Curtain raiser to the latest trends in F&B industry at Anuga FoodTec 2018



Together with Industry sponsor, the German Agricultural Society (DLG), Koelnmesse GmbH, the organisers of Anuga FoodTec, foresee more participation coming from Indian companies.


The world’s leading international supplier fair for the food and beverage industry open its gates once again in Cologne, Germany from 20th -23rd March, 2018. India is a very important market for us due to its diversity & potential, said Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer, Koelnmesse GmbH in a press conference in Mumbai. Present at the press conference were Simone Schiller (Managing Director, DLG (German Agricultural Association) along with Ashwani Pande, Managing Director, Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt. Ltd.


Elaborating on the Indian partnership, Hamma said, “On one hand, we can see that there is an interest in big F&B trade fairs in India On the other hand, current exhibitor surveys show us that India is gaining enormous significance as a sales market. India is a market that is experiencing strong growth, which requires high investment as such a welcome guest at F&B trade fairs. Which is why we are all the more delighted to greet the Indian companies at Anuga FoodTec 2018”.


“We are particularly pleased to welcome R S Sodhi, Managing Director of AMUL, as one of the protagonists of today’s dairy industry at the conference in the scope of Anuga FoodTec. We look forward to his lecture on the theme “India, The Dairy to the World – Amul Perspective on Separation & Drying” to be held on 19th March at Cologne.


With the theme of One for all – All in one: Anuga Food Tec is the only trade fair in the world that covers all aspects of food production – from Food Processing, Food Ingredients as well as Services & Solutions. Anuga FoodTec offers both individual solutions as well as holistic, crossprocess concepts across all production stages.


Speaking at the conference, Simone Schiller emphasized on “Resource Efficiency challenges and opportunitieswill be the main theme of Anuga FoodTec 2018. ”It will be a highlight of the fair where internationally recognised experts will explore relevant facets of the issue. Features will include effective and efficient structuring of the value-adding process by taking full advantage of materials, energy, personnel and capital, and making optimal use of resources – for greater sustainability, less environmental pollution, and to achieve savings in many different areas of the company”, she concluded.


Talking about the most important driving force for the international food and beverage industry, Hamma stated, “What distinguishes Anuga FoodTec from the other trade fairs is Not only parts of the production are shown – technologies for all processing steps are presented. The visitors experience the entire production cycle. In 2015, representatives from all TOP 10 food & beverage groups visited Anuga whether Nestlé or Coca-Cola, Tyson or Danone or Pepsi or Mondelez.”


Anuga FoodTec 2018: An international driving force

As the leading global trade fair, Anuga FoodTec is the most important driving force of the international food and beverage industry. The number of companies represented in Cologne is correspondingly high. According to today’s status we are expecting around 1,700 exhibitors from more than 50 countries.


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