The Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB), comprising more than 45 member associations, represents, as a single body, the Spanish food and drink industry: our country’s leading industrial sector. Our mission is to be the engine of the economy, employment and Spain’s image abroad, to be competitive in the global market and attract the best talent, all based on the principles of safety, quality and scientific and technological development.
The food and drink industry is today the number one industrial sector in the country in terms of turnover, exceeding 97 billion euros in turnover in the last financial year and almost 30 billion euros in exports. Moreover, the food and drink industry directly employs close to 500,000 people in Spain and 2.5 million indirectly.
Federation professionals work at national, European and international level in areas such as food policy, nutrition and health, competitiveness and sustainability, communication and member relations and business development for the sector, specializing in three areas: international expansion, R&D&I and finance and economic and talent Studies.
The sector plays an important role in the present and future of the economy and Spanish society. That’s why, here at the FIAB, we have worked to identify the main challenges ahead, identifying four key essentials for the coming years that will boost the sector’s competitiveness: efficiency, value creation, consolidation and international expansion.
On the other hand, the FIAB recognises the essential importance of food for people’s development and that’s why we promote the advantages of a moderate, balanced and varied diet accompanied by physical exercise as the basis for health and well-being. To this end, the FIAB organises and promotes activities that contribute to the public adopting healthy lifestyle habits, based on physical exercises and consideration of their diet as a whole.
The Spanish food and drink industry is the engine of the country’seconomy and the image of Spain beyond our borders, acting as a cultural flag, a mirror of the Mediterranean diet that represents us and a symbol of quality, safety and expertise. That’s why the sector finds itself in the perfect position to lead the Spanish industry of the future.