From Shenzhen port towards the Far East markets

18 May 2018
The first container of Sweeki branded kiwis arrived from Chile in the port of Shenzhen, South-West China. The container, directed to the Chinese clients, is the first of the shipment plan of Origine Group for the Asian markets, that will continue for several weeks. “Sweeki kiwis – says Origine Group general manager, Alessandro Zampagna - will reach the markets of different Asian countries, where they will be sold until October, both loose and in clamshells, in small shops and supermarkets”. »

Tropical Fruit Congress, an overview on global and European mango and avocado production

16 May 2018
Macfrut (Rimini, 9-11 may 2018) hosted the first edition of the Tropical Fruit Congress, the first and only European summit on mangoes and avocados. The fully booked Congress, which was divided into two sessions, featured about 20 speakers from all over the world to discuss the production, import/export and consumption of these two fruits. After the first day, which focused on marketing and quality, the second session turned the spotlight on production. »

In order to enhance the role of business incubators to achieve the goals of sustainable economic development in Abu Dhabi

16 May 2018
Department of Economic Development (DED) Abu Dhabi organized the fourth meeting for the council of Technology and Innovation Pioneers today in the Global Market headquarter, aiming to enhance the role of business incubators to achieve the goals of sustainable economic development in Abu Dhabi, by reinforcing cooperative work among all relevant authorities. »

Europe, Mango and Avocado consumption is booming

11 May 2018
The Tropical Fruit Congress, the first European Summit on Avocados and Mangoes, is fully booked. Hosted at Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector, the Congress gathered more than 300 producers, exporters and the world’s leading experts on tropical fruits. Yesterday’s first session, coordinated by Roberto Della Casa (Agroter, University of Bologna), focused on marketing and quality. »

The 1st edition of International Asparagus Days

11 May 2018
There are more than 300,000 hits on Google for “asparagus”. It is a ridiculous amount, although not particularly surprising if we consider that 210,000 hectares of asparagus are grown worldwide. Yet, despite the increasing appeal, for some time now there has not been an international event specifically dedicated to this crop. The first edition of the International Asparagus Days, to be held from 16 to 18 October 2018 at Cesena Fiera, is set to fill this “gap”. »

Spotlight on fake news concerning fresh-cut products on the first day of Macfrut

10 May 2018
Over the years, many urban legends have circulated on fresh-cut products. Some people believe that these products are of inferior quality, more expensive, and full of preservatives or harmful microorganisms. But is it really so? On the first day of Macfrut (Wednesday, 9 May), currently held at the Rimini Expo Centre, a number of world-renowned scientists gathered at a conference to take stock of the situation. »

Record edition of Macfrut launched

9 May 2018
The international showcase for the fruit and vegetable sector has officially opened. Today marked the beginning of the 35th edition of Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector held at the Rimini Expo Centre until 11 May. Renzo Piraccini, President of Macfrut, began by saying, ‘Macfrut is growing not only in terms of quantity, with 10% more exhibition space than last year and 100% more over the last four editions, but also - and especially - in terms of quality.’ »

Interpoma China 2018, the programme of the international Congress

8 May 2018
The international congress on the apple sector returns to China and will be held, as last year, during Interpoma China, from 28 to 29 June 2018, at the Weihai International Exhibition & Conference Center in the Shandong Province of China. On this occasion, Interpoma China Tours will be held on 29th and 30th June 2018, pointing out the future trends in China’s booming apple sector. »


7 May 2018
The leading national trade show for China’s fresh produce business opens its doors for the first time on 14-16 May at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center. Visitors can look forward to taking in a wide range of products and services for the Chinese market at the three-day trade fair, with exhibitors registered from more than 12 provinces across China as well as from every continent and every sector of the international fresh produce business. »