MEAT-TECH 2018: The Point of reference for an evolving market

MEAT-TECH 2018: The Point of reference for an evolving market

MEAT-TECH-Banner-2600x1058-GB. 13-01-2017The only Italian exhibition devoted to processing and packaging in the meat industry sees growth in exhibition space bookings, confirming its role as a point of reference in a market with changing trends but continued high growth potential.

MEAT-TECH 2018 continues to receive bookings from major exhibitors in the meat industry while investing in promotion in the biggest foreign markets and securing partnerships with the leading trade associations. The show confirms its role as the major event for the market and provides constant support for the sector, producing its own Economic Monitor to constantly track the trends and developments in the industry.

MEAT-TECH is presenting its 2018 exhibition project at a favourable time for the sector. According to Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025 – OECD-FAO, world meat production is expected to grow by 16% by 2025 compared to the reference period 2013-2015 (up 20% with respect to the previous decade), driven in particular by demand for poultry. This represents an important opportunity for all meat processing machinery manufacturers.

Poultry production is set to increase from 115,192 kt rtc in 2016 to 131,255 kt rtc in 2025 with Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine and the United States being the biggest producer countries. In the Asian region the leading producers will be China, India, Indonesia, Iran and Thailand.

Overall, world meat production is forecast to grow by around 48 Mt by 2025, with developing countries (primarily Argentina, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan and Vietnam) accounting for 73% of this increase. Production is also expected to increase in the sheep meat sector (especially in China, Pakistan, Sudan, Australia and Sub-Saharan Africa) with global growth estimated at 2.1% per year.

Annual global per capita meat consumption is also increasing, especially in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Global annual meat consumption is expected to reach 35.3 kg by 2025, an increase of 1.3 kg with respect to the reference period. This growth will be driven mainly by poultry (131,255 kt rtc in 2025 compared to 115,247 kt rtc in 2016).

In 2025 world meat exports are expected to grow by 23% with respect to the reference period, around half of which will be shipped to developed countries (80% beef and chicken). Beef exports from the United States will make up more than a quarter of total trade, while exports from the European Union will see only marginal growth due to strong competition from North and South America.

In this scenario, MEAT-TECH 2018 is a key event for industry players. 50% of available space has already been booked by leading Italian and international companies, making this a unique opportunity to assess the potential and efficiency of the most innovative technologies for processing, packaging and distributing meat.

The companies that have already booked their exhibition space are highly representative. These include: C.R.M., Coligroup, Colussi Ermes, Erre-Ci-A, Europrodotti, Fessmann, Handtmann Italia, Inotec, Inox Meccanica, Laska, M.A.V. Engineering, Nowicki, Process-Pack International, Pulsar Industry, Risco, Techpartner, Travaglini, Ulma Packaging, Ve.Ma.C. and Velati for the processing and packaging sector; Europrodotti and Metroz Essences for the ingredients sector; Erre-Ci-A, GB Bernucci, Minerva Group and Walsroder Casings for equipment and materials.

This edition of the show will benefit from being held concurrently with IPACK-IMA and also from inclusion in the suite of trade fairs known as The Innovation Alliance. This will give participating companies the opportunity to showcase their distinctive qualities to the large numbers of professionals from the world of large-scale distribution, retail and the food industry who will be attending the industry-wide event.

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