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Business opportunities and optimism in the air on the 1st day of the trade show

High-level professionals massively attended the trade show, as pointed out by the exhibitors who are optimistic regarding new successful business agreements.

Since day one, FOOD EXPO 2022 reconfirmed that it is the largest food and beverage trade show in Southeast Europe and promises to deliver a busy 3-day event, full of business deals, exchange of ideas and new products.

Even though it was just the first day of the expo, the 1,200 exhibitors were impressed and excited by the fact that visitors came determined to talk about their real business needs and immediately close business deals. The presence of 650 Hosted Buyers from over 83 target markets for Greek and Mediterranean food and beverage products favored even more the outward-looking perspective of Greek exhibitors.

Thousands of professionals from the sectors of organized retail, catering, wholesale trade and hotels from Greece and abroad met with top food and beverage suppliers and producers from Greece and 30 more countries, found PDO and specialty products in the 500 producer booths that participated through Regions, Chambers and Municipalities. They also had the chance to get acquainted with unique wine brands from 140 wineries spreading throughout Greece, as well as viticulture equipment from 40 businesses, which can be found at the 180 booths of Oenotelia, FOOD EXPO’s parallel expo.

Glamorous opening attended by a multitude of market and politics representatives

At 11:00, the Minister of Agricultural Development and Food, Georgios Georgantas, opened FOOD EXPO 2022, and the opening was attended by politicians, businesspeople and top institutions of the F&B sector. Find out more.>>

Informational and inspirational special events

On the first day, the speeches at the Workshops & Seminars stage and the cooking shows in the Mediterranean Gastronomy Forum were met with success. Presentations, panels and live cooking shows attracted the interest of visitors who filled the stages of Hall 2 and 1 respectively. More specifically,visitors who attended today’s presentations at the stage of Workshops & Seminars (Hall 2) had the opportunity to receive information on a variety of topics, including global dietary trends and sustainable development at the event of PETET (Hellenic Association of Food Scientists & Technologists) and the topic of precision agriculture as a growth driver in production and exports was analyzed during the Food Export Summit organized by SEVE (Greek Exporters Association).>>

The Mediterranean Gastronomy Forum (Hall 1) hosted cooking shows for gastronomy professionals, using traditional local products from the Ionian Islands, Epirus, Central Macedonia, Eastern Macedonia & Thrace, Northern Aegean and Western Macedonia. >>

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