New dates and new place! The CFIA Nantes will take place on September 29, 30 and October 1, 2020 at EXPONANTES (La Beaujoire Exhibition Center).

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Nantes - September 29, 30 and October 1, 2020

The exhibition

What is the CFIA?

The CFIA Nantes agrifood event has been postponed to September 29, 30 and October 1, 2020 at EXPONANTES (La Beaujoire Exhibition Center). Indeed, given the local health situation, this decision is the most reasonable. Today, our concern is to accompany you, dear customers, exhibitors, visitors and partners, to prepare the upcoming edition. Despite these somewhat special conditions, more than ever, our teams are mobilizing and making every effort to make this next edition an exceptional success! Thank you for your trust and loyalty!

Since 1997, this food-processing sector’s main event has been a business platform for all stakeholders in the top French manufacturing sector, both in terms of turnover and jobs.

CFIA lasts three days and brings together more than 1,600 companies of all sizes representing the entire sector.

The exhibition’s new strategic location in Nantes, in the heart of the Pays de la Loire region, the top European food-processing region, adds value for manufacturers.

The Pays de la Loire is one of the leading regions in the food industry with 52,700 employees and € 13 billion in turnover (source: -de-la-Loire / A-dynamic-industrial-sector).
CFIA responds to the needs of stakeholders and changes in the food-processing ecosystem by highlighting trends and issues, using:


divided into 3 hubs


illustrating the major issues facing the sector: jobs/training, food trends, food-processing plant of the future, conferences...


to showcase innovation



is dedicated to small and medium-sized businesses looking for specific answers, and features a conference led by a well-known figure

Who are our visitors?

At the largest food-processing plant in France, everything is designed to facilitate networking and create links between all stakeholders and decision-makers in the sector. CFIA is a unique place to do business and create new partnerships.

Decision-makers, buyers, technicians: CFIA is where professionals representing all positions in food-processing companies come to build, invest, improve, modernise, and optimise production.

Key figures

95% are satisfied
with how their visit went

65% of visitors
want to discover new products and innovations

Half of visitors
are attending CFIA for the first time

Who are our exhibitors?

CFIA is an “inescapable” exhibition for our exhibitors and boosts their growth. It features a 360° overview of the sector, with several projects and the right connections to implement them!
The Carrefour des Fournisseurs de l’Industrie Agroalimentaire brings together 1,600 exhibitors, including 250 that are exhibiting for the first time, across 3 hubs: Ingredients & Processed foods / Equipment & Processes / Packing & Conditioning.





Key figures

90% of exhibitors were satisfied with their participation in CFIA 2019

90% of exhibitors of exhibitors expressed willingness to renew their attendance in 2020

96 innovations competed in the 2019 Awards

CFIA at the heart of innovation

Finding answers and solutions to the problems of a food-processing company.
Predicting trends and planning for the factory of the future.
These challenges will be analysed by experts and feature in demonstrations on targeted topics.


about twenty conferences on issues that challenge and invite reflection, the sharing of ideas, and follow-up. THE main event for the food-processing sector will feature speeches by top-notch professionals and experts!

Food Trends and Creations Area

to analyse and anticipate consumption trends, to explore the flavours of tomorrow and the “eating better” culture!

SME Thursday

a day dedicated to helping the smallest companies find targeted information and solutions. The day ends with a conference led by a well-known figure.

The food-processing factory of the future

every year, an overview of innovative solutions via demonstrations and in situ applications by suppliers and experts. A space designed to better understand the challenges of the future, at the service of manufacturing excellence.

Les trophées de l'innovation (Innovation Awards)

this showcase of the year’s innovations in food processing provides a 360° overview of the latest products. The competitors and winners demonstrate each year that the sector continues to have huge growth potential.

Work in agro

jobs and training in a space designed to detect and attract new talents and optimise networking opportunities for the young people who are the future of the sector.

Our other events

Business Innovation

“Speed dating” B2B meetings aimed at showcasing innovations by focusing on their ingredients. An introduction to the innovations and a networking lunch completes the exchanges between suppliers and users.

The top portal for food-processing companies. More than 1,800 suppliers and 20,000 products, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

meet'in agro

An opportunity for networking and discussions on a related topic, featuring experts from the food-processing sector and testimonials from manufacturers

Europack Euromanut CFIA

The biennial exhibition in Lyon for the Packaging, Handling, and Process sectors.

A brand
that exists
all year!
Cfia Maroc

Biennial exhibition in Casablanca, featuring techniques and solutions for the food-processing sector.