The most successful international trade fair in Turkey for food processing and packaging Technologies, FOTEG ISTANBUL hosted a record number of exhibitors and visitors in 2013. Following the opening speeches of Mr. Bekir Çakıcı General Manager of HKF Trade Fairs, Mr. Kasım Piral Director of Istanbul Food, Agriculture, Mr. Sedat Kuru President of Istanbul Branch of UCTEA Chamber of Food Engineers opening ribbon was cut with the participation of Mahmoud Sanoussi President of Sudan Chamber of Commerce. Participating companies’ stands were visited by the group. This year 759 companies from 50 countries exhibiting, 197 of the companies are from Turkey and 562 from overseas. Exhibitors came together at the cocktail party organized on the opening night.
Seminars were held throughout the event
A briefing was held by the organizator HKF Trade Fairs on the first day of FOTEG ISTANBUL 2013 which had a rich activity schedule. In briefing with the title of ‘New Legislation in Food Safety and Expectations’ food safety which took yet another turn and new food legislation were discussed by spokesmen Dr. Can Demir, the Chairman of the Board of Food Safety and Hygiene Academy and Sedat Kuru, the President of Istanbul Branch of UCTEA Chamber of Food Engineers. Exhibitors Teknik Arıtma and Cemsan conducted seminars on the third day of the event. Mr. Fab Pakizhker from General Electric presented the seminar organized by Teknik Arıtma with the title of ‘Water Treatment Units’ Application in Food Industry'. Again on the third day Cemsan conducted a seminar. ‘Necessity of Saw Blades’ seminar was presented by the sales manager of German Freund Co. Mr. Johann Voth.
B2B application in FOTEG ISTANBUL 2013
This year B2B service was put into service as a first in FOTEG İSTANBUL. Thanks to this new application exhibitors and visitors of FOTEG were able arrange on-line one-to-one business meetings.
Foreign buyer groups at FOTEG ISTANBUL 2013
A great number of foreign buyer groups visited FOTEG ISTANBUL 2013. A buyer group of over 200 from Afganistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Ukraine, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Sudan, Tunisia, Kuwait and Uzbekistan, right along with a buyer group of around 150 from Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar made various business deals. Beside that members of Bartın and Susurluk Chamber of Industry and Trade and Chamber of Food Engineers Konya were one of those who visited the exhibition.
Great attention from foreign press members
Foreign press members such as AzerNews from Azerbaijan, Al Ahram and El Bashayer from Egypt, Uzbekistan News & Economical Review from Uzbekistan, KSA & Gulf Media representing Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Total.kz from Kazakhstan, Al Shamal from Lebanon, Fokus Magazine from Macedonia followed the event closely.
Professional team of FOTEG ISTANBUL bringing the leading brands under the same roof that are operating in the field of food processing and packaging technologies has already started the preparations for the next event.
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