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The most global Alimentaria&Hostelco confirms the strength of the industry and its innovative dynamic

The major trade show platform for the food and beverage, foodservice and hospitality equipment industry closes today an edition marked by international participation and business that has once again brought together the entire sector and advanced the industry's main lines and trends. More sustainable and healthier products, as well as AI and robotics solutions for the Horeca channel have been presented during these days at the event.


Superfoods, robots and AI: innovation bursts on the scene at Alimentaria & Hostelco

Chops enriched with omega 3, beers with proteins and vitamins to aid post-sport recovery, plant-based bacon and lamb, gin made from arbequina olives, anti-diabetic ingredients and robots and artificial intelligence to manage restaurants and serve customers in a personalised manner. These are just a few of the examples of the 300-plus innovations set to be unveiled at Alimentaria & Hostelco 2024, which will once again turn Barcelona into the capital of food innovation.


Alimentaria&Hostelco 2024 grows and faces its most international edition

Alimentaria&Hostelco will hold one of the editions with the highest participation of international companies and professionals in its history. Of the 3,200 exhibiting companies, 900 come from outside Spain and 25% of the 100,000 expected visitors will come from more than 120 countries, thus consolidating its position as a leading European platform for the sector. The major challenges and trends in the industry, such as functional foods, sustainability and AI, will be addressed in more than 350 activities and demonstrations by 700 prestigious experts and chefs.


The Spanish meats industry exhibits its strength and leadership at Alimentaria 2024

Intercarn will bring together the best Spanish meat products and derivatives and will once again be the largest Food and Hostelco trade fair, which will be held from 18 to 21 March at the Gran Vía venue of Fira Barcelona. Consolidated as a first-rank exporting power, the Spanish meat industry will exhibit its products to buyers from strategic countries such as China, France, Portugal and Japan.


Alimentaria & Hostelco dynamises the sector with more than 350 activities and experiences

The next edition of Alimentaria & Hostelco, which will be held from 18 to 21 March at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via venue, will feature a programme of activities which will address the main challenges facing the food and beverage industry in terms of innovation, digitalisation and internationalisation of its markets. More than 350 sessions, including presentations, round tables, congresses and demonstrations - with a special focus on the Horeca channel and its socio-economic importance - in which around 700 top-level experts will be taking part.


Alimentaria & Hostelco will exhibit the most complete offering of innovative solutions for the Horeca channel

Hostelco 2024, the leading trade fair in the restaurant and catering industry, will feature the latest in equipment, products, services and activities so that professionals in the restaurant, hospitality and catering trades can discover new developments, creative ideas and innovative business approaches. Together with Restaurama and Coffee, Bakery & Pastry will form the largest Spanish trade fair platform with international reach focused on the Horeca channel, with the aim of multiplying synergies and boosting business and training opportunities in one of the most important sectors of the Spanish economy.


Hostelco and Restaurama unveil ‘The Horeca Hub’, home to the best solutions for the industry

What is the most sustainable equipment? How can robotics and AI be of assistance? How can energy costs be reduced? What will draw the qualified talent? To answer these questions and help face the main challenges the industry has, Hostelco and Restaurama have created ‘The Horeca Hub, Live Solutions’, a new multidisciplinary, experiential space featuring conferences, workshops, demonstrations and live cooking to show off the latest innovations and address key issues in the Horeca channel, such as sustainability, digitalisation, drawing talent or internationalisation.


The bakery, pastry shop and cafeteria, new leading roles at Alimentaria & Hostelco 2024

Devoted to coffee, tea, pastries, baking, ice cream, chocolate and complements, the new Coffee, Bakery & Pastry space at Alimentaria & Hostelco will offer a comprehensive range of products, services, equipment, accessories and technology in these key areas for the Horeca channel. The event will thus bring together leading companies in a specialised area and reveal the latest trends and new business models through round tables, tastings and demonstrations.


The participation of international companies in Alimentaria&Hostelco will increase in 2024

Alimentaria&Hostelco, the leading international platform for food, beverages, foodservice and hospitality equipment, will return to Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Vía venue from 18 to 21 March 2024 with a 15% increase in the number of international companies compared to the previous fair. Around 900 foreign exhibiting companies, alongside the 2,300 Spanish ones, will take part, while the leadership of the Italian companies and the return of the Asian companies after the Covid-19 pandemic will be noticeable.


