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Fine and fresh food sector boosted by trade fair Tavola


A great edition. This is no exaggeration: both exhibitors and organization have spared neither effort nor trouble to turn Tavola 2016 into a memorable edition. From March 13 to 16, its 18th edition was held at Kortrijk Xpo. Whereas it all started in 1982 with 40 exhibitors on an area of less than 1 hall, 24 years later, Tavola has definitely grown to be a European must visit fair in the field of fine and fresh food.
The beautiful stands, the warm welcome for the visitors by the exhibitors, the overall decoration, the strictly professional character, etc. It was nice to spend some time in the fine and fresh food industry in the past three days.


Golden Tavola competition awards the companies Sopraco, Bleuzé-Interfood and R&D Food Revolution

New flavours, surprising product combinations, other applications, original consumption moments, etc. The Golden Tavola competition awards the best innovations in the food industry and helps determine what will be on the consumer’s plate or in their glass tomorrow.

Classic delicatessen and trendy food for fine food retailers & delicatessens at Tavola 2016: 13-14-15 March 2016, Kortrijk Xpo (Belgium)

Between Sunday 13 and Tuesday 15 March Tavola, the trade fair for fine food retailers and delicatessens, will be back offering a tremendous source of inspiration with its unique selection of the latest products and best delicatessen in the market. Companies from Belgium and abroad will be showcasing a unique assortment of fine food and drinks. Classic delicatessen & trendy food, private brands, major brands and little-known new discoveries. Tavola is the platform for select premium products of market leaders as well as exclusive artisan products. A large number of exhibitors from abroad will be present again: individual participants as well as pavilions representing countries like the Netherlands, France Luxembourg, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Poland, Hungary and South Africa. This this year several zones have been earmarked for artisan producers where they can present their original and high-quality products on small, uniform stands.

A particularly successful edition of TAVOLA 2014 that surpassed all expectations

The 17th edition of TAVOLA, the trade fair for fine foods and fresh products is now behind us. And we can say with some pride that this 2014 edition was a great success: in initial evaluations, exhibitors have reported that they made an impressive number of high-quality business contacts that far surpassed their expectations. In addition to the traditional visitors from the Benelux, we saw a remarkable increase in the number of international visitors, a factor that was very much appreciated by the exhibitors. Enthusiastic reactions therefore as this extremely elegant and professional event came to a close. It is rightfully described as one of the most beautiful European food trade fairs.