In Parma from 3 to 6 May, Cibus 2022 will be the first international agri-food fair that will see the return of foreign buyers.
The 21st edition, organized by Fiere di Parma and Federalimentare, will in fact see the easing of the pandemic emergency and the new rules in favor of fair participation by non-EU operators. Measures that will allow the arrival of buyers and traders from every continent, including overseas. About 60,000 professional visitors and about 3,000 exhibiting companies are expected.
The demand for Italian agri-food is growing
However, the war in Ukraine and the international geopolitical situation are also affecting the food sector. The increases in gas and raw materials and logistical problems are in fact putting a strain on Italian food and beverage. But it is precisely this particular situation that assigns trade fairs such as Cibus 2022 a delicate role: on the one hand, attempting a projective synthesis between supply and demand, on the other, planning supplies and assortments overcoming the difficulties of the supply chain.
On the other hand, the demand for Italian agri-food in the world is always strong. Just look at the export statistics of the food industry: USA + 14.3%, China + 32.7%, South Korea + 30.7%, Chile + 50.5%, South Africa + 21.2%, Poland + 21.4%, Spain + 19.6%, Germany + 6.7%, France + 7.1%, (Federalimentare data processed on an Istat basis, January / November 2021).
Attention to sustainability
Cibus 2022 www.cibus.it will put food back at the center of the social and economic debate, showing the scenarios and its role within society. The event reaffirms the role of food in social and economic relationships by aiming at a coherent and increasingly sustainable development model.
In this edition, in fact, the attention to sustainability will be understood in all its many aspects: environmental, economic and social. Also protagonists are the Italian and international GI products for the promotion and enhancement of the territories of origin, the information set necessary to create value on the shelves and a start-up area with Italian and foreign companies as an incubator of innovative proposals.
Cibus 2022 will not fail to enhance the good practices of the agri-food industry to trigger a positive chain reaction along the entire supply chain.