Great Expectations for the In-Person Return of Expo ANTAD & Alimentaria Mexico 2021

The food and beverage industry trade show Expo ANTAD & Alimentaria Mexico 2021 returns to its in-person format from October 18-20 at the Expo Guadalajara exhibition hall.

The National Association of Self-Service and Department Stores (ANTAD) expects an attendance of more than 35,000 visitors who, during three days, will be able to meet and interact with more than 600 exhibitors from 20 countries in a 55,000-square-meter space at Expo Guadalajara.

Expo ANTAD will be implementing strict sanitary safety protocols and the mandatory use of masks inside the exhibition grounds to guarantee attendees a safe environment that will help prevent the risk of contagion with Covid.

In addition, the organizers are working with the Guadalajara authorities to establish “a sanitary bubble in the city” that will also help reduce the risks of outbreaks of the virus outside the exhibition grounds.

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According to trade show organizers, the importance of this business meeting, which is considered the most important of its kind in the Americas, stems from its international dimension, its well-known roots in Mexico’s supply chain, and the ample market opportunities for participating companies.

In an interview with the trade publication, Manuel Álvarez, Convention Manager at ANTAD, highlighted the importance of resuming face-to-face meetings to do business.

“Expo ANTAD & Alimentaria 2021 means meeting face-to-face with our counterparts to do business, this is vital, and we are going to answer the people of their need to meet with those who buy and those who sell consumer products,” said Álvarez.

RETAIL TALKS sessions will be held at the event, bringing together leading industry experts to share how technology and the human factor influence critical functional areas of business.

Likewise, Alvarez told that Expo ANTAD plans to use all available technology “to be able to generate a true business environment and that people will have the facilities on their cell phones to meet with their counterparts and generate work agendas, conference programs, and finally enjoy the opportunity to meet one on one.”

Commercial sectors that will be present at the trade show:

  • Food, beverage, general merchandise, pharmaceutical, and private label suppliers.
  • Suppliers of technology, furniture, and equipment, services, transportation, and logistics.
  • Trade promotion and business development agencies and institutions.
  • Buyers from supermarkets, departments, convenience, and specialty stores.
  • specialty stores.
  • Distributors, Foodservice, importers, Hispanic and Latin American retail, among others.
  • Buyers of hotel and restaurant chains.