Review of previous editions

medFEL 2022: 3151 professionals happy to be there!

During two days, on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th April 2002, more than 3 100 visitors have been walking through the aisles of Perpignan Exhibition Center to meet 200 exhibitors on site, representing the entire Fruit and Vegetable sector: producers, processors, suppliers, brands and retailers, transport and logistics…

This edition was the occasion to debate on the new challenges of the sector: companies in the Fruit and Vegetable sector are today obliged to fulfil consumer demands related to sustainability, CSR, environmental protection, zero pesticide residue, etc.

To this end, medFEL offered a fertile source of information and content, with key highlights including the announcement of European harvest forecasts for summer fruits and a whole series of debates and round tables on topical issues. On each intervention the Agora pulled in the crowds! 

And more:

  • 1030 Business Meetings
  • 20 talks and conferences
  • 12 exhibiting companies in the Lab’Innov
  • 50 organic exhibitors


medFEL 2021 adapts to circumstances and has exceptionally adopted a new format.

medFEL Tuesdays, 3 online events to connects up with the fruit & vegetable sector and learn all the latest about the European forecasts for summer fruit & vegetable harvests and to cover subjects relating to the new challenges encountered by the sector.

  • Peach/Nectarine European Harvest Forecasts / Round Tables “Doctor Citizen and Mister Consumer” & “E-commerce and click+collect, room for improvement for fresh fruit and vegetables?”
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  • Anticipation of melon plantations / Round Table “How far will organic go? New challenges ahead “
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  • European forecasts for apricots & French forecasts for peaches and nectarines / Round Table “Frost wave: medFEL gives the floor to producers”
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2019 : persimmon, pomegranate, kiwi, blueberry in the spotlight

  • 200 exhibitors
  • 120 International VIP buyers
  • 3500 business meetings organized between exhibitors and VIP buyers

2018 : Garlic, onion and shallot were the stars

  • Spotlight on potatoes and sweet potatoes
  • 250 exhibitors (+1%)
  • 120 international VIP buyers
  • 2,300 kg of fruits and vegetables recovered by the non-profit association A.N.D.E.S. who will ventilate on solidarity groceries, “Restaurants du Coeur

2017: Potatoes and sweet potatoes were the stars

  • Spotlight on potatoes and sweet potatoes
  • 250 exhibitors and 120 international buyers recruited by Sud de France Développement
  • 14 conferences and harvest forecasts led by internationally renowned experts
  • The organic sector and SIQO (quality and origin identification labels)… satisfied all the visiting professionals
  • Innovation took centre stage at MedFEL 2017 with the very first edition of the Challenge FEL’INNOV by MedFEL. The selected solutions were classified into two categories:
  • 1/Smart farming from the field and throughout the logistics chain – The winner: Agrishare for its WeFarmUp solution (based in the Haute-Garonne region)
  • 2/Biocontrol and sustainable crop protection – The winner: Nimaplants for its Aphid Protect solution (based in the Gard region) – The Public’s Favourite: Portuguese company Asfert Global for its Kiplant Immass solution.

2016: Salad is the star

  • Salad is the star: over 29 salad professionals, two conferences specially dedicated to the product and a dedicated pavilion.
  • medFEL’s hallmark: B2B meetings organised between producers and buyers from 54 countries were one again a resounding success
  • The organic sector is increasingly represented with 49 companies
  • 246 exhibitors with over 30 transport and logistics companies and over 42 technical service providers
  • Over 100 VIP international buyers from all four corners of the globe, including Algeria, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the UAE, Spain, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Sweden and the Czech Republic
  • 13 conferences and harvest forecasts led by internationally renowned experts

2015: The Apple is the star

  • The Apple is the star of our yellow edition: over 42 apple professionals, two conferences specially dedicated to the product and a pavilion presenting every imported and exported apple variety.
  • 1615 foreign visitors (i.e. 27.5%)
  • Creation and successful launch of the MedFEL Tech gathering more than 50 companies specialising in packaging, graders, fertilisers, seedlings, machines, water treatment, etc.
  • 240 fresh fruit and vegetable producers, transporters and logistics companies from the Mediterranean
  • An increasingly represented organic trade (35 companies)
  • 148 VIP international buyers from around the world including India, Vietnam, Peru, Kenya, the Ivory Coast, Senegal, Tunisia, Bahrain, Dubai, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Portugal
  • 10 conferences and harvest forecasts led by internationally renowned experts

2014: a spotlight on melons and watermelons

  • 241 fresh fruit & vegetable producers, carriers and logistics specialists from the Mediterranean countries
  • 107 international VIP buyers from 35 countries worldwide
  • 10 debates and crop forecasts led by internationally-renowned experts
  • 2 new countries of exhibitor: Portugal and Greece