A gift package of Croatian products was awarded to the lucky 100000th visitor, who marked the record attendance figures achieved in the first weekend of the fair. A total of 400,000 visitors are expected by the end of the fair, which employs 10,000 people.
This year, the 85th Green Week fair, which is the biggest international agricultural, horticultural and food-industry fair bringing together producers, experts and visitors from all over the world, features more than 1800 exhibitors from as many as 72 world countries, on an impressive exhibition area of 118 200 m2. From Friday to Sunday, the fair has been visited by no less than 100,000 visitors, which is more than last year, while a total of 400,000 visitors is expected by the end of the fair, which employs 10,000 people. 2000 buses from all over Germany are expected to arrive at the fair. On the 8-kilometer tour route of the fair, visitors will have the opportunity to try and purchase more than 100,000 products from all over the world. Around 200 prominent politicians are also expected to attend the fair and participate in discussions, mainly on climate and climate changes.
The presentation of Croatia as the partner country and of Croatian exhibitors at the fair was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. At the opening ceremony, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković spoke before more than 3000 guests from all over the world, and the next day, in the Croatian hall, he presented the city of Berlin with an eighty-year-old olive tree as a symbol of peace and friendship between the two countries, pointing out the significance of a long tradition of high-quality olive oil production in Croatia. Croatia currently has five olive oils with protected designations of origin registered at the level of the European Union.
The Green Week is an excellent opportunity for the promotion of Croatian agricultural and food products in Germany, Europe and the world. The products will be presented by fifty big Croatian companies and small family farms. Exhibitors at the Green Week include numerous Croatian companies, such as Podravka, Atlantic Grupa, Badel, Sardina, Dukat, Cromaris, Kraš, Dalmacijavino, Fortenova Group, Pivac, Gavrilović, Žito, Vindija, Koestlin, Kutjevo, Ravlić, Ferbežar, Đanić Trade, Županja House of Honey, Kalić Zvonimir Family Farm, PP Orahovica, Graševina Croatica Association, Vučković Family Farm, Pag Cheese Makers’ Association, Croatian Prosciutto Producers’ Cluster, Blato d.d., Klaudia Krstičević Family Farm, Dalmatia VINA, CROATIA vina mosaica, Stella Croatica, TerraMarascae, Mišlov, Zigante tartufi, Vinistra, the S.I.C. fish processing and trade company, Kampanjola, Vrbnik Agricultural Cooperative, Croatian Pumpkin Seed Oil Producers’ Association, Grbić Company, Promes Cvanciger, Ma Cherie Trade, Naše klasje, Šaričević Ilija Family Farm, Jabuka HR, San Antonio, Croatian Academy of Olive and Olive Oil Excellence, Dr. Andrija Štampar Teaching Institute of Public Health, Hrvatske šume.
At the fair, visitors will also be able to enjoy the delicacies of traditional Croatian cuisine in the Croatian national restaurant in the Croatian hall 10.2, as well as participate in numerous sweepstakes, win distinctive and delicious prizes from Croatia and enjoy the entertainment program. On Sunday, a gift package of Croatian products was awarded to the lucky 100000th visitor, who marked the record attendance figures achieved in the first weekend of the fair. A video of Croatia’s presentation at the Green Week is available at this link.