The largest Food and Beverage trade show in Southeastern Europe and one of the most significant of its kind internationally, is staging a strong comeback with 1,200 exhibitors!
The top Food and Beverage trade show opened its doors early today at Metropolitan Expo to welcome Greek and foreign buyers from Organised Retail market, Wholesale and food service businesses.
F&B businessmen and professionals have the opportunity to discover hundreds of production and trade businesses offering products of unparalleled gastronomic excellence and high nutritional value from all around Greece and 30 countries abroad, get to meet the 1,200 Greek and foreign exhibitors and directly conclude profitable commercial deals, in a covid-free environment. FOOD EXPO 2022, from its very first hours of operation, re-affirms its position as the largest Food and Beverage trade show in Southeastern Europe and one of the most significant of its kind internationally, addressing the needs of domestic market and fully meeting the export-oriented requirements of the Greek producers in the sector.
In addition, Greek and foreign visitors get to discover a variety of traditional Greek products, since FOOD EXPO 2022 features 500 businesses-exhibitors from all around Greece, through the booths of 12 Regions, 7 Chambers and 3 Municipalities. These businesses have the opportunity to get in touch with thousands of Greek and foreign buyers, demonstrate the high quality and gastronomic excellence of their products and close commercial deals.
Lastly, the official FOOD EXPO opening ceremony was held at the same time with the show’s opening, hosting the Minister for Rural Development, Georgios Georgantas, numerous representatives of the sector’s institutions and market executives. Read more about the opening ceremony >>
Parallel events reflecting developments in the F&B sector
This year, FOOD EXPO 2022 hosts even more targeted and innovative projects with the view to offering opportunities for networking, ideas and proposals exchange as well as dialogue and knowledge platforms for F&B professionals in the post-covid era. The first day of the exhibition has a very full and constructive agenda of parallel events. In particular, within the context of Workshops & Seminars, the exhibition hosts in Hall 2, the Hellenic Association of Food Technologists (PETET) event entitled “World food trends and sustainable development”. Sustainable development options and actions, food trends, clean label and innovations are a few of the key topics included in the event’s agenda, which is followed by SEVE’s (Greek Exporters Association) Food Export Summit. This event will map precision agriculture as a driver for production and exports development and will address, among other, food and beverage exports during the pandemic and Traceability 4.0. Read the full program here.
The interactive cooking shows held at the Mediterranean Gastronomy Forum, in Hall 1 are extremely interesting too. The stage will be taken consecutively by the following regions of Greece: Ionian Islands with Corfu’s Chef Club presenting local recipes, Epirus with the Chefs Hector Ioannou and Tassos Tolis presenting local recipes, Central Macedonia with the Chef Costas Georgantzas presenting traditional recipes, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace with the Chef Tati Bakotsi presenting local recipes, Northern Aegean with the Chef Jenny Paleologoa presening local traditional recipes and Western Macedonia with the Chef Vasilis Mandros presenting recipes with local traditional products. Read the full program here.