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

Biofach 2016 @ Exhibition Centre Nuremberg
Feb 10 @ 12:02 pm – Feb 13 @ 1:02 pm
Biofach 2016 @ Exhibition Centre Nuremberg | Nuremberg | Bavaria | Germany

BIOFACH 2016 is the place where people share their passionate interest in organic food, get to know each other and exchange views. BIOFACH, attracting over 2,000 exhibitors, is also present throughout the world with its own events in Japan, the United States, South America, China and India.


The Whiskey Affair
Feb 20 all-day
The Whiskey Affair @ Brighton | England | United Kingdom

At The Whiskey Affair there will be brands from around the world to sample, live music, a night out focusing on fun and discovery in equal measures, cocktails for those who are less focused on the whiskey element.

Guest speakers and whiskey experts, rarer whiskey brands for the hardcore fans amongst the crowds.

Gulfood @ Dubai World Trade Centre
Feb 21 – Feb 25 all-day
Gulfood @ Dubai World Trade Centre | Dubai | Dubai | United Arab Emirates

Over 90,000 buyers come to Gulfood in Dubai to exhibit the widest selection of food and beverage choices to 160 countries. The event, at Dubai’s World Trade Centre, will provide a true 360° offering in the fields of food and beverage, restaurant and café, and hospitality.

As the world’s largest annual food and hospitality show, Gulfood is where the latest tastes, trends and innovations are unveiled. It’s where the global food industry meets to trade, so you can benchmark price, quality, service, reliability and consistency. With almost 5,000 exhibitors participating from over 120 countries, Gulfood also claims to be the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality show, and is set to be the biggest ever in 2016.


  • Gulfood Awards
Gulfood Awards @ Dubai World Trade Centre
Feb 21 all-day
Gulfood Awards @ Dubai World Trade Centre | Dubai | Dubai | United Arab Emirates

Now in their seventh successful year, the Gulfood Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global food industry. The Gulfood Awards 2016 are held in association with FoodBev Media.

The finalists and winners in the 2016 awards will be announced during a special gala dinner in Dubai on Sunday 21 February.

Entering is easy and can be completed online. Each entry costs $325 (charged in GBP) and entrants can compete in as many of this year’s 22 categories as they wish. Categories include best halal food, best artisan or local food, best foods company, best newcomer brand or business, three categories for best trade stand, and the Gulfood outstanding achievement award.

To enter the Gulfood Awards 2016 or find out more, click here.


Petcore Europe Conference @ Vleva Conference Centre
Feb 23 all-day
Petcore Europe Conference @ Vleva Conference Centre | Bruxelles | Bruxelles | Belgium

With more than 130 experts and leaders from the complete PET value chain in Europe and beyond as well as representatives from the European institutions, Petcore Europe will return in 2016 on the amended date of 23 February – brought forward because of security reasons.

Participants will include PET resin manufacturers, packaging designers and manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, brand owners, waste management organisations, recyclers, machinery manufacturers, representatives from the European institutions and European organisations interested in PET.

7th Natural Products Expo India @ World Trade Center
Feb 24 – Feb 26 all-day
7th Natural Products Expo India @ World Trade Center | Mumbai | Maharashtra | India

Panacea – Natural Products Expo India has established itself as the only leading international natural ingredients and products trade show in the South Asian region. It creates a unique natural marketplace to assist all attendees reach their business goals in this upcoming industry.

Packaging Innovations @ NEC
Feb 24 – Feb 25 all-day

Packaging Innovations returns to the NEC on 24 and 25 February 2016, showcasing the latest packaging developments from a stellar array of exhibitors and speakers plus many additional features.

ESTA’s annual AM&T Conference and Exhibition @ Ricoh Arena
Feb 25 all-day
ESTA's annual AM&T Conference and Exhibition @ Ricoh Arena | Coventry | United Kingdom

The Energy Services and Technology Association’s (ESTA) annual event covering the three aspects of AM&T – smart meters and measurement, communications and data capture and analytical software – is designed to help solve companies’ day-to-day energy challenges. By attending the conference, masterclasses and/or fundamentals sessions (new for this year) and exhibition you will gain best practice advice on how to choose the right on-going solution for your business. Learn how to squeeze more from the solution you already have, identify key energy saving measures and successfully apply tried and tested AM&T techniques.

National Manufacturing Conference
Feb 25 all-day
National Manufacturing Conference @ London | England | United Kingdom

The National Manufacturing Conference 2016 aims to get thought-provoking insights from industry experts and tried-and-tested practical solutions from organisations.

Visitors will also have the chance to network with others in the same industry, develop existing relationships, collect high quality leads and research the market.

Craft Beer Rising 2016 @ The Old Truman Brewery
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Craft Beer Rising 2016 @ The Old Truman Brewery | 0

Over 150 breweries will be showcasing over 600 beers and ciders again this year as well as exhibiting the very latest brewing innovations. Visitors will be able to listen to industry experts giving a range of talks.

FoodBev Media Ltd 2015