Last week Stockholm was filled with with activities and a gastronomic party as the industry gathered at Stockholmsmässan for the GastroNord and Vinordic exhibitions as well as the Bocuse d’Or Europe chef championships. The party culminated with a gold medal finish for Sweden and Tommy Myllymäki.
“Gastronomic Week offered a fantastic week of food. Never before have there been so many food-related activities at Stockholmsmässan and downtown. It is clearly evident that there are a lot of people very interested in food. This was particularly evident at the fair – the entire hall was buzzing with enthusiasm. Exhibitors were closing deals and many people commented that it was the best exhibitions in a long time. The focus on student chefs, including the guided tours among the exhibitors, was a success, as was Vinordic School,” says Daniel Fritzdorf, Event Manager for GastroNord and Vinordic at Stockholmsmässan.
In total GastroNord pulled 22,700 visitors from more than 70 countries, and Vinordic had just over 8,100 visitors. Combined, the fairs had 468 exhibitors from 21 countries.
When 20 of Europe’s best chefs competed in the Bocuse d´Or Europe chef championships, which is the Formula 1 of the gastronomy industry, ministers, ambassadors and royalty rubbed elbows with fans who had come from around the world. There was also considerable interest from the media; in total 622 media representatives received accreditation for GastroNord, Vinordic and the Bocuse d´Or Europe chef championships, of which 121 were from other countries.
“We would like to thank everyone who helped bring the championships to Stockholm and the fair. And a big Thank You goes to the Swedish chefs who gave their time through Gastronomy Sweden and the Chef of the Year Association. We naturally also extend our congratulations to Tommy for taking home the gold! The French organizer, GL events, declared that the arrangement around the championships at Stockholmsmässan was the best to date,” says Daniel Fritzdorf.
GastroNord and Vinordic are northern Europe’s largest trade fairs for hotels, restaurants, catering and fast food. The fairs are arranged every second year at Stockholmsmässan.
More information is available at www.gastronord.se, www.gastronomicweek.se, www.gastronomisverige.se or contact Daniel Fritzdorf, Event Manager, email@example.com, + 46 70 789 41 96, Lotta Signeul, Press Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, + 46 70 789 43 3
Stockholmsmässan is one of the world's leading and most flexible organisers of meetings. We offer the perfect meeting place for everything from international summits to broad public fairs. Together with exhibitors and organisers we create well-organised meetings which offer the visitor inspiration, knowledge and business opportunities. As the leading organiser in the Baltic Sea Region, we organise some 60 industry-leading exhibitions as well as around 100 national and international congresses, conferences and events anually. Every year we welcome 10,000 exhibitors, 1.5 million visitors and more than 8,000 journalists from all over the world.