PRESS RELEASE: iFood 2016
Featuring 295 exhibitors, a large international attendance and a top-quality conference
Mashhad International Exhibition Center once again opened its doors to the 17th edition of iFood, one of the most important business platforms for food and food processing industries in Iran. The exhibition, which is supported by Khorasan Industrial Estates Company and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and took place from August 25 to 28 in Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi Province and an important hub for Iran’s food industry, has further strengthened its recognition by the international business community. As many as 295 companies from 16 countries such as Iran, Germany, China, Kazakhstan, Turkey, India, Ukraine, Italy and others demonstrated a full variety of the latest products and technology for the food and food processing industries to over 16,000 local and international visitors., Companies from China, Kazakhstan and Pakistan arranged national pavilions.
The international pavilion was for the third consecutive year organized by IFWexpo Heidelberg GmbH. The German Agricultural Society (DLG e.V.) once again arranged a comprehensive conference program. The two-day symposium, which accompanied the exhibition from August 26 to 28, featured topics such as “Bilateral trade conditions and food safety” and “New ideas for vegetable processing”. Industry experts from international companies such as, Eco Viva GmbH, DLG Test Service, CSB, Plattenhardt+Wirth GmbH, VEMAG Anlagenbau GmbH or R-Biopharm or Wadi-International University took an active part in the sessions by giving presentations and statements.
Some 27 high-ranking officials from Iran, Afghanistan, Germany, Iraq, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tartastan (Russia), Turkey and Turkmenistan participated in the opening ceremony on August 25. Among them were Mr. Ghanbari, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Rahmani, Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade of Iran, Mr. Rashidian, Governor of Khorasan Razavi Province as well as other senior members of the government, Mr. Anvar Mavlanov, Deputy General Director of Development of Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia) and others.
The next edition of iFood will host professionals from food and food processing industry around the world again in August 2017 in Mashhad. For more details, please feel free to contact the organizers.
IFWexpo Heidelberg GmbH