CIBUS 2018: talking about the future of agrofood

Visions and debates over the tomorrow’s agrofood. Together with PEFMED.

4 days, 3.000 exhibitors, over a thousand highly innovative foods presented for the first time at Parma Exposition Centre from May 7th to 10th. In a nutshell, this is CIBUS 2018, the great event dedicated to all-round agrifood sector with a program full of events, seminars, round tables, cooking shows.

The 4 days event are focused on the innovation, which is the main theme of this edition, from the technological food processing headlines to the latest about the foods of the future. Not only futuristic productions, but realistically what our tables will find in the next few years and that in part they already do today. Food, above all, but also a recognition of the main today and tomorrow technological trends that are pushing ahead the world of distribution and food & beverage.

The agenda is dense of hints. As part of the World Food Research and Innovation Forum, some of the most important R&D players debate over the technological challenges of the agrofood sector, focusing in particular on Biotechnologies and on the possibilities they have to implement revolutions.

In CIBUS 2018 a large space is devoted to numerous projects that look beyond the boundaries of classical production and aim to include young people and foreign actors. At this regard, ENEA and FEDERALIMENTARE present to the stakeholders the PEFMED project, along with the results of the stress tests of a pool of Mediterranean companies to line up the production and commercial strategies with the European Product Environmental Footprint requirements.

“This is an opportunity to make the fair not only a window on the state of the art of the food industry, but to try to be actors of change, as underlined by Luigi Scordamaglia, President of Federalimentare, arguing that the most important challenge for the sector is “overcoming supply chain conflict “and in the” relaunch of the European single market “with a look of attention in Brussels that is committed to safeguarding the various identities and to find” a new centrality in terms of common policies in the food sector ” (surce: repubblica.it)

Marco Meggiolaro

Marco Meggiolaro works at Euris - European Researches & Investments Services - in Padova since 2005 as project manager.

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