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Who wants a trip to Italy?

The Italian Trade Commission is organizing a trade delegation of Canadian food processors to embark on a free trip to Italy for the CIBUSTEC 2014 trade show.

July 2, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Mamma Mia! A free trip? Si.

The Italian Trade Commission is organizing a trip to Italy to visit the CIBUSTEC 2014 trade show in Parma, Italy, October 26-31, 2014.

The Commission is looking to for a trade delegation of 12 spots featuring Canadian food processors, providing, for those qualified companies, all travel expenses, including airfare, hotel, meals and ground transportation in Italy—all to be paid for by the Commission and the show organizers.

The Italian Trade Commission is covering:

  1. Round-trip airfare (coach-class) to/from Bologna, Italy, with transfer to Parma, Italy;
  2. Hotel in Parma (check-in: October 27 and check-out: October 31 – four nights);
  3. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner;
  4. Ground transportation in Italy (to/from airport, hotel and conferences).

The CIBUS TEC tradeshow is held every three years, with the next upcoming edition to be held October 28-31, 2014.

CIBUS TEC facts and figures from the 2011 edition:

  • 800 exhibitors
  • 26,000 visitors  (20% international visitors)
  • Sectors: Fruit & vegetable processing, dairy, meat, fresh cut, liquid, convenience, frozen food.

This year’s show will include FOOD PACK, an area dedicated to the latest packaging technologies for the food industry, including machinery and materials.

Parma, Italy is the Italian Food Valley capital, headquarters to many food companies; therefore the city is the perfect host for manufacturers of processing and packaging machinery.

The trip is currently scheduled as follows:

Sunday, October 26         – Departure from Canada (your choice of Canadian city)
Monday, October 27        – Arrival in Bologna, Italy – transfer to Parma, hotel check-in
Tuesday, October 28       – CibusTec Tradeshow Visit
Wednesday, October 29 – CibusTec Tradeshow Visit
Thursday, October 30     – CibusTec Tradeshow Visit
Friday, October 31           – Departure for Canda

B2B meetings may be organized during the show to make the visit between buyers and suppliers more efficient.
You will be able to request meetings with companies of your interest.  There will be ample time to visit the show.
The program may include other programs and events to be announced.

If you are interested or have any questions please contact James Johnson at the Italian Trade Commission-Toronto Office at via e-mail at or tel. 416-598-1566, ext. 112.

Space is very limited.

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