26/03/2018 | Industry, Ingredients, Trade Fair, Packaging, Technology, Trends

Anuga FoodTec registers new record attendance

The leading international supplier trade fair of the food and beverage industry is continuing to write its success story. After already registering a growth in exhibition space and a two-digit increase in the number of exhibitors (+ 13%) in the run-up to the event, Anuga FoodTec 2018 was also able to achieve a significant rise in the number of visitors. More than 50,000 interested parties – over 63% of whom came from abroad – recently got information from 1,657 (2015: 1,479) suppliers – 60% of whom came from abroad – about the innovations and further developments of the supplier industry. Hence, the number of visitors increased by just under 11% in comparison to the previous event.

Anuga FoodTec also further increased its level of internationality. Visitors from 152 countries (+ 15 countries in comparison to the previous event) underpin its position as the leading international supplier fair for the food and beverage industry.

Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, commented: “The concept of Anuga FoodTec is unique and successful. The renewed growth across all key figures clearly underlines this. This year's increased number of visitors was above all attributable to the rise in the number of trade visitors from abroad. We were particularly able to register significant growth from the countries China, Italy, Korea, Poland, Russia and South America.”