Established in 1976, Alimentaria is held once every two years in Barcelona, Spain. The fair plays a pivotal role in Europe’s F&B industry. It is also among the largest and most international food and drink trade shows on a global scale. During the 4 days of Alimentaria more than 4000 top-level exhibitors from 78 nations launch new product lines and display highly specialised offerings and innovations. Over 140,500 professional visitors from 157 nations (32% internationals) partake in the expo, actively looking for business opportunities in foreign markets, including America, Asia and the Middle East.
Alimentaria Barcelona experiences a constant grow, as organisers focus on trend setting and expanding the international reach of the expo. The trade fair’s statistics show that more than 800 high profile foreign buyers were present in 2016 (62% more compared to the previous edition) and 11,200 business meetings were held (12% more than the previous edition). The programme consists of lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops and other events aimed at networking and know-how transfer. Some 1800 journalists cover Alimentaria, highlighting the latest products and innovations and providing additional visibility of the brands in attendance.
The expo features 7 special areas: The Alimentaria Hub focused on the F&B sector’s trends, brands and globalisation; The Alimentaria Experience offering gastronomy experiences; Vinorum Think dedicated to wine; Innoval, the place for F&B product launches; Spain, the land of 100 cheeses, providing a wide range of cheeses; Olive Oil Bar for gourmet olive oils; Halal displaying certified halal products.
The next edition - Alimentaria 2018 will be staged from the 16th to the 19th of April at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. Will you take your place among the decision makers?
Hotels near Alimentaria Barcelona
- Direct contracts with a great variety of hotels
- Special exhibitor and visitor rates available
- Customised expo travel booking system
- Personal travel management at no extra cost
- Save on average €810 and 25 business hours per booked expo trip
Barcelona is a major tourist and business hub, and hotels in the city centre and near the venue are in demand all year-round. During large international events like Alimentaria, the best located hotels for visiting Fira Gran Via are fully booked months in advance. For this reason it is mandatory to book your accommodation as early as possible.
To help with your hotel reservation search, we at Fair Point GmbH have secured contracts with some of the leading Alimentaria hotels in Barcelona. You can take advantage of our exclusive accommodations offers. Complete the hotel reservation form and our dedicated team will provide you with a personalised list of hotels matching your business needs and budget.
Further your preparations for Alimentaria 2018 with the assistance of Fair Point GmbH and make your business trip a success!
|Domestic exhibitors||2 800||total: 4000||n/a|
|Domestic visitors||91 000||95 524||n/a|
|Foreign exhibitors||1 000||n/a||n/a|
|Foreign visitors||49 000||45 000||n/a|
Travel Info For Alimentaria Barcelona
Airport: El Prat 12.8 km
Railway station: Barcelona-Sants 4 km
Subway station: Europa Fira 0.5 km
How to get to Fira Gran Via
- Bus lines L70, L72, L86, L87, L94 and L95 to Amadeu Torner bus stop
Train R5, R6, S8 and S33 to Europa Fira
- Metro line L8 to Europa Fira
Fira Gran Via can be reached via AP-7, AP-2, A-2, C-16, C-58, C-31, C-32 and C-33 roads.
- GPS coordinates: latitude 41.354481; longitude 2.126980
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