Organized by EUF, Turkey’s 22nd international food and drink exhibition, WorldFood Istanbul, took place Sept. 4-7 at CNR Expocentre in Istanbul, Turkey. The event brought together 365 food companies from 36 countries.
In total, 15,934 industry visitors attended the four-day event to network and conduct business with international food and beverage suppliers. Over 3,000 overseas visitors included buyer groups from Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Qatar. The top 10 visiting countries included Iran, Palestine, Iraq, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Russia, Egypt, Bulgaria and Kosovo.
International exhibitor presence at this year’s event increased with 87 exhibitors representing international brands. Companies producing legumes, spices, oil olive, fruit, vegetables, canned produce, chocolate, frozen food, meat, dairy, tea, coffee and other food produce showcased the latest products available in the marketplace.
Exhibitor Rıfkı Boynukalı of ANI Biskuvi reported that his company received record enquiries from international visitors at this year’s event.
“Worldfood Istanbul is an indispensable marketing channel,” commented Boynukalı.
The event ran simultaneously with Ipack Turkey, the international packaging and food processing systems exhibition, and Ingredients Turkey, a dedicated food additives, flavorings and food ingredients event. The synergy created by these events promoted the sharing of knowledge and inter-industry networking.
Supported by KOSGEB and the Federation of Food and Drink Industry Associations of Turkey, the event is part of a portfolio of food exhibitions held in Russia, Azerbaijan, Poland, Ukraine, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Turkey’s largest food and drink event will return Sept. 3-6, 2015.
For more information, visit www.worldfood-istanbul.com.