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Prodexpo: 25 Years for the Benefit of the Food Industry
Prodexpo 2018: the 25th Anniversary International Exhibition for Food, Beverages and Food Raw Materials
Dates: 5-9 February 2018
Venue: Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow
Organized by Expocentre AO
Supported by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture
Auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sponsored by the Republic of Azerbaijan
Logos: UFI, RUEF
Exhibition area: over 100,000 sq m
Exhibitors: 2,342 companies
Russian exhibitors: 1,659
International pavilions: 31 (Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uruguay, Uzbekistan)
Russian group stands: 14 (Vladimir, Vologda (dairy products), Kirov, Tambov, Kostroma (cheese and frozen mushrooms), Novosibirsk, Penza, Ryazan, Tomsk (herbal tea, jam with cones and pine nuts), Tula, Yaroslavl regions, Krasnoyarsk and Stavropol Krais (meat delicatessen, Jamón, cooked meats and fresh vegetables) and the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania (Ossetian pies and mineral water)
Expected attendance: over 60,000 visitors from all regions of Russia and 95 countries
Types of products on display: alcoholic drinks, vegetable oils, canned food, confectionery and bakery, meat and meat products, fish and seafood, dairy products, gourmet foods and delicatessen, etc.
"Over 25 years Prodexpo has become Russia’s largest trade show which brings together well-known Russian and foreign food manufacturers. Every year it enhances the standing since its exhibitors demonstrate the best products, the latest achievements and technologies. Prodexpo's many associated events will determine key trends in the food market development."
Alexander Tkachyov, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Prodexpo: 25 Years Ago and Today
Prodexpo, which is as old as the food market of the new Russia, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018. In the early days of the trade show Russian companies constituted only a sixth of the total number of patriciants (75 companies out of 450). The major part of the products was represented by foreign companies. Today, Prodexpo impresses with its size and hits the world top ten food shows. Two thirds of the participants are Russian manufacturers and suppliers of food and drinks from all regions of Russia. Thus, the number of Russian participants has increased 22 times. Over 25 years the number of the Prodexpo participants has increased more than 5-fold and the exhibition space – 5,5-fold.
"We have made a long way as well as the Russian food market as a whole. I consider Prodexpo as a good platform to come up with business solutions. The information and contacts you get here help understand what’s going on in the Russian market, how it develops and what steps to be taken in the future."
Tatyana Piskareva, Head of Prodexpo Exhibition
Prodexpo is included in the event calendar of the food market professionals, i.e. manufacturers and suppliers interested in the renewal and expansion of their product range in different regions of Russia. Nowadays the trade show is of strategic importance for the development of the food sector of the Russian economy which allows identifying the latest trends in the food and drinks market.
According to the Russian National Exhibition Rating, Prodexpo was recognized Russia's largest exhibition in the Food Products category in all nominations.
Prodexpo Anniversary Edition
Prodexpo occupies Expocentre's nine pavilions and temporary pavilions. Participation in the trade show enables Russian companies to showcase their products, expand the market for them and find new partners and foreign companies not only to offer Russian manufacturers quality raw materials for food production, find new partners for cooperation but also offer Russian importers finished products to increase a range of food and beverages.
"Prodexpo is the most important platform to promote Russian products in both domestic and foreign markets, international cooperation, and exchange of new ideas and nformation."
Sergey Katyrin, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Italy organizes the largest national pavilion and includes 45 companies. Its exhibition space has doubled. The Brazilian pavilion has increased almost 5-fold. Armenia arranges two group stands at once. Companies of Spain, Hungary, China, Austria, and France will traditionally present their large-scale showcases. Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Dominican Republic, and Nepal will first participate in Prodexpo with their national pavilions. Vietnam, Egypt, Lebanon, Norway and Estonia have returned to the trade show after some break. New thematic displays will be represented by Nepal (tea) and Georgia (wine).
Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan will be well-presented at Prodexpo 2018. Belarusian companies will participate almost in all salons. Belarus ranks the first by the number of participating companies among foreign countries.
28 Prodexpo Salons
Meat and Meat Products, Cooked Meats, Poultry, Eggs Salon features over 127 exhibitors from 10 countries (Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, France, India, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Uruguay, USA). Major meat producers will showcase their products among them Miratorg, Prodo, Agro-Belogorye, Siberian Agrarian Group, Agrosila, Agropromkomplektatsiya, Eurodon. Newcomers: Znamensky SGC, Promagro, Siberian Agrarian Group. Other participants: Vladimirskiy Standart, BaltAgroS, Knyazheskiy Meat Processing Factory, Zalesye, Vologodskii Agroholding, Eletskiy Myasokombinat, Lipetsk Delicacies, Norilskiy Meat Processing Plant, Edinstvo, Vostryakovo-2 plus many others. Belarusian products will be offered by 12 meat processing companies. Among poultry producers there are Damate, Resource Group, Chelny Broyler, Utolina, Indolina, Vitebsk Broiler Poultry Factory, Ekol, Uglichskaya Ptitsefabrika, Lobanovskaya Indeika Farm, Bogorodskie Delikatesy, ESAgro.
Confectionery and Bakery. Snacks. Nuts. Dried Fruit Salon is the largest salon at Prodexpo 2018 with 440 exhibitors from 21 countries (a 13% growth). Some companies came back to the trade show, e.g., Cheremushki Confectionery and Bread Company, Moscow Nut Company, Good Food, Akulchev. New confectionery companies have come from Argentina, Armenia, Lebanon, Norway, France, and the Czech Republic; the largest of them are Grand Candy, a newcomer from Armenia, and ULDUZ from Azerbaijan. National pavilion was presented by Turkey (five companies). There is some increase in the section of confectionery products for children presented by such brands as Confitrade, Evrica (Sladkaya Skazka Group), Melada Rus, Konfitoy, Mir Detstva, Dali. Most companies have arrived from the Penza region (Russia).
Milk and Dairy Products Salon presented by 160 companies from 10 countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Russia, and Uruguay). The participants were major holdings such as Renna Group and Ecomilk; dairy producers, e.g., Belebeevsky Dairy Plant, Velikolukskiy Molochny Kombinat, Sirobogatov, Kiprino, Nalchik Dairy Plant, and small regional manufacturers. Among new cheese makers are Moloko Group (Kaluga region) and Bondarsky Cheese Factory (Tambov region), new dairy companies Altayskaya Burenka and Alev.
Alcoholic Drinks. Wine Salon has increased to amount to 359 companies from 30 countries. There is still a wide range of strong alcoholic drinks with brandy makers prevalent. They greatly pressed companies making Russian vodka. The showcase of fine spirits has grown and become more diverse. It features wines from nearly all continents. Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain have arranged interesting group stands. The Wine from Russia section has been further developed to include competitions and testing sessions. Companies from the Krasnodar and Stavropol Krais and the Republic of Crimea will show a wide range of their products.
Fish and Seafood Salon grew both in quality and quantity to attract attention of nearly 70 companies from China, South Korea, Latvia, and Russia. Canned products are presented by Balt-OST, Dalpromryba, Dobroflot, etc.; frozen fish – by Luckyfish, Polar Seafood Russia, Flotoceanproduct; delicatessen and caviar of salmon fish species – by Volgorechenskrybkhoz, RPZ Polus, Gorkunov Caviar House. Newcomers: Monolith-Moscow and Sakhalintorg.
Groceries. Cereals. Pasta. Spices. Kitchen Herbs Salon shows a considerable development. It has brought together 152 participants from 11 countries. Among the largest cereal producers there will be AFG National Agro Holding, Agro Alliance, Passim, Baisad, Goodwill Agricultural Holding (Altaiskaya Krupa), and many others.
