Alimentec 2016 (from June 8 to 11) in Bogotá, Colombia is sustainably expanding its position as the international trade fair platform for the food industry, trade, food service and horeca supplies in Latin America, according to show organizers.
The trade fair was jointly organized by Koelnmesse and Corferias for the first time.
Over 32,000 trade visitors from 22 countries reflected the relevance of the event for the Latin American market.
With 460 exhibitors from 25 countries, the trade fair has recorded a 28% growth rate compared to the previous event and has thus set a new exhibitor record.
The share of international exhibitors also doubled up to 120 companies compared to 2014.
“The increased international exhibitor participations has brought Alimentec further forward and has significantly heightened its profile as a central business platform, not only for the Columbian market, but also for the Andes region and the whole of Latin America and the Caribbean,” stated Denis Steker, VP International of Koelnmesse.
“In combination with the specialized supporting program, the trade fair offered the buyers excellent ordering possibilities.”
The trade fair received a positive feedback from the exhibitors, many reported that they had held good discussions and done good business.
Exhibitors from countries like Argentina, France, India, Indonesia, Canada, Spain, South Korea, Turkey and the USA took part with national pavilions.
Exhibitors from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands exhibited jointly at a European pavilion. In addition to numerous innovations of the exhibitors, the trade fair also offered an overview of the nutrition trends.
The specialized supporting program received a lot of praise, which due to its topicality and quality aroused great interest.
Among others, the visitors of the four-day trade fair came from Columbia, the Netherlands, the Antilles, Aruba, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, the USA and Venezuela.