No doubt: the edition of Macfrut 2019 will be the most international of all time. From May 8th to 10th there are about fifty States present, and many international authorities will attend the opening day: the Minister of Agriculture Thsibangu Kalala of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, that of Puntland (Somalia) Ismail Dirie Gamadid, the Minister of ‘Agriculture Denis Lichi of Paraguay. And again the Deputy Minister of Ethiopia, Sani Redi Ahmed Vice (Agriculture) and Take Gebdeysus (Industry and Commerce). The exhibition will be inaugurated by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Emanuela Del Re on Wednesday 8th May at 11th am, in the presence of president of the Emilia Romagna region Stefano Bonaccini, just to name a few. Ambassadors and institutional representatives from 22 countries will also be present during Macfrut 2019: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Honduras, Madagascar, Mexico, Mozambique , Namibia, Peru, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Among the news is the presence of a pavilion entirely dedicated to Africa, of which the Sub-Saharan area is an international partner. 200 companies from 14 countries will be present. It is therefore no coincidence that on the opening day of Macfrut 2019, the conference (at 2.30 pm) has the theme “Italy-Africa: a renewed partnership for horticultural and agro-industrial development”. An international event opened by Italy’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Emanuela Del Re and closed by Alessandra Pesce, undersecretary of the Ministry of Agricultural Policies. Internationalization is also the search for new outlet markets, as recalled by the conference “Italian Ortofrutta at a point of no return: new markets are needed”, together with the leading experts in the sector, Wednesday at 2.30pm. In this direction goes the invitation to Macfrut 2019 of 1500 buyers in the proven synergy with the Ice Agency for the promotion abroad and internationalization of Italian companies.