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May 31, 2017

International Green Week Berlin 2018: Bulgaria takes on a strong dual role

Bulgaria takes on the EU Council presidency and the role of Green Week partner country in Berlin

In early 2018, when Bulgaria takes on the EU Council presidency and the role of partner country of the forthcoming International Green Week Berlin (19 – 28 Jan.), it will be hoping for an important boost in the farming industry. This was pointed out by Rumen Porozhanov, the new Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, in Sofia. At a meeting with German journalists the minister emphasised that Bulgarian farmers anticipated rural development to benefit significantly from the 2.4 billion euros of EU funding and that they were keen to present their products at the leading international agricultural exhibition in Berlin.

During an information tour of Bulgaria Porozhanov, who took over his post three weeks ago, described the current situation in the farming sector to German journalists. ”At the Green Week 2018, besides presenting its culture and history Bulgaria will showcase farming successes and national cuisine. In Berlin outstanding local products including wine, dairy products, fruit and vegetables and rose oil products will be on display“, the minister said.

About the International Green Week Berlin

The International Green Week Berlin is the world's leading consumer show for agriculture, the food industry and horticulture. From 19 to 28 January 2018 Berlin's longest-established and busiest trade fair will be inviting trade visitors and the general public to attend the 83rd edition, which will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Bulgaria will be the partner country of the event and, under the heading of ‘Aroma of the Sun’, will be presenting the entire range of its local specialities. Messe Berlin expects more than 1,600 exhibitors from some 65 countries and over 400,000 trade visitors and members of the general public to attend. The programme of conference events will focus on the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2018 (18 to 20 Jan.). Around 70 ministers of agriculture and high-ranking members of the food and farming industries are expected to attend the world's leading agricultural policy conference. Over 300 conferences, meetings, workshops and seminars for experts will be held at the Green Week. The 83rd edition of the Green Week will look back on a past spanning 92 years. Since its launch in 1926 around 88,000 exhibitors from 129 countries have presented their wide-ranging products from all over the world to over 32.9 million trade visitors and the general public.