, so the shipments to Russia decreased accordingly. We still expect production will increase as of week 45, however.”

China FVF 2016, at the heart of the Chinese market

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