The Food and Beverage industry strongly relies on events. Whether you are a food provider, a restaurant, an hotelier, a catering service, whether you work in production, processing, packaging or distribution, you will have high interest in going to a F&B trade show. The food and beverage industry evolves very fast, especially with the current sustainability concerns. The educational content and conferences that those events provide is invaluable for any professional in the industry. To help you out in our event search, here is a top 10 of unmissable trade shows and fairs in the food industry.
- Date: 4 to 9 May 2019
- Where: Messe Frankfurt
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IFFA is the biggest event in the world exclusively dedicated to the meat industry. It’s the place where main players from all around the world meet and network. The event is highly focused on innovation and new technologies with a set of high-end conferences. Every year, more than 60,000 visitors come to Frankfurt to meet and do business with the 1,000 exhibitors. An event you cannot miss if you are working in the meat industry.
Date: 6 to 8 February 2018
Where: Schönefeld, Germany
Fruit Logistica is the leading event in Europe dedicated to the fresh produce industry. It gathers different type of players in the sector including producers, manufacturers, packaging companies, logistics partners, retailers… More than 80,000 visitors will meet and do business with around 4,000 which makes it one of the biggest food event in the world. The most advanced experts will debate about the latest trends of the sector. Fruit Logistica is an event with a lot of animation with several events inside the event like the Fresh Produce Forum, the Fruitnet World of Fresh Ideas, Future Lab and much more…
Date: 5 to 10 October 2019
Anuga is the global leading food and beverage trade shows happening in Cologne. With more than 165,000 attendee coming every year it’s the largest food event in the world. Visitors come to meet manufacturers, importers and wholesalers. In total, Anuga hosts around 7,500 exhibiting companies. Concretely, Anuga offers 280,000 sqm features with 10 exhibition in one event including the well-known Anuga FoodTech. It also has a very attractive conference programme to get updated about the latest trends going on in the industry.
Date: 15 to 19 February 2020
INTERGASTRA is a major European food show specialised in the hotel and gastronomy industry. Every 2 years, more than 100,00 attendee gather and get inspiration in this growing event. Participants get the opportunity to meet more than 1,000 exhibitors and innovators. You will get to know every thing you need to know about the latest trends in the hospitality industry with high-end conferences and gastronomy workshops.
Date: 21 to 25 October 2018
SIAL is the most important food show in France and probably in Europe. It’s a worldwide meeting dedicated to innovation the food and beverage industry. More than 160,000 professionals visit it every 2 years to benefit from valuable insight from the industry. Companies are coming from more than 100 countries to exhibit their latest products and services. SIAL is a comprehensive experience about the world of food with conferences, workshops, a Web-TV and much more.
Date: 26 to 30 January 2019
Where: Lyon, France
Sirha is a must-attend event for the food and gastronomy in the heart of the French capital of gastronomy: Lyon. It has a huge history with decades of success and managed to build a great reputation edition after edition. Today, Sirha will give you the opportunity to discover the latest products and trends in the food and restaurant business. Happening every two years, it also hosts the Bocuse d’Or Award one of the most prestigious gastronomy award in the world. Overall, the Sirha bring together over 200,000 food lovers.
HKTDC Food Expo
Date: 15 to 19 August 2019
Where: Hong Kong
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), HKTDC Food Expo is the leading F&B exhibition for the asian market. It is a massive international event gathering more than 500,000 visitors including 21,000 qualified global buyers. HKTDC Food Expo is unique opportunity for more than 1,500 food and beverage providers to showcase their products and innovations. Overall, if you are interested in the asian F&B market, do not miss this one!
Date: 20 to 23 April 2020
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Alimentaria is one of the largest and most international food and beverage show in Europe. Happening every two years in Barcelona, it gathers more than 100,000 professionals coming from all over the world. In 2018, it has a special focus on 4 core values that made the structure of the event: innovation, internationalisation, gastronomy and sector specialisation. Exhibitors are mainly food and beverage providers and service providers.
Date: 15 to 19 March 2019
Where: Hamburg Messe
Internoga is a renowned event that built a strong reputation over years. In fact, it exists for more than 90 years and managed to become one of the must-attend german event in terms of F&B especially for hoteliers and restaurants and catering services. It also has an international DNA with professionals coming from all over the world. In total, Internoga gathers every year 93,000 visitors both national and international. The conferences and contents there is a great source of inspiration for product development, business strategy and revenue opportunities.
Date: 13 to 19 September 2021
Location: Munchen – Germany
Drinktec is the leading global event specialised in the drink, beverage and liquid food industry. Happening every 4 years in Germany, It’s the biggest niche-event in the industry for more than 60 years. Drinktec is an international events with 60,000 professionals both national and international. It covers all the value chain of the industry: production, processing, filling, packaging and marketing. The show also offers great educational conferences with high-end speakers and experts.
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