Rimini, Italy: Macfrut 2019 – Spotlight on sub-Saharan Africa
In its 36th year, Macfrut (8–10 May) will be honouring the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Exhibitors will include Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Delegations from other countries in the region will attend to meet fruit and vegetable buyers from the European markets. In 2018, 43,000 visitors visited Rimini (up from 39,000 in 2017) – 25% of whom were international. The show’s 2018 Tropical Fruit Congress brought together the elite of the world’s mango and avocado sectors –300 operators, 80% from overseas.
So there are many reasons for the COLEACP team to attend Macfrut 2019. We aim to liaise with the ACP companies present at the fair as part of our Fit For Market (FFM) programme, to promote ACP fruit and vegetables to European buyers, and to measure the opportunities that this European fair represents for business development for the EU–ACP fruit and vegetable sector.