Rimini to host Italy's first World Food Congress

The Italian city of Rimini will host the 22nd edition of the IUFoST World Food Congress in 2024.

It will be the first time the biennial event has been held in Italy. The IUFoST represents over 300,000 scientists, technicians and food engineers from over 75 countries.

The bid was promoted by the Italian Food Technology Association (AITA), in collaboration with the Convention Bureau of Rimini Riviera and the Rimini Palacongressi (part of the Italian Exhibition Group) and AIM Group International, the event’s organiser.

The event will be held from 8-12 September 2024 at the Rimini Conference Center. 1,800 participants are expected with about 7,500 - 9,000 overnight stays over the five congress days.

Flaminia Roberti, global sales director of AIM Group International, commented: “We are extremely pleased to be able to bring this important congress to Italy for the first time especially due to the strategic importance that food has to our economy. The destination, the advanced industry and the knowledge that Italy can boast are the perfect levers to be exploited in the short and medium term for the recovery of the events industry.”

Fabio De Santis, director of the event & conference division of IEG, added: “The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is proud of the acquisition of an event of this magnitude to the Rimini Palacongressi. The Rimini Conference Center is one of the largest in Europe. Its modern yet adaptable features means that it is increasingly competitive in the international market” observes, the trade fair company listed on the MTA Italian Stock Exchange. “This event is in line with IEG’s positioning in the agri-food industry, where it boasts a leadership role thanks to events such as: SIGEP, Macfrut, Fieravicola and Beer & Food Attraction.”