Messe Frankfurt Becomes the Organizer of Salon Du Chocolat in Russia

The Russian branch of Messe Frankfurt company continues to expand its presence on the exhibition market. The event organizer has signed a license agreement with Chocoloco International SA, owner of Salon Du Chocolat brand, and the world’s leading event company in the chocolate industry.

This is the second exhibition held by Messe Frankfurt RUS in the food technology segment in addition to Modern Bakery Moscow, acquired in 2015. Salon Du Chocolat in Moscow is the only event devoted solely to cocoa, chocolate and chocolate products. The 8th edition of the event will take place March, 19 – 21, 2020 in Moscow, Expocentre, Pavilion 3. Partnership with Chocoloco International will strengthen the position of Messe Frankfurt on the market.

In 2019, the world’s leading show in the chocolate industry and confectionery, Salon Du Chocolat in Paris celebrates its 25th anniversary. Over these years, 237 Salons have been held around the world. Currently, the show takes place in 17 countries and 34 cities, including Paris, Lyon, Beirut, New York, Seoul, Hong Kong, Brussels. On the Russian market, the event has been present since 2006, revealing the potential of the Russian confectionery market.

Eugen Alles, managing director, Messe Frankfurt RUS, says: “Currently Salon Du Chocolat is the only event in Russia devoted entirely to cocoa, chocolate, and chocolate products. After the decrease in 2015-2016, the structure of the chocolate market shows positive dynamics both in production and consumption volumes. In 2018, the volume of domestic chocolate production in Russia increased by 7.5% in relation to the indicators of 2015 and by 2% – in relation to 2017 and reached 1267,5 thousand tons. 91% of the chocolate market in Russia consists of domestic products and has high export potential.”

Gérald Palacios, CEO, Chocoloco International SA, comments: “We are very proud to partner with Messe Frankfurt RUS which has a very solid footprint in the food market in Russia. The growth of the cocoa & chocolate market is a worldwide trend and we want to build a global network in all the key countries so local and international brands may access global markets. Our understanding and integrated knowledge of the cocoa and chocolate industry make us a unique platform, very rich in terms of content, and able to deliver a full experience to professionals and consumers on the different aspects of this magical product. “

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