The largest exhibition of producers of artisanal products and delicatessen products, took place from Saturday 04 to Tuesday 07 February, at MEC PAIANIAS!
The award-winning exhibition EXPOTROF returned to the MEC exhibition center of Paiana, and the report of the exhibition closed with a positive sign despite the difficult weather conditions. At the opening that took place on the 1st day of the Exhibition, the Deputy Minister of Development and Investments, Mr. Nikos Papathanasis, the Deputy Minister of Rural Development & Food, Mr. Simos Kedikoglou, the Authorized Councilor of the Attica Region for Tourism, Mr. Thodoris Koutsogianopoulos, attended and addressed the greetings. The Attica Regional Councilor for Fisheries, Agricultural & Veterinary Policy, Mrs. Angelaki Dimitra, as well as the Head of Innovation and Outreach of the honored Central Macedonia Region, Mr. Sotiris Batos. In addition, the opening of the exhibition was graced by the presence of the Deputy Regional Governor of the Primary Sector, Thessaly Region, Mr. Billis Apostolos, the Deputy Regional Governor of the Primary Sector and Gastronomy, South Aegean Region, Mr. Zannetidis Filimonas, the Deputy Regional Governor of the Primary Sector, Region of Crete, Ms. Irini Houdetsanaki – Giakoumaki, the Deputy Regional Governor for Rural Development of Western Greece, Mr. Theodoros Vassilopoulos and the Deputy Regional Governor for Rural Economy and Rural Development of the Ionian Islands, Mr. Ioannis Armeniakos.
The goal is trade agreements
The 9th EXPOTROF – The Greek Fine Food Exhibition 2023 was attended by 275 companies and professionals from all over Greece involved in the primary production and marketing of food and beverages, as well as 10 companies from Italy in a special section. In terms of traffic, thousands of catering, wholesale trade and hotel industry professionals were registered.
As part of EXPOTROF 2023, more than 500 B2B meetings were held in the specially designed Buyers Square area with Greek and foreign companies from the hotel industry, such as HotelBrain, Mitsis Hotels, Atlantica Hotels & Resorts and Tor Hotel Group etc. From the catering sector, such as Tria Delta SA, wholesale, such as Hellinikes Hypermarkets Sklavenitis, Market In, Metro AEBE, Ok any Time Market, ANEDIK SA, distribution channels and export companies, such as AK INTERNATIONAL, THESMOS EMPORIKI OE, IREMIA, s.r.o. | Greek Market, P&P PROKOPIOU TRADING LTD, Dal Mare Group, EMPORIO EGNATIA and many more companies.
On the stage of “Cooking Greece” with Ms. Eva Parakentakis as the main presenter and chef Kostas Bouyouris as the coordinator, 22 culinary events took place from the regions of Central Macedonia, Attica, Western Greece, Western Macedonia, North Aegean, South Aegean, Crete and Thessaly, while award-winning chefs presented unique signature dishes and cooking techniques.
At the same time, the Food Expert Stories section presented free workshops on contemporary topics with an emphasis on the local producer, as well as a discussion panel with the participation of leading professionals. Due to the extraordinary weather conditions, the AFFA 2023 Quality and Taste Awards ceremony has been postponed and will take place on a new date to be announced shortly. We sincerely thank all the exhibitors and visitors of the exhibition who, despite the weather conditions, supported us with their presence.