Market Access went with AEBB, Beira Baixas business association, to Gourmet Selection, the only exhibition in France specialized in high value-added food and dedicated to specialist retailers, gourmet corners in department stores and commercial catering. The purpose was to promote the brand and its products internationally and the event is, in fact, a platform for importers, distributors, chefs, opinion makers and other players to meet, to strengthen relationships, establish partnerships, learn about new trends, or just to look for innovative products.
In addition to being a celebration of gastronomy, Gourmet Selection is the ultimate French event for food professionals and a showcase of fine food discoveries. This years edition took place in Paris on September 23rd and 24th. It is also a source of information for its visitors and several events, seminars and meetings with qualified professionals allow visitors to get up to date with the latest market trends and regulations.
The 2017 edition hosted 350 exhibitors and more than 4,000 visitors. According to data from the organization, 9 out of 10 exhibitors considered the event important for their business, while 98% of visitors were impressed by the overall quality of the exhibitors and their products. The great ambition of the organization is to put once a year the best European food products in exhibition and debate.