With more visitors than ever before - Free From Functional Food Expo 2017 was the most successful in its history. Its growth mirrors the trend for free from and functional food - which continues to thrive right across Europe. This fifth jubilee edition in Barcelona featured more than 260 producers from 39 countries around the globe, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, Korea, Ireland and Canada. It attracted more than 4,300 buyers - up by 29% on 2016.
Essential for Food Professionals from Multiples, Retail, Food Service and Catering.
Driven by a fast growing health, free from and functional category, initiated by leading free-from and functional industry members, 100% trade only.
"This edition was even better than last year."
"Many, many good contacts."
"Well organised and highly successful, we look forward to next edition plans."
Sponsor DSM Food Specialties
"A perfect opportunity to meet major European buyers."
"We were very happy with the level of interest that our range of products created at the show overall, and we had the opportunity to meet new and interesting retail contacts from European markets that we do not currently supply. It will be as exciting as ever to pursue these conversations further after the show, and turn opportunity into success."
Virginia Health Food
"A show that delivers on the quality and focused approach of visitors. We have talked to buyers from all over the world, looking to meet specific needs. We have been pleased to meet direct decision makers, from both retail and foodservice."
The Primal Pantry
"We have entered the market in Dubai and the Middle East following connections made at the Free From Food Expo in Barcelona in 2015. We have met these contacts again - and new ones, in 2016. We come because the buyers know what they are looking for - and we have valuable conversations that translate into business."
Rule of Crumb
"We are representing a wide range of brands and Free From/Functional Food Expo provides an international platform for our suppliers. We have seen buyers from the Middle East, Europe, UK, China, Germany and Belgium - all seeking out free from products."
"A great show for our brand. We have met buyers from across the world in one place - and have had useful conversations."
"This was a really well organised exhibition, by a very friendly and helpful team. We met important buyers from distributors and major retailers and have already re-booked our stand for next year in Barcelona!"
Bute Island Foods Ltd