Anuga FoodTec has been experiencing considerable growth for years: Between 2009 and 2015 the attendance figures rose up to over 45,000 (+35 percent), over the same period of time the number of exhibitors increased up to approx. 1,500 (+25 percent). Last, but not least Anuga FoodTec confirmed its reputation as a business and innovation platform for all sections of the global food industry with the presence of the top ten most important food companies on the visitor front and as a result of its high level of internationality: The number of foreign trade visitors was over 54 percent, the share of international exhibitors was 56 percent. The visitors at Anuga FoodTec 2015 came from 139 countries.
As such, the exhibitors had the opportunity to meet up with all international customers at one trade fair.
The next Anuga FoodTec will take place from 20 to 23 March 2018 in Cologne.
Among others, the following exhibitors have already confirmed their participation at Anuga FoodTec 2018: Albert Handtmann, Almac, Andritz, Alpma, Auer, Beckhoff, Bizerba, Bruker, Cabinplant, CFT, Della Toffola, Ecolean, Exxon Mobil, Florin, Frontmatec, GEA, Gouda, IPI/Coesia, JBT, Konica Minolta, Kronen, Krones, Lagafors, Linde, Maja, Mettler, Mohn, Multivac, PHT, Rühle, Schur, Sealpac, Siemens, SPX Pöppelmann, Taghleef, Tecnal, Trepko, Weber and Vemag.
Furthermore, the following companies will be exhibiting at the Cologne fair grounds from 20 to 23 March for the first time or after a long break: A+F Automation, Atlas Copco, Barry-Wehmiller, Contitec, Cuddon Ltd., Dienst Verpackungssysteme, Espera, FBK, G. Monidin, Inox Meccanica, Perfinox, SSI Schäfer, Synerlink, Talsabel, Tavil, Twin Pack and Zudek. The early confirmation by Van Hees in the exhibition section Ingredients is particularly pleasing. Whereby Van Hees is not merely participating as a ‘classic’ exhibitor, but also as an exclusive partner for the theme “Kebab” at the coming Anuga FoodTec. An appropriate own supporting programme including expert lectures will also be offered at the world’s most important supplier fair of the food and beverage industry.
Anuga FoodTec is also on track regarding the level of internationality: Exhibitors from more than 39 countries had already registered by the end of the early bird campaign.
In addition to the excellent result of the exhibition space booked and the high level of internationality, diversity and top quality are also guaranteed at Anuga FoodTec 2018: Across all exhibition sections, nearly all of the market leaders and further renowned companies have confirmed their participation at an early stage.
Thanks to these very promising results after the first registration period, all the signs indicate that Anuga FoodTec 2018 will continue on its growth course.