Important international food and beverage industry conferences, seminars and trade shows.

ProPak West Africa 2015 @ Nigeria Landmark Centre
Sep 1 @ 7:33 am – Sep 3 @ 8:33 am
ProPak West Africa 2015 @ Nigeria Landmark Centre | Lagos | Nigeria

West Africa’s biggest packaging and beverage trade show – Nigeria, West Africa

PROPAK West Africa, West Africa’s biggest and leading printing and plastics exhibition in the region ran successfully from 2-4 September 2014 and was a wonderful success. Trade visitors came from the West African region and around the world to see our wide-ranging exhibitors with local and international presence. The exhibition will take place again 1 – 3 September 2015.

For exhibitors PROPAK West Africa provides an unparalleled opportunity to boost your brand in one of the most exciting destinations in Africa. This event is dedicated to suppliers involved in the packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling industries and offers a unique prospect to get a foothold in the fastest developing West African market. If you want to see your business become part of the expanding West African economy – now’s your chance. Book a stand at PROPAK West Africa today and get a prime position on our exhibition floor.

With hundreds of products available on display, visitors are able to order equipment, network with industry leaders and meet new people that they will be able to work with for years to come. Visitors are offered the highest quality exhibition and receive leading-edge information on global trends, advancements in technology, product information and market updates – bringing the entire supply chain together.

Vitafoods Asia @ Hall 5, AsiaWorld-Expo
Sep 2 – Sep 3 all-day
Vitafoods Asia @ Hall 5, AsiaWorld-Expo | Hong Kong

The nutraceutical event for Asia – Hong Kong, China

Entering its fifth year, Vitafoods Asia continues to grow as Asia’s only dedicated event for professionals involved in the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplements industries. It delivers over 170 international exhibiting companies alongside the most focused audience in the region with over 3,000 visitors attending.

Why Visit?

Vitafoods Asia 2015 continues to demonstrate why it is the most important meeting place in Asia for industry professionals with the addition of new features, an expanded educational programme and exhibitors from across the globe. Visitor attractions include the established Seminar Theatre, Tasting Bar and Finished Products Pavilion. The Vitafoods Asia Conference, which launched last year, takes place alongside the exhibition and features the most relevant topics across the research, product development, trends and regulation in the nutraceutical and functional food industries in Asia.

Why Exhibit?

No other event gives you the opportunity to network with thousands of peers from across Asia. Secure your stand to access the key buyers and distributors in the expanding and lucrative Asian nutraceutical industry.

World Food Istanbul @ CNR Expo Centre
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day
World Food Istanbul @ CNR Expo Centre | Istanbul | İstanbul | Turkey

International food and beverage show – Istanbul, Turkey

WorldFood Istanbul is the largest and most successful food and drink exhibition in Turkey. The event annually attracts over 360 domestic and international food producers, who converge in Istanbul to network, negotiate and conclude business with Turkey’s food industry buyers.

Since 1993, WorldFood Istanbul has been the trusted route to market, reflecting the trends of the industry, initiating international cooperation and bringing the latest food and beverage products to the Turkish marketplace.

Why Turkey?

  • Turkey’spopulation exceeds 76 million – the 17th most populous country in the world and one of the largest markets in the region.
  • The country’s young population are emulating western consumer patterns and demanding more choice.
  • The country is ideally located in both South-eastern Europe and South-western Asia, making it a favorable destination for foreign direct investment.
  • Average GDP per capita in 2013 was US$10,946 – a substantial consumer market.
  • Turkey’s network of grocery and retail outlets are looking to source more international products to cater for the Turkish market –an ideal time to enter into the Turkish market place.
Speciality & Fine Food Fair @ Olympia
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
Speciality & Fine Food Fair @ Olympia | London | United Kingdom

UK’s leading showcase of fine food & drink – London, UK


Speciality & Fine Food Fair, incorporating Speciality Chocolate Fair is the must-attend ‘trade only’ event with more than 700 producers, showcasing 1000s of new food & drink products and ingredients.

More than 12,000 buyers and industry professionals attend to discover the latest trends in artisan food & drink, source new products, learn about new menu trends and listen to industry experts in an action-packed programme of seminars.

Watch live cookery demonstrations at the Fine Food Live stage, where talented chefs show off their skills using the latest techniques in cooking or absorb the delicious flavour combinations at Speciality Chocolate Live as chocolatiers use chocolate in new and exciting ways. Hear industry experts speak on the Small Business Forum and attend the Business Mentoring Centre where specialists give free one-to-one business advice to attendees.

Featured within the same hall is Speciality Chocolate Fair, the UK’s only dedicated trade event for fine and artisan chocolate. This section is devoted to chocolate and provides the perfect opportunity to source new products and discover new flavour combinations to incorporate into your menu or add to the shelves of your deli.

Come to the Fair to discover new ideas and source artisan food & drink products to help your food business stand out from the crowd.

