The Spanish Food & Drinks Industry Federation (FIAB) has been established in 1977, to represent the Spanish food and beverage industry, the foremost industrial sector of the country, through a single body and one voice.
Its main activity is informing the sector of developments that might affect their performance and representing their interests before different administrations and decision-making bodies at national, European and international level.
Since 1998, FIAB has been active in the support of Spanish food companies in their efforts to increase their exports all around the world.
Currently, FIAB is composed by 47 industry associations and approximately 4.000 companies that represent the 90% of the food and drinks industry.
WHAT WE DO:
The International Affairs Department focuses its activities, on one hand, in fostering the internationalization of Spanish food and drink companies; and on the other, in analyzing the economic and financial situations of the principal world economies, and the exhaustive monitoring of the Spanish economy.
In this context, it develops and organizes horizontal promotion activities such as national pavilions in trade fairs, Gastronomic Workshops, Seminars, Tastings; point of sale promotions, market studies, etc., all aimed to boost the presence of Spanish food products in the international markets. To do this, FIAB collaborates with institutions such as ICEX (the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade), MAGRAMA (the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture) or the European Commission.
FIAB also supports cooperation between companies through business meetings and trade missions, to encourage contact between Spanish companies in the sector as well as with their counterparts abroad. This paves the way for agreements that allow greater internationalization for the companies.
As a matter of fact, FIAB and ICEX jointly organize the Spanish participation in the main trade shows, being present in the most important international markets:
- SUMMER FANCY FOOD - USA
- WINTER FANCY FOOD - USA
- PLMA USA - USA
- SIAL CANADA – Canada
- FOOD & HOTEL ASIA - Singapore
- FOOD & HOTEL SEUL – South Korea
- FOODEX TOKYO – Japan
- SIAL CHINA – China
- FOOD & HOTEL - China
- WORLD OF FOOD - China
- GULFOOD - Dubai
- FOOD & HOSPITALITY – South Africa
- EXPO ANTAD - Mexico
- WORLD FOOD MOSCOW – Russia
- ANUGA – Germany
- SPECIALITY FOOD FAIR - UK
- IFE LONDON - UK
- SIAL PARIS – FRANCE
- SIRHA LYON - FRANCE
- PLMA AMSTERDAM - Netherlands
- TUTTO FOOD/CIBUS - Italy
We also develop a set of international promotions co-organized with international distribution chains, such as:
- ACE KITANO - Japan
- JOHN LEWIS - UK
- METRO - China
- HYUNDAI - Korea
- GALERIA KAUFHOF - Germany
- MOLLIE STONE´S - USA
Furthermore, the Spain Experience Programme, whose main goal is to improve commercial relations between Spanish food and drink industries and buyers from selected distribution chains, consist on a series of visits from food category or specialist buyers to some selected factories in Spain, in order to provide a better understanding of today`s Spanish food and drink industry in terms of quality of their products, technology, tradition and constant innovation. In 2015, buyers from Canada, Sweden, Mexico, Chile, Peru & Colombia, United Kingdom, Algeria, China, India, Korea and Japan visited Spain in the frame of this program.
In addition, every two years in the framework of Alimentaria Barcelona, FIAB with the collaboration of ICEX, MAGRAMA and ALIMENTARIA EXHIBITIONS organizes the FOOD & DRINK BUSINESS MEETINGS, with the presence of more than 150 buyers from all over the world. The main objective of this activity is to promote trade relations between the Spanish food and drinks companies and the distribution sector worldwide. For the 2015 edition, it is foreseen that more than 8,000 meetings will take place.
FIAB - Federación Española de Industrias de la Alimentación y Bebidas
C/ Velázquez, 64 3 planta
Phone: 91 411 72 11 - Fax: 91 411 73 44