The 52nd edition of Cibus Tec introduces a new area dedicated to bakery and grains products, snacks and confectionery. This expansion comes after the joint venture of Fiere di Parma and Koelnmesse, the organizer of Prosweets Cologne and ISM (leading international exhibitions organized in Cologne, Germany).
Overall, 1,300 exhibitors will present technologies for all food and beverage sectors in Parma, October 22-25. This will mean 30% more exhibitors and 25% more exhibition area than the previous edition, on 120,000sqm of exhibition space to 35,000 professionals of the food and beverage industry, coming from 108 countries.
To support companies’ exports, Cibus Tec will organize the biggest Top Buyer Program of all FoodTec shows. Today Italy boasts an undisputed leadership role in food technologies, with EUR7.3bn revenue, which is 32% of EU-28 production. Germany follows with EUR5.9bn (25% of EU-28 total production) and France with 1.8 billion (8%). A sector little known to the public is the best of made in Italy manufacturing: niche leadership, high value-added productions, and strong export propensity, according to the organizers of the trade fair.
In 2017, Italian exports rose to top exporters’ levels in many food technology sectors: equipment for beverages and hot meals (EUR924m exports), machines and equipment for bakery products (EUR777m), machines for fruit and vegetable processing (EUR141m), machines and equipment for oil and fat processing (EUR113m).