Key topics of Food ingredients Europe & Natural (Fi Europe & Ni) are ‘Clean label, ‘Reduction & reformulation’, ‘Healthy and functional’ and ‘Plant-derived ingredients’. Across an exhibition area of more than 80,000sqm, experts from all sectors will present innovation and do business face-to-face with top buyers and specialists from across the F&B supply chain. The show takes place this year at Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, December 3-5.
Trade fair organizer Informa Markets is currently expecting more than 27,000 visitors and over 1,700 exhibitors from over 135 countries. Exhibitors include world-leading companies such as Kerry, Cargill, Naturex, DSM, Barry Callebaut and FrieslandCampina.
Insights from International Experts
This year, the show will feature free-to-attend presentations on industry trends and key market insights, a program on food processing quality and safety in collaboration with IUFoST, as well as a special plant-based experience with ProVeg International featuring cooking shows, tastings, panel discussions, and guided tours.
The paid-to-attend conference program will offer expert insights into current and future opportunities for F&B professionals. Keynote presentations, panel discussions and master classes at the two-day Fi Conference (December 3-4) will focus on tackling current challenges and identifying immediate opportunities for professionals in the F&B industry.
At the pre-event Future of Nutrition Summit (December 2), independent futurist thinkers, startups, and pioneers from across and beyond the industry will share their insights. The Women’s Networking Breakfast (December 4) and the Food Evolution Breakfast (December 5) are also ideal opportunities to participate in key discussions and network with peers. Once again, the Fi Innovation Awards will celebrate companies and organizations breaking new ground in the food and beverage industry, while the Startup Innovation Challenge will provide a showcase for the innovations coming from small startups.
Over the last three decades, Fi Europe & Ni has established itself as a 360° event and comprehensive platform for the food industry. Numerous country and theme pavilions – from ‘Free-from’ to ‘Natural ingredients’ and from China to the USA – will help guide visitors sourcing specific specialty ingredients. At the Expo FoodTec Pavilion, they will also be able to source bespoke ingredient processing and packaging solutions and services. At the new Tasting Bar, visitors will have the opportunity to taste and learn more about exhibitors’ products all in one central location.