Twenty food industry companies from the Eastern Poland Macroregion took part in the 18th international exhibition for food and beverages producers and suppliers "Prodexpo 2013" held in Moscow. The main objective of the trip was to present the capacities and the offer of enterprises and to establish new business contacts at eastern markets.
"Prodexpo" is an international exhibition for food and beverages producers and suppliers organised in the capital of Russia. Its 18th edition was held from 11 to 15 February. This year, the event gathered over 2000 exhibitors from 64 countries from all over the world. National stands were prepared, among others, by: Chile, France, Spain, China, Portugal, Mexico, Greece, Serbia, Italy and Poland.
Numerous representatives of Poland included also companies from Eastern Poland: Amal Przedsiębiorstwo Handlowe, APIS Apiculture Cooperative in Lublin, Mazurskie Miody ZPH “Karolina”, Hortino Zakład Przetwórstwa Owocowo – Warzywnego Leżajsk Sp. z o.o. fruit and vegetables processing company, LST – Polska Sp. z o.o., Diary Cooperative in Łapy, Indykpol S.A., Wytwórcza Spółdzielnia Pracy „Społem” Kielce, Perła – Browary Lubelskie S.A., Meat Processing Plant Łmeat-Łuków S.A., Food Industry Enterprise PEPEES S.A. with its seat in Łomża, P.W. “MAT” Marzena Tkaczuk, PPUH Komirex Sp. J., Lubsad Sp. z o.o., IMIZ Food Sp. z o.o., Candy Factory “Pszczółka” Sp. z o.o., “OBST” S.A., “J.K.” Sp. z o.o., AR Szelc Sp. J., Mind Consulting Jakub Zieliński.
Entrepreneurs from the Eastern Poland Macroregion could use the trip to meet with their current contractors as well as to promote new products. Companies presented their full offer and had an opportunity to establish contacts with business partners from Russia and former Soviet Republics.
"Eastern Poland is famous for its high-quality food products and preserves, which have been highly esteemed both in Poland and abroad for years. During the "Prodexpo" Exhibition, the stand of Eastern Poland presented its characteristic products which could be viewed and tasted by the visitors. These included: sausages, meat, cheese, dairy, mead, spices, sweets, fruit, vegetables and preserves, as well as frozen fruit and vegetables. The exposition was accompanied by life cooking shows run by a cooking team led by Marek Widomski, a prominent chef. The stand enjoyed considerable interest. It was there that the companies could attend numerous meetings with possible partners, which will hopefully lead to new contracts,"says Krzysztof Sawicki, Project Manager from the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ), which organised the trip to Moscow.
The participation of the companies from the Eastern Poland Macroregion in the "Prodexpo" Exhibition wasfunded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the Development of Eastern Poland Operational Programme, "Eastern Poland Economic Promotion Programme" Measure I.4, Component Promotion of the 1st Priority of the Development of Eastern Poland Operational Programme.