10 - 12
MARCH 2018 METROPOLITAN EXPO
ATHENS - GREECE
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International Visitors' Testimonials

International visitors voice their enthusiasm!
International buyers, visitors and journalists were astonished by the excellent organisation of the 4th FOOD EXPO 2017, the size of the exhibition as well as the high quality and impressive variety of Greek food products.

"This is my second visit to the FOOD EXPO. I have previously been here last year and I am extremely pleased that FOOD EXPO and FORUM invited me to come here once again. I think from my initial experience, one of the things that is very noticeable is that there are more companies. There are also a lot more visitors”
RONNIE MOALEM, FOOD & COMMODITY PRODUCTS | AUSTRALIA

“The trade show is successful and it is growing. This year it is much better than last year and I predict it will continue to grow in the future”.

ADIL SAMUEL, ADMIRAL FOODS | AUSTRALIA 


“This is my first time at FOOD EXPO. The show has been nicely organized by FORUM SA. Full credit goes to Nikos Choudalakis. We found many Greek products, which we were not aware of. I have already met with 22 companies at FOOD EXPO. We will definitely do business with at least six or seven of them”.
UJJAL KUMAR MUKHERJEE, AL JAZIRA GROUP & DAWANI GROUP HOLDING | BAHRAIN


“The trade fair is very well organized and the B2B Meetings are really nice. It’s a great show! We found the products we were looking for”.
MURAT USLU, FOUNTAIN FOOD & BEVERAGES Ltd. | CANADA


“I like the trade show very much, I had good feedback from the meeting that I had with the exhibitors. There is a large variety of new products that I have seen. From the very first day, we found the products that we were looking for, from approximately six different sources”.
CHAKIB AZIZI, BIANCA INTERNATIONAL ORGANIC INC. | CANADA


“I find that it is a very interesting trade show with a lot of companies present here.I have found a couple of products that I was looking for. For sure, next year we’ll be back”.
SYLVAIN DOYLE, DOYLE IMPORTATION | CANADA

“I find the exhibition very well organized and I feel it is larger and with more exhibitors than in previous years, so I believe the trade show is growing, and I see a lot of visitors as well. I absolutely found the products I was looking for. I will definitely be coming back next year”.
VIJAY VASNAN, JAIPUR STAR GENERAL TRADING COMPANY, LLC UAE | DUBAI


“The trade show was amazing and I found a lot of products that I was looking for to do business with at our large supermarket chain. I believe FORUM did a great job in organizing the show. This year, the show is even better and I think the number of visitors and exhibitors has increased. There is also a greater variety of products this year”.
AMREG AMEN, METRO MARKET | EGYPT 


“There are many interesting suppliers to see. I have already found some Greek products I was looking for, like Greek yoghurt. I will definitely come back next year”.

ASA KARSTEN, S GROUP | FINLAND

“I have found interesting suppliers and innovative products of excellent quality. This is my third time visiting FOOD EXPO and I think it is getting better and better every year!”
KAUPPI HEIKKI, NETTOIMPORT OY| FINLAND

“The show is very well organized and we found plenty of products we were looking for. We also met with many of our suppliers. We will definitely be here again next year.”
PATRICK DUFORESTEL, MELPAS EURL | FRANCE

“I am very pleased with the parallel hosting of the two exhibitions, Food expo and Oenotelia, because it was good to connect the wine with all other Greek products. It’s definitely a plus. I will return next year with great pleasure”.
CORALLIE WELSCH, LE COMPTOIR DE MESSENIE / FRANCE 


“The trade show provided a nice overview of a big range of products. It would be nice to return next year. You can find many new contacts here”.
MILES BRUSTIVECKER, HEINRICH KÜHLMANN GMBH & CO. KG | GERMANY


“FOOD EXPO 2017 was for me one of the best trade shows from all over the world. I was in Istanbul, Japan and other places. FOOD EXPO was definitely better. Not only the organization, but also the general picture in summary”.
ERNST-JORG TEUSCHER, GARCON MAGAZINE | GERMANY

“Once again, at FOOD EXPO we found excellent products, so I'm more than happy with the outcome. In my opinion, FOOD EXPO is a must-see event.”

RALPH UBRAN, WINE & NATURE | GERMANY

"This is my first time in Greece and at FOOD EXPO. I was in a position to meet various Greek businessmen and suppliers. At the same time, also, I met with suppliers from different European countries. So this provided a good understanding of the niche market products that Greece can offer to the international market”.
SINGH INTERJEET, FORTUNE GOURMET SPECIALITIES PVT Ltd. | INDIA


“I think every year FOOD EXPO is getting better and better. Because I was there last year and this year, it’s so well organized making sure that every exhibitor will get a chance to meet international visitors, and introduce them to all the wonderful Greek products”.
ALA CHANDRA, MAYA IMPEX | INDIA


“I think this show has a better variety and more innovation than SIAL Middle East. I did find many companies offering products that could be of interest to the Indian market –mostly olive oil, especially since Greek olive oil is the best– and I think we will start doing business soon enough.”

