Antonio Cellie CEO Koeln Parma Exhibitions, Emanuele Di Faustino, Head of Industry, Retail and Services of Nomisma, and Matteo Zoppas, President of ICE-Agency (photo: KPE)
Koeln Parma Exhibitions (KPE) will organise Cibus Tec in Parma from 24 to 27 October 2023. A few months after opening exhibitor registration, the available exhibition area is already almost sold out, with 1,200 confirmed exhibitors, including more than 400 foreign brands from 30 countries. Over 40,000 visitors from Italy and 120 countries around the world are expected in Parma from 24 to 27 October, with an important presence of visitors from Europe, the United States, the markets of South America and Africa. More than 3000 VIP Top Buyers of food&beverage companies from over 60 countries have been invited in addition.
One of the oldest fairs in the world, with an 80-year history, Cibus Tec is today a special and global meeting between supply and demand, designed to open up new scenarios, share knowledge in terms of technological innovation and, last but not least, stimulate investments and the growth of the business of the supply chain.
The fair has always been organized in Parma, an iconic place for the Italian food sector, which has about 1,200 food industry companies. Furthermore, the ducal city represents the capital of the larger “Food Valley”, an extraordinary territory that gathers 60% of Italian food production within a radius of 200 km. In these places, a passion for quality food and an invaluable know-how emerge, two components that find confirmation in the leadership position that Italy has acquired over the years and today boasts in the food technology sector.
In particular, among the most exported food machinery from Italy in 2022 we find machinery and equipment dedicated to packaging – for a value of 4 billion euros -, technologies dedicated to food processing – 2.5 billion euros – and bottling machines, whose exports, again in 2022, amounted to 1.5 billion euros. In 2022, the markets most controlled by Italian exports of food & beverage technologies were the countries of the European Union, with 39% of exports, North America, with 16% of the total, followed by Latin America, non-EU Europe and the Far East.