In its 2nd edition, the exclusive event for the food and beverage sector, brings together more than 400 exhibiting brands and 11 international pavilions.
São Paulo, March 2020 – With more than 400 national and international exhibiting brands and a forecast to receive more than 10 thousand visitors, ANUFOOD Brazil – Exclusive International Food and Beverage Trade Fair will open next Monday (9) at São Paulo Expo, in the capital city of São Paulo. The opening ceremony will take place at 10am in the main auditorium of the fair.
In its 2nd edition, the event integrates ten important segments of the market, including beverages, meat, dairy products and organic products, and gathers professionals from food service establishments (bars, restaurants, hotels, etc), distributors, wholesalers and supermarkets.
ANUFOOD Brazil, the Brazilian version of the German Anuga, the largest world event of the sector, will occupy an area of about 14 thousand m2 and will have 11 international pavilions, besides individual exhibitors from 24 countries. “We will have at least 400 exhibitor brands, which represents a 100% growth compared to last year”, celebrates Cassiano Facchinetti, general director of Koelnmesse Brazil, organizer of the fair.
Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse; Cassiano Facchinetti, General Director of Koelnmesse in Brazil; Roberto Rodrigues, Coordinator of the Agribusiness Center of FGV; Lorival Nogueira Luz Junior, CEO of BRF; Marcelo Abrantes, CEO of Makro Food Service; Emerson Destro, President of ABAD; Alexandre Kruel Jobim, President of ABIR; João Dornellas, Executive President of ABIA; Jacyr Costa Fillho, President of COSAG/FIESP; Axel Zeidler, Consul General of Germany in São Paulo; Edervaldo Teixeira, Corporate Management Director of Apex-Brasil; and Gustavo Junqueira, Secretary of Agriculture and Supply of São Paulo.
Also present at the event will be representatives of the Secretariat of Economic Development, Energy and International Relations of Rio de Janeiro, Secretariat of Agriculture and Supply of São Paulo, ANVISA, ITAL, Federal Superintendence of Agriculture in the State of São Paulo/SFA-SP, Investe SP, SEBRAE-SP, U.S. and Uruguay Consulate, German Embassy, SENAI-SP, SICONGEL, SICAB, OCESP, ABIQ, ABIAD, ABIMAQ, BSCA, ESALQ, ABBA, ABIMAPI, ABIS, SINDAL, ABERC, ADIBE, ABPA and ABICAB.
For Facchinetti, the food industry has great potential to contribute to a new growth cycle in the country. “As you probably all know, the eyes of the world are increasingly on Brazil when it comes to food production and agribusiness, and the food industry has been showing considerable growth,” he said.
According to a survey by Abia (Brazilian Food Industry Association), the Brazilian food and beverage industry had a great result in 2019, with a 6.7% growth in revenues compared to 2018. There were almost 700 billion reais, added to the sales in the domestic market and exports. The numbers indicate that the sector represents 9.7% of the Brazilian Gross Domestic Product.
Besides the exhibition space, ANUFOOD Brazil will have an intense parallel program organized by FGV Projetos, ABIA, ABIR, ITAL and partners. A series of special activities are planned to promote integration among visitors and stimulate dialogues about the future of the food and beverage market in its most different aspects, such as consumption trends, productivity and innovation, health, safety and sustainability.