from: 23 February 2022

to: 27 February 2022

time left until the start of the event

International Exhibition of Food and Drinks


The International Exhibition of Food and Drinks, Packaging, Machinery and Technology is characterized by rapid development due to the growing popularity among manufacturers and traders offering high quality healthy products and modern industrial solutions. The interest of leading companies in FOODTECH is due to the opportunity to present their products to a motivated audience, and for professionals the exhibition is attractive with innovations from the entire spectrum of the food industry.
FOODTECH is a place for business growth because of the opportunities to meet partners and consumers among all participants in the forum for agribusiness, wine, food and equipment, which is unique in the Balkans.
The 27th edition of the exhibition is again organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.


FOODTECH 2020 - key figures

  • Exhibitors - 107 from 13 countries
  • Visitors - approx. 42 000 from Bulgaria and Europe
  • Increase of the number of direct exhibitors - 13%
  • Increase in terms of exhibition area: 20%
  • Media coverage- more than 300 publications

FOODTECH 2020 summary


FOODTECH presents the best of the food industry

  • Environmentally clean and healthy products
  • Gourmet delicacies and modern gastronomy
  • Advanced processing and storage technologies
  • Demonstrations, tastings and master classes


Technological zone
An essential part of FOODTECH is the area where equipment for processing of raw materials, for food production, for sorting, packaging and labeling is exhibited and demonstrated live.

Key benefits:

  • good location attracting many visitors and professionals
  • immediate proximity to potential customers: food producers
  • excellent conditions for demonstrations and business meetings



City of Wine and Delicacies
FOODTECH keeps grinding territory in the City of Wine and Delicacies, which is unique in Bulgaria. There are areas for exhibitions, demonstrations and tastings, presentations and workshops, gourmet salon, recreation areas.

Key benefits:

  • the unique platform for joint presentation of food and drinks
  • tens of thousands of visitors: experts, traders and regular consumers
  • possibility to combine marketing tools


Major exhibition categories

  • Food
  • Materials, raw materials and supplies for the food industry
  • Machinery and equipment for the food industry
  • Packaging equipment
  • Healthy food




FOODTECH is part of the only forum on the Balkans for agriculture, wine, food and equipment together with the prestigious exhibitions AGRA for agriculture, VINARIA for vine-growing and winemaking and TASTES FROM ITALY. It showcases the latest generation of technologies, equipment, products and services throughout the supply chain from the field to the table. It offers an efficient platform for business and advertising as it attracts thousands of professional visitors. Every year, approximately 700 companies from more than 30 countries take part in the forum.



International Innovations Competition
It distinguishes new technologies, machines and materials shown for the first time to promote and advertise them.

For the rules of the competition and application for participation - see the form "Information on innovative products and technologies"

International Competition "Consumers' Choice"
The winners are ranked based on the ratings of visitors who have tasted products in the city of Wine and Delicacies.


International Competition "New Product on the Bulgarian Market"
It distinguishes products from the exhibitions FOODTECH, VINARIA and TASTES FROM ITALY. The goal is to support the market debut of high-quality food and drinks supplied by Bulgarian and international companies. The panel that determines the winners comprises experts and representatives of international chains of stores.
Partner: University of Food Technologies of Plovdiv


National Design Competition
Categories: 1) Expositions; 2) Packaging, labels, advertising materials
The awards are given to architects, graphic designers and the companies they worked for.
Partner: National Association for Design and Advertising

For the rules of the competition and application for participation - see form D "Design competition"


The International exhibition for food, beverages and equipment FOODTECH presents the successful companies from the food industry. It attracts thousands of visitors because it is the most anticipated event for professionals and connoisseurs of healthy foods and delicacies, the variety of products and gourmet lines.


The profile of the exhibition and the concept behind its organization provide the participants with:

  • Opportunities for direct contacts with partners, customers and end consumers
  • Opportunities for effective marketing and better market positioning
  • Great potential for sale of equipment to owners of agricultural and livestock farms with closed production cycle, food producers, and specialists.


