One of the most relevant Italian food trade shows, Cibus, returns this year in Parma, May 7-10. More than 3,000 exhibiting companies and a growing number of Italian and international buyers are expected to attend. The most innovative products will be displayed in a new dedicated area, the incoming program for foreign buyers has been strengthened and a new exhibition pavilion will be opened.
“The food sector ends 2017 with remarkable results: export increased by +7% versus the previous year with a EUR32.1bn value. The main food export markets, in addition to Europe and United States, are Canada, Japan, Australia and Russia. In Asia the main export destinations are: China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan,” said the organizers.
The role of Cibus as a platform for exports will be confirmed by the arrival in Parma of the buyers from the most important retailers, such as: Metro Canada, H-E-B, Sam’s Club, Publix Supermarkets, Wakefern, Whole Foods and Kehe Distributors (from North America); Grupo Pao de Açucar and Cencosud (from South America); Mercadona, Coop Suisse, Rewe Group, Auchan Retail, Delhaize, Axfood, Sodexo, Marks&Spencer (from Europe); Womai, Metro Cash&Carry China, BHG Group, Daimaru, Aeon Group, Lotte, Emart, Village Grocer (from Asia); Panda, Carrefour, Lulu Hypermarket and Spinneys (from the Middle East).
Cibus2018 will also feature a new pavilion built to meet the growing request for exhibiting space: an area dedicated to the most innovative and original food products placed on the market, selected by a panel of experts.