The members of SPES GEIE are mainly EU National Food and Beverage Federations or Organisation representing food industry producers. Do you want to enter in collaboration with us? Please have a look at the map and read our profiles below!

FEDERALIMENTARE is Federation of the Italian Food and Beverages Industry, the second-highest-ranking Italian manufacturing sector which accounts for 8% of the national GDP, with an annual turnover of over 142 billion Euro. The 13 Italian trade Associations for each food and drink sector are grouped together under Federalimentare, which represents almost 7,000 companies with more than 9 employees each, located throughout Italy. The Federation is:

  • committed to working alongside the authorities in promoting a food model based on safety and quality requisites. It helps skilled entrepreneurs seize the best business opportunities in Italy and abroad, ensuring the core values of the Italian food culture are promoted worldwide whilst preventing imitations and counterfeiting.
  • aware of the needs of food companies and promotes collective economic and social growth. It supports research and innovation, in keeping with tradition, by responding to market developments and new consumer needs.

The Federation is composed by the following product branches association: UNIONFOOD (Confectionery, Chocolates, Ice creams, cakes, biscuits and pasta products), ANCIT (preserved and canned fruit and vegetables, frozen products, baby foods and dietetic products, coffee, honey, and canned fish, food supplements, pasta), ANICAV (preserved vegetables), ASSALZOO (feed), ASSICA (pig meat and all meat processed products, hams, salami, etc), ASSITOL (olive oils, seed oils and margarine), ASSOBIBE (soft drinks), ASSOBIRRA (beer and malt), ASSOCARNI (fresh meat), ASSOLATTE (milk and dairy products), FEDERVINI (Wine, spirits, vinegars, syrups and grape juices), ITALMOPA (flours, semolina, based flour mixes and pasta products) and MINERACQUA (mineral natural waters). FEDERALIMENTARE is member of FoodDrinkEurope and Confindustria (Confederation of the Italian Industries). The activity of the federation is also targeted at services performance, assistance and consulting to companies, companies’ associations, business associations and other organisations operating in the food sector.

