Anuga is being staged from 5 to 9 October 2019 in Cologne. It is exclusively open to trade visitors on all days.
In total, around 7,500 exhibitors from more than 100 countries will travel to Cologne for this year’s Anuga. As such, the world’s largest trade fair for food and beverages will exceed the record number of exhibitors set in 2017. More than 165,000 visitors are expected to attend the trade fair from over 190 countries. 90 percent of the exhibitors and around 80 percent of the trade visitors come from abroad. The 100th anniversary of the most significant trading, sourcing and trend platform of the international food industry is a special highlight.
In its anniversary year Anuga is presenting a special mix between the past, trends, inspirations, new impulses and professionally oriented future themes. The new Boulevard of Inspiration is one of the highlights.” This offers the trade visitors concentrated innovative power divided up into regions and themes and bundled into three interesting special events, the Anuga Trend Zone, the Anuga taste Innovation show and the new event area, Anuga Horizon 2050. The Boulevard of Inspiration is thus the first point of contact for visitors, who are interested in the innovative, new products of the exhibitors, in the latest market and consumer trends for the coming year and future development scenarios and future themes of the food and beverage industry.
“10 trade shows under one roof”: Once again in 2019, the successful concept of Anuga will ensure a good overview and a well-arranged layout divided up into themed areas.
Anuga Fine Food – The trade show for delicatessen, gourmet and basic food
The largest of the Anuga trade shows unites a comprehensive and diversified offer from all over the globe. Numerous nations take part here at joint pavilions, which present the typical food and regional specialities of their home country. Cross-cutting issues such as halal, superfoods or functional foods are also at home here. In this way, for instance the Anuga Halal Market special event conveys an international product presence and presents Halal-related trends and new products. This year the most important exhibitors include Del Monte, Di Gennaro, Develey, Feinkost Dittmann, Fromi, Herbert Kluth, Monini, Monolith, Mutti, Newlat, Olitalia, Saclá, Seeberger and Seitenbacher. The first-time exhibitors include the Dongwon Group and Genuport.
Anuga Frozen Food – the trade show for frozen food
The frozen food segment is one of the most important trendsetters within the trade and in the out-of-home market. In hardly any other segment are the manufacturers as successful at presenting new products and continually improved solutions that are more convenient for the consumers. At Anuga, the international industry regularly presents its innovations for both channels – the food trade and the out-of-home market. The leading exhibitors at Anuga Frozen Food will be for example 11er Nahrungsmittel, Agrarfrost, Ardo, Aviko, Condeli, Crop’s, Erlenbacher, Greenyard Frozen, Gunnar Dafgard, McCain, Neuhauser, Pfalzgraf, Roncadin, Salomon Foodworld, Surgita, Sweet Street, Viciunai and Wolf Butterback. Furthermore, there are going to be joint participations from countries like Belgium, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Thailand and Turkey.
Anuga Meat – the trade show for meat, sausages, game and poultry
Comprising of the sub-segments sausages, red meat and poultry, the world’s largest business platform for the meat market offers the trade buyers an excellent orientation. The ever increasingly more important meat alternatives, whether vegan or vegetarian sausage products or meat products made of insects also find their platform here. The top exhibitors include Agrosuper, Bell, Beretta, BRF, Citterio, CPF, Danish Crown, Dawn Meat, ElPozo, Farmers Food, Gierlinger, Groupe Bigard, Heidemark, Inalca, JBS, Klümper, Kramer, LDC, MHP, NH Foods, Pini, Plukon, Rovagnati, Seara, Smithfiled, Sprehe, Tönnies, Tyson Foods, VanDrie, Vion, Westfleisch, Wiesenhof and Wiltmann. . Important European group participations from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain will also be taking part. Furthermore, the South American continent will also be represented by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Anuga Chilled & Fresh Food – the trade show for fresh convenience foods, fresh delicatessen, fish, fruit & vegetables
The trendsetter segment, which has a fixed place at Anuga, predominantly presents products for consumers with little time as well as in-between snacks. Some of the important exhibitors are among others Grupo Empresarial Palacios, Pastificio Rana S.P.A, Perla Deutschland GmbH, Popp Feinkost GmbH, Renna S.R.L., Settele GmbH & CO. KG and Wewalka GmbH NFG. KG. There are also new group stands from Latvia and Greece.
Anuga Dairy – the trade show for milk and dairy products
Bundled, international competence for milk, cheese, yoghurt & co. The complete white and yellow line is represented in Cologne. Anuga Dairy bundles international market leaders as well as specialists from all over the globe and serves the entire global market with the largest and most significant collection of products and innovations. The most important exhibitors include DMK Deutsches Milchkontor, FrieslandCampina Nederland B.V., milch.bayern e.V. c/o Genossenschaftsverband e.V., Andros S.N.C., Hochwald Foods GmbH, IN.AL.PI. SpA, Hoogwegt Group B.V., Goldsteig, Bayernland eG Fayrefield Foods Ltd. and Privatmolkerei Bauer GmbH & Co. KG. Germany, France, Greece, Austria and Switzerland are represented with group stands. We can look forward to new group stands from Brazil and Italy.
Anuga Bread & Bakery
Bread and bakery products in combination with jam, honey, chocolate-nut spreads, peanut butter and other sandwich spreads are an equally important assortment for the trade as well for the morning breakfast buffet of hotels. The trade show presents a comprehensive overview of the extensive international offer. Important exhibitors here include Biancoforno, Ditsch, Harry Brot, Kuchenmeister, La Mole, Lantmännen Unibake and Mestemacher.
