FOOD EXPO: the commercial forum that managed to attract the attention of international markets and made Greece the center for the development of Food and Beverages in Southeastern Europe.
In the first six years of its operation, FOOD EXPO managed to rise to the top of the Food & Beverage exhibitions in Greece and become one of the most important and most influential in the wider region of southeastern Europe. By making strategic moves it managed, in a very short period of time, to gain international reach, contributing significantly to the strengthening of the export operations of Greek businesses and consequently to the stimulation of the Greek economy.
By attracting exhibitors and buyers from over 80 countries, it transforms Metropolitan Expo, the event’s venue, into a multicultural commercial forum. Indicatively, in the 2019 event, international visitors exceeded 3,500 while foreign exhibitors reached 250 from 33 different countries. While the first estimates on the next event in 2020, show a turnout estimate of around 5,000 international visitors from 85 countries and a participation estimate of 300 foreign exhibitors from 38 countries.
The companies involved are very significant and large production and export businesses in countries such as Italy, Spain, Belgium, Egypt, Turkey, Bulgaria, Korea, Poland, China, Tunisia, Thailand, Vietnam, Lebanon, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, The Netherlands, India, Romania, Austria, Northern Macedonia, Malaysia, Congo and Cyprus. At the same time, the Hosted Buyers program through which 950 major buyers, who will join in 2020, from target markets for Greek and Mediterranean food and beverages is expected to secure a minimum number of b2b meetings with exhibitors that will probably reach 18,000!
Therefore, FOOD EXPO 2020, by investing, once more, huge, for the Greek standards, amounts and attracting the largest possible number of important foreign buyers and exhibitors, aims to further consolidate its reputation as one of the most important exhibitions of its kind internationally.