Many new national groups will be premiering at this year’s show, including Poland, Tunisia, Belgium, Dubai, Palestine, Brazil, Romania, Spain, Sicily, the UK and South Africa. Furthermore, trade associations EBLEX (UK), AGAP (Peru), MATRADE (Malaysia), Malaysian Cocoa Board and the Brazilian Coffee Roasters Association (APEX) will be making their first appearance.
During the show’s four days, key industry players are anticipated to attend as the annual event attracts Russian distributors, wholesalers, retailers and importers looking to source the latest and exclusive products for Russia’s retail chains, supermarkets, delis, restaurants and food outlets.
Testament to WorldFood Moscow’s importance, more than 40 long-standing national pavilions will return to display the flavors of their country. This year, both Indonesian and Vietnamese national groups have a two-fold increase in exhibition space. Furthermore, Spain and Korea have substantially increased their representation.
An educational and comprehensive business program will run alongside the exhibition, staging a multitude of contests, roundtable discussions, seminars, tastings, forums and conferences. As a unique meeting place for industry professionals to discuss important developments in the food industry, a highlight of the program will be the annual Food Forum, which will return as a reference point for traders, processors and growers.
The WorldFood Retail Centre will also return to the show, which enables companies to arrange direct negotiations with Russia’s leading retail chains and national supermarkets.