Spotlight on the Agri-Food Business at TUTTOFOOD 2023

In a record year for the agri-food business, which has seen Italian food exports grow by +17% in 2022 over 2021, exceeding 61 billion euros in value, TUTTOFOOD 2023, the benchmark kermesse for the supply chain in Italy, is being staged at Fiera Milano from May 8th to 11th.

Set against this backdrop of great anticipation for upcoming developments, the eyes of all international professionals are therefore on Milan, where TUTTOFOOD remains a unique moment not only for the meeting of supply and demand but also for the sharing of knowledge, solutions, and best practices.

The inaugural conference, Innovation and Sustainability for the Food and Hospitality Industry, will already be an opportunity to anticipate trends and address future food & beverage challenges, with the participation of Italian and international experts and institutions, including FAO has signed a special collaboration with TUTTOFOOD 2023.

TUTTOFOOD 2023: The International Food Event by the numbers.

About 2,500 brands are expected, 20% of which are foreign from 46 countries. Among the most represented are, in order, Spain, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania, and Germany. Exhibitors from Saudi Arabia, the Faroe Islands, South Africa, and Sweden will also present for the first time.

The presence of both domestic and foreign collectives is also interesting. Among the Italian representatives are the collectives from the regions of Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Liguria, and Marche. The foreign collectives range from more sectoral ones, such as those from Spain, Ireland, or Norway, to those dedicated to national specialties such as those from China, South Korea, Ecuador, Greece, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Thailand, Hungary, or the USA.

Finally, as many as 24 consortia for the protection of typical Italian products, including Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Gorgonzola, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, Parmigiano Reggiano, Pasta di Gragnano, and Prosciutto Toscano, will also be present.

Exhibitors will meet about 800 highly profiled buyers from 86 countries, selected by Fiera Milano with the support of ICE Agency, of the 29 % will be from Europe, including Italy; 32 %from the Americas; 18 % from Asia and CIS countries; 18 % from the Middle East and Africa; and 3 % from Oceania.

The largest delegations are registered, in particular, from the United States and Canada, the United Arab Emirates, China, Australia, India, and France. They include some of the major international players such as 7Eleven, Bravo Supermarket (Azerbaijan), Carrefour, Citysuper (Hong Kong), Eataly USA, Emirates Flight Catering, Picard, Rewe, The Kroger (USA). Selected buyers are joined by hundreds of buyers proactively attending from around the world.

New to the exhibition layout is the Green Trail: a cross-trail identified by a specific visual identity and dedicated signage, which will help people discover green, plant-based, km-zero foods that are healthy, rich in nutrients, and free from harmful ingredients. The trail runs through all areas of the event and the stands of all exhibitors, facilitating healthier, sustainable, and responsible food choices. Among the most active countries in these segments are the countries of Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

TUTTOFOOD 2023: A Reference Point Between Business and Knowledge

TUTTOFOOD is now accredited both in Italy and abroad as the point of reference for industry professionals thanks to the concept that brings together major brands and realities of excellence in seven pavilions that enhance in the three macro areas of fresh, dry, frozen, and seafood, the supply chain affinities of the vertical sectors.

More than 150 events, including exhibitors’ appointments and meetings organized by TUTTOFOOD. Among the latter is Retail Plaza, the format that analyzes changes in modern distribution, bringing companies face-to-face with industry experts. Evolution Plaza is the area that the event dedicates to innovation not only in technology but also in its socioeconomic aspects, for example in the new format Confessions at the Table, directly. Finally, the Better Future Award returns for the second year, in collaboration with Gdoweek and MarkUP.

Also with a view to sustainability and responsibility, the TUTTOGOOD initiative against food waste is also proposed again in collaboration with various Third Sector realities, which makes it possible to recover at the end of the days of the event the food that can still be used to allocate it to people in need through free canteens and food banks.


Spotlight on the Agri-Food Business at TUTTOFOOD 2023

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