ANIA, the French Food and Drink federation, gathers 32 sectorial federation and 13 regional associations, and represent more than 17 000 food companies, 98% of these companies being SMEs. ANIA represents, informs and supports food companies in France in order to valorise their role and contribution to public bodies, medias and consumers. ANIA’s mission is to help the manufactured food companies to face the major challenges that are:
  • Food safety/quality/ nutrition issues
  • Transfer of added value from manufacturing to distribution.
  • Competitiveness and ability to export in a changing world.
  • Lack of attractiveness of the food processing industry for young people.
  • Environmental issues
  • Innovation
ANIA’s Research and Innovation department has successfully carried out more than 30 european projects over the last 10 years. The department benefits from a regional network, an effective communication team and a good knowledge of public and private stakeholders. It's a contact point for french food companies with an innovation project, the facilitator of the Food for Life France network, implement research programmes on various themes, help to remove the obstacles encountered by companies in financing their innovations and participate in a strategy to promote the innovative image of the food sector.
FIPA (Portuguese Agrofood Industries Federation) is a private non-profit association that brings together a wide range of associations and companies in the agri-food industry. Founded in 1987, FIPA has been working for decades in representing, defending and boosting the sector both nationally and in Europe, along with policymakers, partners and civil society. Based on a set of four pillars (Consumer, Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability) FIPA’s strategy aims to reinforce the agri-food efforts on research and innovation and, thus, reinforce the industry role in the consumers daily lives by providing safe, nutritious, accessible and sustainable products. FIPA is a strong, stable and flexible organization with a solid network of institutional links and a robust set of messages that enable it to impact national and community policies through engagement in the debate and affirm the potential and expectations of the food and drink industry. FIPA Defend and promote the interests of our members in areas such as food quality and safety, nutrition and health, trust and consumer choice, competitiveness, exports and internationalization, research, development and innovation and sustainability.
The Spanish Food and Drink Federation (FIAB) was established in 1977 to represent the Spanish food and beverage industry through a single body and one voice. Its main activity is to inform the sector of the main developments that may affect its operation and competitiveness. It also represents its interests in different governement and decision-makers, both nationally and at the European and internation scope. Currently it encompasses 46 associations and 5,000 companies. FIAB is member of FoodDrinkEurope promoting its members’ interests in areas such as food safety and science, nutrition and health, consumer trust and choice, competitiveness and environmental sustainability. RDI FIAB department has managed more than 20 projects at European Level having the expertise of leading and organising workshops at national and European level to attract and involve Food and Beverage Industries in projects activities for the competitiveness of the sector, as well as research centers, universities and policy makers. FIAB attends and participates in the most important international Food Exhibitions as Alimentaria, Sial, Anuga, Cibus. RDI FIAB department leads Spanish Technological Platform Food for Life – Spain with working groups like Training and Technology Transfer, Production and Sustainability, Food Chain Management, Food and Consumer, Circular Economy with all national platforms, among others.
SEVT represents the Greek Food & Drink Industry on national, European and international level. It consists of food and drink companies and sector associations. The mission of SEVT is to facilitate the development of a friendly enabling business environment that attracts investments. A framework where all food and drink companies, whatever their size, can operate responsibly in order to respond to the increasing needs of both consumers and society, while competing effectively towards a sustainable and inclusive growth. The work of the Federation is based on sound scientific research, robust data management and effective communication, within the EU regulatory context, to ensure that all food and drink policy issues are dealt with a holistic manner. The main priorities safeguarded by SEVT include food safety and quality, nutrition and health, consumers’ trust, competitiveness, research and development, innovation and environmental sustainability. SEVT operates in close collaboration with its members, as an active, committed and responsible partner.  It aims to increase the recognition of its key role for the food industry, through the promotion of its cultural and social values, as well as its wealth, diversity and traditions. By combining the Greek food sector heritage with innovation for the future, SEVT and its members aim to strengthen the industry’s competitive advantage in satisfying consumers’ needs by producing safe, affordable, healthy and sustainable products. SEVT also wishes to enhance consumers’ trust in the Greek Food & Drink Industry for its significant contribution to the daily lives of consumers in Greece and abroad.
Union of Dairy Beef, Food Industrialists and Producers of Turkey (SETBIR), which has been operating since 1976 for the aim of developing dairy and meat industries, is Turkey’s umbrella civil society organization in this area. SETBIR, a non-profit association based in Ankara, provides its members with new production technologies through national and international projects and aims to develop dairy, meat, food industry and to support food processing industry to reach European Union standards. SETBIR also aims to raise the livestock sector and livestock industry to reach the level of global agricultural and livestock sector. By connecting the sector with government SETBIR works as a bridge for exchange of information. The most important work topics of SETBIR are; raw material, food safety and informal production. The members of SETBİR are meat and dairy industrial companies acting in national and international levels representing Turkish meat and dairy sector and related subjects. There are 85 SETBİR members representing 55 companies working in production, marketing, sale or trade of meat and dairy sectors and related subjects.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia - Chamber of Agricultural and Food Enterprises (CCIS-CAFE) is an independent, voluntary, non-profit, interest group of legal entities. It carries out lucrative business activities in the agri-food sector or related activities on the market.  CCIS-CAFE functions in a regional independent manner and is a recognizable and prominent representative of the agricultural and food sector in Slovenia and abroad. At the moment it incorporates 225 members from all kind of agri-food sectors. The activities are focused on representing and linking the agri-food industry in respect to public authorities and European branch associations, forming viewpoints and policies towards the social partners and other domestic and foreign associations, promoting the development of the sector and knowledge flow, ideas and good Slovenian and European practices within the branch. Experienced consultants working at CCIS-CAFE offer every member professional help in the form of consulting, information, education, and training. They represent interests of their members with respect to state authorities, institutions, trade unions, European associations, and institutions of the European Union by the consensus of the entire branch, individual sector, section or a committee. CCIS-CAFE is a place where different professionals from business, research and education institutions and government are encouraged to exchange their knowledge and experience. It has also taken up the initiative to encourage innovation in the agri-food sector and activities to improve the skills of (future) employees in the field. To help develop the field, CCIS-CAFE is involved in several European and national projects with a wide range of topics that provide new knowledge and a positive impact on the sector.
LVA is a private non profit centre of excellence for the food industry in Austria and was founded as independent association with the aim to fulfil a broad range of tasks. Services comprise coaching and consultancy, comprehensive training in the food sector, authoritative partnerships in technology transfer, European research programs and mediating co-operations of industry and academia. The high quality of provided services and the competences and expertise built in LVA make it a strong player in the Austrian food producing sector and an expert partner on EU-level. Members of LVA act as evaluators in food analysis and technology e.g. in the Science and Research Expert Group of Food Drink Europe FDE, and provide consultancy as experts in food legislation and standard requirements. The LVA guided national Food TechNet is the contact point and exchange platform joining research and industry for applied research projects in process and product development. LVA offers a comprehensive program for professional training in the food sector on a regular basis. As a participant in several research consortia in different European projects LVA gathered considerable experience. Contributions to publication media (ernährung – nutrition, ACR – publications, B2B – newsletter services) complete the broad range of tasks. Experts of LVA are frequent expert guests in television as well as public media for topics concerning food science, safety and quality. LVA builds on its broad experience in a wide range of issues in the food sector. The activities of innovation have reached a crucial point considering the conveyance of information to stakeholders not directly involved in the technological development. The focus of dissemination by LVA lies on comprehensive and understandable information. Editing publications with the aim to optimize them for different stakeholder groups (technologists, appliers, consumers) and appropriate appearance for continuously developing diverse media is a central focus for LVA.
FFDI was established in 1995 as Potravinářské sdružení České republiky (PS ČR) and launched its activity by the same term. On 7th August 2000 General Assembly approved ammendment its official name towards current legal name. It is a special interest association of legal entities active in food and drink industries, founded in accordance with the Civil Code, Act No. 40/64 Coll., as amended, Article 20, f) et seq., registered under the Identification No. 63110652. It fully meets competences of a special interest non-profit association for all food industries and industries concerning processing of agricultural products. It is a representative of the food industries vis-à-vis bodies of state administration and similar organizations in countries of the European Union, including organizations with world-wide sphere of action. Nowadays, FFDI represents members interests that belong to entrepreneurs (95 subjects) and sector branches of Czech food industry (22 subjects) and branches related to Czech state control, other organizations, institutions and bodies and organizations of EU (36 subjects). FFDI presents a service organization on a high competency level in all fields dealing with interests of its members covering food legislation, trade and industry legislation and its financing, environmental issues but also EU enlargement impacts.