Adriatic Gastro Show Returns to Split’s Spaladium Arena!
The Adriatic Gastro Show, a festival of gastronomy and tourism, has returned to Spaladium Arena, running until Saturday, February 26!
Over a thousand exhibitors at two hundred booths will be on offer this year. A number of tourist and catering products and services will be presented, so visitors can enjoy the offer of top-quality food and beverages, textiles, equipment, lighting, decorations, and various other equipment.
The director of the Adriatic Gastro Show, Stipe Šamija, spoke about what else we can expect this year for Slobodna Dalmacija.
“I am glad that, after a year break, it is time for the Fair to return. This year is the 7th fair, and we are extremely pleased with the response, as about a thousand exhibitors will present their brands, which, as in previous years, ranks us among the largest events of this character in Croatia,” he announced.
He is even more proud of the successful implementation because due to the current circumstances, several fairs have not even been organized.
“Companies cannot find a better way to present themselves on the market, and the Dalmatian market is extremely interesting, although on the other hand demanding.”
Šamija also referred to the special circumstances of organizing the fair during the pandemic.
“We could have made the fair at the level of previous years if there were no restrictions due to COVID. However, all our visitors can be sure that they will be safer than when they go to the grocery store.”
Despite the complications, several workshops and other activities will be held at this year’s fair. Visitors will have to show a COVID certificate at the entrance, or they can be tested at the entrance. While testing is charged, entrance to the fair is then free.
“We are pleased that the City of Split is hosting the Adriatic Gastro Show this year as well. It brings novelties and quality to our city within the sector that is most important for our city. Also, this fair brings many guests out of the tourist season and fills the tourist facilities. Congratulations to the organizers for managing to create this fair in during this challenging period,” said Ela Žižić on behalf of the City of Split.
Congratulations to the organization were joined by Matea Dorčić, Head of the Split-Dalmatia County Administrative Department for Tourism and Maritime Affairs, Joško Stella, Director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, Nataša Bušić from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, which also announced the round table “The importance of sustainable tourism – certification as added value”, Mariana Pivalica from the Tourist Board, and Alma Bremec, director of ŠKMER.
The fair opened at noon on February 23 by the prefect of Split-Dalmatia County, Blaženko Boban. The ticket price is 30 kuna, and the Fair is open from 10 am to 7 pm until February 26.
You can find more information on the schedule of events here.