Almost 900 companies were presented in exhibition halls; Festival of Flavours was featured for the first time
New food industry products for business and gastronomy, a showcase of state-of-the-art technologies as well as a hall dedicated to packaging and printing: the SALIMA and EmbaxPrint fairs have been held in Brno for over forty years now, and they are still in high demand. This year, the food fairs also featured the premieres of SALIMA Technology fair and the Festival of Flavours appealing to all lovers of good food and drink.
This year’s SALIMA International Food Fair starting 27 February will be enjoyed by all food lovers and present countless outstanding food products – from delectable coffees and fragrant cheeses to crunchy bread and pastry products. Whoever wants to tickle their taste buds would do well to visit the gastronomy show Gastrofest. Top chefs will be cooking in front of audiences and you’ll straight away get to taste the finished results.
In cooperation with the Union of Bakers and Confectioners of the Czech Republic, the Baker of the Year 2018 - Junior Competition will take place during the food fairs along with the 2018 Attractive Product Competition. The visitors will see young baker talents in action. The general partner of the competition is Albert. The competition will take place over the first two days of the fair and the remaining days will offer the Bakery Centre where the visitors can try to shape their own bakery products.
Culinary specialties from every corner of the world – this concisely describes Exhibition Hall A. At SALIMA will be represented every area of gastronomy – suppliers of meat products, food ingredients, dairy products, confectionery, teas and coffees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will all be on show. Visitors can taste and purchase everything.
Integral to the food calendar are the MBK and INTECO trade fairs. The first aims to present the quality and importance of the bakery and confectionary sector. Exhibiting here will be e.g. the companies Jarospol, Kornfeil, J4, TOPOS and TenArt. Part of the fair will be a so-called “Job Forum”, whose general partner is the company Albert.
The trend over the last few food fairs has been to separate food technology away from the traditional presentations of food and drinks. This year will be the first time, however, that technological innovations will have their very own trade fair - SALIMA Technology. Visitors will find it in Hall V, together with the MBK and INTECO trade fairs.
This year's new feature is the Festival of Tastes, which will take place in Hall C from 1 to 3 March. The main part of it is a festival of microbreweries, which will be attended by 50 Czech and Moravian beer producers.