FIAB and Alimentaria renew alliance for more sustainable and international industry

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The Spanish Federation for the Food and Drink Industries (FIAB) and Alimentaria have renewed their collaboration agreement for the next edition of the event, which will take place at Fira Barcelona’s Gran Via venue from 18-21 Mar 2024.

Alimentaria and FIAB are continuing their work carried out in previous editions of the show through initiatives that highlight the opening of new markets and increase in exports. They will also focus on innovation and the sustainability of the food and drink industry.

“Alimentaria is a can’t-miss event for Spanish industries, a global showcase where we can promote the internationalisation of our companies and products, foster and share innovation and advance the sustainability of the industry,” said Mauricio García de Quevedo, general manager of FIAB.

J Antonio Valls, general manager of Alimentaria Exhibitions, highlighted the role of FIAB as “a great backbone for the entire productive and associative framework of the Spanish food industry and its mission to give visibility to this sector’s commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability”.

The most recent Alimentaria trade fair, held alongside Hostelco in Apr 2022, was attended by almost 3,000 exhibiting companies – 29% of them international, and over 100,000 visitors with 23% of them from 150 different countries.

FIAB, made up of 45 associations, represents the leading industrial sector in the country, with production in 2022 exceeding €144bn and over €41bn in exports. The industry is made up of more than 30,000 companies, most of which are SMEs located all over the country, and it directly employs around 450,000 people directly and another 2,500,000 indirectly.