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TuttoFood confirms its status as international agri-food hub

MILAN, Italy – TuttoFood, scheduled to take place at Fiera Milano from 6 to 9 May, is becoming an increasingly international hub for the agri-food and high-quality food system, capable of creating synergies and shortening the distances between countries around the world.

Bringing together the best of Italian know-how and putting it in touch with top buyers, while favouring the presence of foreign countries and companies on the Italian market. To date, 32 countries have already confirmed their presence at the next edition, with important and numerous groups from Spain, Greece, Portugal, the United Kingdom, China and the USA.

Confirming the international character of the event, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently issued an important acknowledgement that certifies TuttoFood as the only Italian event in the agri-food sector capable of guaranteeing an effective contribution to U.S. exports.

The ability to evolve, innovate and naturally expand product offerings is the focus of the 2019 edition. TuttoWine, the space dedicated to wine has been born, created in partnership with UIV- Unione Italiana Vini, allowing buyers to explore products from both the food and beverage sectors during their time at the fair. New areas are also dedicated to nutritional traditions, TuttoKosher and TuttoHalal, consolidating the event’s international character.

The new product categories will be included in the sectors of the most consolidated areas of the event. Focus on the delicatessen and gastronomy world at TuttoDeli, the world of preserves with TuttoGrocery; TuttoSweet, offering confirmation for the world of sweets and oven-baked products, while TuttoPasta consolidates the dry pasta segment with the expansion of historical producers and a focus on fresh pasta. This edition has two new entries TuttoFrozen and TuttoSeafood, sections dedicated to frozen food and fish products, and the two historic pavilions dedicated to dairy products and fresh and cured meats, TuttoDairy and TuttoMeat, are characterised by increasing product innovation.

Evolution Plaza, the digital transformation village, which – together with the well-known Retail Plaza – looks to innovation in the agri-food sector, makes its debut. This is a new area, representing an opportunity to analyse how 4.0 technologies can help the growth of the sector. Evolution Plaza is also the space where companies and research centres can experiment and dialogue with each other. The partnership with Netcomm, the Italian e-commerce consortium, takes advantage of this opportunity, bringing the Food Lab eCommerce platform to this area.

Considerable investment in highly qualified Italian and international buyers, thanks also to the contribution of ITA/ICE Agency on several key markets. The focus on high-profile buyers that target quality contacts is also reinforced by the agreements made by TuttoFood with important overseas associations such as Restaurant Canada, which brings together Canadian restaurants and away-from-home chains, and the Specialty Food Association, the most important association in the sector in the USA.

TuttoFood will be partnering Milano Food City from 3 to 9 May 2019, the week of quality food held at the same time as the event.

The seventh edition of TuttoFood is scheduled to take place at Fiera Milano from 6 to 9 May 2019.

For more information: www.tuttofood.it/en, @TuttoFoodMilano.