This year, WorldFood Moscow will take place during a period of import substitution. Russia banned $25 billion worth of food imports from the EU, US and other countries last year, and it is looking to secure new suppliers to meet the country’s food demands, as well as investors in technology and processing equipment.

WorldFood Moscow will gather more than 1,500 exhibiting companies from 70 different countries. Russian companies have increased their presence and now make up 50% of all exhibitors. Regional groups will include Samara, Penza, and Krasnoyarsk. The exhibition will be attended by a number of honoured guests including the Vice President of Brazil and the Deputy Minister of Commerce of Iran.

Countries not affected by sanctions such as Iran, Egypt, Argentina and China will present national stands.

WorldFood Moscow will provide an opportunity for Russian companies to present their products, expand their sales and find new partners, and for foreign companies to present quality raw materials for producing food products and a wide range of food and drink products not offered on the Russian market previously.

Foreign companies will come from countries such as China, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Brazil, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Argentina, the Faroe Islands and many more.

Furthermore, the Chinese national stand will have a group of companies from the Shanxi Province who will present agricultural products and hold cultural performances on their stand.

Business programme
Due to sanctions and the fluctuations in the rouble, the food sector has become very sensitive to change. There has been a redistribution of commodity goods, changes in the structure of supply and demand, and an increase in food production in Russia. The WorldFood Moscow business programme will address the current market situation and will include four main sessions; The Russian Food Market: The Situation in 2015, Russian Seafood: A Year after the Introduction of Sanctions,
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables: An Era of Change and The Supplier and the Retail Chain: Practices of Effective Cooperation.

Product of the Year Competition
More than 400 products have entered the 2015 Product of the Year competition at World Food Moscow. The Central Tasting Commission of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation will select winners based on taste and quality. Winners will be able to display their medal on the labelling of their product.

The 6th Innovation Showcase
The competition awards exhibitors on their product innovations. Applications in 10 product categories were entered. The winners, voted by visitors to the official WorldFood Moscow website, will be displayed in the Atrium Hall between pavilions 2 and 8.
Visit the website to learn more.

For more information:
Alison O'Dowd