Intercarn 2024 will bring together the leading brands in the Spanish meat industry

The meat product and by-product trade show will once again be the largest area of the forthcoming Alimentaria, set to take place from 18 to 21 March at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Vía venue. With more business representation than ever before, Intercarn 2024 will also welcome a greater number of large international hosted buyers from strategic markets for the meat industry.


Hostelco and Restaurama reinforce their pledge as a key hospitality platform in Europe

Hostelco, the International Trade Show for Catering, Hospitality and Collectivities Equipment and Machinery, and Restaurama, the Alimentaria show aimed at the Horeca and Foodservice channels, are merging their offers to consolidate their position as a flagship European event for the sector. Thus, next March, within the framework of Alimentaria, they will integrate a highly cross-cutting range of equipment, food and beverages with 600 exhibitors.


FIAB and Alimentaria renew their alliance for a more international and sustainable industry

Contribute to promoting the internationalisation, innovation and sustainability of the industry. With this goal in mind, the Spanish Federation for the Food and Drink Industries (FIAB) and the Alimentaria trade show have renewed their collaboration agreement for the next edition of the event, which will take place at Fira Barcelona’s Gran Via venue from 18 to 21 March 2024.


Alimentaria 2024 strengthens its position in the Horeca channel and the meat industry

The upcoming edition of Alimentaria, which will take place from 18 to 21 March 2024 at Fira Barcelona's Gran Via venue, will promote the growth of its leading trade show, Intercarn, as well as that of Restaurama and Hostelco, a platform for the Horeca channel, with more to offer and more partnerships, in addition to new areas and activities. In doing so, it will confirm its place as the most wide-ranging and comprehensive event for the food and hospitality industries and their whole value chain.


Alimentaria 2024 seeks to grow abroad and conquer new markets for the industry

The international Food, Drinks and Food Service trade show organised by Alimentaria Exhibitions, a Fira de Barcelona company, has launched its preparations for the next event, set to take place from 12 to 15 March 2024 at Gran Via venue in Barcelona. Together with the Hostelco exhibition, it will once again constitute the leading platform in the market for distribution and hospitality and do so at an event that’s expected to break records in terms of its international reach.


Greater exclusivity and internationalization in Alimentaria Premium

From April 4 to 7, 2022, Alimentaria's most exclusive space brought together a dozen elite gas-tronomic firms. Alimentaria Premium 2022 increased its exhibition space by nearly 50% com-pared to the previous edition to accommodate a greater offer of delicatessen products and cover new demand segments, such as the most sustainable ranges. The participating companies rec-orded a greater number of visits from quality international buyers compared to previous editions.


Alimentaria and Hostelco mark a turning point in the sector’s recovery

The major trade show platform for the food, drinks and hospitality equipment industry closes a celebration marked by optimism and business that has once again brought the entire sector together and has contributed to its reactivation at a key moment for its growth. Alimentaria&Hostelco has been characterized by a high degree of internationalization and by the presentation of innovations and new trends that point towards the development of more sustainable and healthy products.


Alimentaria & Hostelco are back with a focus on the reactivation and internationalisation of the sector

The leading platform for the food industry, food service, catering and hospitality equipment will return to Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue from 4th to 7th April 2022. Nearly 3,000 companies are attending a much-anticipated edition of Alimentaria and Hostelco to present their best offerings and contribute to boosting business, internationalisation and the reactivation of strategic sectors for the Spanish economy.


Intercarn consolidates its position as an international hub for marketing meat products

With just over a month to go, Intercarn, Alimentaria's meat and meat products show, has already taken up all the commercial space available. The sector, which is confirmed as the main business and internationalisation platform for the Spanish meat industry, will bring together more than 200 exhibitors and will occupy more than 14,000 m² net, thus consolidating itself as the largest area of the entire event.


Optimism and recovery in the gastronomic activities at Alimentaria & Hostelco

More than 30 renowned chefs will showcase the excellence of Spanish gastronomy at the next edition of Alimentaria & Hostelco, which will take place from 4th to 7th April at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Vía exhibition venue. Innovation, sustainability, proximity and creativity will be the focus of the programme of activities for an edition that exudes optimism and reactivation with a participation that is already close to full.


Alimentaria finalises the details of a great edition with the unanimous support of the sector

The benchmark show for the Spanish food and beverage industry and one of the leading exponents of the international trade fair scene returns to Fira de Barcelona's Gran Vía venue from 4 to 7 April 2022. With two months to go before it opens, large numbers of exhibitors and attendees have already signed up for the event and its final details are being prepared.

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