From November 2 to 4 Almaty hosted the Central Asian International Exhibition dedicated to the food industry - WorldFood Kazakhstan 2016.
33 countries participated in the event and demonstrated food, drinks, equipment and different technologies. This year, the participants from Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Hungary, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and other countries exhibited in the sections as “Food and Beverage”, “Equipment and Technology”, “Ingredients”, “Bakery, Confectionery”.
12 national groups were presented at the exhibition WorldFood Kazakhstan 2016. In parallel with the exhibition for the food industry five more specialized events were held on the same platform. The total number of exhibitors was 362 companies.
Russia, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan demonstrated the products from the leading manufacturers, promoting the development of economic relations within the Customs Union. So, Russia introduced the manufacturers of food and beverages through the regional group stands: Omsk, Novosibirsk and Kirov regions and the Altai Territory. “The proof of the successful work in this segment of the market is to participate in exhibitions of Russian producers of high-quality and eco-friendly products that can offer a variety of models of maintaining data of areas of business, examine interesting concepts that will result in strengthening of business ties between our countries, the establishment of modern enterprises and creation of new jobs, - said the Trade Representative of the RF in the Republic of Kazakhstan A.V. Yakovlev.
More than 30 producers of Kazakhstan at the independent exposition introduced new items in assortment, products that have already proven themselves in the domestic market and export products in the following areas: meat and fish products, sausages, confectionery products, canned fruit and vegetables, groceries, ingredients, additives, containers and packaging. “We are the domestic manufacturers, produce 100% organic products. We are proud of our products. The exhibition was very active, quite a good amount of useful contacts was established. The exhibition became more highly attended”, - evaluated the exhibition Nurlan Tazhimgaliyev, Regional Director of OSPANOFF.
The exposition of the Hungarian group this year has doubled its representation compared to last year. The reason for this, according to József Urabana, member of the Hungarian stand was “high interest of the exhibition participants in 2015 in the supply of the Hungarian products to Kazakhstan’s market”. “Here, on the platform, we can show more than 30 kinds of products to our potential partners. All companies have come here to establish new contacts, find new distributors”, - explained József Urabana.
In addition, the exposition of China also represented about 20 companies and all sections of the exhibition: Ingredients, Food Products and Beverages, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Packaging and Packaging Equipment.
The extended business program of the event included the master classes of top chefs, as well as seminars of the specialized professionals. In the framework of WorldFood Kazakhstan 2016 the professional competition - Tasting of food products and drinks “The Best Product of WorldFood Kazakhstan 2016” has been held for the 18th time. The competition was held with the support of the Kazakh Academy of Nutrition. The companies “Sultan Marketing” LLP, “New-Aldzhansky Flour Mill” LLP, “Tsesna-Astyk” Concern” LLP, “KEMMI GROUP” LLP, “Green Foods” LLP, “Pinsk Meat-Packing Plant” OJSC, “AL'BA Foods Company” LLP, “TPO AS” LLP, “BAITEREK-4”, “Qing Kaz” LLP, “Kamerton” Company” LLP, “Factory of the Kazakh Academy of Nutrition “Amiran” LLP, “Nalchik Dairy Plant” LLC, “FoodMaster Trade Company” LLP, “ECOPROM GROUP” LLP, “Tea House” LLP, Ionenko IE, Kofeinye Napitki IE, “Galen” Pharmaceutical Factory” LLC, “Altai Seligor” LLC, “Napitki na Dom” LLP, “Keremet Su SKE” LLP , KAZKON, “ViZaVi company” LLP, “Sladkaya Sloboda” LLC, EFES Kazakhstan, “Minsk Kristall” OJSC, “BIO-PRODUKT.KZ” LLP, “Maksimalnyi Razmah Corporation” LLP were awarded the Quality Mark - Golden Medal “Best Product of WorldFood Kazkahstan 2016” .
Organisers of WorldFood Kazakhstan 2016: Kazakhstan Exhibition Company Iteca and its partner ITE Group Plc.