Customer and consumer behaviors are constantly changing and becoming even more diverse. As a result, the promotion of a product or service has become increasingly crucial. Industry fairs still maintain their significance as they serve as opportunities for sectoral gatherings and product and company introductions.
In today’s world, physical fairs still maintain their importance as they provide an opportunity to closely examine companies and products from various locations around the globe. In this era of intensified competition and increased reliance on online platforms, food fairs are gaining significance to enhance visibility in the industry. Therefore, we compiled the food fairs held in Turkey in 2023-2024, for you.
Participating in Food & Beverages Events in Turkey has Several Benefits
- Establishing Face-to-Face Communication with Target Audience and Potential Buyers
- Rapid Focus on the Target Audience
- Increasing Brand Awareness and Demonstrating Industry Strength
- Showcasing New and Existing Products to the Target Audience:
- Exploring New Markets and Business Connections
- Outshining Competitors in the Market: By participating in fairs, you can gain a competitive edge over rivals.
- Better Understanding Competitors and Potential Customer Base
- Conducting High-Volume Sales with Exclusive Fair Promotions
- Sharing International Trade Experiences for Sectoral Knowledge Exchange: Fairs provide an opportunity to share experiences in international trade and exchange sector-specific knowledge with others in the industry.
Important Food Fairs Held in Turkey 2023-2024
The important international food fairs held in Turkey are as follows:
- World Food Istanbul (Istanbul)
- CNR Food (Istanbul)
- International Food and Beverage Specialty Fair (Antalya)
- Halal Expo (Istanbul)
- Export Gateway to Africa (Istanbul)
- Euroasia Interfresh Fair (Antalya)
- F Istanbul Food and Beverage Fair (Istanbul)
World Food Istanbul is a massive food fair hld in Turkey that brings together global food companies from all around the world in Istanbul. This year, it will take place at TÜYAP Congress Center from September 6th to 9th, 2023. WorldFood hosts over 1,500 local and foreign exhibitors showcasing their products in 70 different product categories and thousands of brands. In addition to attracting nearly 50,000 visitors, the fair is also preparing to host more than 800 VIP buyers from over 70 countries.
Following, CNR Food is one of the significant fairs that bring together the global food industry in Istanbul. It will be held from September 7th to 10th at Istanbul Yenikapı-Avrasya Show & Art Center. The fair’s participant profile includes various sectors such as meat and meat products, fruits-dried fruits, and vegetables, dairy and dairy products, confectionery, biscuits, and bakery products, organic products, gourmet products, cereals and legume products, basic food products, food additives, and snacks.
Thirdly, the 30th International Food and Beverage Specialization Fair will take place from February 6th to 9th, 2024, at the ANFAS International Fair and Congress Center in Antalya. This food fair held in Turkey holds significant importance as one of Turkey’s major HORECA (Hotel/Restaurant/Café) fairs. The participant profile of the fair includes various sectors such as legumes, cereals, spices, solid and liquid oils, meat and meat products, dairy and dairy products, bakery products, additives, chocolate, confectionery, ice cream, wholesale food distribution, seafood, and beverages.
Subsequently, anohter important boutique fair that brings together halal companies and products in Istanbul. It will be held from November 23rd to 26th, 2023, at the Yeşilköy Istanbul Fair Center. Halal Expo will host more than 500 purchasing professionals from target markets worldwide, including Turkey, the Middle East, Central and Western Europe, the Balkans, and Africa, as part of the procurement delegation program. Additionally, new distributors will be present at the fair. There will be opportunities to establish halal business networks and sectoral conferences during the event.
Following, the Export Gateway to Africa Fair which will take place on November 21st to 23rd, 2023, is fifth. It will be at Istanbul Yenikapı-Avrasya Exhibition and Art Center. The fair aims to create new markets beyond the contracting European market, establish an extensive trade-export network with Africa for Turkey’s leading sectors, and increase the trade volume between Turkey and African countries.
The Interfresh Euroasia Fair, held in Antalya, will take place between September 28th and 30th, 2023. It brings together the sectors of vegetables, fruits, packaging, logistics, storage, and agricultural technologies under the Interfresh Eurasia Fair. The fair aims to create commercial and sustainable business traffic by bringing together participants, visitors, associations, sector unions, public institutions, and organizations.
Last but not least, the F Istanbul Food and Beverage Fair took place at the Istanbul Expo Center from July 12th to July 14th. This year’s fair was the second edition, following its inaugural event in 2022. The main objective of the fair is to shape according to the industry’s needs, reach alternative exporters and products that will boost the country’s exports to global markets, connect participants with new customers, and offer them new market opportunities.
Did you know that for Coimex Growth Package members who set up a booth at the fair, we organize live B2B meetings on-site during the fair?
If you would like to have face-to-face meetings with other Coimex members at the fair where you also have a booth, you can reach us at the WhatsApp number +90 532 447 92 99