24th International Exhibition on Food, Ingredients and Food Technologies - UzFood 2025

8 - 10 April 2025, Uzexpocentre NEC

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19th International Exhibition Food Industry – UzFood 2019

Press Release

Food Universe at UzFood!

The 19th International Exhibition Food Industry - UzFood 2019 is food industry’s most exciting professional event that will be held on April 3 to 5, 2019 at Uzexpocentre NEC, Tashkent. The event is organised by Iteca Exhibitions, the leading organiser of international exhibitions and conferences in Uzbekistan.

UzFood will over again become the main platform to demonstrate the positive changes in the food industry. Over the years, the exhibition has become the food market reference point for domestic and foreign producers. For a number of current industry leaders in Uzbekistan, it has been a starting point for further development of trade and economic relations between countries.

The food industry is today one of the prioritized and dynamically developing sectors of Uzbekistan’s economy. Today, the government takes a keen interest in the food industry, in general, and in the latest technologies for production of food products and beverages and their processing, in particular. The increased focus is also on such areas of importance as food security, safe and quality storage and packaging of finished products, and further development of the industry’s export potential.

In his welcoming speech, J. Khodjaev, the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan, emphasized the importance of the food industry development: ‘The economy liberalization, favourable trade and economic relations with the region’s largest markets, as well as the opportunities that the government opened up for foreign investors make such exhibitions particularly important. This high importance induces implementation of the most advanced technologies and integrated solutions, which is critical for the industry development. These are technologies and solutions that involve the latest developments and know-how to be used at all stages of the process, from field to end-user’s table, which is what UzFood 2019 is held for.’

UzFood is clearly illustrative of the positive dynamics of the food industry development, which can be observed year after year. Over the years of holding the exhibition, it has become the most effective platform for innovations. In terms of exhibition space, number, and composition of exhibitors, as compared to that in 2018, this year’s UzFood has grown by 20%.

UzFood 2019 will occupy three central pavilions of Uzexpocentre. Over 200 exhibitors from 25 countries have confirmed their participation, namely from Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Denmark France Germany, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

In terms of the exhibitors’ number, the top five include Turkey (45), China (44), Uzbekistan (29), Russia (24), and Belarus (15). The collective stand of the Republic of Belarus will showcase the products manufactured by the local enterprises demonstrating the quality and packaging thereof. The food products on the stand will be available for anyone who would feel like tasting. For the Omsk, Rostov, and Moscow Regions of the Russian Federation, this year’s participation is a debut.

The exhibitors will present their products in all segments of the food industry: from production lines and equipment, including processing, roasting, drying, and packaging machines, to a wide range of finished products and beverages: confectionery, dairy and meat products, snacks and groceries, tea and coffee, additives and spices.

The experience of the last year has proven that the thematic division of the pavilions has greatly facilitated the segmentation of the exhibition sections, thereby making it much more convenient for professional visitors to approach and view the stands they are interested in.

Pavilion 1: Food products, beverages, food constituents, and breadbaking sections

Pavilion 2 – Processing, refrigeration, packaging, and other kinds of food-processing machinery

The foreign debutants include: J.LPPAS (Greece): breadmaking equipment; FIBOSA (Spain): equipment for meat and dairy industries; MP INOX (Italy): milk processing equipment; MEGAFOOD RESOURCES (Malaysia): cocoa powder, canned fruit and fish, rice, palm oils; AKO (Poland): bakery and confectionery mixes; mixes for ice cream and breadcrumbs; BAKITO (Ukraine): equipment for breadbaking and confectionery industries; TYPHOON INNOVATION (Russia): equipment for roasting bulk food products; UNI-TECH (UAE): filling machines, flour-based food and pasta equipment, meat processing equipment, etc.

A stand-alone section is assigned for the domestic exporters, namely, CRAFERS TM, CHOCOCREAM, GLORY FOOD, SLADUCE (confectionery), ARDENT FOOD (instant noodles and pasta), and FINLAND BUTTER (fat-and-oil products, Biscuit pancakes).

In 2019, the exhibition has been expanded to host 15 exhibiting companies in the coffee and tea segment. Within three days, tastings and master classes will be held in the framework of the exhibition, which will be of interest both to industry professionals and those just planning to start their own businesses.

Exhibition Business Programme

Having considered the changes taking place in the food market of Uzbekistan, the domestic and foreign manufacturers take the opportunity to enter new markets and expand their presence in retail networks. For this purpose, on April 4, within the framework of the 19th International Exhibition Food Industry - UzFood 2019, the Retail Centre will be launched that is the only specialized platform in Uzbekistan for food suppliers and purchasers to meet. The event will be attended by the food market key players: major commercial networks and those responsible for purchase of foodstuff. The event purpose is to provide a business platform for meetings and negotiations between trading network representatives and food & beverage suppliers.

For the first time ever, the exhibition will host master classes on cooking American marbled beef to be arranged and held by the American Meat Export Federation (USMEF). The master classes will be held on April 3 to 4 at 12:00 and 16:00 respectively. The business programme will be supplemented by practical demonstrations, presentations, and master classes at the exhibitors’ stands.

UzFood is the event of great social importance, which significantly contributes to designing food industry development programmes to be implemented in our country in the period of 2016 to 2020. The exhibition is fully reflective of the industry’s development dynamics, as it demonstrates the food product variety growth and quality improvement. The exhibition promotes the implementation of technology innovations and raising awareness of the challenges currently faced by the food industry. For the industry professionals, the exhibition constitutes an additional opportunity to present their products, strengthen the brands, and establish new business contacts.

Official Support:

•             Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan

•             Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan

•             Uzbekozikovkatholding Holding Company

•             Uzbekozikovkatzakhira Association

•             Uzsharobsanoat JSC

•             Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan

 

Organisational Support: Uzexpocentre NEC JSC

Technical Partner: LED Design

 

The exhibition is organised by Iteca Exhibitions International Exhibition Company and their partner, ITE Group.

For more information, please contact Press Service of Iteca Exhibitions

Tel.: + (998 71) 205 18 18, Fax: + (998 71) 237 22 72

E-mail: guzal.artykova@iteca.uz; www.iteca.uz