Non-EU exhibitors increase at WorldFood Moscow following Russian import bans

Group booths for Egypt, China, Brazil and Argentina have substantially augmented exhibiting space for September 2014 show.

Following Russia's recent food import bans imposed on European countries, the national group stands of Egypt, China, Brazil and Argentina have substantially increased their exhibiting space at WorldFood Moscow.

Russia’s largest international food and drink tradeshow will take place on 15 – 18 September 2014 in Moscow, Russia. A group of seafood companies from Morocco have also confirmed participation as well as the Dutch companies Staay Food Group and Haluco.

Tony Higginson, Sales Director, WorldFood Moscow, ITE Group Plc, commented: “The changes in Russia’s food regulations has meant that interest from non-EU countries entering this market has increased, and subsequently we have received an influx of last minute bookings from those countries that are not affected by the ban.”

Mr Higginson continued: “We are also pleased to confirm that Russia’s ban has had little effect on the event’s exhibitor list, as international companies (including EU companies) will exhibit to retain their presence in the market and to maintain existing client relationships.”

WorldFood Moscow is a specialised business-to-business exhibition for professionals from the international food and drink industry to meet. Covering a wide range of products, the annual event welcomes thousands of food and beverage companies from over 70 countries, and attracts leading supermarkets, distributors, wholesalers, restaurateurs, retailers and food production companies from Russia and the CIS region.

Exhibitors at WorldFood Moscow will be divided into 11 sectors: fruit and vegetables; canned, confectionery and bakery; oils, fats and sauces; dairy products; drinks; grocery; fish and seafood; meat and poultry; frozen production; tea and coffee; and health and organic.

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