Useful Industry Organisations

International trade fairs are very important for growers and exporters, not only to display their produce but also to get to know more about their potential markets and competitors. As some markets can be very difficult to access without some help from within (agents, freight forwarders, wholesalers, etc.), fairs serve as an excellent meeting place to make contacts and business links. This section lists some of the more important trade fairs from around the world.

 

Name Location  and Date
IFE 2007
International Food and Drink Exhibition
http://www.ife.co.uk
London, United Kingdom
March 2007
Biennial
SIAL Montréal
International Gathering of Professionals of the Food Sector in North America
http://www.sialmontreal.com
Montréal, Canada
April
Biennial
Alimentaria Lisboa 2003
International Food, Drinks, Machinery and Equipment for the Food Industry Exhibition
http://www.alimentaria-lisboa.com
Lisboa, Portugal
April
Biennial
PMA Fresh Summit
http://www.pma.com/events/freshsummit/freshsummit.cfm
Florida, USA
October
Annual
Fresh Rotterdam
Worldwide Fruit & Vegetables Trade Fair
http://www.agftotaal.nl
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
10-12 September
Biennial
Anuga
International Trade Fair for the Food and Drink Industry
http://193.99.40.28/wEnglisch/anuga/index.htm
Cologne, Germany
0ctober
Biennial
SIAL Mercosur
International Exhibition of Food and Beverages from the Mercosur
http://www.exposium-al.com.ar
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
September
Biennial
Fruit Logistica
International Trade Fair for Fruit and Vegetable Marketing
http://www.fruitlogistica.de
Berlin, Germany
February
Biennial
SIAL China
International Trade Exhibition for Food, Beverages, Wines and Spirits
http://www.sialchina.com
Shanghai, China
March
Biennial
Food Asia 2004
Asian International Exhibition of Food and Drink
http://www.food-asia.com/food_asia.html
Singapore
April
Biennial
Afia Agro de las Americas
International Exhibition for Equipment, Services and Supplies for the Livestock, Aquaculture, Grain and Feed Industries
http://www.food-asia.com/food_asia.html
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
March
Annual
VIV Asia
International Trade Fair for Innovative Animal Production and Processing
http://www.viv.net
Bangkok, Thailand
March 
Agroexpo
International Agricultural Trade Fair,
http://www.agroexpo2003.com
Bogotá. Colombia
October
Biennial
Polagra-Farm
International Agricultural Trade Fair
http://www.polagra-farm.pl
Poznan., Poland
October
Annual
VIV Europe
International Trade Fair for Innovative Animal Production and Processing
http://www.viv.net
Utrecht, The Netherlands
October
Biennial
VIV China
International Trade Fair for Innovative Animal Production and Processing
http://www.viv.net
Beijing, China
April
Annual
Food & Agro Expo China
International Agricultural Trade Fair,
http://www.ejkrause.com
Shenzhen, China
June
SIAL - The Global Food Market Place
International Food Products Exhibition,
http://www.sial.fr
Paris, France
October
Biennial