Faced with the great challenges facing the agri-food sector, ALAS (Alliance for…
The next edition of Alimentaria, the most important food, beverage and foodservice show in Spain and one of the most outstanding in Europe, will take place from May 17 to 20, 2021. Fira de Barcelona has agreed with the sector on the new dates for event, thus responding to the request of the main companies and associations in the industry and with the aim of celebrating it next year with the maximum possible participation and internationality.
Anafric supports the decision to postpone its celebration until May 2021, postponing this year’s edition, as requested by the co-exhibitors of the association. “It is true that there are still many uncertainties but, for now, a very positive step has been taken in order to preserve at the same time the interests of the exhibitors, health security and the prestige of the fair in conditions such as the current in which it was impossible to ensure the expected success. In short, a thoughtful decision in which Alimentaria has had the full support of our sector and which has been based fundamentally on common sense. ”
From Anafric, in the words of Marcel Ruiz, vice-president and representative of the entity in the negotiations with Alimentaria, the organizational and coordination effort that has meant for the Organizing Committee and Fira de Barcelona to move it to the ‘next year, from 17 to 20 May, “and we recognize the will of agreement and collaboration that the organization has had to be able to finally reach this decision”. Anafric, as a member of the Intercarn Committee, had shown the position of its co-exhibitors who, “in a majority way” had spoken out against maintaining the holding of the World Food Event in 2020, according to the initially planned schedule.
Message from Anafric
The President of Anafric, José Fríguls, believes it is necessary to “capitalize the new edition of May 2021, which has had the complicity of the sector, to ensure the maximum influx of international visitors, taking into account the great export role of the industry “meat in our country, which is mostly represented in Alimentaria. In this sense we want to affirm our commitment to continue working hand in hand with the administration to make the May 2021 edition even more productive and effective.”
Actors of the food industry as relevant as the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, MAPA; the Federation of Food and Beverage Industries (FIAB); ICEX Spain Export and Investments; the Spanish Sweet Association, Produlce; the Association of Manufacturers and Distributors, AECOC; the Meat Business Association, Anafric; and the Business Federation of Meat and Meat Industries, Fecic; among many others, they have shown their satisfaction with Alimentaria’s movement of dates for offering greater guarantees and preserving commercial appeal.