Milan, the food & beverage capital


Following the enormous success of Expo 2015, Milan has secured its reputation as the food capital, with a series of B2B and B2C events that took place there from 4-11 May 2017.

The results of the fifth edition of Tuttofood – the biennial B2B food and beverage show – were beyond all expectations: 80,146 professional visitors, 23% of which were foreigners, up 2.5% compared to the Expo-associated edition of 2015.

Among the buyers who attended, there were particularly large delegations from the USA, Canada, South America, Germany and the Gulf States, with many visitors from long-standing markets like France, Benelux and the United Kingdom, as well as markets seeing the greatest growth: China, India, Southeast Asia and Africa.

Among the events that took place at Tuttofood 2017, the presence of Barack Obama­ –the former President of the United States – generated particular excitement. Obama was among the speakers at the Seeds & Chips Global Food Innovation Summit: the international summit on the future of the food industry. This featured four days of conferences and meetings on the big issues to do with food and innovation in this field: from new food production techniques to nutrition in the future, right up to food security and the universal right to healthy, sustainable and accessible food.

Large numbers of visitors also attended the events that took place outside the Tuttofood 2017 exhibition centre. The 320 events, cooking demonstrations, tastings and B2C meetings arranged as part of the first edition of Milano Food City attracted approximately 178,000 participants.

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We strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. We do not see ourselves as mere food traders.

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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