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CIBUS TEC's 2026 edition will be hosted between 27.10.2026 and 30.10.2026 in Fiera di Parma. The event site will not include Covid-19 safety precautions. This is due to the country removing its pandemic-related limitations. 

A Brief Overview of Cibus Tec

Every three years in Parma, Cibus Tec welcomes professionals in the harvesting, processing and packaging sectors for food and beverages to explore the latest in technological developments across the F&B industry as a whole. You learn about big trends as they affect the production chain from bottling and filling to environmental technologies, coding and hygiene. As an exhibitor, you tap into the highly sought-after Italian market easily and establish valuable contacts with buyers. The added support programme further makes Cibus Tec unmissable. 

After renting floor space, it’s time to look into hotels in Parma. Thousands attend Cibus Tec so it’s a bit of a challenge to find affordable hotel rooms. That’s where GETA ltd comes in. We’ve been providing accommodation for trade shows for over a decade and know our way around Parma. You benefit from a large database of hotels, hostels and apartments in the city. Stay in comfortable rooms right next to Fiere di Parma and enjoy access to nearby public transportation. You’ll be able to reach the exhibition centre in minutes and keep costs to a minimum. Large groups are welcome. 

GETA ltd also offers a variety of other travel services. Combine your hotel reservations for Cibus Tec with an airport transfer or rent-a-car. Our team is on standby to assist with building exhibition stands and booking meeting facilities. 

Why Your Visit is Worth It

Cibus Tec creates the right conditions to conduct business efficiently. This means reconnecting with old partners and forming new relationships with potential buyers. Trade visitors come in order to source new products and research trends. Visibility is guaranteed and product launches are the best way to create excitement and generate sales leads. Editions do incredibly well. Take a look at the key data points from last edition: 

  • 120,000 sq. metres of exhibition area
  • 35,000 international trade fairs from 108 countries
  • 1000 innovative suppliers

Industry Relevance 

Cibus Tec, a triennial event founded back in 1939, has emerged as the most influential platform in the Italian food technologies landscape. Held at Fiere di Parma in Parma, the trade fair celebrates the multiple innovations across multiple sectors, covering the entire value chain – the harvesting, processing, and packaging of vegetables, fruit, milk, and their derivatives.

The trade fair is where the finest technologies, groundbreaking products and services first hit the national and international food industry. Beyond its role as a showcase, Cibus Tec propels the food industry forward by creating the ideal conditions to conduct business at the highest level and with the most amount of reach. Senior buyers attend the even in order to survey what’s new across all relevant segments: 

  • Processing 
  • From Packaging to Logistics
  • Bottling and Filling
  • Coding, Marking and Labelling
  • End of line, handling and traceability
  • Components
  • Automation, Digital, Robot and Control
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental Technologies and Hygiene
  • Ingredients, Analysis and Laboratory equipment

At its core, Cibus Tec is a space for dialogue and learning. The event features a lineup of summits and conferences, led by international experts who delve into market trends and future trajectories. Attendees receive a multifaceted perspective, gaining insights that guide their strategic directions. Particularly noteworthy is the role of Cibus Tec in nurturing innovation. The event provides a platform for emerging Italian startups, invigorating the sector with fresh ideas. These startups get the opportunity to showcase their innovations and consistently find the ideal investors! 

Cibus Tec augments its product offerings with a robust lineup of activities. Live technology demos, informative conferences, and an extensive buyers’ programme are all part of the agenda. The Top Buyers Program, a hallmark of the fair, creates an exclusive experience. This curated programme includes a specialised buyer pass, a dedicated area replete with tailored services, and a whole host of benefits.

You’ll be happy to hear that the majority of the Italian players are present at Cibus Tex, cementing its reputation and relevance. Roughly 60% of Italian food companies are located within a 200-kilometre radius and they’re fully present each edition. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Cibus Tec is an epicentre where international and national importers, distributors, bakers, chocolatiers and prominent decision-makers converge to engage with pioneering solutions and form crucial networks. You’re able to meet face to face with a varied audience that comes from all related sectors: 

  • Food Industry
  • Fruit & Vegetables
  • Dairy
  • Meat 
  • Ready meals
  • Pasta
  • Cereals
  • Bakery 
  • Ice-cream and dessert
  • Coffee and portioned meals
  • Chocolate and snacks
  • Liquid food

They’re all coming to inspect, review and procure the latest offerings from brands such as Kronen, Inova Food, Ilip, Almac, Goglio, Firex, Burkert, Cabinplant, Mingazzini, Nilma, Ilpra, John Bean Technologies, Mariani and Dima to name a few. Both exhibitors and visitors register an uptick in international attendance as both groups have reached 30% foreign nationals. 

In order from most to least amount of representation, here are the fifteen countries with the largest amount of trade visitors at Cibus Tec: Spain, Germany, Russia, France, Greece, USA, Türkiye, Switzerland, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Algeria, China, Brazil and Romania.

Additional Value of Attending 

Cibus Tec hosts one of the most comprehensive buyers’ programs compared to other exhibitions for food technologies. In 2023, more than 3000 meticulously selected and pre-qualified buyers are confirmed to make their way to Cibus Tec. Their objective is simple – make informed assessments of their technological investments.

The Top Buyers Program stands as a hallmark of exclusivity and value. This program has been meticulously curated to offer selected buyers from the international food and beverage industry an unparalleled business experience. 

This program affords buyers the opportunity to explore the next generation of innovations within food and beverage technology, providing privileged access to leading and innovative suppliers in the industry. Attendees have a chance to engage with cutting-edge solutions and forge connections that can shape the future of their organisation’s technological landscape.

The Top Buyers Program is exclusively tailored for professionals who have procurement power within their organisations. If your role aligns with the following titles: Top Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Operations Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Research and Development Manager and Supply Chain Manager, then you qualify to be part of this elite initiative. 

The program is designed to cater to the specific needs and interests of individuals in these roles, ensuring that your experience at Cibus Tec is both efficient and enlightening.

Past editions


24.10.2023 - 27.10.2023


1 200



Exhibitor brands


Exhibitor countries

40 000+



Visitor countries

3 000+

VIP top buyers


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Total Exhibitors


Total Visitors


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How to get to CIBUS TEC

On Foot

On Foot

Giuseppe Verdi Airport – 1hr20mins via SP9

Parma Station – 1hr20mins via SP9


By Car

Giuseppe Verdi Airport – 10 mins via SP9

Parma Station - 10 mins via SP9


By Public Transport

Giuseppe Verdi Airport – 55 mins via transport 6

Parma Station – 40 mins via transport 6