Despite the limitations that remain in many markets and the instability of the international context, spain the food sector continues to increase its exports, surpassing its highs in 2021 with business totaling €38,202 million. However, the sector faces the constant challenge of opening new markets and increasing sales, in which Alimentaria & Hostelco excels as the spearhead of this strategy.
This year, the international companies present at the show will occupy more than 15,000 m² (18%) out of a total area of 85,000 m². Specifically, there will be 400 companies from 52 countries, 200 of which will be visiting the event for the first time. The International Pavilions area will host the majority of foreign companies grouped by country, including Brazil, Slovakia, Australia, Canadathe United Arab Emirates and Porto Ricowho will participate for the first time.
Other participating countries will include Algeria, Portugal, Morocco, Indonesia, Poland, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Belgium and Argentina. It is worth highlighting the cases of Greece and Turkeywho rented twice as much space as last time.
Likewise, with the aim of continuing to strengthen commercial relations with foreign companies, 1,400 buyers from 68 countries have been invited and more than 12,500 business meetings are expected with Alimentaria & Hostelco exhibitors. Priority was given this year to European, North American and Latin American markets to attract buyers. Thus, the countries with the most guests this year will be United States, India, Mexico, Peru, Colombiathe UK, Chile, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.
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SOURCE Barcelona Fair