It has been a pleasure for us to participate in ANUFOOD Brazil, showcasing our products in the showroom of our partner, Sindal. Cozil came with a focus on innovation, featuring cooking equipment and a hortifruti cleaning station, which is our ozone station. It has been great for us. We have made many contacts and closed many deals. The fair has been impressive because we were expecting a good turnout, but it has been even bigger than we expected. Moreover, the fair is very well set up, beautiful, and organized. As we participate in many fairs, I was able to notice this, and they deserve congratulations, truly."
Luan Victor Giaconia - Corporate Chef
Our intention in visiting this fair is to find partners who want to import or export their products, and being at ANUFOOD is the assurance of finding what we need. For us as a company, the fair stands out in terms of bringing a wide variety of products from different countries and cultures. We can do a lot of networking and close several deals within the event."
We are very happy with the outcome. Last year, we brought three producers, and this time, we brought five. I've seen that besides networking, these producers have been finding business opportunities, which makes the state of Rondônia very pleased."
Francirlene Santana - Coordinator
This is my first time participating in this fair. I have attended other fairs before, but this is my first time here. I find the event very interesting, especially the part about the lectures, which caught my attention the most. The speakers have incredible experience in dealing with clients, products, and innovation. Also, the workshops offer a transfer and exchange of experience with the vast world of the food sector, both in Brazil and other countries. Overall, I can say that the fair is multicultural. It brings products from places and cultures that I never thought existed, showcasing products from all over the world. What caught my attention, aligning with the work we are focused on, is sustainability. Anything related to organic products is of our interest. For example, here I've seen packaging solutions that avoid plastic and Styrofoam, which is exactly what we are going to work on."
We have been participating in ANUFOOD Brazil since its first edition, always bringing new developments and technologies. This year, we came with a voluntary carbon market initiative, along with one of our associates, AgroCarbon 360. They are working on this carbon credit mechanism for small, medium, and large properties, in addition to certifying companies. So, it's been quite rewarding. We are able to conduct several business transactions among the exhibitors themselves, as well as with the visitors who come in search of new technologies and benefits for sustainability."
Fernando Andrei Baccarin - Executive President
Our participation in ANUFOOD Brazil was excellent. The fair has become our home, as we are already in the third edition. We have held three congresses at the event, and it has been great. It's impressive how people seek out the Association within ANUFOOD to talk and learn more about the industry. We can showcase everything we have been doing for this country, for our associates, and within the industries. We are even gaining new members during the fair, so the environment is very conducive. It's fantastic, and we will always be here."
Alexandre Horta - Executive Director
I'm an enthusiast of ANUFOOD Brazil; I really like the whole team and the event. We invest a lot in the fair; this is already our third year participating, and with each edition, we manage to expand our business and our booth. Here, we can truly give more attention to our suppliers, clients, and new partners, and this year is no different. In these first two days, we've had good deals, good meetings, both in the business roundtables and at our booth. I can already see that we'll have a significant return. Lead generation works very well, and we establish these relationships later, but many effective sales have already occurred, and we are very satisfied."
Vitor Gomes - Industrial Manager
I am here once again participating in this fair in Brazil, and I also attend your fairs in the international market. I'm looking for companies that want to bring products to Brazil and also help Brazilian companies sell products in the international market. In this event, there's a distinguishing factor because there is a filter for both exhibiting companies and the companies that come to buy from the exhibitors. The quality level is very high. Today, I can say that in 3 days, I participated in 23 business rounds that were very productive."
The SVB's participation in ANUFOOD Brazil is very important because it brings forth a theme that challenges companies, especially those related to the Food & Beverage sector, to discover, and more than that, to cater to a growing audience and be surprised by solutions and innovations that further drive the growth of this market. Our expectations are being met. We have noticed that this is no longer a trend limited to a specific group or niche; it has become a necessity for companies to open their eyes and develop actions and initiatives to enter this market. The feedback and reception have been very positive, and the audience is surprised because they gain access to information that often reaches them in a distorted way. They also learn about possibilities of how to proceed, when to proceed, and in accordance with their characteristics. This participation is proving to be very important, and undoubtedly, significant outcomes will emerge from it."
