Apr 04 2022

Alimentaria, One of the World’s Biggest Trade Fairs, Kicks Off in Barcelona

Some of Spain’s biggest chefs will be on hand to offer presentations and cooking demos, among  them Elena Arzak, Marcos Morán, and Xavier Pellicer

It's here! Alimentaria, one of the world's biggest food industry events, officially opened its doors today in Barcelona at the Gran Via Venue. This trade show is organized into 10 different areas, highlighting current trends and players, including grocery foods, canned food, dairy products, and Spanish and international products, among others. There will also be multiple areas, such as Alimentaria Hub: Trends & Innovation, The Olive Oil Bar: Taste and Discover, Innoval 2022, and The Experience: Live Gastronomy.

Alimentaria 2022 demonstration

With 2,600 exhibiting companies on the premises, an exhibition area spanning 65,000 square meters, and more than 145 activities for attendees, it’s unsurprising how popular this event is among sector professionals. The activities are particularly interesting, and include everything from conferences called “The future of cheese alternatives” and “The impact of social networks on adolescents’ eating habits to cooking demos like “Food for healthy ageing” and “Zero waste dishes.” An enormously wide range of topics will be addressed at Alimentaria, from sustainability, innovation in packaging, and alternative proteins to insects, vegetarian charcuterie, and food and hospitality startups. Some of Spain’s top chefs will also be on hand, including Elena Arzak, Juan Llorca, Marcos Morán, Xavier Pellicer, the trio from Disfrutar, and Pepe Rodriguez.

Alimentaria 2022