Internorga has recently ended its six-day run of professional networking, innovation and business opportunities for the dining out market, while at the same time celebrating 90 years of existence.
With new events like the Next Chef Award and the Gastro Start-Up competition, Internorga showed pioneering spirit and introduced ideas and incentives for the promotion of young talent in the sector.
“We were more than pleased with how things went at the INTERNORGA. The great diversity and high quality of the fair totally impressed the exhibitors and trade visitors. The INTERNORGA picks up on major issues and, with its first-mover status, it keeps injecting new momentum into the industry with nnovative formats and events. Our exhibitors and visitors really appreciate all this,” said Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH.
Overall, Internorga welcomed 1,300 exhibitors from 25 nations, presenting new products, trends and all-in-one solutions for the entire dining out market. A total of 95,000 national and international trade visitors came to the INTERNORGA fair.
The supportive program of the trade fair focused on current issues of the industry, as well as future trends that will shape the dining out market. Such examples are the Next Chef Award and the Gastro Start-Up competition, dedicated to young entrepreneurs.
Last but not least, the congress topics and high-caliber speakers as well as the International Foodservice Forum were both great platforms for trends and perspectives for the industry. The forum celebrated its 35th edition and was attended by 2,300 participants, thus confirming its success among industry professionals.
“We have already started planning the 91st INTERNORGA and will again be offering our exhibitors and visitors many creative formats and great highlights. As an interactive platform, source of inspiration and catalyst for trends, we will be making our contribution to the further development of the industry,” said Bernd Aufderheide.
The next edition of Internorga will take place in Hamburg in 2017, March 17-21 and will be one day shorter than previous editions.