In this exclusive interview about this year’s most important food equipment and machinery trade show, Anuga FoodTec, the Chief Operational Officer of the organizers, Katharina C. Hamma, shares her thoughts on what is considered the most successful edition yet.
By Dan Orehov
How would you characterize this edition of AFT, both in terms of exhibitors present and with regards to the overall feedback from visitors?
We can look back on a first-class Anuga FoodTec 2018 and have generated growth in all areas of the key data. With just under 1,700 exhibitors (+13 percent) from 50 countries, the leading international supplier fair for the food and beverage industry convinced both in terms of diversity as well as regarding its level of internationality. Our visitors experienced the entire production cycle live including both individual solutions as well as holistic, cross-process concepts across all production stages and food industries. The companies presented once again a cross-industry and cross-production range of exhibition offers. The response from the visitors was correspondingly positive. Anuga FoodTec 2018 closed with a record result of over 50,000 visitors (+11 percent) from 152 countries. Alongside the quantity, the quality and professionalism of the visitors was excellent. The conclusion of the trade fair visitors was very positive. The visitor survey revealed that 70 percent of visitors said they were very satisfied or satisfied in terms of having met their trade fair obje...