Trade Fair Overview
Alimentaria 2016 was a gourmet- and experience-driven than ever to highlight and promote the quality, variety and wealth of Spanish food and drink products. The event organised by Fira de Barcelona and Alimentaria Exhibitions-which took place on 25-28 April showed how to take advantage of the bond between the food industry, gastronomy and tourism to carve a niche in international markets. The programme offered more than 100 food-based activities, including cooking demo sessions, conferences and food tasting sessions featuring renowned chefs of the calibre of Joan Roca and a brand new generation of young chefs who are winning international accolades.
In 2016, Alimentaria was based around Intercarn (meat and meat products), Restaurama (restaurants), Interlact (milk and dairy products) and Multiple Foods (all kinds of confectionery, preserves, oils and premium products). The aim of this segmentation is to reflect market trends, strengthen the show’s position in the restaurant and gourmet sector, and make life easier for the trade professionals from the sectors of food and drink distribution, retail and imports who visit the show in search of new suppliers and products.
Alimentaria is one of the world’s benchmark events for the food sector. The previous event brought together some 3,800 companies (almost one third of which were international), and 140,000 visitors, 42,000 of whom were from outside Spain.