The fair, to be held from 25 to 28 April in the Gran Via de Fira de Barcelona, provides a higher economic impact of 170 million euros
Alimentaria Fair Barcelona
Alimentaria 2016, held from 25 to 28 April in the Gran Via de Fira de Barcelona, addresses this year its most international edition coinciding with its 40th anniversary, when I expected to generate more than 170 million economic impact, similar the 2014 edition.
Also, the fair expects to maintain 42,000 140,000 visitors from other countries, while it will have 4,000 participating companies from 70 countries, up from 3,800 the previous edition. “The food industry and Spanish cuisine with creativity and work beyond what can be considered normal. We are a positive anomaly “, he stressed on Thursday at the presentation of the XXI edition of the Alimentaria Fair and president of Fira de Barcelona, Josep Lluís Bonet.
Speaking to the media, Bonet added that the potential of the Spanish food industry allows it to be increasingly recognized internationally, so expect a “magnificent edition”, also thanks to the recovery of the Spanish economy is a fact , he has said.
The managing director of Alimentaria Exhibitions and lounge, J. Antonio Valls, Food erected as a business platform, so this issue has strengthened its program of international buyers and has invited more than 800 operators and importers from Latin America , Asia, USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
Under these business meetings and new this year, the fair has created the Intervin Business Meetings, a program with 180 international buyers in the wine sector, while in the Food & Drink Business Meetings interviews between buyers and European exhibitors will be made, and The Brokerage Event will serve to close commercial and technological cooperation between European companies and innovation centers agreements.
Alimentaria 2016 maintains its traditional lounges, as Intervin, Intercarn, Interlact and Restaurama and presents new exhibition areas, as ‘Multiple Foods’, which is claimed as the lounge of food trends and special and functional products, housing Expoconser, international pavilions , Lands of Spain, Snacks, Biscuits & Confectionary, Mediterranean Foods, Healthy Foods, Fine Foods, Bar olive oils and premium area.
‘Showcookings’ 40 chefs’
In the 90,000 square meters that will hold the show together in the gastronomic forum The Alimentaria Experience 40 chefs, among them Joan Roca, Angel Leon, Ana Merino and Beatriz Sotelo, who will perform cooking demonstrations with the new gourmet dining trends were also given.
In the Vinorum Think they will present the latest industry and the most internationally renowned hand sommeliers and winemakers Spanish wines, and in The Alimentaria Hub more than 200 activities will be held, 300 innovative products will be presented and will be held 10,000 business meetings with buyers from foreign markets. Alimentaria 2016 will also host the international conference The Food Revolution Forum, organized by Reimagine Food and bringing together 100 speakers and robotics experts who will discuss the future of food.
Power: first industry
Industry food and drinks has established itself as the leading industrial sector in Spain with a turnover of 93,000 million euros, 3% of GDP, and exports stood at 24.018 million in 2014, 5.9 % more. In addition, the sector employs half a million people directly in Spain, 2.5 million and five million indirectly throughout the chain, with the best industry that has withstood the impact of the crisis.
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