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International Congress on Engineering and Food (ICEF) @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Feb 23 – Feb 26 all-day
International Congress on Engineering and Food (ICEF) @  Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre | South Wharf | Victoria | Australia

The International Congress on Engineering and Food is a quadrennial event, which has been established as the major event in food engineering and related fields over the last 50 years. It is held in a variety of international locations, and 2019’s edition will be the first ICEF event in Oceania.

The congress will highlight opportunities for engineering innovations across the food supply chains to add value and enable the sustainable manufacture of healthier food products for global markets. Other relevant topics featured in the congress programme include food security, novel food processing technologies, food systems engineering and modelling, food properties and packaging, nutrition and health, food education, food engineering innovations in Australasia, and many more.

ICEF13 fills a need to bring together representatives from the production sectors, science, technology, business communities and government, focusing on how food engineering can deliver innovation and solutions to enhance the food value chain for the benefit of consumers, the environment and economy.

China VMF 2019 @ China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou
Feb 25 – Feb 27 all-day

China VMF is one of the leading international vending machine fair in Asia, gathering the foremost vending brands in China. Having been held for a consecutive six years, the show is highly recommended by insiders, professional institutions and media at home and abroad.

To cover the whole vending value chain, the show will market off four themed pavilions to respectively showcase vending machines and self-service facilities, unmanned stores, payment solutions and smart logistics and cold chain.

Empack Birmingham with Packaging Innovations and Label & Print @ National Exhibition Centre
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day
Empack Birmingham with Packaging Innovations and Label & Print @ National Exhibition Centre | Marston Green | England | United Kingdom

Co-located with Packaging Innovations and Label and Print, Empack 2019 offers a unique opportunity for decision-makers from major brands, converters and retailers to get hands-on with a wide range of products, find new suppliers, discover the latest technological advances and catch up with current suppliers. This is all complemented by a full programme of inspiring seminars, engaging show features and unique networking opportunities.

Shopper Insights and Behaviours Conference @ Museum of London Docklands
Feb 28 all-day

You can’t treat tomorrow’s shoppers like today’s. Behaviours, habits and missions are changing. 22 shopper and category leaders, in one day, will reveal their shopper-centric strategies to monetise insights into behaviours, missions and trends in convenience, online and in-store; build win-win retailer relationships and stand out in a competitive market with advanced channel strategies and exciting shopper marketing at The Shopper Insights & Behaviours & Category Management Conference in London on 28th February 2019. Download the brochure here >>


  1. Sainsbury’s, Managing Director, Nectar, James Moir
  2. Marks & Spencer, Head of Insight Delivery, Julian Highley
  3. Coca Cola European Partners, Associate Director Category Management & Insights, Steven Barwell
  4. Co-operative, Director of Store Innovation & Format, Mark Pettigrew
  5. Diageo, National Account Controller – Wholesale, David Webster
  6. L’Oreal Luxe, Retail Design & Visual merchandising Director, Daphne Dutilleux
  7. Connolly Spar, Sales Director, Susan Connolly
  8. Premier Foods, Head of Category Development, Daniela Busseni
  9. AB InBev, Head of Category Management (UK&I), Irini Komodikis
  10. Kerry Foods, Head of Trade Marketing, Helen Foster
  11. Birds Eye, Category Director, Kate Forbes
  12. Molson Coors, Global Senior Director – Customer & Category, David Macklin
  13. Ginsters, Head of Category & Strategic Planning, Richard Hemming
  14. McCormick & Company, Head of Category Management & Shopper Insights, Karol Czech
  15. Mr Lee’s Pure Foods, CEO & Founder, Damien Lee
  16. Premier Foods, Category Controller, Farrah Mosaheb
  17. Nestle, Category Development Manager Confectionary, Jiri Zeman
  18. Co-operative, Senior Customer Manager – Fresh & Frozen, Ben Kisby
  19. AB InBev, Category Development, Louise Hughes
  20. Tuk In Foods, Managing Director, Thomas Cropper
  21. Tribe, Head of Product, Rob Martineau
  22. Kerry Foods, Head of Trade Marketing, Natasha Mosscrop

