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

8 - 10 April 2025, Uzexpocentre NEC

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The 20th Anniversary International Exhibition for Food, Ingredients and Food Technologies – UzFood 2021

UzFood celebrates its twentieth anniversary!


The 20th Anniversary International Exhibition for Food, Ingredients and Food Technologies – UzFood will be the first exhibition of the company Iteca Exhibitions, which will open the exhibition season after the pandemic. The exhibition will be held from 28 to 30 April 2021 in the "Uzexpocentre" NEC. Industry professionals will meet again for the first time in two years after a forced pause to restore business contacts and determine the guidelines for future cooperation.

UzFood is one of the first exhibitions of the food industry of independent Uzbekistan, which was first held in 2000. Over the years, the brand of the exhibition has changed several names from InterFood Uzbekistan and WorldFood Uzbekistan to UzFood. Along with the name change, the content of the exhibition changed as well, that responded to changes in the food industry market, which allowed us to confidently maintain the status of a leading industry platform. Since its foundation, UzFood has attracted 1,537 companies from 51 countries for particiption, if sum up the total area of the exhibition for all the years of its holding, it will be more than 150,000 square meters.

During its development, the UzFood exhibition has established itself as an effective tool for promoting products and services in the food market of Uzbekistan, attracted capital for the implementation of investment projects, making a worthy contribution to the dynamics of the development of a strategically important sector of the economy. The exhibition has confidently taken its place in the business calendar of industry professionals and is an event that attracts foreign delegations from year to year. Among the countries that organized business visits led by the top officials of the relevant government agencies: Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, the Republic of Belarus, India, the Russian Federation and Indonesia.

The authority and importance of the exhibition is also evidenced by the assessment of specialists, for whom UzFood is an indicator reflecting the latest trends, reforms and achievements of the industry as a whole. Today the food industry is one of the most important segments of the economy of Uzbekistan, whose share in GDP is 13%. Every year, the number of registered enterprises in this industry is growing, which indicates the dynamism of its development.  Uzbekistan is one of the few countries that did not restrict food trade during the COVID-19 pandemic and the growth in production increased even compared to previous years.  The positive dynamics of growth during the pandemic was affected by the decree of the head of state "On additional measures to ensure food security, rational use of available resources and state support for agriculture during the coronavirus pandemic." The adoption of this document led to an increase in the cultivation and processing of fruit and vegetable products and the rate of development of the industry.

At the moment, one of the main priorities of the Government of the Republic is to attract investments, create optimal conditions for doing business and strengthen food security. Now the food industry ranks fourth in Uzbekistan in attracting foreign direct investments and the UzFood exhibition has made its contribution as a demonstration platform of achievements and opportunities for the industry.

For twenty years, the UzFood exhibition has become a driver of the food market for domestic and foreign producers. As the most prestigious event of the food industry in Uzbekistan, the UzFood exhibition, this year has a special significance. Its exposition will reflect the latest trends in the industry in modern realities, and participants will be given the opportunity to solve their business problems most effectively, thereby ensuring the best return on investment after lost time during the quarantine restrictions.

As part of the 20th anniversary exhibition of UzFood, visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the full cycle of the production chain – from raw materials to finished products, including processing, packaging, storage and labeling. Exhibitors will demonstrate their latest developments and innovative products in the segments of bakery and confectionery equipment, cold storage, meat processing technologies and other equipment, as well as finished products – groceries, beverages, confectionery, dairy and meat products, dried fruits, coffee and tea.

Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, UzFood celebrates its anniversary with 122 companies from 21 countries, including: Afghanistan, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Belarus, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, the United States, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

This year, three countries – Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia will make their debut participation, and their producers will present fat-and-oil products, dried fruits, mixes and ingredients for bakeries.

Among the foreign exhibitors, a wide exposition will be presented by companies from Turkey, which includes 44 companies – leaders of a wide range of food equipment, including equipment for the production of confectionery, frying seeds and dried fruits, dairy products, olive oil and packaging technologies. Among them are PORLANMAZ MAKINE, KROMEL, ÖZSTAR KURUYEMIŞ MAKINA, FORMA MAKINA, HIPERMAK MAKINA, MESSAN SOĞUTMA, UZERMAK MAKINA, FRUMAK, ALKE MACHINERY, CESELSAN, TURKOZ MAKINA and others.

As part of the manufacturers of the Russian Federation, 32 companies will demonstrate their current technologies and the latest products, such as ECO HALAL, MIRATORG, KARAT-FACTORY OF PROCESSED CHEESES, TRADING HOUSE "SIBIRSKY", FACTORY OF HEALTHY PRODUCTS, MOSCOW COFFEE SHOP ON SHARES, ULMA PACKAGING, VOSKHOD FIRM, EXPOMARKET EQUIPMENT, 7 UTRA, YALOGA NT and others.

The traditional collective stands will represent the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation, including the Republic of Tatarstan, as well as the Moscow and Omsk regions, which will present a large variety of food and beverages from manufacturers.

Also, from year to year, the ranks of domestic companies are replenished. This year, 15 representatives of Uzbekistan, including ANIS POLIGRAF, TIP – TOP, TAS SYNTEZ, ERMAK and others, will present their products and services at the stands of UzFood.

Business programme:

The key event of the business program will be the only specialised platform in Uzbekistan for meetings of food producers with buyers – the Retail Centre, whose participants will be given a unique opportunity to meet food producers with retail chains. During the direct negotiations, food producers will present their new products to buyers and discuss the issues of their delivery to the republic’s store shelves.

Every year, the exhibition organises a professional degustation contest of food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages "Master of Quality", which was successfully held on December 10, 2020, in preparation for the 20th Anniversary International Exhibition for "Food, Ingredients and Production Technologies-UzFood". The products of the winning companies of the degustation contest will be presented to the visitors at the showcase "Master of Quality 2021"on the territory of the UzFood 2021 exhibition.

The organisers, as a socially responsible company, have thoroughly prepared to ensure a safe environment for the health of exhibitors and visitors. The UzFood exhibition will be held in strict compliance with all the norms and regulations established by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Special Republican Commission for Combating Coronavirus, as well as the standards developed by the World Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI).

Official support by:

· Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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

· Uzbekozikovkatzaxira – Association of Companies

· Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan for regulation of the alcohol and tobacco market and wine development

· Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Organisational support: “Uzexpocentre” NEC JSC

Safety Spronsor: “Su Shi Kun” FE LLC

Technical Partner: Led Design Group

Refreshing Partner: ТМ Montella

Information Support:

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The event is organised by International Exhibition companies Iteca Exhibitions and its partner – ICA Eurasia.

For more information, please contact the press office of Iteca Exhibitions.

Tel: + (998 71) 205 18 18, Fax: + (998 71) 237 22 72 
E-mail: pr@iteca.uz; www.iteca.uz