In 2022, ingredients show Fi & Hi Europe took place for the first time at its new location Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Over three days, the more than 900 exhibitors offered the close to 19,000 visitors on site numerous innovations, informative exchanges and interesting sourcing opportunities. The world’s leading food and beverage ingredients trade show, proved once again that it is the trusted meeting place for the global food and beverage ingredients industry. Celebrating its on-site debut at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and framed by an extensive online event, the show saw attendance figures jump from 13,000 online and in person in 2021 to 21,881 to date – and counting.
The top three countries in attendance were France, Netherlands and Germany, with Italy, UK, Spain, Belgium, Poland, USA and Denmark completing the top ten list. Visitors were able to meet with and explore opportunities from 934 exhibitors – almost one third up on 2021. Julien Bonvallet, Food Group Brand Director at organizer Informa Markets, said: “We’re thrilled with the success of Fi Europe 2022 in Paris and online, with high-quality visitors and exhibitors showcasing path breaking solutions and products. It’s extremely heartening to see the entire industry come together, build new business relationships and share ideas and expert insights.”
Anyone who wants to make good decisions in terms of sustainability needs the right information. As part of Fi & Hi Europe, the new Sustainability Hub offered a rich conference programme open to all participants. Experts highlighted topics such as food waste, regenerative agriculture and the circular economy, looked at measuring the environmental impact of companies and presented future scenarios for more sustainable food systems.
Show highlights included the New Product Zone, showcasing the latest ideas from leading industry players, as well as the Innovation Hub, where keynote speakers explored challenges and opportunities of the industry, but also sustainability and future-proof solutions. Further highlights were live presentations to the winners of the Start-up Innovation Challenge and the Fi Europe Innovation Awards.