Following the success of the pavilion at Expo2015 and an extraordinary edition in 2016, the Italian Food Show held in Parma, Cibus has become an annual event, like all the other big trade fairs for commodities Made in Italy. In odd years, we now have Cibus Connect, an agile two-day format which associates moments dedicated to B2B and conferences for the promotion of current international food and retail topics with main the exhibition.
The first edition of this new format was held in Parma on the 12th and 13th of April 2017. Promoted by Fiere di Parma and Federalimentare, the Italian Federation for the Food Industry, the event witnessed over 500 Italian companies present new products, accompanied by numerous culinary demonstrations. Cibus Connect was attended by 50 exclusive producers selected by Slowfood, the international non-profit association committed to restoring value to food, respecting those who produce it, in harmony with the environment and ecosystem.
The event introducing Cibus 2018, scheduled to be held in Parma from the 7th to the 10th of May 2018, hosted around 1000 foreign buyers and a total of ten thousand operators.