Ricardo Laurino - President
It's been very constructive. It's our market niche: food service. Many people are seeking our services. We are happy. Next year, we plan to expand our booth at the fair."
Henrique Jacob - Marketing assistant
The participation of Organis has been very positive. Despite not having a large pavilion, it's a step forward. This is the second time we are participating, and we are growing along with the fair, which is becoming more established in Brazil. We believe that next year will be even better because the potential is immense, and there's a very diverse audience. Organics need to be present in spaces that are not yet fully established, and we, as an association, have the role of communicating the 'organic' brand more and more. It's not just a product, it's also a mindset, a philosophy, a lifestyle, a certification, and a law – in fact, it's important to emphasize that selling a product as organic that isn't actually organic isn't just a mistake, it's a crime. Therefore, being here is crucial for people to understand the value of organic, to hear the stories of our exhibitors. Retail needs more and more organics on its shelves because research itself shows that. Everyone wants to see more healthy, organic, natural, and fresh products."
Cobi Cruz - Executive Director
This is our first international fair. The world is here, making the event an exceptional opportunity to showcase what family farming produces. The reception has been wonderful and interesting, as people are surprised to see that family farming now has products ready for the market, with high added value. There are 25 cooperatives from Alagoas, Bahia, Rio Grande do Norte, and Rio Grande do Sul represented here by the Union of Cooperatives of Family Farming and Solidarity Economy - Unicafes."
Luiza Andrade - Coordinator
Our purpose for being at the fair is to talk to business owners and set them up for success, to put them in the 'goal-scoring position' by bringing them closer to their customers so they can sell more online. The standout feature of being here at this fair is that we encounter everyone from small entrepreneurs aiming for exponential growth to those needing to improve market share and expand, all the way to large business enterprises. Being at ANUFOOD means being in the right place to make the best deals. We are definitely in the 'blue ocean'."
I've been present here at ANUFOOD Brazil since the first day, from the first hour, and I am positively impressed with the fair, the relationships, and how we were able to showcase what we do. It's a fair of relationships, of business, and having the opportunity to talk about Mesa Brasil in a space of this magnitude is crucial for strengthening our network, for knowledge, engagement, sensitization, and mobilization of people. Our role is to show what we do so that people can feel like participants and understand that they are part of this process as well. The fair is giving us this expanded space, not only the physical space but also giving us a voice so that we can engage in more dialogue."
René Lopo Neto - Analyst of the Mesa Brasil Sesc Program
The space created here was quite interesting. ANUFOOD Brazil came with a different purpose compared to last year; it's much more robust, with many more companies. I also noticed that the attendance has increased significantly, and clients have also mentioned that the fair has more space and easier access. The event was a success, with a lot of activity. We have several business deals that are progressing and were closed at the fair, so it definitely exceeded our expectations."
Delcídio Mota - Representative
The fair was fantastic. Always a business-oriented environment, with people interested in getting to know the products and technologies. The content generated at the National Neighborhood Supermarket Congress was a great success. Events like this are essential because they provide access to products for creating a complete mix for customers, who are becoming increasingly demanding."
Fabiano Polese - Director
This is the first time we have exhibited our products at a trade show. And we are satisfied. Our expectations have been fully met. And we believe that we will make good deals in the coming months with the contacts made here. We intend to come back next year."
Gabriela Zamglobi - Commercial Manager
This is the second time we've participated in the fair within the Sindal space. Last year was already a pleasant surprise because we are market partners, and Sindal is highly competent. Being part of ANUFOOD Brazil was fantastic. I noticed a tremendous growth from last year to now. The audience has increased significantly. We are making excellent deals, and it's been really worth being present. Certainly, we'll be together again in the next edition."
