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

Food & Drink Federation Convention @ Willis Towers Watson
Jul 5 all-day

Food and drink leaders from manufacturing, retail and the supply chain will come together on 5 July 2016 at the very first industry convention from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

FDF has secured an impressive panel of senior business leaders from Tesco, Spar UK and HSBC, alongside major food and drink brands Agrico, Coca-Cola Great Britain, Mars Chocolate UK and Global Retail, McCain, Mondelēz International, Seabrook Crisps and Weetabix.

The expert speakers will advise delegates on how to navigate the changing trading landscape and optimise supplier and retailer relationships, while also exploring the changing political landscape and how innovation is driving the sustainability agenda.

4th China Int’l Cafe Show 2016 @ China International Exhibition Center (CIEC)
Jul 8 – Jul 10 all-day
4th China Int’l Cafe Show 2016 @ China International Exhibition Center (CIEC) | Beijing | Beijing Shi | China

Cafe Show China has become a representative coffee event. The Show has developed into a worldwide business platform for companies interested in the Chinese coffee market. It is leading exhibition for sharing global trend and Cafe culture.

Anutec Brazil 2016
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day
Anutec Brazil 2016 @ Curitiba | State of Paraná | Brazil

Over a period of three days the most important decision-makers, manufacturers and trade visitors from Latin America will meet up in the exhibition halls of Curitiba to experience pioneering food technology innovations and the most exciting trends, establish contacts and do the biggest business of the year.

Throughout the event there’s a chance to tap into Latin America’s high potential food and food technology market,  meet key decision makers from the food industry with high purchasing power, follow international market leaders already having committed their participation and benefit from excellent business opportunities with prearranged business round-tables and a web-based matchmaking tool.


Vitafoods Asia @ AsiaWorld-Expo
Sep 1 – Sep 2 all-day
Vitafoods Asia @ AsiaWorld-Expo | New Territories | Hong Kong

Vitafoods Asia is now in its sixth year taking place on 1-2 September at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong and is the business platform for the nutraceutical industry in Asia. It focuses on the industry’s four key sectors: ingredients and raw materials, finished products, contract manufacturing and private label, and services and equipment.

Asia Pacific’s nutraceutical market is forecast to reach $62.3bn by 2017, accounting for 30.4% of the global market. The nutraceutical industry is booming, with dietary supplements and functional food emerging as key segments so now is an excellent time to grow your business in Asia.

Vitafoods Asia provides visitors the opportunity to source ingredients, raw materials, dietary supplements and finished products, and all health food ingredient services to help grow their business. It is the only dedicated event in Asia Pacific with some 170 global exhibitors and over 2,500 senior industry professionals from across all actively seeking to grow their business in this booming region.

Vitafoods Asia is more than an exhibition. A range of special visitor attractions take place within the exhibition enhancing the opportunities for learning, for showcasing new products and innovations and for keeping up-to-date with the hottest topics affecting Asia’s nutraceutical industry.

Vitafoods Asia delivers:

  • Decision makers from key pan-Asian manufacturers, distributors, importers and exporters, and retailers
  • A showcase of new and innovative health food ingredients, functional food and drinks
  • A two-day, high level conference on trends, regulations and the latest scientific research.
  • Plus a Finished Products Pavilion, a Tasting Bar, a New Products Zone, and free-to-attend seminars and presentations
Speciality & Fine Food Fair with Speciality Chocolate Fair @ Olympia London
Sep 4 – Sep 6 all-day
Speciality & Fine Food Fair with Speciality Chocolate Fair @ Olympia London | London | United Kingdom

Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2016, incorporating Speciality Chocolate Fair, will take place at Olympia London on 4–6 September. More than 850 exhibitors from across the UK and around the globe will showcase edible insects, speciality teas, confectionery, gourmet snacks, specialist ice creams, street food, craft cider, fine cheeses, charcuterie and luxury chocolate – as well as a whole lot besides.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
Gulfood Manufacturing 2016 @ Dubai | Dubai | United Arab Emirates

Gulfood Manufacturing will connect you with suppliers from 60 countries showcasing the very latest manufacturing business improvement tools.

Whether you are looking to expand your production capacity, win new customers in new markets, or squeeze greater efficiencies, profit and output from your existing plant, Gulfood Manufacturing is a must-attend knowledge transfer and sourcing experience.

The Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit @ McCormick Place
Sep 14 all-day

Industrial Internet of Things is central theme for Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit at Industrial Automation North America 2016

Hannover/Chicago. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing manufacturing: automation improves productivity and optimizes efficiency, digitalization creates new business models. The Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit on Wednesday, 14 September 2016, will cover these topics under the motto “Industrial Internet of Things”. The summit is part of Industrial Automation North America, which runs 12–17 September 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago parallel to IMTS-International Manufacturing Technology Show.

Jack Nehlig, president and CEO of Phoenix Contact USA, explains in his keynote how his company works with the Industrial Internet of Things. The session “Cloud-based manufacturing: Setting the standard” examines industry attitudes towards the Industrial Internet of Things as well as adoption and creating standards. “Robotics: Rise of the machines” looks at robotics in manufacturing. “How maintenance and big data can co-exist” gives an overview of maintenance in the age of digitalization.

“The Industrial Internet of Things has changed the way industry thinks about manufacturing,” said Wolfgang Pech, senior vice president at Deutsche Messe. “In order to stay competitive, industry professionals have to keep up not only with core technologies, but also best practices, strategies and trends. The Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit provides a discussion platform that advances smart manufacturing.”


Food & Beverage Marketplace 2016 @ Edgewater Hotel
Sep 14 @ 12:54 pm – Sep 15 @ 1:54 pm
Food & Beverage Marketplace 2016 @ Edgewater Hotel | Seattle | Washington | United States

The Hartman Group’s Deep Dive Into the Premium Food & Beverage Marketplace is a premier event for food and beverage industry leaders and practitioners, which will equip attendees to take advantage of the opportunities that lurk within the dynamic new premium marketplace.

A.C.T. Deep Dive Into the Premium Food & Beverage Marketplace is an unparalleled knowledge-sharing experience. It is the gathering place for influential speakers, exclusive content and insightful sessions that will provide you with the understanding into the broader contexts that create consumer desires. These experiences support or complement new product innovations, marketing initiatives and growth strategies. Deep Dive Into the Premium Food & Beverage Marketplace is the only one of its kind that tells you how to activate these cultural insights for your business.

PackEx India @ Bombay Exhibition Centre
Sep 24 – Sep 26 all-day
PackEx India @ Bombay Exhibition Centre | Mumbai | Maharashtra | India

PackEx India has established itself as the most valuable platform for packaging materials and machinery suppliers and packaging users.

PackEx India brings together the best in packaging material and machinery, thus making it the most attractive platform for the packaging development professionals and decision makers from across the industry sectors in the Indian sub-continent.

PPMA Total 2016 @ NEC,
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day
PPMA Total 2016 @ NEC,  | Marston Green | United Kingdom

Every three years, the PPMA Show turns into PPMA Total, covering a few more sectors than the processing and packaging machinery-focussed PPMA Show. In a nutshell it provides access to senior decision makers and the latest innovations in processing equipment, packaging machinery, materials, design and innovation, and containers.

Manufacturers and distributors of packaging & processing machinery, FMCG processing equipment, printing & labelling, industrial plant, supply chain providers, industrial robotics, industrial vision, together with ancillary & support services, trade associations and media owners serving the sector will all attend.

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