The 34th edition of Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector, (in Rimini from the 10th to the 12th of May), will be larger, more innovative and, above all, more international. In addition to the many new features introduced these months, the numbers show a change of direction that began three years ago and that is still ongoing: three months before the event, the number of international exhibitors has already increased by 30% compared to last year's edition, with 40 participating countries, including many new entries from all the five continents.
There will be new emerging companies in the international scene, from countries such as Angola, Ethiopia, Uganda, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Uruguay. Delegations of traders from Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Senegal, Ghana and many other countries will also be present. This overview highlights the key role to be played by Africa.
"In last year’s edition of Macfrut, we launched the idea of fruit and vegetables as a driving force for the growth and development of the African countries – explains Renzo Piraccini, Macfrut president.
Angola will be a new exhibitor country, which will have a maxi stand, featuring the participation of "Rede Camponesa", a group of more than 30 companies interested in developing trade contacts but especially in improving their fruit and vegetable supply chain.
Many other new features are planned and new visitors are expected: delegations of professional traders from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan will attend the event for the first time.
Other participants will include several Northern European countries, particularly interested in organic products, which will be one of the focuses of this year's edition of Macfrut, with an area dedicated to conferences, meetings and launches of new products, namely, "Macfrut Bio" (Macfrut Organic).