Juices, Mineral Water, Soft Drinks Salon shows a positive trend: 90 companies from 10 countries.
Canned Food. Sauces. Ketchups Salon and Vegetable Fat Salon remain stable. The total number of the first one amounts to more than 150 participants from 17 countries. Over 70 companies are Russian manufacturers and distributors. Italian, Spanish, Greek, and Turkish companies also have joined the salon. The Vegetable Fat Salon features 27 companies from 7 countries.
Tea and Coffee Salon includes products of major global manufacturers. Sri Lanka, Nepal, and India organize their national pavilions. Compared to 2017 the Salon has increased by 20% to feature 125 companies.
Ingredients Salon has brought together 25 companies which will put on display ingredients for meat, dairy, confectionery, and alcoholic products. The Salon participants are Soyuzopttorg Group, Rettenmaier, Ochakovo Factory of Food Ingredients, Baltic Group, Ruskhimset, Milorada, etc.
Fruit, Vegetables, Mushrooms Salon has enlarged compared to 2017. Kyrgyz, Chinese, and Russian companies will demonstrate their products. The visitors will learn about a new trend that is mushroom production. Large-scale showcases will be arranged by Domashnie Shedevry and Master Grib.
Halal Salon is organized for the second time by halal producers at the stand of the Center for Halal Standardization and Certification of the Russian Council of Muftis. There will run a competition for the best halal product and an award ceremony.
EcoBioSalon. Healthy Nutrition. Farm Products has increased greatly. This year the Salon will occupy Halls 5 and 6 of Pavilion No.2 and bring together about 100 companies from Belarus, China, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, and Russia. Regular participants are Agrosophie, Bioproducts, SMK Farm, Sibirskaia Kletchatka, etc. New participants will show their new products which will be interesting for visitors: quinoa and amaranth from Products XXII Century (Peru), eco-coffee and eco-jelly from Montoya (Spain), natural tea and spices from Astragreen (Austria), some products from United Spices (Sri Lanka). Newcomers: Organic Farming Union, Certification and Testing Center (Latvia).
Prodexpo 2018 also features the ProdexpoPack, Equipment and Services, Frozen Food. Semi-Prepared Foods and Ready Meals, Baby Food, Honey and Bee Products, and Pet Food Salons.
The Expocentre for Counterfeit-Free Exhibitions Project will be carried out on each day of Prodexpo 2018. The project is aimed at minimizing counterfeit products showcased at exhibitions through providing consultations and clarifications regarding intellectual property.
The Recruitment Centre enables the Prodexpo participants and visitors to get a free consultation on the labour market and handle with HR-related matters directly at the trade show.
Key Associated Events
13th Russian Food Forum "Supplier for Retail Chain"
13th Russian Conference on the Alcoholic Market AlcoCongress 2018 and 4th Wine Forum
17th Forum of Producers and Retailers PLB 2018
Conference on Early Childhood Nutrition: What's New?
Conference on Issues of Food and Beverage Packaging, Marking and Labeling in the Eurasian Economic Union
Conference on the Current Organic Market in Russia. Development Prospects
Conference on Practical Guidance to Increase Efficiency of Interaction Between Retailers and Suppliers. Opportunities and Prospects
International Conference on State Regulations of Food Quality and Safety featuring:
Consultation Session of the Russian Export Centre on Support for Russian Food Exporters
Round Table on Russian Hospitality
Halal International Forum
The participants in the associated events are key players of the food market, top managers of agricultural holdings and retail chains, representatives of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Russian Export Center, the Russian Union of Ice Cream Makers, the National Confederation of Packers, foreign delegations and buyers of international, federal and regional retail chains.
To learn more about the associated events, please go here.
Prodexpo is open on February, 5-8 from 10.00 to 18.00. On the 9th of February from 10.00 to 16.00. The official opening ceremony will run on the 5th of February at 12.00 in the Gallery between Pavilions No.2 and 8.
Expocentre Press Service