Key figures

  • 1 business event
    supported by the Occitanie region, bringing together the French regions and an international offering

  • Who exhibits?
    250 French and international exhibitors expected

    • Fruit and Vegetable market operators
    • Organic market operators
    • Temperature controlled transport and logistics providers
    • Packaging
    • Seed companies, breeders
    • Processing suppliers
    • Start-ups
  • 1 strategic cluster
    The Saint Charles Export platform located in Perpignan is the leading Transport and Logistics Platform in Europe

  • Who visits?
    6,000 professional visitors from France and abroad

    • mass retail
    • retailers
    • group purchasing organisations
    • wholesalers
    • import/export
    • out-of-home catering
    • processing manufacturers
  • 26% international visitors*

  • 87% visitor satisfaction*

    *Source: 2018 visitor survey

  • 100 international VIP buyers
    Selected according to their needs and invited expenses-paid by the exhibition.

 

The tradeshow for all regions

The idea? Think global, act local.

  • By gathering together the operators from all the regions of France in the same place for 2 days
    • In regional pavilions,
    • Offering regions a platform to talk about their initiatives, expectations, needs and specificities,
    • Allowing the suppliers of attending regions to meet retailers interested in offering products under short supply chain arrangements.
  • By playing host to an international offering to fulfil the expectations of buyer attendees.

 

A business-focussed show with an international outlook

  • 100 international buyers are invited to medFEL to meet the suppliers with an export business who offer products that they cannot find locally.
  • They come to discover responsible initiatives and consumer trends to acquire the insight allowing them to meet the ambitious demands emanating from society.

 

The Organic offering

medFEL is the definitive and legitimate business-focussed event to develop organic ranges and become an obligatory port of call for organic Fruit and Vegetable buyers.

Buyers are in search of organic products to cater to growing consumer demand.

 

The organic range at medFEL

  • Organic Road: the visitor trail enabling buyers to easily identify the organic offering at the show.
  • Organic Market: a specially-staged space in the very centre of medFEL to showcase the range on offer from exhibitors
  • Talks and debates: shining a spotlight on organic market players who develop eco-friendly and circular economy initiatives.

 

New consumer trends & a progressive approach

 

Zero trace, zero waste, circular economy, progressive players: such are the keys to success for the sector, from the earliest production stages to retail. Consumers are increasingly attentive to these commitments which guide their purchasing behaviour. medFEL deciphers these underlying trends, brings together exhibitors involved in these approaches and redesigns its content around these topical themes.

  • Soil conservation, biodiversity and agroecology
    Impact on the sector, the arrival of new market players and the development of sustainable, safe and verified food supply systems
  • Environmental protection
    Plastic alternatives, eco-responsible packaging, green transport, the circular economy, etc.
  • Eco-awareness, a growing consumer trend
    New labels, a need for transparency, local consumption, etc.

 

 

Added extras from medFEL

Business-focussed events at medFEL

Acting as a springboard for business, these prequalified meetings enable you to meet up with the buyers that you selected before the show, saving you time and providing you with an efficient and premium service!

      • International VIP buyers programme
        Meet international buyers from 50 targeted countries. They are invited all-expenses-paid by AD’OCC and benefit from top quality hospitality, allowing them to concentrate on discovering the exhibitors at the show. 
      • Business meetings
        Meet buyers from all four corners of France with these pre-scheduled meetings, and get the most out of your participation at medFEL.

 

 

Talks, debates and workshops: the life and soul of medFEL

Trends, insights, outlooks, a preview of harvest forecasts… medFEL is the place where the sector’s stakeholders come to get their information at source, seek fresh inspiration and come together.

 

FEL’INNOV: make way for innovation!

The FEL’INNOV Challenge aims to place innovation at the centre of the fruit & vegetable sector and facilitate the convergence of the supply of innovative solutions with demand.

 

Employment in the sector: a legitimate cause for concern

A speed-dating area to meet the future driving forces and support job creation, the essential resource for crop production sectors.

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