Participation in the International Exhibition Sial Paris 2022

In the framework of the EU funded program « Information and promotion of PDO and PGI products within the EU Market (Greece, Germany, France), with the title: « THE EUROPEAN FOOD MASTERS – TASTE THE AUTHENTIC / EU FOOD MASTERS », the Agro-Nutritional Cooperation participated in the International Exhibition « SIAL PARIS 2022 », supporting its entrepreneurs–members with the goal to promote and project the PDO & PGI products of the island of Crete.

In addition, with a view to extroversion and aiming at a wider placement of the local Cretan, high quality PDO and PGI products in the global market, the Agro-Nutritional Cooperation of the Region of Crete participated in this International Exhibition with great success judging by the response and positive comments from the thousands of visitors.

With this new action, the Agro-Nutritional Cooperation wants to « build » on the previous results, to use the contacts it created through the previous program and to capitalize the efforts for the benefit of all producers of PDO / PGI products and entrepreneurs–members of the Agro-Nutritional Cooperation.

The aim of this action is to inform consumers in Greece, Germany and France about the European quality systems PDO and PGI. These EU quality systems will be promoted through a basket of PDO and PGI products from the island of Crete.

This action will inform about and promote the PDO and PGI products of Crete. The basket of products includes all the basic categories of goods which form the pillars of the Cretan and Mediterranean diet. More specifically, the cart includes the following:

  1. Vorios Mylopotamos Rethymnis Kritis olive oil P.D.O.
  2. Viannos Irakliou Kritis olive oil P.D.O.
  3. Kolymvari Chanion Kritis olive oil P.D.O.
  4. Messara Olive Oil P.D.O.
  5. Peza Irakliou Kritis olive oil P.D.O.
  6. Sitia Lasithiou Kritis olive oil P.D.O.
  7. Chania Kritis olive oil P.G.I.
  8. Graviera Kritis P.D.O.
  9. P.G.I. Cretan wines
  10. P.G.I. “Kritiko paximadi” (Cretan rusks)
  11. P.G.I. “Stafida Soultanina Kritis” (Cretan Soultanina raisins)
  12. P.D.O. “Pefkothymaromelo Kritis” (Cretan pine & thyme honey)

SIAL is one of the largest food and beverage exhibitions in the world and is held every 2 years in the Paris exhibition centre « Paris Nord Villepint »

In this year’s exhibition, a total of more than 7.000 exhibitors from 108 countries participated, while business and non- business visitors reached app. 300.000.

From Crete, eight companies presented their products at the Agro-Nutritional Cooperation stand, attracting the interest of buyers as well as consumers.

The President of the Board of Directors Mr. Stavros Tzedakis and board member Mr. Manolis Chnaris accompanied the mission.

In a statement, the President of the Board of Directors Stavros Tzedakis mentioned: « The Agro-Nutritional Cooperation of the Region of Crete, in implementation of the European program « THE EUROPEAN FOOD MASTERS – TASTE THE AUTHENTIC / EU FOOD MASTERS », participated this year in the international exhibition SIAL PARIS, one of the largest food and beverage exhibitions in the world. We came here with our producers – members of the Cooperation, to showcase the PDO & PGI products of Crete.

Our goal is to highlight, promote and project the products of our island. Quality products, with identity, capable of conquering the domestic and international markets. SIAL PARIS is a prestigious exhibition, and we anticipate for our producers to achieve the best possible business agreements and maximum results. We are particularly proud, that the Agro-Nutritional Cooperation of the Region of Crete – the only one in Greece – implements the 2nd European program though many different actions and activities, for the promotion of PDO & PGI products of our home. »