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

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 is the UK’s leading showcase of fine food and drink. Taking place at Olympia London from 4th to 6th September 2016, visit #SFFF16 to discover the latest, on-trend, artisan food & drink products from 850 producers. Incorporated within is Specialty Chocolate Fair, the UK’s only trade event for fine and artisan chocolate which welcomes over 70 exhibitors showcasing an unbeatable display of handcrafted, luxurious and gourmet chocolate. Online registration to attend is free for trade attendees via the website.

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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.

The Whisky Show @ Old Billingsgate Market
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day
The Whisky Show @ Old Billingsgate Market | London | United Kingdom
The UK’s largest dedicated whisky exhibition, The Whisky Show, returns to London for its eighth year, boasting a bigger and better offering than ever before. For 2016, The Whisky Show will be staying true to its previous events, again focusing on each exhibitor’s premium whiskies, well above their standard drams. The Whisky Show is the whisky festival for connoisseurs and enthusiasts to experience the world’s finest drams in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
SupplySide West 2016
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day
SupplySide West 2016 @ Las Vegas | Nevada | United States

SupplySide West has consistently delivered the world’s largest gathering of influential trendsetters and professionals in the marketplace. Every year the stage is set for all that’s new and exciting in the animal nutrition, beverage, cosmetics, dietary supplements, food and pharmaceutical industries.


Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day
FRUIT ATTRACTION 2016 @ IFEMA - FERIA DE MADRID  | Madrid | Community of Madrid | Spain

Fruit Attraction, the International Trade Show for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry, will take place again from 5 to 7 October. This is expected to be the most global edition yet, with an estimated 1,200 exhibitor companies from 30 countries and 55,000 trade professionals from 100 countries expected to attend.

In just seven editions, Fruit Attraction has become an essential business tool for the fresh produce sector. It is strategically scheduled to place during a key month for interaction between offer and demand around the world.

Agroprodmash @ Expocentre Fairgrounds 14
Oct 10 – Oct 14 all-day
Agroprodmash @ Expocentre Fairgrounds 14 | Moskva | Moscow | Russia

International exhibition for machinery, equipment and ingredients for the food processing industry – Moscow, Russia.

The key distinction of Agroprodmash is the present-day relevance and the state-of-art technology it features. Catering to one of the most dynamic and biggest market in Eastern Europe, Agroprodmash offers cost effective solutions with high operational efficiency and modern technology. The exhibits include equipment and machinery for dairy, meat, vegetable and fruit processing and packaging.

Agroprodmash is the only Russian trade fair that has been demonstrating all stages of agricultural raw materials processing, food production and sale since 1996.


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