GIORIK’s fair schedule for springtime 2019 is taking it to Palermo. The Italian company is in fact taking part as an exhibitor at the new edition of EXPOCOOK, the catering trade’s largest fair in southern Italy. EXPOCOOK, now at its third edition, is being staged at Palermo’s Fiera del Mediterraneo. This year, it will cover a surface area in excess of 20,000 sqm. Each new edition sees top-flight international food&beverage companies signing up to exhibit. It is an important showcase for GIORIK then, and one in which it can unveil its latest products to the highly qualified Ho.Re.Ca professionals visiting the event. The food&beverage sector is flourishing in the south of Italy. It has proven to be a driving force in the area’s economic recovery following the downturn witnessed in 2012. Figures show that, in the five years following the crisis which hit the whole country, the catering sector positively boomed with expansion rates in Sicily of +16.1%, and +12.4% in Campania.