Held at CNR Expo Center, Istanbul, September 5-8, WorldFood Istanbul is the largest and most successful food and packaging exhibition in Turkey, featuring over 300 exhibitors every year.
It brings together local and international producers and brands.The event provides the exhibitors with an invaluable platform to share their products and to develop and increase their business on a big space as 25,000 sqm. WorldFood Istanbul hosted buyer delegations from all over the world. The event has proven an effective route to market for many companies and offers a tempting opportunity to meet large numbers of targeted visitors in a short space of time. WorldFood is the main and most important food exhibition in Turkey and is the key meeting platform for the food sector. It showcases all the new brands and latest innovations within the food industry. The event has a strong strategic location and excellent business potential internationally. WorldFood Istanbul links the Mediterranean, Middle nEast, Balkans, CIS countries and Russian nmarkets. Powerful brands from the national nand international market take part to nshowcase their products and brands. Turkey is a self-sufficient country in the food and agricultural industries; however, there is a great import volume, too. The country has a population of 76,805,524 (ranked 17th in the world). Domestic food prices are high in many items and the country is currently importing 20% more food than this time last year. There is particular demand for energy drinks, health food and ready meals as more women are going out to work.
There are very few domestic suppliers of these products, opening up huge opportunities for international companies. The local exhibitors also had great offerings. The fair has become a truly success for the sector.