The International Food, Drinks and Food Service Trade Show:
Alimentaria is the landmark international event for all professionals in the food, drinks and food service industry and represents an unmissable date with innovation, the latest trends and the internationalisation of the sector. Alimentaria 2020 will be strengthening the unique values that set it apart: internationalisation, innovation, gastronomy, and sector specialisation. The show will also feature a highly attractive offering based on key markets for the food industry and their consumer trends.
Dates : From 17 to 20 May 2021
Venue : Fira de Barcelona. Gran Via Exhibition Centre. Av. Joan Carles I, 64 08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Indonesian Stand : P2 (International) Street F – Stand 700
Opening hours : 17 – 20 May 2021, Monday to wednesday: 10 am to 7 pm | Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm (visitors) – 9 am to 8 pm (exhibitor)
Alimentaria, the International Food, Beverages and Food Service Trade Show, will include the new Alimentaria Trends space in its 2020 edition, a meeting point for new developments and innovation arising in the food industry. The trade show, which will occupy 4,500 m2 and host the participation of around 400 exhibitors, will be organised around five themed areas: Fine Foods (gourmet products), Organic Foods (organic production), Free From (allergens free), Halal Foods (Halal production) and Functional Foods (functional).
Premium products on the rise
The largest space within Alimentaria Trends is that of Fine Foods, which will bring together the largest selection of delicatessen food in an exhibition area covering 2,100 m2.
To date, around 50 exhibiting companies have confirmed their participation in Fine Foods, coming mainly from France, Portugal, Italy, the USA and Belgium, including Eurovanille, Prisca, Balfegó, Bras del Port, Unusual Trends, Delitast, Giuliano Tartufi, Luxury Spain and Delisur, among others.
The popularity of organic food is growing
As regards the Organic Foods space, it will bring together the largest representation of organic food and beverages, which will occupy more than 1,400 m2 of exhibition space.
The latest trends in the food sector point clearly and with increasing strength towards the importance of everything that is green, sustainable and ecological. According to The Green Revolution report, carried out by the innovation consultancy Lantern, in Spain, green flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan diets have grown by 27% in recent years and one in ten Spanish people follows one of these diets today, motivated by a concern for animals and sustainability. The organic sector has also increased its popularity for the same reasons. Spain is Europe’s largest organic farming producer and has doubled its sales in the last five years.
Increase in halal products
Another of the rising trends seen in the food industry is that of halal products; these will be given visibility in the Halal Foods space, which will occupy 400 m2 within Alimentaria Trends. The presence of products with Halal certification (allowed under Islamic law) has a good reception in the international market; therefore, Alimentaria 2020 will also offer cooking shows and the 3rd edition of the Halal Congress.
At present, at Mercabarna (Barcelona’s wholesalers’ market), 62% of the lamb and 56% of the beef come from animals are slaughtered according to the precepts of Islam. Forecasts indicate that the halal food and beverage sector will continue to grow without interruption around the world with 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide, a figure that will reach 2.2 billion by 2030. Of these, more than 60% are currently under 30 years of age.
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