Visitor profile

  •     86% are professionals with business motivation
  •     44% are sales decision makers



International Fair Plovdiv has developed a dynamic model to attract target groups of visitors using:

  • advertising in electronic, printed and online media
  • partnership with national and specialized media
  • digital marketing on social networks and via email
  • presenting exhibitors in its own channels on the Internet and Facebook



Held - from 23 to 27 February 2022
•    working time for exhibitors: 08.00-19.00 h
•    open for visitors: 09.00-18.00 h, on the last day – till 14.00 h


Applications for participation – till 10 December 2021


Installation – 15 calendar days before the opening
•    working time: 08.00-17.00 h
•    two days before the opening: 08.00-21.00 h


Dismantling – 7 calendar days after the closing
•    working time: 08.00-17.00 h


Inclusion in the printed catalog – till 14 January 2022


Inclusion in the online catalog – the online catalogue is updated on a weekly basis until the opening of the event.


International Fair Plovdiv rents covered and/or open exhibition area – stand/bungalow with standard construction or non-standard custom-made stands.  


To hire a stand/bungalow it is necessary to fill in Form 3.   


The rent of a stand/bungalow includes also:
•    general security, common electricity and water costs, cleaning of common areas, use of infrastructure, waste disposal;
•    a certain number of entrance cards for exhibitors and cars;
•    inclusion in the catalog and information system (company address, telephone number, fax number, email, Internet address, up to 2 branches and up to 50 characters text information), publishing in the exhibitors' online catalog and weekly updating of the information in the catalog.


The rental price does not include water connection and water consumption, which are ordered and paid for in addition.

Additional information: in Section “Services, Rent for Stands and Bungalows”


I.Discounts on indoor rental area* (only one of all at Your choice)

  • 9 - 20 m2 – 5 %; 21 - 40 m2 – 8 %; 41 - 60 m2 – 14 %; over 60 m2 – 25 %
  • For consecutive participations in the International Exhibition FOODTECH

        For 5 or more consecutive years (2020–2016, etc.) - 10 % off the exhibition area rental
        For the second participation in 2021 - 5 % on the indoor exhibition area rental within the size of the coinciding exhibition area


II. Upon 100 % payment of the ordered services by 10.12.2021 – 5 % discount of the paid amount


The services cover the activities related to the preparation, holding and termination of the participation.  


For additional information – see the “Services/Exhibition Services” Section 


The exhibitors are entitled to admission cards corresponding to the ordered exhibition area:

Indoor and outdoor exhibition area
up to 20 m2 – 5 admission cards        up to 50 m2 – 10 admission cards
up to 100 m2 – 15 admission cards    up to 200 m2 – 20 admission cards
up to 500 m2 – 25 admission cards    over 500 m2 – 30 admission cards


Exhibitors shall receive 4 (four) car passes, if the exhibition area rented is up to 50 m2 and 7 (seven) car passes, if the exhibition area is over 50 m2.


Exhibitors could obtain additional admission cards against payment.


The admission card is personal and non-transferable.



Who is the exhibition useful for?
     For owners and managers in the field of trade, catering and food production
     For professionals: technologists and tasters, event organizers, journalists from specialized media


Possibilities for professionals:

  • testing a wide range of products covering the entire range of foods
  • selection of products for different target groups of customers in retail outlets
  • purchases at preferential prices by direct negotiation
  • research on market trends and consumer attitudes
  • participation to presentations, tastings and master classes
  • optimization of catering services
  • organization of gastronomy tours to present local traditions
  • extending the menu in catering establishments
  • introduction to technological innovations in the food industry



Exhibitor profile

  • Companies offering technology and equipment
  • Food producers and distributors
  • Packaging and accessories producers and vendors


Tanya Zemlyakova

Telephone: +359 32/902 311

Mobile Telephone: +359 885 555 363



Telephone: +359 32/902 141



Tanya Zemlyakova

Telephone: +359 32/902 311

Mobile Telephone: +359 885 555 363



Maria Milanova

Telephone: +359 32/902 377

Mobile Telephone: +359 885 787 587


Form 3Renting a stand/bungalow 

Renting a stand/bungalow

Form 7Request for Renting Halls and Technical Equipment 

Request for Renting Halls and Technical Equipment

Form 8Order Form for Advertising Services 

Order Form for Advertising Services

Form DDesign Competition 

Design Competition

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