Monday, February 27, 2017

Iran is investing heavily in the modernisation of its food and beverage industry

Imports of food, beverage and packaging technology from the EU-28 countries rose by 49% to EUR 165.5 million between January and October 2016

Record participation at iran food + bev tec 2017 

Good news for the Iran business: Iran is investing heavily in the modernization of its food and beverage industry as imports of food, beverage and packaging technology from the EU-28 countries rose by 49% to EUR 165.5 million between January and October 2016, according to VDMA. 

As German manufacturers delivered food and packaging machines to Iran worth EUR 47 million in 2015, German exports in this sector rose by 113% to EUR 71.5 million over the first ten months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. 

So it comes as no surprise that the official German Pavilion at iran food + bev tec 2017 will feature a record participation of 44  German  exhibitors  on  1,182  sqm net  space, in addition to 15 German exhibitors on 606 sqm exhibiting at iran food +  bev tec and iran food ingredients outside the German Pavilion. The German Pavilion is presented  by the German  Ministry  for  Economic  Affairs – BMWi and the  Association  of  the  German  Trade  Fair  Industry - AUMA  and  supported  by  the  German  Engineering Federation VDMA - Food   Processing   &   Packaging   Machinery   Association. 

Similar to Germany, Italy traditionally massively presents itself at iran  food  +  bev  tec,  last  year  with  even  more  than  one hundred  exhibitors.  Other  official  country  pavilions  at iran food + bev tec 2017 come  from Austria,  China,  France,  India,  the  Netherlands,  Poland  and Turkey.  

In  2016,  633  exhibitors  from  37  countries  participated in iran food + bev tec, including 96 exhibitors from 11 countries of the Special Showcase iran food ingredients. These figures are expected to increase significantly this year.