Hosted Buyers Program

The Hosted Buyers program aims to ensure the attendance of top-level international trade professionals. These professionals benefit from total or partial payment of their travel expenses and enjoy a series of special conditions for visiting the show and holding meetings with exhibitors.

Hosted Buyers

Who can take part in the Hosted Buyers program?

Professionals from top-level international companies with decision-making power on purchases and a certain volume of purchases and/or sales.


What are the benefits of the program?
  • Full or partial coverage of your travel and/or accommodation costs and a free pass to the trade show.
  • Free Hosted Buyer pass giving preferential access to the show every day.
  • Permanent access to the Hosted & VIP Buyers' Lounge: a relaxation area, bar, meeting rooms, business centre and Internet connections.
  • Dedicated services during your visit, available in the Hosted & VIP Buyers' Lounge.
  • Access to the Alimentaria Premium area, an exclusive space for select companies to meet up.

How to participate?

Please, submit the application form:

Application form


Terms and conditions

We recommend you read the Terms and Conditions governing the Hosted Buyers program carefully.

The choice of Hosted Buyers is determined by the participation criteria laid down by the organisers.

For further information, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to hostedbuyers@alimentaria.com.

Hosted Buyers

Participants in the Hosted Buyer programme 2016

At the 2016 show, the Organisers invited 624 Hosted Buyers from 67 countries, 25% more than in 2014. Some 75% of all the invited Hosted Buyers had the authority to make purchasing decisions.

Some of the guests were:

Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co.Ltd (Japan); Indoguna (Singapore); Emporium Corp. (Taiwan); The Mall Group, Co, Ltd (Thailand); Ulysse Hyper Distribution Carrefour (Tunisia); H.E.B. Grocery, Co., Atalanta (USA); Comercializadora Ith, SA (Cuba); Futura Foods, Fenwick Limited (United Kingdom); El Palacio De Hierro, La Castellana, Soriana (Mexico); Comercial VA (Dominican Republic); Hyundai Department Store (South Korea); Fine Food, Big Bazaar (India); City Super Ltd., Bon Bon Paradise (Hong Kong); Lulu Group International (United Arab Emirates); Cofco Haiyou (Beijing).

Profiles of the invited Hosted Buyers in 2016

REGION OF ORIGIN

Australasia
Europe
Latin America
North America (USA, Canada and Puerto Rico)
Middle East
Africa

TOTAL

137
105
102
82
25
20

COMPANY BUSINESS

Importer
Distributor
Supermarket chain
Horeca
Wholesalers
Retailer
Purchasing centres
Online sales

%

54%
14%
11%
7%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Collaborator

CaixaBank

Any queries?

You can contact us at visit@alimentaria.com
or by calling (+34) 93 567 97 08.