ORGANIC BUSINESS FORUM
Organic Business Forum will bring together Catalan organic producers and exporters with importers and distributers from Scandinavia along one day with an extensive program of sector meetings and B2B meetings.
These meetings will last for 20 minutes with each buyer, will be made according to a schedule established by the organization. Its aim is to boost synergies and generate satisfying business for all the attendants, both buyers and producers.
When? 28 of october 2019
SCANDINAVIA Denmark, Sweden and Norway
|Monday, 28th October|
|08:30 am||Inauguration and welcome|
|09:00 am||B2B meetings between operators and Catalan companies|
|12:30 pm||Networking lunch|
|13:30 pm||Reunions B2B operadores i empreses catalanes|
|17:00 pm||End of the first session|
FRUITS SECS TORRA
THE ORGANIC SECTOR IN CATALONIA
The organic sector is becoming one of the vectors with the greatest potential and growth in Catalonia. The organic agricultural production closed the year 2017 with an increase of 17% over the previous year, marking a clear upward trend in all the historical data series available.
These figures of organic production have a direct reflection in the data of the agri-food industry related to the ecological sector. With a growth of 16% in 2017, the organic agro-food industry is gaining ground respecting the conventional one.
Catalunya, best European region for the future*
The agri-food sector is the largest of the Catalan economy and one of the most dynamic export sectors. The volume and value of its exports are growing year after year.
Catalonia’s logistics network can serve 400 million consumers in under 48 hours, while its geostrategic location enables efficient intercontinental connections with Asia and America as well as optimum distribution to Europe and Africa.
*Financial Times fDi Magazine ranking
Catalonia in figures
THE CATALAN AGRI-FOOD SECTOR DRIVER OF THE CATALAN ECONOMY
The agri-food sector generates €38.2 Bn turnover, equivalent to 16.28% of Catalonia’s GDP, and directly employs 164,372 people. This makes it the region’s largest sector of the economy.
It comprises 57,423 agricultural holdings, 3,922 food and drink industries, and 436 establishments in the agri-food auxiliary industry.
The meat sector is the largest processed food sub-sector representing 32% of turnover volume, followed by fine food (30%), vegetable oils (9%), wine (7%), fruit and vegetables (4%), cereals and mill grain products (2%), and fish and seafood (1%).
The food and drink industry in Catalonia accounts for 23% of the sector turnover in Spain.