Every second year, Alimentaria becomes the international business hub of the food, beverage, culinary and hospitality equipment industry, one of the most important food fair in Spain and one of the most important in Europe.
The event catered to various segments within the industry and included shows such as Intervin (focused on wine, with the special Vinorum Think forum, Intercarn (meat) , Interlact (airy products and cheeses) and Restaurama (restaurants, hotels, catering).
Hundreds of new products were presented at the Alimentaria food and drink trade show in Barcelona in April 2018 and standing out was the abundance of organic and ‘free’ products across all categories: such as free of sugar, salt, fat, lactose, gluten or frying. Many of the innovations also responded to the growing demand for organic and functional foods and drinks among consumers, who also want them to be pleasurable and without need for much preparation.
Also on hand were a variety of free-from, clean-ingredient, plant-based, protein-rich and other better-for-you options.
The commitment to quality products involves offering more natural flavors, less processed and purer. Dairy products and sausages are focused on the gourmet customer willing to pay a little more to have higher quality products.
The event halls cover over an acre dedicated to the world of cuisine, full of activities and tastings. There will also be specially organized live cooking shows, one in which 4 chefs will all prepare a classic dish with the objective to put their own innovative spin on it. There will also be seminars on food innovation where you can discover the trends and brands of today.
Apart from at exhibitor stands, the Alimentaria Hub was the place to learn about prevailing trends and within it, the Innoval exhibition showcased more than 300 new products. The hub was also the site of the Taste of Tomorrow exhibition featuring displays of startup projects aimed at revolutionizing food and gastronomy.
There were a lot of different activities, masterclasses, workshops, and show-cooking sessions.
Visit Alimentaria Barcelona exhibition was a real opportunity awaits professionals, and lovers of food will appreciate the unique and hard to find food products as well as the opportunity to taste practically everything from all corners of the world and find competitive suppliers for years of cooperation.