WHAT ARE BUSINESS FORUMS?
Business Forum is a platform for connecting business between agri-food companies. In the digital age, the Business Forum calls for direct contact between companies and institutional organizations to advance the development of the agri-food economy and international trade.
BUSINESS FORUM, ACCORDING TO COMPANIES
“I'm from China. I really like the forum. It's a very good opportunity for me as a buyer to meet various suppliers at the same time.”
Importer, Business Forum participant
Business Forum has established itself as a strategic meeting place for food and beverage operators, making it a great PR opportunity for event sponsors. The tactical appeal of meetings, presentations and topics offers sponsor companies different actions to a high strategic value audience.
BUSINESS FORUM NEWS
Barcelona hosts the second Fine Food Business Forum, the big business event for multi-product companies from across Catalonia
Some 40 buyers from 16 non-EU countries will take part in negotiation rounds with Catalan companies from the Fine Food sector from 3 to 4 July at Barcelona’s Design Hub.
The Government of Catalonia promotes the internationalisation of Catalonia’s wine sector at the 2nd Wines & Cava Business Forum
30 buyers from 15 non-EU companies will take part in rounds of negotiations with Catalan companies representing the Wines and Cava sectors from 5 to 6 June, at Barcelona’s Design Museum.
Sierra Leone kicks off the second edition of the International Business Forum in Africa, the business meeting between African importers and the Catalan agri-food companies
The second edition of the International Business Forum organized by the public company Prodeca will take place this year in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Catalunya, best European region for the future*
The agri-food sector is the largest of the Catalan economy and one of the most dynamic export sectors. The volume and value of its exports are growing year after year.
Catalonia’s logistics network can serve 400 million consumers in under 48 hours, while its geostrategic location enables efficient intercontinental connections with Asia and America as well as optimum distribution to Europe and Africa.
*Financial Times fDi Magazine ranking
Catalonia in figures
The Catalan agri-food sector, driver o the Catalan economy
The agri-food sector generates €38.2 Bn turnover, equivalent to 16.28% of Catalonia’s GDP, and directly employs 164,372 people. This makes it the region’s largest sector of the economy.
It comprises 57,423 agricultural holdings, 3,922 food and drink industries, and 436 establishments in the agri-food auxiliary industry.
The meat sector is the largest processed food sub-sector representing 32% of turnover volume, followed by fine food (30%), vegetable oils (9%), wine (7%), fruit and vegetables (4%), cereals and mill grain products (2%), and fish and seafood (1%).
The food and drink industry in Catalonia accounts for 23% of the sector turnover in Spain.