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WorldFood Istanbul attracts thousands of food and beverage professionals

Turkey’s 22ndinternational food and drink exhibition, WorldFood Istanbul, took place at the CNR Expocentre in Istanbul, Turkey, 4 – 7 September 2014.

The event brought together 365 food companies from 36 countries. According to the organizers a total of 15,934 industry visitors attended the four-day event to network and conduct business with international food and beverage suppliers. Over 3,000 of these visitors were from overseas and included buyer groups from Iran’s Eastern Azerbaijan province, Kosovo and Qatar. The top ten visiting countries were Iran, Palestine, Iraq, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Russia, Egypt, Bulgaria and Kosovo. International exhibitor presence at this year’s event increased. 87 of the exhibitors represented international brands. Companies pro – ducing legumes, spices, oil olive, fruit, vegetables, canned produce, chocolate, frozen food, meat, dairy, tea, coffee and other food produce exchanged ideas and show – cased the latest products available in the marketplace. Rıfkı Boynukalın of ANI Biskuvi, an exhibitor, comment – ed: “Worldfood Istanbul is an indispensable marketing channel.” He was pleased to report that ANI Biskuvi received record enquiries from international visitors at this year’s event. The event ran simultaneously with Ipack Turkey, the in – ternational packaging and food processing systems ex – hibition, and Ingredients Turkey, a dedicated food addi – tives, flavorings and food ingredients event. The synergy generated by these events promoted the sharing of knowledge and inter-industry networking.

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