MedFEL 2016

29 March 2016

Organised by Sud de France Développement and Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council, MedFEL 2016 will shine the spotlight on lettuces. This year's international business gathering of the fruit and vegetable sector will take place on 26 - 28 April 2016 at the Parc des Expositions (Exhibition Centre) in Perpignan.

MedFEL is France's most important fruit and vegetable event. For three days, Perpignan becomes the Mediterranean's agricultural capital, bringing together the Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées regions and acting as a figurehead for France’s second largest farming region measured by surface area and number of businesses and jobs. This newly created region will also be France’s leading producer of stone fruit (49%), melons (41%) and broad-lead endives (34%) and its 2nd largest producer of tomatoes (10%).

This 8th edition will feature an increased presence for MedFEL Tech, now in its second year. By incorporating pre-production professionals, it has promoted MedFEL into the world’s finest showcase for Mediterranean fruit and vegetables.
MedFEL now has a resolutely international outlook. At its 7th edition, 5,855 visitors (a rise of 10% compared with 2014) converged on Perpignan, including the F&V sector's most important buyers. In addition, the 240 Mediterranean exhibitors generated more than 5,632 B2B meetings (compared with a total of 4,000 in 2014). Indisputably a top quality business convention, but on a people-sized scale.

MedFEL at the heart of the Euro-Mediterranean

MedFEL maintains its core objectives: to expand outlets for exhibitors and present visitors with the most relevant fruit and vegetable offering. It also remains on track with its goals: to enhance trade relations between the 43 countries within the Union for the Mediterranean. As a unique link forging closer links between the two sides of the Mediterranean, the fair fully meets the needs of producers and trading companies on both northern and southern shores. It is a platform to dialogue, do business, optimise transport and logistics operations and develop business partnerships.
MedFEL brings together stakeholders working in the Mediterranean fruit and vegetable sector for a programme of debates on the challenges facing the industry, along with production site visits and crop forecasts (apricot, peach, melon, plum and apple).

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