Fundação AIP has announced the debut of Lisbon Food Affair, a new trade event in Lisbon’s Parque de Nacoes that is designed to showcase the best of the Portuguese food and drinks sector.
Marketed with the strapline “where food business and innovation meet!”, Lisbon Food Affair is a trade-only event that aims to connect both large and small companies from across the industry, including suppliers, distributors and other stakeholders, with opportunities in export and internalisation, with a particular focus on new and emerging markets.
The show will be divided into three distinct sections labeled Food & Beverage, Horeca and Technology, with the aim of encouraging cross-sector interaction and representing a broad swathe of industry players.
Show director Paulo Rodrigues said that Lisbon Food Affair would be “a marketplace aligned to the new realities and challenges of companies around the world, engaging with themes such as innovation, new consumer habits, new forms of business, health and wellbeing, environmental and social sustainability and the circular economy, not forgetting the uniqueness and excellence of regional products from across Portugal”.
“Improving our country’s competitiveness undoubtedly depends on increasing the internationalization of our economy”, commented Bernardo Ivo Cruz, Portugal’s Secretary of State for Internationalization. “Internationalization should be diversified in terms of market and geographies, which is precisely one of the objectives of Lisbon Food Affair”.
The show, which opens for three days from 12th February, will reportedly attract around 160 exhibitors showcasing over 500 brands. International companies will also be present from Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Source: Lisbon Food Affair / Jornal de Negócios