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27/11/2017 – News / Food Africa / Event / Africa / Egypt

Food Africa: Cultivating international food trade in the heart of Egypt

With a steadily increasing young population, Egypt remains the largest consumer market in North Africa today. The country is also invariably touted as the gateway to the African market. And with the value of agriculture and agro-processing activities across Africa set to rise to US$204 billion by 2025, Egypt presents a very lucrative gateway to such players in the food sector.


After three successful editions, Food Africa – the continent’s largest International trade exhibition specialised in the food and agro industries – returns for its 4th edition from 8-10 December 2018. 


Held in the heart of Cairo, Food Africa will pinpoint key opportunities in the agro-food sector, and provide regional and international stakeholders with direct access to the Egyptian mega-market and Africa’s flourishing agriculture industry.


In the 2017 edition of the event, Food Africa featured 294 exhibitors across 10,000 square metres of exhibition space, and welcomed 10,830 visitors who were keen to explore business opportunities and products on display. This year, the 3rd edition saw the introduction of ‘Egypt Food Avenue’ – a platform for Egyptian SMEs and new exporters to expand their businesses – as well as ‘Sea Food Africa’, which is a specialised section dedicated entirely to fish and seafood.


Specialised platforms


Combining an innovative format of showcasing, networking and matchmaking, the show attracts wholesalers, distributors, retailers, and other industry professionals, and offers specialised platforms and business solutions including: 


Hosted Buyers Program:  This specialised Business-to-Business platform is developed with a primary focus on building bridges between buyers, vendors and traders from across the region and beyond, to facilitate business undertakings and allow guest buyers to explore a diverse range of products, alongside negotiating contracts on the spot.


Live Cooking Show:  Powered by the Egyptian Chefs Association (ECA), the dynamic Live Cooking Show sets the stage for internationally-famed chefs to employ their culinary skills to prepare unique recipes in front of a live audience, each day of the exhibition. The show is streamed live on large screens for all visitors to enjoy, and the resulting recipes are collected in a special cookbook that is distributed to them. 


Co-located with Mac Fruit Attraction


Food Africa 2018 is held concurrently with Mac Fruit Attraction – a specialised international platform dedicated to the fresh produce market. Now in its third year, this global brand continues to establish bridges between producers, suppliers, and buyers of fresh fruits and vegetables in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.


Mac Fruit Attraction is favourably associated with various major trade and industry organisations so as to provide a unique portal for international fruit and vegetable stakeholders, enabling them to garner immense business opportunities in the Egyptian and wider African markets. 


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