The agri-food sector in anticipation of the days from 6 to 9 November

The first editions of the #RETAIL SHOW and the new platform for "Senses Without Borders" accompanying events broaden the horizon of international food and beverage fairs at Inter Expo Center.

Specialized professional formats are the basis for success in every economic sector. This is why the agri-food industry is awaiting the period 6-9 November. Traditionally in this time the leading business events in Bulgaria – the exhibitions MEATMANIA, BULPEK, THE WORLD OF MILK, WINE SALON, INTERFOOD & DRINK and #RETAIL SHOW will be held for another year.

Early in the summer the organizers reported increasing interest from Bulgarian and foreign companies. This hardly surprises anyone in the industry, after last year the exhibitions celebrated their strongest editions. A total of 23 560 people visited the stands of more than 500 direct exhibitors, occupying an area of 16 000 sq. m, accommodated in all 6 exhibition halls at Inter Expo Center.

#RETAIL SHOW – for the first time

The tendency for increasing the interest in the retail sector in the recent years creates preconditions and ambition in the organizers to expand the previously known format, by starting the first edition of the #RETAIL SHOW this year.

Being focused on the modern needs of the food industry, the forum will be a focal point for the presentation of technologies in e-commerce, digital solutions and payment systems, POS software, store equipment and cooling systems, POP and POS marketing practices and products, security equipment, building space and design of stores, solutions for energy management. Specialized transport means, warehouse equipment and technologies for delivery process management will be in the focus.

Senses Without Borders – accompanying professional events and presentations

This year, the wine and the emotion it invokes with its presence will be under the spotlight. With a rich program of master classes and professional tasting, specialists and connoisseurs will have the opportunity not only to get information about the current products and trends in the sector, but also to immerse themselves in the variety of emotions that the presented wines inspire. The new event platform of   Inter Expo Center "Senses Without Borders" will provide an opportunity for the guests of the exhibitions to be part of an exciting challenge of the senses in the form of a varied program of workshops, demonstrations and tasting of wines, chocolate, coffee and various gourmet foods, which the exhibitors at the Wine salon   and Interfood & Drink will present this year.

Real business environment – opportunities for direct negotiation with international participants

The 2019 concept with the prepared new business and presentation zones transforms the WINE SALON into a significant trading platform for negotiation with customers, selected distributors, traders, experts in the industry. Buyers from Scandinavian countries, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia are invited for business meetings with Bulgarian winemakers. The preparation of international participation from Italy, Hungary, USA, Russia, and India is underway. There is a serious interest in business visits from Montenegro, Kazakhstan, China, Jordan, Egypt, Vietnam.

From 6th to 9th of March at Inter Expo Center MEATMANIA, BULPEK, THE WORLD OF MILK, WINE SALON, INTERFOOD & DRINK and #RETAIL SHOW will bring together representatives of the agri-foods sector. With the changes and innovations that the organizers prepare this year, the exhibitions are expected to meet again the needs of the businesses, as well as to expand the potential for development of the sector, according to the ongoing processes and current trends in the industry.

For more details about MEATMANIA, BULPEK, THE WORLD OF MILK, WINE SALON and INTERFOOD & DRINK and #RETAIL SHOW, please visit  the site www.food-exhibitions.bg.