Leonidas Dias - Director
What attracts us to visit this fair is the possibility for the entrepreneurs we work with, the micro and small companies from the state of Rio de Janeiro, to have the opportunity to meet international buyers, especially through Business Rounds (Apex and Broggini), and the chance for 'go to market', to promote their business and find buyers here. But it's also interesting for us because this is a place of high visibility. We have exhibitors here who showcase their products and have the possibility to make these sales and truly enter the international market. This fair is very well-organized, making it easy for us to get to know the products. The curation of exhibiting companies is very intelligent and strategic because it really highlights which Brazilian products make sense to be promoted to the world."
We visit fairs to check out what's new in the market, including ingredients, as well as new suppliers in our area. The unique aspect of ANUFOOD is that we get to see everything from small items that don't usually reach us to large industries. Adoro participar dessa feira, sempre viemos desde a primeira edição pois aqui encontramos os pequenos e grandes fornecedores, além de fazer muito networking, rever pessoas e ter muitas ideias para o nosso negócio
The fair is going really well. The flow is great. The audience is highly qualified, even though entry is free, which could attract curious people. We already have customers who scheduled meetings with us. We are very pleased with the outcome."
Alyne Almeida - Analyst
ANUFOOD is an excellent opportunity to bring cost efficiency to this important Food and Beverage sector. We want the audience to learn about the Free Energy Market, which from next year will be accessible to a significant portion of these entrepreneurs, delivering energy cost savings of up to 25%."
Fernando Vasconcelos - Executive Marketing Manager
We are participating for the fourth consecutive time in the fair, with a large project, a diverse booth, and we invite our partners and associates. Every year has been a great success. In this edition, we've mixed it up more with activities, talks, content, and our space featuring culinary presentations. It's always very rewarding for us to participate, especially with the small producers who are our long-time partners. I really like this fair, and Abrasel is very happy with this partnership."
Ana Salles - Events Director
This year has been much more productive for us than last year. I believe we will have good feedback from customers for future business based on the contacts made here, as we felt the visitors were more focused on making purchases. We are looking forward to coming back next year when the fair becomes Anuga. We understand that this change will be great for everyone."
Carlos Guartieri - Marketing Manager
We are here at the fair for the first time. We came to visit some clients and also to find new leads and potential clients for the future. The fair is surprising me. There are various producers from Brazil and around the world. It's been a great exchange of experiences. Anufood is extremely important for our business because we see products here that will soon appear on the shelves. There's a lot of innovation and newness here, and it's also helping us create some strategies for our company in the future."
Embrapa concludes its participation in the 4th edition of Anufood Brazil, the largest food and beverage trade fair in Latin America, engaging in negotiations with various parties interested in its technological solutions for open innovation. This demonstrates that even after 50 years, Embrapa still has a significant role to play in the Brazilian food system. Embrapa has been participating in Anufood since its inception and, for this edition, was represented by eleven research units from various parts of the country. An institution that reaches its 50th year with a mature portfolio of research and innovation, fully prepared for the coming decades, in its noble mission to help feed over 800 million people around the world. Embrapa's research naturally aligns with Anufood, given our significant project portfolio focused on food."
Celso Moretti - President
This is our third edition in partnership with ANUFOOD Brazil, and it has been very important for us. This edition has surprised us; the fair is bigger, and we have 50 brands in the Descobertas space, and everyone is very happy. The contacts being made are very significant because they are generating business opportunities, which are relevant both for food service and retail."
Leila Okumura - Co-Founder
ANUFOOD is a fantastic experience that will definitely be repeated next year. And not just on our part as a cooperative, but from the feedback we've received from our partners. It's a strategic event where we exchange many contacts across various dimensions of our product's supply chain, the Baru nut, a product that was represented solely by us. It had a very positive reception and was in high demand. It was a unique opportunity to showcase the product, which is completely unknown, and discuss our sales strategies. We hope it leads to great future business, as we made many contacts that will bring results for the extractivists, ensuring income generation and preservation of the Cerrado."
Dionete Figueiredo – Coordinator