Around 1,700 suppliers from more than 50 countries will be presenting their new products for the production and packing of all types of food on 140,000sqm of exhibition space at Anuga FoodTec.
The international supplier fair for the food and beverage industry takes place March, 20-23, in Cologne, Germany.
The comprehensive range of exhibits will be accompanied by a multi-faceted event and congress program, according to the organizer Koelnmesse Gmbh. Target group-specific lectures, conferences, forums, guided tours, special events and networking events will thereby create additional impulses and added value for the exhibitors and visitors. The top theme of Anuga FoodTec 2018 is resource efficiency. The half-day opening conference of Anuga FoodTec, which is completely dedicated to this theme, demonstrates its applications and potential.
The speakers are the internationally renowned experts Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart (scientific manager of the Hamburg Environmental Institute (HUI), Hamburg,), Prof. Dr. ir. Ruud Huirne (food & agri director, the Netherlands, Rabobank), Prof. Pierre Pienaar (president of the World Packaging Organisation) and Prof. Dr. Alexander Sauer (director, Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production EEP, University of Stuttgart). The opening conference is scheduled to take place at 2:00 p.m. on March 20, in the Europasaal of the Congress Centre East.
From food and beverage technology, to packing, through to current and future trends, the expert forums of Anuga FoodTec offer numerous possibilities of gaining information and networking with national and international experts.
Two further focuses of the export forums are “Themes, Trends, Technologies – that are moving the food industry” as well as “Food Ingredients”.
The guided tours offer a compact and informative overview of specific themes of the food and beverage industry. Selected exhibitors will present and explain their products, machines and functions live on-site. Interested visitors can take part in different tours daily.
The themes of the guided tours include among others robotics, Industry 4.0, more flexibility in the filling and packing technology, meat and dairy technologies as well as innovative packing materials. Registrations are possible from January, 24. This link will take you to the guided tours.
The Speakers Corner can be found in Passage 4/5. Furthermore, trade visitors can attend special events like the “Robotik-Pack-Line” or a special exhibition on the theme of “Packaging Design”.
The numerous live presentations of the exhibitors round off the Anuga FoodTec experience perfectly. Those, who would like the opportunity to see a certain machine in operation can learn more online about the demonstration times of the machines, shortly before the fair begins. Interested parties can find the respective categories and the demonstration times of the machines via the event search and the option “Extended Search/Themes”.