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The exhibition that has become synonymous with the promotion of premium Greek products returns for the 10th consecutive year with an anniversary event. In just ten years, EXPOTROF has become the essential meeting point for Greek and foreign decision makers of the industry, who are interested in premium products, while

● It has presented more than 20,000 new products
● It has covered more than 60.000m2 of exhibition space
● It has welcomed more than 100,000 thousand visitors

Remaining faithful to domestic products and their promotion through innovative proposals and rich gastronomic events, EXPOTROF – THE GREEK FINE FOOD EXHIBITION welcomes from Saturday 03 to Monday 05 February 2024 more than 400 producers of premium products participating exclusively in the exhibition, as well as business representatives from the retail, catering, tourism and hotel sectors for a three-day event full of commercial agreements.

Greek gastronomy will play a leading role in the 10th EXPOTROF, while there will be no shortage of entries from abroad, which will be presented in a special section, giving Greek producers the opportunity for direct commercial contacts. At the same time, selected buyers from countries such as Dubai, Romania, Poland, Italy, the Arab Emirates, Cyprus and of course Greek businesses will participate in the specially designed Buyers Square area, wishing to get to know unique Greek products and conclude trade agreements.

Through a wide range of high quality products, such as fine wines, cheese products, brewery products, bee products, olive oil, organic products, and many other culinary treasures, visitors will have the opportunity to get to know unique products and their producers. A further series of culinary events and professional seminars will take place during all three days. Chef Kostas Bougiouris will welcome distinguished chefs in the popular “Cooking Greece” section, producers will introduce visitors to the secrets of winemaking, brewing and mixology at the Drink & Spirits event, while the specialized seminars and workshops, Food Expert Stories, will inform industry professionals about all the latest culinary trends and practices.

Finally, in the context of EXPOTROF – THE GREEK FINE FOOD EXHIBITION, the Athens Fine Food Awards (AFFA) 2024 quality and taste awards will be presented, which evaluate Greek food through a blind tasting process.

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.

Parallel Events

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.

A rich culinary program of parallel events full of knowledge, information and technique will take place at the 9th EXPO – The Greek Fine Food Exhibition, from February 4 to 6, 2023, at the MEC Paianas.

The 9th EXPO adopts a unique concept for domestic data, dedicating all days of the exhibition to modern culinary trends through three different stages. Information, technique and tasting is the triptych that characterizes this year’s events and is based on the three pillars of Sustainability, Farm to Table and Authenticity.

On the stage of “Cooking Greece” the host Chef Costas Bougiouris with the assistance of the main presenter chef and foodblogger Mrs. Evas Parakentakis, will welcome distinguished chefs from every corner of Greece to the stage and through delightful culinary events of the regions of the country, they will “travel » visitors to the exhibition in the Greek territory.

At the same time, on the stage of Cooking Greece, invited chefs such as the Executive Pastry Chef of the Four Seasons Athens, Michalis Hatzikalimeris, the Pastry Chef of Varoulkos, Thodoris Mousidis, the Executive Chef of the Athens Capital Hotel – M Gallery, Dimitris Boutsalis, the Consultant and Restaurant Menu Creator and Hotels, Alexandros Koskinas talk to the presenters Konstantinos Bougiouri and Magda Peistiki about the culinary trends in Greece and abroad and cook live, their signature dishes, of today or tomorrow.

In the specially designed Food Expert Stories area, professionals in the food and beverage sector, in a single visit to EXPOTROF, are trained and informed at the same time. The 9th EXPO is addressed to every catering professional who wishes to strengthen his competitiveness with the unique vehicle of education and information and provides free trainings on modern topics, focus on the local producer and discussion panel with the participation of leading professionals. Every day distinguished guests from the field of gastronomy, marketing and social media will talk about the culinary trends that dominate at an international level, they will present us with success stories in a rich program of open space seminars. The leading chefs of the Greek cuisine Gikas Xenakis, Alexandros Charalambopoulos, Dimitris Dimitriadis, Konstantina Faklaris talk with Yiannis Devetzoglou and Taste ID about the ways in which Greek traditional cuisine can evolve, while the consulting economist Konstantinos Pantelis and the food technologist Athanasios Papageorgiou explain the necessity of certification for the operation of businesses.

The program of parallel events includes for the first time the Drink & Spirits event, where the producers of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages of the exhibition will present their products to the visitors and introduce them to the secrets of winemaking, brewing and mixology, hosted by the talented bartender Kostas Bass.

9th EXPOTROF’s awards c

Two different awards will take place during the three days of the exhibition. On Sunday 5/2 at 18.00 the quality and taste awards of the Athens Fine Food Awards (AFFA) 2023 will be awarded, the only awards that honor and evaluate Greek food through the blind tasting process. Meanwhile, on Monday 6/2 at 3:30 p.m., the list of the 100 best restaurants in Greece for 2023 will be announced, as voted by the Dreaters audience.

Find all the parallel events in detail here

EXPOTROF is delighted to welcome Italian companies to its 9th exhibition, which will take place from 4 to 6 February 2023, at the MEC Peanas.

The Italian section, will participate companies of the food and beverage industry which are active in the area of production, standardization and export of premium products. Italian companies with products such as cold meats, cheese, pasta, coffee, pastries, wine as well as packaging and standardization companies come to the 9th EXPOTROF – The Greek Fine Food Exhibition with the aim of exchanging experiences and concluding commercial agreements. Greek producers participating in the exhibition will have the opportunity to come into direct contact with Italian companies, exchange experiences and promote their products in the neighboring country. At the same time, visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to get to know authentic Italian premium products and learn the secrets of Italian cuisine.

Finally, distinguished chefs from the Italian participation will cook traditional Italian recipes on the “Cooking Greece” stage, combining the Greek and Italian products of the producers of the exhibition.

A rich gastronomic journey begins at the “Cooking Greece” of the 8th EXPOTROF – The Fine Food Exhibition

A special gastronomic experience takes place in the kitchen of “We cook Greece” from 04-06 February 2022, at MEC Paiania.

Distinguished chefs, observing all the necessary protection measures, will offer a unique interactive experience to the visitors of the exhibition, introducing them to the secrets of the culinary art, but also to the specialties of their particular homeland.

Useful cooking techniques, secrets of everyday cuisine, but also gastronomic creations will monopolize the interest of the public of the 8th EXPOTROF – The Fine Food Exhibition. A marathon of preparations and cooking “travels” the public to Crete, the Dodecanese, the Cyclades, Corfu, Macedonia, Central Greece and the Peloponnese through delicious local flavors. Savory and sweet preparations, local traditional products and original combinations invite the public to a unique tasty journey of memory and taste. At the 8th EXPOTROF, renowned chefs and sommelier guide us through the delicious paths of Greek cuisine, offering visitors to the exhibition the opportunity to taste unique gastronomic creations.

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