05.11.2020

Mariana Nikolova, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism: International Food Exhibitions are an important platform for business

Ivaylo Ivanov, IEC Manager: We have taken all measures to ensure conditions and a healthy environment for the safe conduct of the professional forum

International food fairs are a platform of great importance for business. This was said in her speech by Mariana Nikolova, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Demographic Policy and Minister of Tourism. With her greeting she officially launched the exhibitions MEATMANIA, THE WORLD OF MILK, BULPEK, INTERFOOD & DRINK AND WINE SALON, which are held at the Inter Expo Center from 4 to 7 November.

The host of the ceremony was Ivaylo Ivanov, manager of Inter Expo Center. Yanko Ivanov - Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food, Mariana Kukusheva, Chairman of the Board of the National Branch Union of Bakers and Confectioners (NBSHS), Radosvet Radev, Chairman of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA), Prof. Plamen Mollov, Rector also took part. of the University of Food Technologies (UFT) in Plovdiv and Boyko Takov, Executive Director of the Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises.

Expressing her joy at the presence of the International Food Exhibitions, Deputy Prime Minister Mariana Nikolova said that they provide an opportunity to determine the state of the sector, comment on the challenges and identify development measures. She informed that the National Menu is being finalized, which the Ministry of Tourism, UFT in Plovdiv and chefs are developing together. "Please observe the 3" D "(discipline, distance and disinfection), called Mariana Nikolova.

"We are honored that for the first time the exhibitions will be opened by the Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria," said Ivaylo Ivanov, manager of the Inter Expo Center, which hosted the ceremony. Ivaylo Ivanov welcomed those present to adhere to health measures and noted that the Inter Expo Center has taken all measures to ensure conditions and a healthy environment for the safe conduct of International Food Exhibitions. "I am grateful for your support and for being here, friends," said Ivaylo Ivanov.

What is life without bread and food?

After presenting a greeting on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Desislava Taneva, the relevant Deputy Minister Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yanko Ivanov congratulated the organizers for their courage. "Good luck to the participants and the attendees to enjoy the offered products," he wished.

"For another year, despite the fear and the situation of a pandemic, we succeeded. We are opening the exhibitions today as well, ”said Mariana Kukusheva, Chairman of the Board of the National Branch Union of Bakers and Confectioners (NBSHS). She expressed the opinion that if the requirements of the Ministry of Health and the prescriptions of the World Health Organization are observed, everyone will protect their health. Mariana Kukusheva reminded how important the International Food Exhibitions are for the economic sectors and after asking the question: "What is life without bread and food?", She invited the attendees to visit the stands of the exhibitors to find out what the companies have managed to create.

Radosvet Radev, Chairman of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA), reminded about the vicissitudes during the organization of the exhibitions. He expressed his personal ambition for the realization of the exhibitions and noted that in the current situation the Ministry of Economy has taken the right position - that of the entrepreneur.

Mirror of the food industry

"These exhibitions are like a mirror of our food industry. A mirror for the organizers to be proud of, "said Prof. Plamen Mollov, Rector of the University of Food Technology in Plovdiv. He described the opportunity as a tribute and thanked the organizers for their efforts to continue the tradition of holding MEAT MANIA, THE WORLD OF MILK, BULPEK, INTERFOOD & DRINK AND WINE SALON.Boyko Takov, Executive Director of the Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, expressed confidence in the positives of participation and presence. After congratulating the organizers for their courage and bravery, he noted that these exhibitions are very important for the economy, and those present have a great opportunity because the International Food Exhibitions are one of the few such events currently in the world.The doors of MEATMANIA, THE WORLD OF MILK, BULPEK, INTERFOOD & DRINK AND WINE SALON are open from 4 to 7 November as follows:

November 4-6 - 09.30-18.30

November 7 - 09.30 - 16.00.

All news about the professional business forum can be found on the website www.food-exhibitions.bg.