31th International Club de Gourmets Exhibition
24 Apr - 27 Apr 2017
Feria de Madrid (IFEMA)
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I
Held annually at Madrid's IFEMA convention center, the Salón de Gourmets is a yearly celebration of gourmet (primarily) Spanish food products, representing a huge variety of items that range from wines to preserved fish, shellfish and vegetables, fresh and cured meats, sweets, vegetables and fruits, olive oils and vinegars, olives, honeys, cheeses, beer, legumes, coffee, cider, vermouth and other spirits, nuts and snacks, and much more, as well as equipment for the restaurant industry and other related items.
To give an idea of the scope of this annual event, the 2016 edition recorded 80,872 visitors, 35,000 products, 1,396 exhibitors, 1,628 Spanish and international journalists, and more than seven hundred different activities that included tastings and pairings, cooking demonstrations, competitions and much more.
Additionally, the Salón de Gourmets presents producers and manufacturers with a major business opportunity that is increasingly focused on the export market. In 2016 this accounted for 192 million euros in direct and indirect business.
In terms of previewing the list of events for 2017, regular visitors will be relieved to hear that favorite events like the annual Dehesa de Extremadura Ham Carving Competition, the Spanish Sommeliers' Championship, and the "GourmetQuesos" Best Spanish Cheeses Competition, to name a few, will all be taking place next year. Other highlights of this upcoming professional fair will include the wine and olive oil tasting areas known as the Tunél de Vino (wine tunnel) and the Oleoteca, respectively.