RAGHAV ARORA, RAGHAV ENTERPRISES | INDIA

“This is my first time in Greece for FOOD EXPO, and it’s been an excellent event for us. We’ve been amazed with the number of Greek producers that we have seen, in terms of product development. The event has been very insightful. I would recommend the exhibition to anyone who hasn’t been here, to attend and to exhibit if they’re a manufacturer”.

MARK KELLY, THE EUROPEAN SUPERMARKET MAGAZINE | 
IRELAND

“ We are pleasantly surprised, first of all with the organization of FOOD EXPO and with all the companies that are attending this trade fair. I have definitely found some very good products and some interesting companies, especially regarding products that I need for my portfolio that normally is just composed of Italian companies”.
MICHELE DE SANTIS, WORLDWIDE BUSINESS CONSULTANCY | ITALY

“FOOD EXPO 2017 is even better than last year, because companies from all over the world participate in the trade show. Moreover, exhibitors are definitely exhibiting a wider variety of products this year. I found many products that I was looking for, many of them from Greece. I wish to return next year”.
KHALIL MUKBEL, SUBHI MUKBEL SA | JORDAN


“I was pleasantly surprised. The trade show was much bigger than I expected, the range of products and the number of exhibitors was impressive and very representative of what Greece has to offer. I think it was a very successful visit for me; I have managed to find several potential suppliers and hopefully we'll do business together.”
OBADA KAYYALI, CHAINS TRADING COMPANY LTD. | JORDAN

“FOOD EXPO is perfect! There is a great variety of companies and we found many new products. I will come again next year, for sure!”
EZZIDEEN AL-BEITAWI, ABDULLATIF AL-BEITAWI & SONS CO | JORDAN

“This is my first time at FOOD EXPO and I have to say that I found the show very well organized. I found many products that I am interested in. You have lovely brands in Greece with huge potential.”
TEREZA DIMPERE, GOURMET STUDIO | LATVIA

“I was surprised with FOOD EXPO exhibition, because I found many exhibitors who satisfied me with their products, many interesting and joyful people. I would recommend this exhibition to my partners, my clients and my friends, because it was a great experience”.
ARTURAS NECEJAUSKAS, RESTORANU VERSLAS | LITHUANIA

“This is my first time here in Athens for FOOD EXPO. The trade fair has been much better than I expected and, of course, I have seen a lot of interesting, great new products here in the show. I have found the products I was looking for, quite a few brands that were really interesting and innovative”.
JAY LIM TZE WEI, ATT GLOBAL | MALAYSIA

“This is my first time at FOOD EXPO and it’s been a very good experience. I have already found very good suppliers. I am doing sourcing for the international division of the company, so for us, our participation is very important”.
MARTA GIGA, DAYMON WORLDWIDE /PORTUGAL


“The trade show is very interesting for us, because we are looking for Greek products and there are many interesting products here. We found what we were looking for, especially the olive oil that we were searching for a long time. I will definitely return next year!”.

REDIGA GRIGORE, PHARMA FOOD GROUP DISTRIBUTION | ROMANIA 


“It’s a great opportunity for many of the companies that I’ve met here at FOOD EXPO. FOOD EXPO is characterized by two things: by extrovert people and by people who are passionate about what their business is”.
CATALINA MIHU, BAKER & BISCUIT MAGAZINE | ROMANIA

“This is my second time at the FOOD EXPO. This is a very good trade show. There are always quality suppliers. This year is definitely better than last year, with definitely more people attending. I will definitely return next year.”
WASEEM AHMAD, DUCANDI TRADING COMPANY | SAUDI ARABIA


“You can say that I secured at least 75% of the products I was looking for, and have started doing business on them. I will be returning next year for sure, and bringing along some of my colleagues. I am definitely recommending the exhibition”.

MUHAMMAD KHALIL AHMAD, DUKAN RETAILING COMPANY | SAUDI ARABIA


“I am in the Wine & Gourmet business and here I have seen the local varieties of wine and it’s very good. In fact, I’ve tasted some, it was very, very good. I will definitely return next year”.

