GastroPan is the largest international trade fair for bakery, confectionery and food service industries organized in Romania, and one of the most important business events in Central and Eastern Europe. The 2012 edition of the exhibition brought together 107 exhibitors from 16 countries and over 14,000 visitors, on a total exhibiting space of 6,000 square meters.

The trade fair followed a continuous development during last 4 years, which is why its fifth edition will be held for the first time in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. This will allow visitors and exhibitors to be a part of a business event organized in accordance with the latest international standards.

In 2013 the new location will allow the increase of exhibition area up to 12,000 square meters. Moreover, the modern exhibiting center hosting the event will allow the exposure of the most diverse range of specialized solutions for the targeted business fields and also the organizing of the most complex demo shows, product presentations and professional competitions for chefs, bakers and confectioners.


Exhibitors Profile:

- Suppliers of ingredients for manufacturers and industrial producers of bakery and confectionery products (flour, yeast, enhancers, flavors, fillers, fats, etc.)

- Suppliers from the milling and pasta industry (equipment for grain storing, milling and delivering, silos, pasta producing lines and ingredients etc.)

- Suppliers of equipment and accessories for the production, distribution, and retail activities in bakeries, confectioneries, hospitality and catering industries (equipment and utensils for mixing ingredients, for dough processing and baking, equipment for gelato and chocolate producers, professional cooking equipment, uniforms, cutlery and crockery, furniture and fittings for specialized shops etc.)

- Suppliers of other dedicated services and solutions (managing hardware and software for bakeries, confectioneries and restaurants, food and beverage vending machines, air-conditioning solutions, refrigeration and freezing equipment, security and protection services, interior design, furnishing and decorating solutions etc..).

- Food and drink suppliers for hospitality, food service and catering industry (fruit and vegetables, pasta, meat and sausages, dairy products, canned foods, ready meals, hot and cold beverages, sauces and spices, etc.)

Suppliers on any other kind of dedicated solutions to the bakery, confectionery, pasta production and catering businesses can showcase their offer by exhibiting at GastroPan 2013!


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BRUTARUL, the magazine of the Romanian bakers and confectioners, is answering the needs of entrepreneurs on the marketby publishing articles about the main ingredients used in production. Bakery fats and all kinds of bakery flours are the topics of the following issue, which will gather the offers of such ingredient suppliers, showing the latest range of products available on the market.

Thursday, 09 August 2012 10:26

Romania must cease all grain exports

The drought has caused local farmers severe losses and the situation calls for the declaration of the state of emergency said Laurentiu Baciu, president of the Romanian Agricultural Producers’ League (LAPAR) according to Mediafax. He stressed that some 80 percent of the local corn production could be compromised.

A new application session for European funds opened recently, allowing the Romanian mills and bakeries to access non-refundable money for various investments in the field. These new session of project applications is open from July 2nd to August 14th, 2012, as the Romanian Paying Agency for Rural Development and Fishing (APDRP) said.  Find out more about the available amounts.

Eastern European experts and suppliers in the bakery, confectionery and catering industries will meet next year in BUCHAREST, for the fifth edition of the GASTROPAN exhibition. The event will take place for the first time in the Romanian capital, meeting the latest international standards in trade fair organizing. Find out more about the benefits of the new exhibition center that will be hosting the event on April 11-14, in 2013.

Romania's 2012 wheat production, estimated at 6.1 million tonsWheat harvest is expected to rise to 6.1 million tons in Romania, 15% less than the record production of 2011. The decline will be caused mainly by last autumn’s weather conditions, as local specialists said. Estimates in June, last made ​​before wheat and barley crops to be raised in barns or taken by traders, shows that farmers will produce 17.9 million tons of grain this year, down 7.2% from 2011.

World sugar prices are likely to stay high in 2012 due to external factors such as government policies, oil prices and instability in the Eurozone, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).


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Munich, 19.06.2012 – It’s the biggest temporarily bakery in the world: iba, the industry’s leading trade fair. From 16 to 21 September the twelve exhibition halls at Messe München will morph into a vast ‘bakery’. iba is the only trade fair in the world to cover the entire market overview from A to Z – from appliances and aromas all the way to zest and zwieback. Attendance at iba on any one of the six days of the fair guarantees a comprehensive market briefing for the 36 months ahead – until the next iba opens its doors.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:59

Bakers’ Fair Summer 2012

This year's Bakers’ Fair Summer 2012 at Kempton Park Racecourse attracted hundreds of bakers from across the country to talk to ingredients and equipment manufacturers, watch live demos and presentations, and take part in the National Association of Master Bakers’ (NAMB) bakery competitions.

Romanian food distributor Alfredo reported sales worth EUR 50 million last year and hopes to grow its business 20 percent by the end of 2012 despite the general drop in consumption, said Daniel Nistor and Cristian Darmanescu, Alfredo’s two owners.

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