The early bird campaign of Anuga FoodTec 2018 (20 to 23 March), during which interested companies were able to secure their desired stand area at the international industry meeting point at discounted prices, ended on 31 May 2017.  

The results of the campaign are impressive: In total, 65 percent of the planned exhibition space has already been booked after the end of the first registration period. In comparison to the same period of the previous event, 50 percent more exhibition space has already been reserved. The number of exhibiting companies has also increased by 50 percent in comparison to the same period of the previous event. Anuga FoodTec is also on track regarding the level of internationality: Exhibitors from 39 countries had already registered by the end of the early bird campaign. In addition to the excellent result of the exhibition space booked and the high level of internationality, diversity and top quality are also guaranteed at Anuga FoodTec 2018: Across all exhibition sections, nearly all of the market leaders and further renowned companies have confirmed their participation at an early stage. Thanks to these very promising results after the first registration period, all the signs indicate that Anuga FoodTec will continue on its growth course. 

Among others, the following exhibitors have already confirmed their participation at Anuga FoodTec 2018: Albert Handtmann, Almac, Andritz, Alpma, Auer, Beckhoff, Bizerba, Bruker, Cabinplant, CFT, Della Toffola, Ecolean, Exxon Mobil, Florin, Frontmatec, GEA, Gouda, IPI/Coesia, JBT, Konica Minolta, Kronen, Krones, Lagafors, Linde, Maja, Mettler, Mohn, Multivac, PHT, Rühle, Schur, Sealpac, Siemens, SPX Pöppelmann, Taghleef, Tecnal, Trepko, Weber and Vemag. 

Furthermore, the following companies will be exhibiting at the Cologne fair grounds from 20 to 23 March for the first time or after a long break: A+F Automation, Atlas Copco, Barry-Wehmiller, Contitec, Cuddon Ltd., Dienst Verpackungssysteme, Espera, FBK, G. Monidin, Inox Meccanica, Perfinox, SSI Schäfer, Synerlink, Talsabel, Tavil, Twin Pack and Zudek. The early confirmation by Van Hess in the exhibition section Ingredients is particularly pleasing. Whereby Van Hees is not merely participating as a ‘classic’ exhibitor, but also as an exclusive partner for the theme “Kebab” at the coming Anuga FoodTec. An appropriate own supporting programme including expert lectures will also be offered at the world’s most important supplier fair of the food and beverage industry. 

Internationality already at the very highest level

With registrations from 39 countries after the end of the early bird campaign (+13 countries compared to the same period of the previous event), Anuga FoodTec is already underlining its position as the world’s most important supplier fair of the food and beverage industry nine months before the event begins. A Korean group organiser is going to be represented for the first time in Cologne from 20 to 23 March, namely the Korea Packaging Machinery Association. Furthermore, group stands from South Tyrol and Hungary will be celebrating their premiere at Anuga FoodTec 2018.

The next Anuga FoodTec will take place from 20 to 23 March 2018 in Cologne. The trade fair is jointly organised by Koelnmesse and the German Agricultural Society (DLG).

Koelnmesse - Global Competence in Food and FoodTec: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising food fairs and events regarding food and beverages processing. Trade fairs such as the Anuga, ISM and Anuga FoodTec are established world leaders. Koelnmesse not only organises food trade fairs in Cologne, Germany, but also in further growth markets around the globe, for example, in Brazil, China, India, Italy, Japan, Thailand, the United States and the United Arab Emirates, which have different focuses and contents. These global activities enable us to offer our customers a network of events, which in turn grant access to different markets and thus create a basis for sustainable and stable international business. 

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