The 9th edition of the Best of Portugal will take place at the Cinquentenaire Park in Brussels this weekend (17/18 June).
This year, more than 70 stands, 50 companies from Portugal, and 10 restaurants will welcome visitors.
One of the main goals of the event is to promote the best that is produced in Portugal, especially its quality products, such as wines, olive oils, fruits and vegetables, honeys, cheeses, and sausages among other products in the agri-food chain.
It is also intended to bring together the Portuguese community in Belgium as well as officials of the 27 Member States working in European institutions.
It will be attended by representatives of the European agri-food sector, the Portuguese government and European institutions. The Douro Intermunicipal Community is guest of honour.
Organized by the Confederation of Portuguese Farmers (CAP),the event also hopes to promote the Portuguese agri-food sector to Benelux exporters, mainly in the Belgian market.
“Brussels is the door to Europe, which allows an easier circulation of our products,” said Luís Mira, Secretary General of CAP.
Portuguese companies interested in promoting their products have, he said, an opportunity to showcase the quality of what they have to offer, as well as opening the path to international new ventures.
The Douro region has been designated European Wine City 2023 and the Douro World Heritage site wants to become a European reference in wine.
The Douro Intermunicipal Community launched in 2008 and comprises the municipalities of Alijó, Armamar, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Freixo de Espada à Cinta, Lamego, Mesão Frio, Moimenta da Beira, Murça, Penedono, Peso da Régua, Sabrosa, Santa Marta de Penaguião, São João da Pesqueira, Sernancelhe, Tabuaço, Tarouca, Torre de Moncorvo, Vila Nova de Foz Côa and Vila Real.