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Foodex Japan @ Makuhari Messe
Mar 5 – Mar 8 all-day
Foodex Japan @ Makuhari Messe | Chiba | Chiba Prefecture | Japan

Foodex Japan is Asia’s largest exhibition dedicated to food and drink across Japan and the whole world. Over the four days of the exhibition, about 82,000 buyers from food service, distribution and trading companies are expected to attend. Attention will be given to the expansion of business opportunities domestically and internationally upon the activation of the TPP. Numerous international buyers will also be attending, and business talks will be held with domestic and international manufacturers.

Natural Products Expo West @ Anaheim Convention Center
Mar 7 – Mar 9 all-day
Natural Products Expo West @ Anaheim Convention Center | Anaheim | California | United States

Natural Products Expo West & Engredea continues to be the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 80,000 industry professionals and 3,100 exhibits to the Anaheim Convention Center annually.

Bakkersvak @ Evenementenhal Gorinchem
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day
Bakkersvak @ Evenementenhal Gorinchem  | Gorinchem | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Bakkersvak is the annual meeting for professionals and suppliers within the Dutch bakery industry. In just two days, visitors get a complete update on the market covering innovations in products and services. Bakkersvak is the unique platform for this community in the Netherlands.

Bakery, chocolatier, and patissier professionals will gather to offer insight into innovations within the sector. 

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show @ The Royal Horticultural Halls Lindley Hall
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day
International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show @ The Royal Horticultural Halls Lindley Hall | England | United Kingdom

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS) London is one of the largest European trade show to connect buyers to producers who offer private label wine, spirits, bulk wine, bulk spirits and contract manufacturing solutions.

Aimed at encouraging sustainable growth and profitability, this show is designed specifically for key players across multiple groceries, convenience, wholesale and on-trade sectors as well as producers, wineries, distilleries and service providers across the private-label and branded wine and spirits sectors.

Hi South East Asia @ Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC)
Mar 12 – Mar 14 all-day
Hi South East Asia @ Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) | Krung Thep Maha Nakhon | Thailand

Hi South East Asia, co-located with CPhI, is the region’s leading event for the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. It offers a dedicated platform for suppliers of functional food ingredients, ingredients for vitamins and dietary supplements, and provides access to the health food manufacturing industry in Indonesia and the ASEAN region.

UK Bottled Water Conference @ Congress Centre
Mar 12 all-day

The 2019 UK Bottled Water Conference will provide updates and insights on consumer and market trends, as well as exploring the direction of new product development and debating key issues from health to sustainability. Designed for business leaders, innovators, retailers, suppliers and advisers to gain a complete overview of the most promising opportunities, the event will provide valuable perspectives to help prepare for the next phase in the industry’s ‘Thirst for Growth’. 

Delegates will hear from established companies as well as the other experts and innovators on: market, consumer and retail trends; tackling the big environmental questions; and the latest in innovation including enhanced and functional waters. 

Programme highlights include:

  • Market overview from Highland Spring, Kantar and Zenith Global
  • Brand building insights from Danone Waters and Nestlé Waters
  • Ideas for tackling plastic from Cambridge Institute for Sustainability, Coca-Cola and WRAP
  • Retailer perspectives led by Tesco
  • Innovation opportunities from ACTIPH Water and Radnor Hills Water 
  • Hear from new entrepreneurs including Rejuvenation Water, Tudor Drinks and Waterbomb

A display area will offer any brand company the opportunity to showcase its bottled water drinks FREE of charge in our ‘Chiller Corner’ , which provides allocated shelf space in display fridges for all attendees to discover and taste. New businesses will gain valuable and constructive feedback first hand from industry experts and peers.

Super saver rate available until 8 February

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