• Food and Beverage Products, Food Processing Technologies Fair
  • 4-7 September 2019
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2.5 billion dollar trade volume at CNR Food İstanbul

CNR Food Istanbul exhibition, which aims to become the biggest food fair worldwide, was held on September 5-8, 2018 at CNR EXPO Yeşilköy, with the participation of 1600 brands.


The most prominent names of the Food, Packaging, Foodservice and Suppliers industries exhibited their newest products for 4 days at CNR Food Istanbul.


At CNR Food Istanbul, organized with the aim to increase the trade volume of food, food service, and packaging industries, the majority of the exhibitors received orders fulfilling their annual production capacity on the first day of the exhibition.


CNR Food İstanbul was organized by Istanbul Trade Fairs, a CNR Holding subsidiary in cooperation with İstanbul Cereals Pulses Oil Seeds and Products Exporters' Association, Ministry of Trade and Istanbul Exporters’ Association, Federation of Food & Drink Industry Associations of Turkey. Czechia, Russia, Uzbekistan, China, and Malaysia participated in the event as pavilions, where professional buyers came together with the exhibitors.


The exhibitors were categorized according to product groups with the B2B matchmaking program, which took place in the first two days of the exhibition, and they were provided the opportunity to have face-to-face meetings with the buying committees in a special area.


Business meetings with 350 VIP buyers from 60 countries were organized at the event. In addition to the international buying committees, visitors from 86 countries contributed to the trade volume of Turkish food companies. The trade volume of CNR Food Istanbul is estimated to be 2.5 billion dollars.


There’s a remarkable increase of 46 percent in the foreign visitor numbers compared to last year. Last year, the 15 percent of CNR Food İstanbul visitors bought online tickets. This year the number multiplied by five and reached 66 percent.


The most famous chefs in the world put on a show


CNR Food İstanbul united the most famous chefs as a part of the International Cooking Show, presenting the food and the culture of many countries such as Russia, India, China, Czechia, Taiwan and Malaysia. There was also a panel about increasing the awareness of the producers and consumers in food industry in order to ensure the quality of products.