Today we are having a look about the 15th Edition of the Barcelona International Machinery, Technology and Ingredients Trade Fair, the FoodTech Barcelona 2018, where we shared a stand with Barcelonesa Group at the Techno Ingredients Show.
More than 5,100 m2 of Barcelona’s Gran Vía de Fira were the meeting point for companies and professionals from the Techno-Food sector. Around 270 exhibitors from 30 countries (10% more than in the 2015 Edition) received around 40,000 visitors, both national and international (5% more than in the 2015 Edition). The latest developments in the industry were discussed during conferences, round-table discussions, meetings and activities focused on food technology.
There were three main halls where Tecno Cárnica, Tecno Alimentaria and Tecno Ingredientes carried out their activities. Food ingredients have been in the spotlight this year, among which meat has experienced a rapid growth. Therefore, it is no wonder that one of the halls was exclusively dedicated to said ingredients.
Internationalization was another area that was clearly promoted. This year, the Association of Internationalized Industrial Companies (AMEC) designed a plan thanks to which 500 buyers from 15 different countries in Europe, Asia and America were gathered to attend scheduled business meetings with exhibitors who tried to reach success through business delegations and reverse trade missions. The increased number of foreign visitors is also worth mentioning, since it represented 12% of the total visits.
Lastly, one of the keys to the internationalization process has been obtaining the US Department of Commerce’s Trade Fair Certification, which brings Spanish companies closer to the North American market.
We are certain that in next editions these data will be even better. We have witnessed the expansion of this sector, which encourages us to trust in its capacity to keep expanding and improving in the near future.
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