18 June 2012

Tunisia: Exhibitors Takes Part in Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington

Tunis — Some twenty Tunisian exhibitors are taking part in the Summer Fancy Food Show, held June 17- 19 in Washington.

Tunisia's 240-square-metre stand showcases, according to the Exports Promotion Centre (CEPEX), a wide range of country and food products to promote them on the American market.

The Tunisian participation focuses around two main stands. The first is organised by CEPEX and brings together 7 companies operating in food industries: food canneries, dates, pastry, couscous, biscuits and confectionery.

The second pavilion, organised by the Technical Centre of Packing and Packaging (Packtec), is dedicated exclusively to the packaging of olive oil, with the participation of 12 companies.

Efforts of the two public bodies (CEPEX-Packtec) helped "highlight the potentials of Tunisia in this sector and promote the strengths of the country on a market that presents real export opportunities, especially in the ethnic market and the Arab-Muslim community, quite sizeable in the North-American continent," said CEPEX.

The national stand has attracted visitors of this show, particularly thanks to the tasting sessions available in the Packet stand.

The Summer Fancy Food Show has a great reputation in the United States and Canada. It is in its 57th edition and was attended by 2 400 exhibitors from 80 countries.

It is an ideal showcase for the latest culinary and gastronomic innovations with more than 180 000 exhibits.

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