05 Jun Contactica goes to several food fairs during the spring of 2014
The appointments took place in March, April and June
Barcelona embraces the Alimentaria 2014 trade fair. The partners ISANATUR and CONTACTICA attended searching for business contact
Alimentaria 2014 is an international business centre for food and beverage industry professionals, where more than 50 countries presented their companies. The most important outcome was one-to-one conversational meetings with a total of 106 international company exhibitors (food-industry related), identified end-users for enriched products with the addition of XOS as well as end-users which are willing to substitute their current sugar for Xylitol.
The Alimentaria Hub received more than 8,000 meetings between exhibitors and international buyers, being the epicentre of innovation. More than 50 speakers analysed the present and the future of the sector and they showed the most innovative products. Aproximately 3,800 exhibitors and 140,000 visitors from 140 different countries attended.
In this trade fair, the project partners collected interesting contacts for the future of the LIGNOFOOD project. You can watch a video (minute 5:11 onwards): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pz0XcLmvvQ
Furthermore, ISANATUR and CONTACTICA went to Free From Food in Brussels, Belgium. This trade fair took place between June 3rd and 4th. Free From Food Expo is Europe´s Most wanted Business event for, and initiated by the Free From Food Industry. The free-from trading platform where top-level decision makers come to reach new products, find new suppliers, keeps existing suppliers, keeps up-to-date with trends and stay tuned with the fast growing free-from industry.
ISANATUR´s agenda priorities are building collaborations, pre-commercial agreements, carrying out one-to-one meetings, and exploring new market opportunities. For the LignoFOOD partners, the basic requirements that should meet the ingredients with customer needs are organic certification, BIO and gluten-free. They did interesting contacts in this event. It could be important for the future of the project.