Dalia Qabil, executive director of the Food Africa exhibition for the food industry, expected the value of contracts to reach $130m, compared with $105m in the previous session, an increase of 23%. The sixth session of the exhibition will be held between 22 and 24 April.
Qabil pointed out that the number of companies participating in the exhibition this year will reach 442 from 32 countries, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Italy, Spain, India, and Indonesia.
The number of exhibitors from companies in the current session is roughly 15% higher compared to the number of exhibitors last year.
There will be 201 international exhibitors from 32 countries and 8 official suites, as well as 500 international buyers from 52 countries.
The announced exhibitors are Americana Group, Misr Cafe ,Temmy’s, FARAGALLA group, Juhayna, Egy Swiss Food, Edita, Halwani Brothers, Best Cheese, Bayer Foods, Abu Auf, Angel Yeast, Makarony Polskie, and Raya Holding.
The exhibition work list includes a press conference to cover the most prominent seminars, which include trade with Africa, tastes of consumers in Europe, the definition of the Suez Canal Company for aquaculture activities, and the active partnerships between farmers and exporters.
It also includes bilateral business meetings between exhibitors and international buyers mission (B2B matchmaking), and there will be a live cooking area organised in cooperation with the Egyptian Chefs Association (ECA).
Food Africa is one of the largest regional exhibitions on the African continent, and is dedicated to all food industries and agricultural crop sectors for production inputs, machinery for food manufacturing, packaging, and final products.
Qabil added that the exhibition targets the Egyptian, African, and Arab market and is designed to be the meeting point of all employees in the field of food in the Middle East and on the African continent.
The exhibition sent invitations to more than 10,000 representatives working in the food industry and agricultural crop sectors inside Egypt, including importers, wholesale and retail merchants, distributors, supermarkets, and officials of hotels and restaurants.