Alimentaria 2008 closed its doors on 14 March with the best figures in its history, both in terms of the number of occupied square metres (131,000) and of professional visitors (157,632) and participating companies (4,806). These data consolidate the Spanish exhibition in the second position in the world ranking. Close to 5,000 leading companies in the manufacturing and distribution of food and drink products from 70 countries showed their offer in Barcelona, transforming the city into the world’s food capital for a week.