STEVEN FOO, THE CELLAR DOOR Pte Ltd | SINGAPORE


“I was really impressed with FOOD EXPO! The quality of products, the number of exhibitors, the organization of the fair; everything was top notch! I came to Greece with no expectations whatsoever, and I was pleasantly surprised!”
JAMES WONG, PHOON HUAT & CO LTD. | SINGAPORE

“FOOD EXPO is big and certainly bigger than other European shows. I have found interesting products, especially spices, herbs and olive oil. I would consider coming again next year.”
LIM RAYMOND, QUAYSIDE QUALITY FOOD PTE LTD. | SINGAPORE

“ I’ve seen things that I haven’t seen before in other Food Shows and it has been a great experience. I came here with no expectations and I was really impressed”.
SAJJAD VAID, CC FOOD & BEVERAGE | SOUTH AFRICA


“I didn't expect FOOD EXPO to be so nice. I've been to other shows and I think this one is quite good. It is also very well organized. I definitely need to come again next year to boost my imports.”

ALI BUHLER, BM FOOD MANUFACTURERS LTS. | SOUTH AFRICA

“At FOOD EXPO, I found, just yesterday, four new products, which I’ve been searching for five years, so I’m very impressed. I’m absolutely considering returning next year. This has probably been the best trade show I’ve been to in five-six years of going to shows, large and small. It’s been really invaluable to meet such a breadth of manufacturers, rather than sales people or export people”.
SHAUN BUTLER, VESTEY FOODS UK Ltd. | UNITED KINGDOM


“I would say that things have moved up a gear actually. The exhibition seems bigger and a lot of the Greek companies seem a lot more export-ready than they were two years ago. Packaging is better, there’s a better selection of products”.
PAUL HARGREAVES, CATSWALL FAIR | UNITED KINGDOM 


“This is my first time at FOOD EXPO. The show itself, compared to other trade shows, is very well organized. The layout is very good. The variety is very good”.
NICK SPAVEN, GASTRONICS | UNITED KINGDOM

“I had a number of organized meetings which went very well, and overall I think it's been a very useful visit. What I also found useful, is the fact that I came across the trends within the Greek market.”
STEFANO CUOMO, MACKNADE FINE FOODS | UNITED KINGDOM

“I like the trade show very much. FOOD EXPO is very well organized. Everything is perfect. I found the products that I was looking for, even though they were very specific”.
IGNACIO BOSINSKY, VANACITY SA | URUGUAY

“I was really impressed with the organization of the show and the quality of the products that I’m looking for. I would love to come back next year. I made really good contacts here”.
ALVARO CARDENAS, J.K. IMPORTS SA | USA

“This is a very productive trade show. I was really impressed with the variety of products. We definitely found what we were looking for. We met with a lot of high quality suppliers and we’re planning on following up with them after the show and placing orders. We would definitely consider returning next year”.
MELISSA TWOHEY, PRICE SMART | USA 


“This is my first time in Greece and at FOOD EXPO. My visit to the trade fair has been a great experience. All my meetings have been very fruitful. The professionalism and the integrity of the companies I’ve been meeting with have been very, very good. I absolutely found the products I was looking for”.
PAUL GRAVEL, THE PASTENE COMPANY | USA

“I think the trade show is amazing. This year it’s basically exploded. We’re having trouble just walking down the aisles. That’s a very good sign, both for the visitor turnout and also the quality of the exhibitors. We absolutely found the products we were looking for. We will return next year without question”.

JIM ZOGRAFOS, GLOBAL BRAND AND EXPORT DEVELOPMENT | USA


This is my first time in Greece for FOOD EXPO. The trade show is very interesting. I have found a lot of companies that deal in organic products”.
MARIO QUINTA, AC OF MIAMI | USA

“The trade show is very extensive and informative. There are a lot of different products to see. My partners and I have been very surprised about the openness of the exhibitors. I believe we will be returning next year”.
MOLIJN RADBOUD, REEN GREEK | USA

“The show was definitely better than last year and probably not better than next year. For at least three years now, it has been steadily improving. The number of exhibitors has grown tremendously. I’m very happy. This year, I didn’t even bother to send samples back to the US. I placed orders right away. I know that my clientele is going to be very happy with the quality of the products and I hope that we can all share the progress for the business in the US and here in Greece. I will definitely come back next year”.
OLIVIER WITTMAN, MILLISSIME | USA

“This is my first time at FOOD EXPO, but it will definitely not be the last! I've made many many new contacts and hopefully we will start doing business.”
NERCY MANZOOR, BARRINGTON TRADING INC. | USA


“The appointments I've had seem very promising. I represent natural food stores, which are in line with the Greek mentality for food, so I've already seen quite a few interesting things. FOOD has products of great quality.”
KRISTEN CONNOLLY, RAINBOW GROCERY | USA