Two groups of buyers, from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, Oman, Poland, and Serbia, will be able to network with local producers of organic products in Spain
The 3rd edition of the Organic Food Iberia fair is about to get underway and will run on June 7th and 8th at Madrid’s Ifema conference center. The event is the largest of its kind on the Iberian Peninsula, bringing together certified suppliers from Spain and Portugal and attendees from around the world.
A selection of Spanish companies will participate, showcasing everything from organic acorn-fed pork loin and extra virgin olive oil to vinegar, marmalade, and salt.
More than 400 forward-thinking companies are will come together, all of which share the same values: sustainability and the environment. They will discuss emerging trends in the sector, and attendees will have the opportunity to sample an extensive selection of fresh organic produce from across Spain, meet face-to-face with top suppliers, and network with buyers.
Two groups of international buyers will participate in reverse trade missions in parallel with the fair. One group, with buyers from China, Poland, and Serbia, will travel to Castile-León in a mission organized by ICE Competitividad Empresarial and ICEX. The other group, from China, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and Serbia, will travel to Andalusia in a trip organized by Extenda and ICEX. They will visit local factories, sample products, talk with producers, and have the unique opportunity to learn firsthand about Spain’s stellar selection of organic products.
Reverse Trade Mission to Castile-León
The next day will begin with a visit to Beher, in Guijuelo, Salamanca. They’ll have a tour of the farm and factory and will eat a delicious lunch there made using the company’s products.
After lunch they’ll travel to Medina del Campo, Valladolid, for an afternoon visit to the Matarromera winery as well as Oliduero, a top olive oil producer. They will sample products at both company’s facilities, after which they will head to Matapozuelos.
That afternoon the group will enjoy learning more about Bodega Garciarévalo. This will include a wine tasting paired with products such as organic cured pork from Embutidos Caromez and organic cashew cheese from Quevana Foods.
On June 9th, the group will tour the Naturae facilities in the morning and get to sample a selection of its natural juices. That will be followed by a transfer to Tórtoles de Esqueva, in Burgos, where they will visit Trufbox.
The international buyers’ visit will conclude in Aranda de Duero, where they will tour the Peñalba Lopez winery, sample its organic wines, and enjoy lunch at Finca Torremilanos.
Reverse Trade Mission to Andalusia
On June 7th, this group of international buyers will travel to Cordoba and will enjoy a welcome dinner at Bodegas Campo.
After lunch, the group will travel to Fuentes de Andalucia in Seville to visit Fonteleva Quesera and sample its artisan cheese and organic extra virgin olive oils.
Later, they’ll stop at the Parador de Carmona for a very special activity. In addition to being served food and drinks, Andalusian companies will be on hand with their organic products and the buyers will have the opportunity to taste them and talk with producers.
After the Parador, the group will a visit to Aloe Vera Las Coronas in Carmona, known for its vegan, organic aloe vera juice. They will have the chance to enjoy the views from the lavender fields during sunset.
After that the group will head to Seville, where they will spend the night.
The following day, on June 9th, the buyers will offered a presentation by Andalusia’s organic sector, during which local companies will be able to interact with the international buyers. After that they will travel to Isla Cristina, in Huelva.
The first visit will be to Salinas del Alemán, where they can learn more about their products, which includes a unique selection of products such as organic fleur de sel and organic sea salt, among other items.