THE DIALOGUE PLATFORM FOR LEADING DECISION MAKERS FROM THE FOOD INDUSTRY
Welcome evening and Marketplace
The first get-together at the Symposium on Fine Food + Drink takes place on the Welcome evening. It marks the start of this high-calibre industry get-together, which brings together decision makers from the retail trade, industry and gastronomy. The highlight of the Welcome evening is the opening of the Marketplace, where participants first get to meet industry partners' innovatively presented goods. Decision makers in all roles relevant to food meet here in order to chart a course for the future and to discuss sales potential with the products in front of them, far away from directly over the goods and far away from the annual round of talks.
Guest country 2020: Finland
Wild nature meets sustainable food innovations. The wilderness of the natural, Arctic paradise of Finland provides a breeding ground for a variety of rich, healthy foods. Sustainable cultivation and innovative production create the food that combines all the advantages of Finnish cuisine: high quality, pure taste and creative variety. The reasons for this are Finland’s unique climate and resource-conscious production. The cold winters ensure that nature cleanses itself. Air and groundwater are therefore of a particularly high quality. In addition, the short but very light-intensive summer months give the plants a particularly high nutrient content and wonderful variety of flavours – including delicious berries such as blueberries and cloudberries, as well as fine porcini mushrooms and chanterelles. The forests offer a rich selection of flavoursome game meat, such as moose and reindeer meat. The countless lakes and coastlines also supply Finland with fresh fish. These pure and nutritious products are used to create new food specialities by means of innovative, sustainable methods. Nordic recipes meet Arctic flavours and offer us not only delicious dishes but also drinks such as beers, spirits or juices with unique aromas. Finland is a connoisseur’s paradise for everyone who appreciates pure quality and sustainable production methods. Visitors to the marketplace at the symposium 2020 will be able to experience the aromatic Finnish products up close and personally.