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

Vinexpo Hong Kong @ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
May 24 – May 26 all-day
Vinexpo Hong Kong @ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre | Hong Kong

Vinexpo Hong Kong is a wine and spirits exhibition. Visitors will discover the latest products and innovations designed to meet customer’s needs.

F&A Next @ Wageningen University
May 25 – May 26 all-day
F&A Next @ Wageningen University | Wageningen | Gelderland | Netherlands

Robots for agriculture; intelligent crop monitoring; vertical city farms; ingredients from lupine or algae and sustainable methods for growing, nutrient extraction and waste valorisation – they will all be part of the near future of food and agriculture. Start-ups in this domain use their ideas, technology and innovation power to contribute to a better, smarter and more sustainable and diverse food system. On 25–26 May these startups will come to the Wageningen campus in central Netherlands for F&A Next – the first European platform for start-ups, investors and corporates in food and agriculture.

The event will shine a spotlight on start-ups in food and agriculture that deserve to be in the investor’s eye. F&A Next gathers the largest group of investors in food and agriculture, the most innovative international start-ups in this domain and high-impact corporates during its start-up event.

Global Dairy Congress Africa
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day
Global Dairy Congress Africa @ Algiers | Algiers | Algeria

Global Dairy Congress is positioned to be most the influential global series dairy event platform in emerging markets including Asia, China, Africa and MENA.

The event is for industry chain stakeholders from governments, associations, farmers, processors, marketers, technology solution providers as well as investment, insurance and consulting service providers.

It has the aim to grasp latest industry policy, development programs, consumer perspectives, dairy products R&D trends, processing technologies, market prospects and development opportunities, together with global good practice sharing to accelerate industry restructuring, upgrading and integration.

Master Class: Building Sustainable Value Chains @ Business School Lausanne
Jun 6 – Jun 7 all-day
Master Class: Building Sustainable Value Chains @ Business School Lausanne | Switzerland

Master Class: Building Sustainable Value Chains is a group of interactive sessions with high-level experts to learn about sustainable sourcing of agricultural raw materials.

This two-day experience is co-organized by BSL – Business School Lausanne and SAI Platform and draws on knowledge, good practice and knowledge from both organizations.

The Master Class is designed for heads of sustainability; heads of procurement; other sustainability leaders in companies such as strategy, brand and marketing executives that seek to integrate sustainability into the “brand promise”; final buyers in supply chains; and first- and second-tier suppliers.

During the Master Class, the following questions will be addressed:

Why is a sustainable sourcing strategy pivotal and how does it link to corporate responsibility?
How is a sustainable sourcing strategy linked to value creation?
What important strategic decisions must be made about priorities or requirements in sourcing?
What are the implications of sustainable sourcing for both a sourcing portfolio and a company’s sourcing model?
What tools can help attain sustainable sourcing objectives?
How do you partner with the various stakeholders of your value chain?
How do you get farmers interested in sustainable agriculture?
How do you adapt a company’s culture, structures and processes for strategic implementation?

Free From Food with Functional Food Expo @ RAI Amsterdam
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
Free From Food with Functional Food Expo @ RAI Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Free From Food/Functional Food Expo – the only dedicated showcase of free-from and functional food and drink in Europe – returns for its fourth year this June. The show has an impressive line-up of exhibitors specialising in free-from products, speakers and new attractions. This year’s event will feature more producers than ever before – plus additional features including vegan, lactose-free and functional products – as well as dedicated UK, Finland and Ireland pavilions and a functional food section.

The first ever European Food Blogger Convention, being held in conjunction with Free From/Functional Food Expo 2016, will also offer a unique trade platform for free-from and functional food and drink, with 25 key speakers.

Sustainable Foods Summit Europe
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
Sustainable Foods Summit Europe @ Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

The Sustainable Foods Summit discusses leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as organic, fair trade and the rainforest alliance.

The summit is designed for key stake-holders in the food industry including food and beverage companies, ingredient suppliers, retailers and distributors and packaging companies.


Beverage Digest Market Smarts
Jun 13 all-day
Beverage Digest Market Smarts @ New York | New York | United States

This high level, highly influential conference for the US industry Market Smarts will bring together top executives from the manufacturing, marketing and financial world to discuss the most pressing issues facing the sector.

BevExpo @ Manchester Central Convention Complex
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day
BevExpo @ Manchester Central Convention Complex | Manchester | United Kingdom

Held in Manchester, UK, BevExpo2016, incorporating Cellar to Seller and BrewEx, is an opportunity for the wider beverage industry to meet, learn and discover the excellence of products and services within the entire beverage industry supply chain. Seminar areas, embraced within the exhibition stand area, will deliver presentations on products, equipment and services throughout the chain – from raw materials and ingredients to packaging, dispense and point of sale. This two-day event brings all sectors of the beverage industry together, enabling manufacturers, suppliers and brand owners to meet, experience and celebrate excellence throughout the supply chain.

Facilities Show 2016 @ ExCeL London
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day
Facilities Show 2016 @ ExCeL London | London | England | United Kingdom

Facilities Show stands is one of the world’s largest dedicated facilities management event. The show unites FM professionals from all sectors and geographies with suppliers, advisers and specialists with suppliers already signed up to exhibit from waste management, energy solutions, winter maintenance and environmental services, to office management, fire solutions and managed services.

Delivering knowledge, innovation and solutions Facilities Show is returning to ExCeL London for a third year, The event is set to be bigger and better than ever with a host of new and exciting features as well as a complimentary educational programmed running across the three days. Formerly situated at the NEC in Birmingham, the show has a 17 year heritage as the only must attend event in FM.

At Facilities visitors will be able to browse an extensive range of products and services to ensure they are using the best suppliers at the most competitive prices, be informed on the most critical issues facing today’s FM professional and the most effective way to manage their premises through the free to attend, fully comprehensive education program offered, and source solutions for their business from across security, fire, safety and service management at the FOUR co-located events; IFSEC International, FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Service Management Expo.

Global Dairy Congress 2016
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day
Global Dairy Congress 2016 @ London | England | United Kingdom

The Global Dairy Congress will comprise market briefings, conference sessions and a plant tour of Arla’s new billion litre milk processing plant just outside London. The programme will cover key global dairy industry themes and insights, excellent global networking and the 2016 World Dairy Innovation Awards.

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