Cibus Tec 2019 has almost sold out four months before the opening. Overall, 1,300 exhibitors will cover all food and beverage sectors such as fruits and vegetables, milk and dairy products, meat and seafood Products, ready meals and some new areas – bakery and grains, and snacks and confectionery.

This year will see 30 percent more exhibitors and 25 percent more exhibition area. A total of 1,300 companies will have access to the largest Top Buyer program of all FoodTec exhibitions, with over 3,000 international professionals coming from 70 countries. International brands such as Coca Cola, Dean Foods, Del Monte, Fonterra, Jbs, Kraft Heinz, Lactalis, Nadec, PepsiCo, Pinar, Schreiber Foods, Smithfield, Tiger Brands have already joined the Top Buyer program.

To support companies’ exports, Cibus Tec will organise the biggest Top Buyer Program of all FoodTec shows, which will bring to Parma more than 3,000 international professionals coming from 70 Countries, and two special initiatives regarding India and Africa.

India is the 2nd largest producer of agricultural goods in the world after China, and it is the 6th food market worldwide. However, India’s food waste throughout the agri-food supply chain nears 40 percent of primary production. The ICE-Agenzia, in partnership with the Confindustria Association of the Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Lombardia regions, has launched the initiative “India Educational & Business Program”. A project of actions and services focused on developing agreements in India, aimed at Italian manufacturing companies of the agri-industrial supply chain and food processing operators. Within this context, Cibus Tec has been selected as the platform for B2B meetings between the most prominent Indian food and beverage companies and Cibus Tec’s exhibitors.

The growth forecast for Africa is plus five percent of GDP on a yearly basis. The fruit and vegetable sector plays a key role as a critical element of economic growth for Africa. This is the premise of project Lab Innova, promoted by ICE-Agenzia, which focuses on the development of collaboration between the European Union 28 member countries and Africa, by relying on technological transfer. The programme involves Ethiopia, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania and Angola and offers B2B meeting during the course of Cibus Tec.

For the first time in its 80 years of history, the show dedicates an entire hall to the most innovative technologies for Juices, Milk, Water, Soft Drinks, Beer, Spirits and Wine, relying on the strength of 150 among the biggest suppliers in Italy and at the international level – such as Adue, CFT, Della Toffola, Krones and Sacmi. In a year of important international events, the meat technology area in Cibus Tec grows by 20 percent.

The innovations that will be shown at Cibus Tec will wink at the future, as they meet the requirements for ever more sustainable productions, offering to consumers nutritious products featuring high standards of safety. It is in this optics that IBS - International Biofilm Summit will be hosted. The most important conference worldwide dedicated to issues related to biofilm in the food industry. Every year around the world, over a billion tons of food is wasted due to contamination. Cibus Tec Industry is geared towards technological innovation. This project will reproduce during the show four highly automated and operational lines dedicated to dairy, meat, ready meals and bakery products. Complete cycle production lines from raw material to finished product up to advanced storing solutions will be showcased. Other events on the schedule include the; Tomato Day in collaboration with Amitom and WPTC, Logisticamente On Food 2019 created with Logisticamente, DIU Design for Intended Use For Food Packaging Showcases organizsed by the Netherlands Packaging Center, and the innovative workshops organized by EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group) and by the Consiglio Nazionale dell’Ordine dei Tecnologi Alimentari (the Association of Italian food technologists).

Cibus Tec will be held at Fiere di Parma in Parma, Italy from the 22 to 25 of October.