Several countries around the globe will hold various trade shows that will provide information on the latest trends and innovations in the food and beverage industry. Majority of the trade fairs are open to trade visitors.
SOL&AGRIFOOD - Quality agro-foods event
SOL&AGRIFOOD is a well known agri-food convention scheduled to be held in April 2017 (dates to be confirmed), at VeronaFiera, Verona in Italy. This is an international annual event that’s open to the trade community and caters to the business sectors of Food and Beverages.
The primary exhibits at SOL&AGRIFOOD will be covering food categories such as confectionery treats and cheese varieties, extra virgin olive oil brands, delicatessen, beer and coffee, other meats, pastas, honey and sauces.
In 2015, this particular show was held in a space of 85, 758 net square metres, with 10, 504 square metres kept aside for special viewings and displays. There were 4, 252 exhibitors in all and 146, 393 visitors attended the SOL&AGRIFOOD show that year,
E. A Fiera di Verona is the organiser of this annual event.
Canton fair - China import and export fair
The Canton Fair is an imports and exports fair within the food and beverage sector. In 2016, like all previous years, it will be held twice - April 15th to May 5th and October 15th to November 4th. The venue for both occurrences will be The China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou Island.
The Canton Fair was first held in 1957 and is very popular among the trade community. It lasts for 20 days and occurs twice a year, each year.
On the first 5 days of the exhibition, known as Phase 1, the theme for displays is vehicles and spare parts, building materials and hardware, energy resources, machinery equipment, chemical products, electronics and household electrical appliances and lighting equipment. Phase 2 referring to the next 5 days of the event will cover the area of gifting, consumer products and home decorations while the following 5 days will be dedicated to items such as medicines, health products, medical devices, household items, recreation products, bags, cases, fabrics and home textiles, shows and office supplies.
This event is targeted at a variety of business sectors such as Consumer Electronics, Textiles, Building, Food and Beverages, Home & Home Textiles, Consumer Goods, Fabric and Multimedia.
In May 2015, the Canton Fair attracted 24, 713 exhibitors who were experienced by 184801 visitors. This event is organised by the China Foreign Trade Centre.
AGRA - International agricultural and food exhibition
Agra will be held from August 20 to August 25, 2016, August 26 to August 31, 2017 and August 25 to August 30, 2018 at the Pomurski Sejem, in Gomja Radgona in Slovenia. This is an annual international event that’s open to everyone. It began in 1962.
AGRA caters to the business sectors of Food, Beverages and Agriculture.
The main displays at AGRA are viticulture and fruit growing, catering and hotel industry, agriculture, agricultural buildings and equipment, raw materials, machines and equipment for food and beverage industry, animal care and animal food products, beekeeping, hunting and fishing, breeding, plants and plant protection, food, national products and works of art, sample gardens, materials for processing, agricultural mechanisation, equipment and spare parts, forestry, institutions, countries, technical literature, and animals.
In 2015, this show displayed the products and services of 1,785 exhibitors from 30 different countries. The event was held over 69, 500 square metres and was visited by 128000 interested individuals.
Agra is organised by Pomurski Sejem d.d.
SIAL PARIS - International food innovation exhibition
SIAL Paris is scheduled to be held from October 16 to October 20, 2016 at the Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris, France. This is a biennial event being attended by many trade visitors since 1964. It covers the business themes of Beverages, Meat, Confectionery, Bakery, and General Food.
The exhibition showcases innovation in the areas of preserved foods, organic products, health foods, beverages, fresh and dried fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood products and semi preserved, delicatessen products, food ingredients, fresh poultry and game, dairy products, eggs, confectionery, biscuits and pastry, deep frozen products, ice creams and frozen desserts, charcuterie' and curved meat , horticulture / equipment, technologies and services, grocery, French regions, national pavilions and fresh meat and tripe.
In 2014, Sial was spread across an area of 124, 646 net square metres. 6, 254 exhibitors from various food industry companies displayed their latest offerings to 155, 766 buyers, chefs, manufacturers, merchants, caterers and engineers.
The organisers of SIAL Paris are SIAL SA.
ANUGA - Leading trade fair
Anuga will be held from October 7 to October 11, 2017 at Koelnmesse, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. Anuga is a top trade fair that’s held biennially and has been around since the year 1924.
Its primary focus are the following areas of business: Catering, Hotel, Bakery, Common Feeding, Confectionery, Beverages, Meat Industry, and the Restaurant business.
All exhibits are under the Anuga brand which include: Anuga Dairy, Anuga FoodService, Anuga Drinks, Anuga Frozen Food, Anuga Meat, Anuga Fine Food, Anuga Bread & Bakery, Hot Beverages, Anuga RetailTec, Anuga Chilled & Fresh Food and Anuga Organic.
In 2015, Anuga was spread over a vast area of 152, 911 net square metres. The 7,189 exhibitors who participated in the event came from 109 countries around the globe. This group consisted of suppliers, manufacturers, trade agencies, wholesalers and importers of food and food related industries. The huge number of visitors who attended came from 192 countries. These included trade employees from the management levels till store, sales and marketing departments of various food and drink related companies.
Koelnmesse GmBH are the organisers of this grand event.
HOST - International exhibition for the hospitality industry
HOST will be held from October 20 to October 24, 2017 at the fieramilano, Milan, Italy. This is a biennial event that is for trade community from the businesses of Hotel, Food, Restaurant, Beverage.
HOST displays global and promotional proposals for furnishing and equipping tourism activities, technologies and services, restaurants and bars, furniture for hotels, vending machines, foodservice equipment, other equipment and supplies and coffee-machines. With MIPPP - Milano Pane Pizza Pasta, SIC - International Coffee Exhibition, hotel emotion - Exhibition for Innovations in the Hotel Trade, Wellness Beauty & Spa.
In 2013, HOST attracted 1, 700 exhibitors and 133, 000 visitors. Fiera Milano Rassegne are the event organisers of HOST.
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