WorldFood Istanbul exhibitors continue trading through virtual meetings

This year’s edition will be welcoming over 1,000 international buyers from 100+ countries within the framework of our strong partnership with Istanbul Cereal, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Products Exporters’ Association (IHBIR).

What’s more, we’ll be bringing together our exhibitors with hundreds of international buyers who won’t be able to visit the exhibition through virtual B2B meetings thanks to Hyve Connect app.
With WorldFood Istanbul’s virtual B2B meetings, organized through Hyve Connect app from 11 – 12 August, our exhibitors already started seizing new export opportunities. 25 buyers from 19 countries connected with more than 100 exhibitors and as a result, 782 business connections were made. These exceptionally efficient meetings offered important business opportunities to both exhibitors and buyers.
“I think Hyve Connect is a successful app. We met companies that were interested in our products. Our meetings with four companies from various regions such as Colombia and Romania are still proceeding. I think Hyve Connect shows a lot of promise, and we are thankful because this extra opportunity was offered to us free of charge since we thought we would only participate at the exhibition.” 
Ahmet Kadıoğlu – Hayfene Spices  
“We had meetings with three companies, two of them through video talks, one through text chat. Our talks with these companies are still ongoing. We met a company from Colombia with whom we have exchanged offers. They seemed interested, so we are waiting for their return. Hyve Connect app was very good, it is an instrument that definitely needs to be pushed forward during the pandemic.”
Sercan Ertürk – Balarısı Gıda San. Tic.
“Buyers from Poland and Azerbaijan, with whom we had meetings, were high-quality with purchasing powers. I am familiar the app because I used it last year too. We get to collect a lot of information about the representatives of a lot of companies, which are very valuable. When you are at face-to-face exhibition, you only get to do business with perhaps one or two people out of a thousand. What is really important is to have met the people you will do business when the conditions are right, and staying in touch with them.”
Muhammed Cengiz - Parçaoğlu Kuruyemiş İml.Tar. Ürün. Hayv.

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