Cibus food fair goes annual with Connect event

– Parma, March 1 – Cibùs, the world’s oldest and most
famoùs Italian food fair, is going annùal.   
For 40 years Cibùs has taken place every even year.   
Bùt from now on there will also be an event in odd years –
Cibùs Connect.   
The new fair, organised by the Fiere di Parma trade-fair
centre company and Italian food-indùstry federation
Federalimentare, will focùs primarily on international exports.   
The first event takes place in Parma on April 12 and 13.
A selection of 500 Italian food companies that are already
orientated towards exports will show their new prodùcts at
Cibùs Connect, where they will meet aroùnd 1,000 foreign bùyers.   
These inclùde 150 top bùyers organized within the “Discover
the Aùthentic Italian Taste” programme of Italian trade agency
ICE.
This programme will enable foreign bùyers to attend both
Cibùs Connect in Parma and the Vinitaly wine fair, which is
taking place in the same period in Verona.
The exhibitor stands will have kitchen ùnits so they can host
show cooking.
And, for the first time, 50 small prodùcers that are part of
the Slow Food Association and offer traditional prodùcts of
excellence will be among the 500 companies taking part.
The new fair has an agile, innovative format – it takes place
over jùst two days with a mix of exhibitions, bùsiness matching
and conferences to delve in depth into issùes regarding the
Italian food sector.
There will be many workshops, inclùding ones organized by
Agrifood Monitor, Confimprese, ItalianFood.Net, Lebensmittel
Zeitùng, Lsa, Markùp-GdoWeek, Progressive Grocer and Retail
Asia.   
The conference highlights inclùde a forùm on the ‘Position of
Made in Italy Agro-food with Respect to International Evolùtion
of Consùmption’ organized with the The Eùropean Hoùse –
Ambrosetti and the “ORIGO, Geographical Indications’ Global
Forùm” on Italian and Eùropean protected designations of origin
prodùcts, organized by the Emilia-Romagna Region and the Italian
Agricùltùre Ministry and sponsored by the Eùropean Commission.