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InterFood Astana 2024: Manufacturers from China and HEPA Debut

05/06/2024InterFood Astana 2024: Manufacturers from China and HEPA Debut

The Perfect Platform for Expanding Your Business in Kazakhstan’s Food Industry.


The 24th Kazakhstan International Exhibition for Foodstuffs, Drinks, Ingredients, Packaging, and Equipment for the Food Industry - InterFood Astana - kicked off on May 29, 2024. This three-day event welcomed 2,014 visitors from 18 countries, featuring more than 80 exhibitors from 12 countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Kazakhstan, China, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Singapore, Turkmenistan, and the Czech Republic. This edition honored the European Union pavilion as the Honorary Region, with a 40-member EU business delegation hosting extensive B2B meetings and showcasing 250 food and drink products from across the EU. Honorary guests included Aidarbek Saparov, the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Janusz Wojciechowski, EU Commissioner for Agriculture. This year’s event debuted 15 manufacturers from Guizhou Province (China) and the Hungarian Export Promotion Association (HEPA).




InterFood Astana reflects the offerings of Astana’s grocery stores and supermarkets and is a significant event in Kazakhstan’s food market. This signature exhibition presents the industry’s achievements, spanning from foodstuffs to technology and manufacturing equipment. Held annually, InterFood Astana has celebrated 24 editions to date.


Business Program Highlights:


Business Session: The event started with a panel session titled "Export and Import in the Food Industry Market - Cooperation of Kazakhstani Companies with International Markets." Speakers provided recommendations for developing support programs for entrepreneurs, discussed strategies for exporting Kazakhstani products, and explored business expansion prospects in the food industry.


Traditions of Quality / Tasting Competition: Held on May 28, 2024, this competition aimed to identify and promote high-quality food products in the Kazakhstan market. Organized by an independent expert commission, the contest included categories such as:


•    Wine-making, distillery, and non-alcoholic beer products
•    Confectionery products
•    Canned food
•    Fat and oil products
•    Dairy products
•    Meat products
•    Semi-finished products
•    Fruit and vegetable processing products; nuts; seeds; bee products
•    Fish products and seafood
•    Bread, bakery, and pasta products, flour, cereals
•    Tea, coffee, spices, food concentrates


Retail Distributor Center: A specialized platform for food suppliers to meet with representatives of retail chains and distributors in Kazakhstan, facilitating B2B meetings between F&B producers and retail chains.


Third Republican Forum: This forum featured the “Development of Pulp and Paper Industry and Packaging Industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan,” organized by the Association of Packers of Kazakhstan.


Exhibition Sections:


InterFood Astana included sections on:


•    Foodstuffs (Dairy, Meat, Fish, Confectionary, and Bakery)
•    Food additives and ingredients for foodstuffs
•    Alcoholic and soft drinks, tea, coffee
•    Equipment to produce foodstuffs, drinks, packaging
•    Packaging technologies, containers, and packaging
•    Refrigeration and trading equipment
•    Equipment for shops, supermarkets, cafes, bars, and restaurants


Looking Ahead to 2025:


The 25th Edition of InterFood Astana will take place from May 28-30, 2025, at EXPO IEC in Astana, Kazakhstan. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate: Register your interest here. The next edition promises to be bigger and better, showcasing the latest technologies and facilitating lucrative B2B meetings.


Kazakhstan Food Industry:


As of 2024, the Kazakhstan Food Industry revenue amounts to US$57.62bn, with an expected annual growth rate of 7.80% (CAGR 2024-2028). The market's largest segment is Meat, with a market volume of US$12.58bn in 2024.


Official Support:


•    Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan
•    Akimat of Astana City
•    Kazakh Academy of Nutrition