Portugal’s agri-food sector has experienced strong growth over the past decade and represents more than 10% of its exports, setting the stage for further expansion in 2021 and beyond.
The country’s bevy of products, led by fruits and vegetables, have found their way to 185 international markets, boasting an export value of 6.5 billion euros. More than just a place to enjoy the sun and beaches, Portugal is positioned to be a leader of quality foods thanks to its modern, innovate approaches.
Proud to showcase and promote those quality products, PortugalFoods, Inovcluster, Agrocluster do Ribatejo and Portugal Fresh – which comprise the Portuguese Agrofood Cluster – will be part of the first Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal, taking place on 20-23 January 2021.
The Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal is being organized with the support of the
Secretary of State for Internationalization, the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture, AICEP (Portugal Global – Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency) and FIPA (Federation of Portuguese Agrifood Industries).
“The current context is putting restrictions on mobility, but this should not slow down
the export impetus of our companies. With this event we want to take advantage of the
opportunities offered by digital environments and continue building trusted
relationships with international buyers,” said Amândio Santos, President of
PortugalFoods and head of the Portuguese Agrofood Cluster. “Our main destinations
continue to be the European Union and countries such as Brazil and Angola, with whom we have a historical relationship.”
“However, we are witnessing very interesting growth in countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Algeria and Morocco. Our objective with this first international meeting is to continue consolidating our position in all these countries, whether they are traditional destinations or new markets.”
Organizers says the virtual event will include a showroom of products on a platform that allows Portuguese exhibitors to hold business meetings with buyers from more than 20 countries. Themed workshops and an area dedicated to current trends will also be featured.
Buyers who are interested in taking part in the event can sign up for free by completing the registration form here: