INAC participated in the ANUGA fair that took place between October 7 and 11 in the city of Cologne, Germany, at the Koelnmesse exhibition center. Uruguay Meats had a 700 m2 stand at this edition, with two floors and tasting areas.
The Uruguayan delegation was led by Minister Fernando Mattos and INAC Board members Eduardo Urgal and Fernando Gómez. In the delegation also were management and technical staff of the National Meat Institute, 19 co-exhibiting exporter plants and 15 companies related to the sector (brokers, traders, among others).
ANUGA has almost 8,000 exhibitors from 118 countries occupying the total exhibition area of almost 300,000 square meters.
At the fair, MLA and INAC signed an MOU to work together and share knowledge on precompetitive challenges faced by the beef and sheep sectors.
The MOU enables Australia and Uruguay to work together on various areas such as sustainability, animal health, biosecurity, trade, and market access.
The MOU formalizes the longstanding and trusted relationship between the meat chains of Australia and Uruguay, where many similarities are shared: pastoral-based production systems, commitment to innovation and improvement, and specialization in meeting the needs of diverse international clients.
Uruguay is a reliable producer of high-quality beef and lamb, exporting more than 70% of our production to more than 100 global markets.
In the coming months, MLA and INAC will define the activities and a formal work plan.
The MOU was signed by MLA President Alan Beckett and INAC Strategy Manager Pablo Caputi.
Additionally, On October 9, INAC held a reception at the emblematic Rheinterrassen. At the event, Pablo Caputi referred to INAC’s history of continuity at the ANUGA exhibition in Germany, with more than 40 years of work providing the business framework for one of the most important food fairs in Europe.
During the activity, participants could enjoy a tango show and the combination of Uruguayan meats and wines.