International Exhibition for the Baking, Confectionery, Ice Cream, Chocolate, Coffee, Hospitality and Food Service Industries
19-22 April, 2018
Imperial Inn Exhibition Center, Târgu Mureș, Romania
Romania is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, businesses are developing dynamically and there is plenty of room left for further growth. GastroPan is the greatest international exhibition of solutions and technologies for the baking, pastry, confectionery, gastronomy, chocolate, milling, pasta, ice-cream, coffee & bar, food service and hospitality industries, and being a B2B type professional event, it offers an exceptional possibility to meet operators and producers in the targeted fields, who are looking for the latest machines, ingredients, concepts and technologies, helping the growth of the industry. For almost 20 years, a group of professionals editing 2 specialized magazines (Brutarul-Cofetarul for the bakery, pastry, confectionery sectors and Gastromedia for the food and hospitality sectors) and organizing 1 international exhibition, GastroPan, managed to give access to the Romanian market to some of the greatest suppliers of equipment and ingredients in the world. The next edition of GastroPan, the 10th, will take place between 19-22th of April 2018 in Romania, in the city of Târgu Mureș, Imperial Inn Exhibition Center.
Opportunities lying in the Romanian market for foreign suppliers
There are more than 22,000 businesses – bakeries, confectioneries, restaurants, hotels, bars and coffee shops, supplying a market of 20 million consumers in Romania, a country with the 7th largest population and the highest bread consumption rate in the EU. After a period of recession and reorganization, companies in the baking, confectionery and hospitality industry are recovering strongly, many of them following successful business models of the western countries.
All these companies are now trying to become more competitive by investing in new technologies that allow them to provide better products and services to their customers. Bakeries, confectioneries and hospitality units are changing their old machines to new, efficient ones and they are developing modern shops, while they also try to make their products competitive for exports. Meanwhile, hotels and restaurants are continuously improving the quality of their services; they invest in modern design, better tools and machines and excellence in food service, trying to connect to the high European standards.
GastroPan: an exhibition you shouldn’t miss out on
GastroPan trade fair is definitely an important event that you shouldn’t miss out on if you looking to find the greatest international trend and innovations, solutions and technology for your business whether it is an artisan bakery or an industrial one, a pastry shop or a confectionery, a chocolate shop or a doughnut shop, ice-cream shop or a gelato shop, tea house or coffee shop, restaurant or bistro, hotel or inn, pizzeria or any other unit belonging to the above industries.
Fields of activity represented by the exhibitors at GastroPan 2017:
• Bakery-pastry-milling: baking equipment and machinery; compact dough baking and processing lines and machines; all kinds of professional ovens; furniture, fittings; packaging; ingredients; IT solutions for bakeries, mills; etc.
• Confectionery: furniture, machinery, equipment, utensils and accessories for pastry shops; large variety of ingredients, flavors, premixes, fillings, marzipan etc.; freezers, blast chillers; professional packaging solutions; IT solutions for pastry shops; materials for cake decorating etc.
• Ice-cream: equipment, consumable for the gelato industry; ice-cream makers; flavors, toppings, variegato and other ingredients for ice-cream making; ice making machines etc.
• Hospitality: furniture and various equipment for the hospitality industry; professional refrigerators, refrigerated showcases, shock freezers; professional hoods; special tea from all around the world; innovative solutions for hotels, restaurants, fast foods, which will reduce costs; frozen products, gourmet products, etc.
• Coffee: coffee making machines; special and rare coffee products; ingredients for the coffee industry etc.
Why is it worth being a GastroPan Exhibitor?
• GastroPan is the only specialized trade fair dedicated to the bakery, pastry, confectionery, food services and hospitality sectors organized in Romania and one of the greatest in Southeastern Europe
• more than 20 years of experience in uniting world class suppliers with operators and producers on the market
• 10 consecutive editions marked by a continuous growth each year
• 133 suppliers from 24 countries exhibited at GastroPan 2017 which gathered over 21,575 visitors
• selected group of visitors - visitors are managers, specialists and decision makers from the baking, confectionery, pastry, food and hospitality sectors
ONLINE booth reservations for GastroPan 2018
Suppliers of the bakery, pastry, confectionery, food and hospitality sectors have the possibility to benefit from attending GastroPan as an Exhibitor. In 2018, the exhibition area includes four halls and the program was extended to four days, so visitors will have the opportunity to visit even more exhibition stands and test all the equipment, ingredients and accessories they are interested in, while exhibiting companies can prepare extensive presentations and demonstrations of the most innovative products they bring to the exhibition. Online booth reservations are available on www.gastropan.ro
GastroPan Competitions attract even more visitors
Competitions bring together the most talented bakers, confectioners and chefs who will demonstrate their mastery to a jury made up of world-class experts. GastroPan Competitions are divided into 3 sections (BAKERY, CONFECTIONERY and GASTRONOMY). The jury will decide who wins the Cake and the Bread of the Year 2018 trophies.
Suppliers have the possibility to sponsor the GastroPan Competitions
The organizers have designed the sponsorship packages available for GastroPan 2018 Competitions and companies from around the globe can access them in their quest of making their products and brands known to the Romanian experts. Potential sponsors can choose one of the four sponsorship packages: DIAMOND, GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE – and, in return, benefit from multiple advantages such as excellent promotion among contestants, jury, visitors, contact databases and many other services included in these sponsorship packages.