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16-18 March 2019

ATHENS • GREECE

900 Hosted Buyers – 17.500 B2B meetings

FOOD EXPO has had tremendous appeal within a short period of time, and has already been a fixture in the calendars of major international buyers! As a result, the FOOD EXPO 2019 Hosted Buyer Program will be larger than ever.

With a view to consolidating its brand at an international level, FOOD EXPO 2019 is investing the impressive amount of €700,000 in a series of promotional actions. The objective, to attract more than 5,000 international trade visitors from key target-markets. In addition, approximately 900 of them, whose travel and accommodation expenses will be fully or partly covered, will be part of the show’s Hosted Buyer Program that brings qualified buyers and sellers together with a high likelihood to book real business with each other through pre-arranged face-to-face meetings during the course of the show. In this framework, during the 6th FOOD EXPO, more than 17,500 B2B meetings will take place between exhibitors and traders from all around the world.

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Greek and Mediterranean foods, a magnet for international food traders

With the Mediterranean Diet and Greek food on the rise for several years now, and the global specialty food market likely to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the 2017-2021 period, it seems that FOOD EXPO is totally in line with the needs and expectations of food traders all across the globe.

In addition, Greece is a country steeped in exceptional history, tradition, and culture. It is a land with temperate climate, fertile soils, and plenty of sunshine, all of which ensure excellent growing conditions for fine products of high culinary and nutritional value. As such, FOOD EXPO 2019 will place particular emphasis on thousands of high quality and innovative products from Greece and all other Mediterranean countries, underlining the fact that they could give any business a competitive edge. These key buyers will have the opportunity to discover the Panorama of Greek products and come into contact with significant F&B companies from at least 25 countries that will participate as exhibitors of the trade show.

99% of hosted buyers of FOOD EXPO 2018 were extremely satisfied with quality both of the trade show and the exhibitors, according to a survey conducted by IPSOS / OPINION.

Key international food traders from 75 countries

These major buyers (approximately 900) that will be part of the show’s Hosted Buyer Program will be selected according to strict criteria and will come from 75 target markets all around the world, such as the UAE, the US, China, India, Russia, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Germany, France, the UK, etc.

In addition, buyers will be executives and decision makers of the following categories:

>>  Buyers from Supermarkets, Hypermarkets, Cash & Carry
>>  Food and Wine Importers
>>  Wholesalers / Distributors
>>  Foodservers
>>  Delicatessen Stores
>>  Brokers – Agents
>>  Important restaurants with Greek and Mediterranean cuisine

Finally, the FOOD EXPO organizing company has decided to maximize the efficiency of the B2B meetings by giving exhibitors the opportunity to hold their meetings either at a specially-designed B2B area or at the exhibitors’ stands.

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