Beverages for the retail and food service trades. Anuga offers a wide selection of products for both target groups: From alcohol to alcohol-free. Particularly innovative trend beverages and continually new flavours tempt the visitors to browse through the product ranges of tomorrow. The exhibitors of this trade show are among others Austria Juice, Bösch Boden Spies GmbH & Co. KG, Döhler, Gerolsteiner, Pfanner, riha WeserGold Getränke, Rauch and San Gabriele S.p.A.
Anuga Organic presents a wide range of organic products from Germany and abroad with a clear focus on export. In the scope of the Anuga Organic Forum, a stage, where impulse lectures will be held all day, is being made available to practitioners and pioneers of the organic segment for the first time Companies exhibiting at Anuga Organic include among others Agave, BioOrto, Dulcesol, Lauretana, Lovechock, Natur’inov and Tradin Organic. First-time Anuga exhibitors include Wholey, Katjesgreenfood, koakult, Littlelunch, LunchVegaz, Mieles Campos Azules and Sempio Foods. The range of exhibits is enhanced by the special event “Anuga Organic Market”, which also focuses on the organic products of Anuga exhibitors from other trade shows.
Anuga Hot Beverages
Here, Anuga is presenting coffee, tea and cocoa at their own trade show and is thus doing justice on an international level to the theme that is attractive for both the trade and the out-of-home market. Strong brands in the coffee section will attract the trade fair visitors as well as a first-class and diversified, international selection of tea. Among the exhibitors are CAFEA GmbH, Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC, Pellini Caffè and Taylors of Harrogate Ltd. We will be welcoming new group stands from Kenya and Sri Lanka.
Anuga Culinary Concepts
The hospitality and foodservice market is growing further and also provides the trade with new impulses. Anuga Culinary Concepts offers room for ideas, innovations and networking and will be the hotspot for chefs at Anuga. Among others, the top-class finals of the young talent competitions, the “Chef of the Year” and “Patissier of the Year”, will be held on the integrated “Anuga Culinary Stage” and a diversified stage programme with cooking presentations will be offered. Furthermore, digital solutions for the industry will be discussed on the dehogadigitalday on the Saturday of Anuga. Beyond this Hack AG is organising under the motto “Experience, enjoy, feel good…! the GenussGARTEN (enjoymentGARDEN). Industry representatives will present products and snacks from the retail food trade, the system gastronomy and fast-food sections, which outline the trends.
Partner country Paraguay
Every two years the world’s largest and most important trade fair for food and beverages focuses on a specific country. The official partner country at Anuga 2019 is Paraguay. In selecting Paraguay as the partner country, Anuga is for the first time drawing the attention of the experts to the South American continent. Paraguay has around 7 million inhabitants and is well-known as an agricultural land. Besides soya, maize, wheat, manioc, sugar cane and rice, Paraguay’s export goods primarily also include meat. In the sections beef, maize and soya the country is among the top 10 producers worldwide and at the same time particularly places the emphasis on high quality. In total, 27 companies from Paraguay will be exhibiting at the trade fairs Anuga Fine Food, Anuga Meat and Anuga Organic.
Event and congress programme
Congresses with high-profile line-ups, lectures and award ceremonies, various special events as well as the show stage “Anuga Culinary Stage” offer information and entertainment at Anuga and enable an exchange within the industry.
This year highly topical themes will be addressed, analysed and discussed on three consecutive days at the E-Grocery Congress @Anuga, at the 5th iFood Conference and at the Newtrition X Innovation Summit. The industry-revolutionising contents include among others new solutions for the online food trade, sustainability, digital technologies like blockchain as well as “Personalised Diet”.
This year Anuga is presenting the “Boulevard of Inspiration” for the first time. This offers the trade visitors concentrated innovative power divided up into regions and themes and bundled into three interesting special events, the Anuga Trend Zone, the Anuga taste Innovation show and the new event area, Anuga Horizon 2050.
The Anuga Executive Summit on 4 October 2019 offers a selected circle of national and international decision-makers from the food industry and food trade a perfect stage where they can discuss the latest industry trends. Under the motto “Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. innovations in the food industry – 100 Years of Anuga, the German Association of the Retail Grocery Trade (BVLH), the Federation of the German Food & Drinks Industries (BVE) and Koelnmesse would like to get their guests in the mood for the world’s largest trade fair for food and beverages.
For the fifth time already, the Power Breakfast, presented by the trade magazine, foodservice Europe & Middle East, will be offering interesting and exciting presentations on the latest trends and perspectives in the worldwide out-of-home market on the first three days of the trade fair.
100 years of Anuga
In 2019, Anuga is celebrating its 100th anniversary – a remarkable sign of its long-term support of the industry. The first Anuga took place in Stuttgart in 1919 with the participation of around 200 German firms. Based on the concept of an annual touring exhibition, further events of the General Food and Luxury Exhibition were staged, among others in Munich in 1920, in Berlin in 1922 and in Cologne in 1924. With around 360 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors, the first Anuga in Cologne was the best event since its inception, which is why the organisers opted for Cologne as the permanent location. In 1951, for the first time over 1,200 exhibitors from 34 countries took part, whereby Anuga ultimately established itself as the central international business platform for the food industry in Cologne scheduled every two years. Over the course of time, due to the staging of leading trade fairs such as ISM and Anuga FoodTec, the trade fair advanced from being a food and processing platform into becoming a trade fair purely for food and beverages. In 2003, the Anuga “10 trade shows under one roof” concept was implemented. Today, with 7,405 exhibitors and around 165,000 trade visitors from the trade and out-of-home market, Anuga has developed into the leading global trade fair for food and beverages.
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