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7-9 March 2020

ATHENS • GREECE

FOOD EXPO GREECE 2019

High turnout of quality visitors

The arrival of 70.000 of Greek and foreign decision makers from of the Food & Beverage businesses across the three days of the exhibition, confirmed the its title as the industry’s leading commercial forum in Southeast Europe!

The arrival of 70.000 of quality professionals from 28.253 businesses of Organized Retail, Wholesale, Food and Beverage, Hotels and Food Service who were looking for new products to improve their business and who were determined to capture new leads and close new deals, exceeded all expectations. Its major potential as the leading exhibition event in Southeast Europe, which promotes and highlights the Greek and Mediterranean products, was confirmed by the participation of 1,050 Greek and 250 foreign exhibitors from 33 countries from all over the world. Foreign exhibitors either participated as part of impressive national pavilions, or independently, in separate stands. Finally, the professional visitors had the opportunity to meet 10 major manufacturing and export companies from the food and beverage industry of Lebanon, the country of honour. With its strong international character, the exhibition enabled not only large but also small and medium-sized enterprises to get in touch with important foreign buyers, chat with them and make in direct commercial agreements.

FOOD EXPO 2019 • Post Show Video

70.000 professionals from 27,800 businesses!

With targeted promotional actions, the 6th FOOD EXPO managed to increase its visitor’s supremacy in quality and quantity, attracting thousands of professional visitors from major companies from the industries of Organized Retail, Wholesale, Food and Beverage, Hotels and Food Service from every corner of Greece.

Visitors per trade category

3.500 major international buyers attended the show

FOOD EXPO 2019, attracting 3.500 international buyers from 83 countries—target markets for the Greek food and beverages sector-— provided an important outlet to the extroversion of Greek businesses, constituting once again the vehicle for spreading to the rest of the world the qualitative excellence of Greek F&B sector, but also to create synergies and open trade routes with growing international markets. It is worth noting that the international buyers who visited the exhibition were the decision makers and key executives of their companies.

FOOD EXPO 2019 Intrernational Visitors Turnout

High commercial effectiveness for both exhibitors and visitors

According to an ALCO survey, the majority of the visitors that attended FOOD EXPO 2019 were fascinated by the show’s exhibitors and exhibits. It is significant that as reported by the survey, 95% of the visitors expressed their satisfaction with FOOD EXPO 2019, a fact that confirms its reputation as the main platform for the food industry interested in Greek and Mediterranean products and specialty foods, in general. Furthermore, 97% of international visitors voiced their intent to attend the next iteration of FOOD EXPO, in 2020. During the same survey that was conducted to the exhibitors, 93% of exhibitors rated their trade fair participation as “satisfactory” to “extremely satisfactory”, while 90% indicated their intention of attending FOOD EXPO 2020 as “likely” to “highly likely”. In more detail, 93% of exhibitors have either signed or expect to sign trade agreements within the next 6 months, whereas 95% mentioned that their participation helped achieve their commercial goals.

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