Fruit Logistica attended by approximately 53,000 trade visitors from 130 countries from 9 to 11 February 2011 in Berlin last year, where good 2,300 exhibitors from all continents were represented. Operators expect an even greater encouragement for 2011. Especially inform the representatives of the Duisburg market want the international audience about the excellent logistical connections of the institution such as the wide range of goods, inter alia in the sales Hall 2009 completely modernized after the fire. Already the regional retail and weekly market trade and gastronomy in Duisburg and the surrounding area to convince the quality of fresh goods such as fruit, vegetables and fish or also convenience foods and catering as well as the advantages of the location. The trade fair appearance of GFI will be dominated by the strategic development. In 2010, the members decided the opening for retail and farmer’s markets and the broadening of the spectrum of tasks of the Association including Duisburg. Fructinale 2011: the fresh industry event in record time sold out after the successful events in 2009 and 2010 the fresh markets Association GFI offers the most unusual platform for a healthy networking on Thursday evening, February 10, 2011, again. The event Fructinale”takes on the occasion of the international trade fair Fruit Logistica” instead.

Again some 400 guests from business, politics and media are expected. Keynote by Minister Michael lagoon mountain open the event is the Hessian Minister for Federal Affairs, Michael lagoon mountain, with a key-note to the guests of the event. For the responsible management of the GFI board, this is further proof that the Fructinale have now reached a new stage in the political perception. Comedy event with common networking mix of comedy, fresh catering, networking and unusual location makes the Fructinale. Market Hall in Berlin-Kreuzberg, one of the last Berlin retail market hall is celebrated again in the Marheineke. The Comedians Ingo Oschmann guarantee a more variety from the Messe stressful and Topaz with stand up comedy, improvisations, and magic. The restaurateurs and merchants from the Marheineke will provide for the well-being of guests market hall with many different culinary treats.

About GFI German fresh markets: GFI fresh markets was founded in 2000 as a Marketing Association of German wholesale markets. The opening for retail markets and the broadening of the spectrum of tasks was decided in 2010. GFI is a partnership network and provides its members with a broad institutional knowledge transfer central trade management issues, as well as presentation platforms such as the joint stand at the Fruit Logistica and the Internet presence. National and international producers, who want to perform marketing measures in food retail, both qualified, unbound, have the central contact person with GFI German fresh markets.