Anuga 2015: Over 7000 Exhibitors from 108 Countries

Anuga, which is being held in Cologne from 10 to 14 October 2015, is completely fully-booked, with over 7,000 suppliers from more than 100 expected at the fair.

“As such, Anuga is once again the world’s biggest and most important business platform for the international food industry. Thanks to excellent participations from home and abroad, Anuga is competently represented at all ten trade fairs and is thus an ideal information and procurement platform for buyers from both the trade and the out-of-home market,” according to organizers.  

Among the major companies focusing on frozen food which will be present at the event, there will be Agrarfrost, Almondy, Ardo, Aviko, Brasil Foods, Gunnar Dafgard, Farm Frites, Lamb Weston, Pickenpack, Salomon Foodworld, Surgital and Wernsing as well as joint participations from Egypt, Belgium, China, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain. 

Participation from home and abroadThe exhibitors come from over 100 countries, the foreign share of the exhibitors is 89 percent. The leading exhibiting countries are Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Turkey, the Netherlands, Belgium, the USA and Thailand. There are also big participations from the People’s Republic of China, Poland, Great Britain and Austria. Just under 800 Germany companies also use the trade fair as a business platform.

Trend themesWith the aid of the Anuga Database it is possible to sort the offer according to trend themes and thus identify and seek the corresponding contact persons with the Anuga trade fairs.-       Vegan Products-       Health and functional food-       Gourmet Products-       Halal food-       Organic products-       Ingredients-       Private labels-       Vegetarian products-       Fair trade products-       Kosher productsThe trend theme “Vegan products” is new to the list. Almost 1,000 Anuga exhibitors have announced that they will be presenting vegan products at Anuga.

Supporting programmeThe Anuga Executive Summit with a keynote by Manfred Güllner, founder and Executive Director of Forsa, the Association for Social Research and Statistical Analysis kicks off the event on the eve before the trade fair.

Further events include among others the “German Traders’ Night”, the “Tiefkühl Star Night”, the “Shop of the Year”, the Greek evening of the partner country and the “Enjoy us! Award”, which will be awarded for the first time to companies that have displayed outstanding commitment in the battle against food waste. In the scope of Anuga, the “4th European Halal Conference” is also being staged, accompanied by the “Halal Supermarket”.

Activities of the partnersBVLH RETAIL FORUM 2015 – The Federal Association of the German Retail Grocery Trade e.V. (BVLH) is the co-organiser of Anuga. The exhibition stand is following the motto: “Sustainability, Food Safety, Transparency” – special event and event on the theme of sustainability, among other things including Fair Trade, the Forum of Sustainable Cocoa and the database project “Fish stocks online”. Furthermore: A presentation on the theme of “The mobile food trade” (trade fair Central Boulevard).The Federation of German Food and Drinks Industries (BVE) – under the motto “made in Germany”, the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) and the BVE will be conducting various events at their exhibition stand every day. Including, among others: Discussions on the “Red Sofa” with exciting discussions with corporate personalities as well as cooking presentations of German cuisine specialities.

The DEHOGA – Marketplace Food Service – the central communication and knowledge platform of the hotel and food service sector at Anuga, organised by the German Hotel and Restaurant Association e.V. (DEHOGA Federal Association), Berlin and DEHOGA North Rhine-Westphalia e.V., Neuss. Presenting, among others over three days, the Anuga Power Breakfast with expert discussions and the SmartCafé.

Special events”Anuga taste15“ – Anuga’s new products and trend show (trade fair Boulevard North)”Anuga Wine Special” – seminars and speeches on themes to do with wine and delicatessen, wine sampling with almost 200 wines (Hall 7)”Anuga OliveOil Market” – special event on the theme of olive oil, with consulting and sampling (trade fair Central Boulevard) – with a selection of around 90 oils. Supported for the first time by COI – the International Oil Council based in Madrid.”Anuga Organic Market” – an overview of the diverse range of organic food in the trade (Hall 5.1)”Anuga Culinary Stage” – powered by UmamiNature“ – venue for the Final of the “Anuga Chef of the Year”. In addition to this, an exciting programme including cooking demonstrations from China and Egypt, a special presentation on cinnamon from Sri Lanka and many more.

Top eventsFinal of the “Anuga Chef of the Year” – 12 October 2015, all day. Eight young chefs will strive to impress a first-class jury (chaired by Dieter Müller).Final of “Patissier of the Year” – 11 October 2015, all day. Eight aspiring young patissiers will be battling out to claim the title.Grips & Co. – Final of the competition for aspiring professionals from the trade. Around 800 young professionals are expected to participate (12 October 2015, 11:00 a.m., Congress Saal, Congress Centre East).25th Forum Professional Food Service Forum – knowledge platform and industry meeting point of the Initiative Circle for the restaurant trade within DEHOGA. The event, which 800 high-ranking guests from the food service and hotel sectors and the restaurant supplier industry are expected to attend, has established itself as a central industry get-together.(13 October 2015, 11:00 a.m., Congress Saal, Congress Centre East).ifood 2015 – Innovation Food Conference – the German Institute for Food Technology (DIL) will discuss the themes food production and global food security of the future with representatives from the worlds of business, research and politics (Rheinsaal, Congress Centre North).

Anuga is exclusively open to trade visitors from the retail and food service trades from Saturday, 10 October 2015 until Wednesday, 14 October 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on all days. 

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