World Retail Congress @ Rome Cavalieri Hotel
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day
World Retail Congress @ Rome Cavalieri Hotel | Rome | Lazio | Italy

The World Retail Congress was founded in 2007 in response to retailers seeking a platform for senior leaders to come together to discuss the major issues and trends affecting the industry. In delivering this agenda, the Congress has welcomed hundreds of senior retail speakers, from some of the world’s biggest to the newest businesses as well as leading industry stakeholders from global economics, politics, finance and NGOs.


Conlumino Future Retail Strategies Congress @ Hilton London Canary Wharf
Sep 9 – Sep 10 all-day
Conlumino Future Retail Strategies Congress @ Hilton London Canary Wharf | London | United Kingdom

Following its successful launch in 2014, the 2015 Conlumino Future Retail Strategies Congress will take place in London this September. The event will focus on the most essential challenge facing retailers today: the customer experience.

This extensively researched event will bring together retailers from across the UK to hear from senior industry thought leaders, including Google and Alibaba, and take part in interactive panel discussions. It is an opportunity to discuss the disruptive technology and innovation to impact retail, and to exchange strategic ideas and successes, within the extensive and crucial subject of retail customer experience.

iba 2015
Sep 12 – Sep 17 all-day
iba 2015 @ Munich | Bavaria | Germany

The iba, as leading trade fair, has been the meeting place for experts of the bakery, pastry, and snack trade since 1949. It is the platform for innovations from the entire trade and provides a complete overview of all novelties on the market. The most successful companies from artisan bakeries, via wholesale bakeries, through to the industrial solution meet up here. The iba is the international meeting place for bakers, pastry chefs, restaurateurs, café owners, hotel professionals, and caterers as well as decision makers from the food retail market.

The portfolio includes: ovens and equipment, improvers, raw materials and ingredients, coffee, snacks and snack production, logistics.

Facts & figures:

  • 1,255 exhibitors from 58 countries
  • More than 70,000 visitors from 164 countries
WorldFood Moscow @ Expocentre
Sep 14 – Sep 17 all-day

Over the last 20 years, WorldFood Moscow has grown to become a major meeting place for the food and drinks industry and a vibrant source of products for the Russian market. Exhibitors are grouped in nine main sectors, ensuring visitors can easily find products of interest, compare them and talk to their manufacturers.

InterBev Process @ McCrormick Place (North Hall)
Sep 15 – Sep 18 all-day
InterBev Process @ McCrormick Place (North Hall)  | Chicago | Illinois | United States

International trade show for beverage production, packaging and distribution – Chicago, IL, USA

InterBev has accrued a rich history in presenting a business platform for an ever-changing beverage industry. The American Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages, now known as the American Beverage Association, first opened its show’s doors in 1920. From the onset of soft drinks “bottled” in aluminum cans, the first diet cola, and the launch of energy drinks, InterBev has seen dramatic shifts in both industry trends and beverage chemistry. Only four years ago the US FDA approved the use of the new zero-calorie sweetener, stevia, prompting yet another steep transformation in the beverage world. With an industry out-dating itself by the year, InterBev has been pushed to meet the needs of the industry in unique ways.  In the beginning of 2014, InterBev has adopted a new concept and split into two co-located events:

1. lnterBev Beverage focuses on joining beverage companies with retailers. The annual show is co-located with FMI Connect, a large trade show featuring everything relevant to food retail. The next InterBev Beverage will be held June 9-11, 2015 in Chicago, IL.

2. lnterBev Process focuses on beverage production, packaging and distribution and will co-locate with PROCESS EXPO, the largest food/beverage processing event in the U.S as well as the International Dairy Show. PROCESS EXPO ranked second on EXPO Magazine’s list of Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows in 2013. The 2013 International Dairy Show earned a coveted spot on Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50, a list of the fastest-growing U.S. trade shows, for growth in number of attendees. The 2013 co-located events had record attendance with a total registration of 19,155.

International Dairy Show 2015 @ McCormick Place
Sep 15 – Sep 18 all-day
International Dairy Show 2015 @ McCormick Place | Chicago | Illinois | United States

The International Dairy Show is the premier trade show for processing & packaging professionals in the global dairy industry. Whatever your role you will find top-notch education, daily networking events and hundreds of innovative suppliers.

The show is co-located in Chicago, IL with Process Expo and InterBev Process. Registration for the Dairy Show gives you access to all three shows, which will include 1,000 exhibiting companies.

Come see new equipment and qualify suppliers who can provide expertise and resources on the latest innovations in the market. The Dairy Show exhibitors are product and service providers and manufacturers with expert knowledge in the fluid dairy, ice cream, cheese and yogurt product lines.

This is the only venue where you can test-drive both processing and packaging equipment for beverages, frozen foods, packaged foods, novelties and more from major manufacturers as well as smaller companies, and taste new ingredients to develop your next product lines.

Top-notch education will feature the latest in consumer trends, food safety, distribution, nutrition, product formulation and more!

FoodBev Media Ltd 2015