Between the 13th and the 15th of February 2019, in the frame of the “Export Food Sudoe” project, five companies of the food industry visited the German market. This mission consisted in multiple meetings with various importers and distributors from the North Rhine-Westphalia region, as well as a guided visit to a store of the large EDEKA retail group. In this way, companies were able to gain a better understanding of the German market, in particular how their products could meet their needs, and they were also able to promote their products in this competitive country. All this service was supported by the Municipality of Vila Nova de Famalicão, with the help of two experienced consultants in the market.
In addition, the action included other important phases, such as prospecting companies and promoting products in the market to 99 German companies before the mission. Likewise, after the mission, a rigorous follow-up with the companies presenting the highest potential in the region was put in place.
A delegation of 13 companies of the Export Food Sudoe project took part in the international Biofach exhibition in Germany from 13 to 16 February 2019. They are French, Spanish and Portuguese companies that produce organic foods or who wish to embark on a new venture. Organic range.
Biofach is the flagship organic event worldwide, welcoming visitors and exhibitors from all around the world. This fair was a good opportunity for participating companies to meet interesting people and discover new markets, discuss fashions and developments in the organic food sectors, seize business opportunities. BIOFACH allows 91% of the exhibitors to reach their target consumers and establish new profitable business relationships for them during these few days.
After a little over 2 years of implementation, Export Food Sudoe completes its actions in March 2019. In order to restatement the activities set up and the perspective for the future, the project organizes its final conference on Thursday 7 February 2019 in Gijon, Spain. In the program of this day:
– Presentation of the actions carried out by the partners: entrepreneurial meetings, commercial prospecting missions, participation in international fairs …
– Presentation of collaborations initiated by companies abroad
– Showroom and exchanges between companies
– Visit of the showroom by Spanish distributors
– Presentation of the marketplace www.supersaludables.com
– Working groups to continue the collaborations initiated.
This event will bring together companies from South West Europe but also from Ireland and Wales, who will have the opportunity to meet and continue their collaborations.