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Fresh, colourful, brilliant!

Sixth GFI-Fructinale 2017, Germany

Germany’s Association of Wholesale Markets, GFI, will once again be staging the “Fructinale” - the exclusive networking platform for the fresh food trade, on 9th February 2017, during the Fruit Logistica trade fair.

Boris Schwartz, GFI board member and manager in Munich Market Halls, is looking forward to the Fructinale, which is held every two years. “For a decade, our event has been one of largest get-togethers held at the Fruit Logistica trade fair, attracting an audience of over 300 people, from businesses, politics and media. The mix of entertainment, catering, networking and the special location makes our event quite unique. The crème de la crème of the fresh food trade meets at the Fructinale - representing mid-sized farming businesses, wholesalers, retailers and the restaurant business.”
Professionals, partners and friends all look forward to the good conversations, interesting people and a pleasant evening. As Boris Schwartz states, “It will be fresh, colorful and brilliant.” 

Wasserwerk in Berlin
    The event will again be in the historic Water Works (Wasserwerk) in the Wilmersdorf district of Berlin. The venue combines the modern and traditional, and our first Fructinale took place here in 2015.
      Paying tribute to what the fresh food markets offer - “freshness, variety and quality” - the Water Works’ chefs will prepare an exclusive World Food Buffet on location, offering many different culinary delights. 
        GFI has once again created an imaginative program that will be a welcome break after an intensive day at the Fruit Logistica fair. Boris Schwartz: “In addition to the presentation of our Buddy Bear Awards to business friends and partners, the audience can look forward to enchanting acts during the evening. Of course, there will also be time for people to meet each other and chat.” 

        Major names as loyal sponsors 
        Boris Schwartz is pleased with the renewed, wide support for the event, and among the many sponsors are growers, wholesalers, logistics firms, service providers and media companies. “Many of the companies that have sponsored the event from the beginning now have been joined by new sponsors for the forthcoming Fructinale. We are especially thankful to our main sponsors Fruchthandelmagazin, Keuthmann, vanWylick, Zespri, Chiquita, Lindner Food and Veolia for their commitment.” 

        Sponsors of Fructinale 2017 
        • Fruchthandel Magazin, Fruitnet Media International, Dusseldorf 
        • Peter Keuthmann, Berlin
        • Fruchtimport vanWylick, Dusseldorf
        • Zespri International Germany, Hamminkeln 
        • Chiquita Europe Germany, Hamburg
        • Lindner, fruit import and trading company, Frankfurt
        • Veolia Umweltservice, Hamburg 
        • Messe Berlin – FRUIT LOGISTICA
        • Elbegarten Fruit and Vegetables marketing, Gluckstadt
        • Rolf Oertel Fruit import & wholesales, Leipzig 

        For more information:
        Frank Willhausen
        Phone: +49 (0)178 4256738
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