Preparations Underway for 2018 Spring WUWM Conference

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July 24, 2017

WUWM Executive Secretary, recently visited Mercabarna to prepare the WUWM Spring Conference of 2018. Josep Tejedo, General Manager and WUWM Board Member and Ingrid Buera, Business Director went through the event venue and logistics. The conference will take place 16-18 April 2018 under the theme “The markets of the future: responsible and efficient”.

The event has been planned to overlap with the international biannual “ALIMENTARIA” and “HOSTELCO” Trade Fairs, which will take place in Barcelona from April 16-19, 2018. ALIMENTARIA is one of the most important food trade shows in the world, with 140,000 visitors, and HOSTELCO is one of the biggest appointments in the restaurant & catering sector, with 42,000 visitors.

Natalia Barragan had also the opportunity to visit the wholesale market of Mercabarna. Mercabarna is a food city that operates 24 hours a day with the aim of guaranteeing the supply of fresh food to the public. The facility houses more than 700 companies specialising in the distribution, preparation, importing and exporting of fresh and frozen products.

Mercabarna is without doubt one of the main European fresh food markets, with 2 million tonnes sold annually and distributed across Catalonia, Spain and many countries worldwide. In total, Mercabarna supplies fresh products to around 10 million consumers.

Delegates will have the opportunity to visit this market during the WUWM Spring Conference.

The event website will be available at the end of October.