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Cibus 2024: A resounding success and a model for future food fairs

21/05/2024

Cibus 2024, held from May 7-10 in Parma, Italy, has been hailed as a resounding success by organisers, exhibitors, and visitors alike. Recognized as the world’s largest event dedicated to Italian food and beverages, the fair attracted over 80,000 buyers from 180 countries. Attendees were treated to an array of the latest products from more than 6,000 exhibitors, showcasing the diverse culinary offerings from every region of Italy and across all sectors of the food and beverage industry. The fair saw a significant increase in the number of Italian buyers, a promising sign for the domestic market, reflecting growing demand…

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Alifood’s Culinary Showcase at Cibus 2024: A Taste of Italy

30/04/2024

Cibus, Italy's premier food exhibition, is set to return from May 7th to 10th, 2024, promising a showcase of the country's finest culinary delights. As one of the most anticipated events in the global food industry calendar, Cibus 2024 will once again provide a platform for producers, distributors, and food enthusiasts to come together and celebrate the rich diversity of Italian gastronomy. Held in the historic city of Parma, known as the heart of Italy's renowned food valley, Cibus 2024 will feature an impressive array of exhibitors, ranging from small artisanal producers to large-scale manufacturers. Visitors can expect to discover…

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CIBUS 2022: THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS FOR FOOD COMMERCE

03/06/2022

The 21st edition of Cibus, the most important international fair dedicated to the Italian agri-food sector in Italy, was held in Parma (Italy) earlier this month. It was the first, proper post-pandemic edition and despite the uncertainties linked to the Ukraine crisis and the unstoppable rise of energy and commodity prices, the atmosphere was rather positive across the various pavilions. Thanks to the great job done by its organizers – who managed to keep the attention alive by creating also online events on the website of Cibus – 3.000 exhibitors, thousands of new products, 60.000 professional operators (of whom 3.000…

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THE ITALIAN FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN AT CIBUS 2019

07/03/2019

  Once again, Cibus returns to Parma in 2019, in its ‘Connect’ version. The rendezvous is set for Wednesday April 10th and Thursday April 11th; two strictly professional exhibition dates organized by Fiere di Parma (the Parma exhibition organization) and Federalimentare (the Italian food industry federation), in cooperation with ICE Agenzia (the national institute for foreign trade). Compared to the previous edition, Cibus Connect tripled its number of exhibitors and exhibition space upon adding a brand-new pavilion. Conferences will be an essential part of the event, with a handpicked selection of appointments. The schedule will kick off with a sector analysis…

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CIBUS 2018 FOCUSSES ON EXPORTS

17/04/2018

  From 7th to 10th May 2018, the food capital of the world will be in Parma. The ducal city, in fact, will be hosting the 19th edition of Cibus, one of the most important fairs of the Italian food industry organised by Fiere di Parma and Federalimentare (Italian Federation of the Food Industry). 3,100 exhibitors will be participating (100 more than the last edition) over more than 135,000 square metres of exhibition areas: 5,000 square metres more than the 2016 edition thanks to the construction of a new temporary pavilion. 80,000 professionals are expected to visit, 20% from abroad…

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CIBUS CONNECT: THE ITALIAN AGRIFOOD INDUSTRY CONNECTS WITH THE WORLD IN PARMA

19/04/2017

Following the success of the pavilion at Expo2015 and an extraordinary edition in 2016, the Italian Food Show held in Parma, Cibus has become an annual event, like all the other big trade fairs for commodities Made in Italy. In odd years, we now have Cibus Connect, an agile two-day format which associates moments dedicated to B2B and conferences for the promotion of current international food and retail topics with main the exhibition. The first edition of this new format was held in Parma on the 12th and 13th of April 2017. Promoted by Fiere di Parma and Federalimentare, the Italian Federation for the Food…

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Alifood at CIBUS 2016

03/05/2016 alifood at cibus 2016

  Alifood will attend CIBUS 2016, the International Food and Beverage Exhibitio , which will be held in Parma from 9th to 12th of May 2016, with its own stand: Hall 8 – Booth B-036.6. (more…)

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TRADE FAIRS IN THE POST-COVID ERA

09/09/2022

Covid-19 has had an impact on every aspect of our personal and professional lives. On a larger scale, the whole world economy changed and so did the global exhibition industry. According to the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, in 2020 the sector contracted by 68%, which equalled to $330 billion in missed trade between exhibitors. Two years down the line, the trade fairs scenario is reshaping in a rather interesting way. Always regarded as fundamental in the process of internationalization of any company, in-person fairs surely provided an excellent opportunity to showcase a company’s range of products and services,…

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THE ITALIAN EXCELLENCE IN JAPAN AT THE FOODEX

08/03/2018

  The Italian system will be present – as a solid unit – at the annual FOODEX Japan, the most important food & agriculture exhibition in Asia, set in Tokyo from March 6th to 9th, 2018. The event, on its 43rd edition, will once again take place at the Makuhari Messe, hosting 3,350 businesses and boasting an expected 85,000 professional visitors. “Italy has obtained the largest exhibition space of the Fair, with a surface area of 2200 m² (over 23,600 ft2) and featuring over 170 companies from 16 Italian regions. A presence that attests the variety, richness, and innovation of…

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International Observatory of Italian Sounding is born

23/06/2016 italian sounding protection

  Federalimentare, Fiere di Parma and Cibus have found the first International Observatory of Italian Sounding to promote and protect the “Made in Italy” worldwide. (more…)

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The sale of the products we select is just the last step of a complex, structured process that is based on strong business relationships and, in many cases, real partnerships. Our job is made of several functions: sourcing the right product, selecting a reliable producer, managing the entire logistics chain, providing all the necessary documentation and certifications and following up all the after-sale requirements besides consulting and tutoring on how to best use each single product. We do all this because we strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. Our familiarity with the Italian food an agricultural industry, developed over the last twenty years, gives us the ability to efficiently deal with all the diverse needs pertaining to different markets.

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