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SIAL Paris 2018 @ Paris Nord Villepinte
Oct 21 – Oct 25 all-day


  • Visitor ‘early bird’ price: 1 pass, 5 days (before 09/20/2018) €110 + VAT
  • Visitor price: 1 pass, 5 days (after 09/20/2018) €120 + VAT or €130 + VAT on the door
  • Group pass: 8+ people, €90 + VAT per person
  • 3-visitor special offer: 3 people €270 + VAT

If it’s inspiration you want, it’s inspiration you’ll get at the upcoming SIAL Paris! Offering you a feast of refreshing ideas and new concepts, innovation will this year again once be at the forefront of the biggest gathering on Planet Food! From 21 to 25 October 2018, at Paris-Nord Villepinte, SIAL Paris opens its doors to 7,200 exhibitors from 109 countries and 160,000 professional visitors from all over the world.

On the menu, there will be SIAL Innovation of course! In 2016, the Grand Jury of this worldwide recognised competition bestowed 15 Grand Prix awards on the cream of the 2,188 products presented. The result: guaranteed discoveries for professionals looking for new sensations and, for the participants, a real springboard for their reputations on the export markets!

In 2018, SIAL Paris will be going even further by proposing a forecasting space called Future Lab, for discovering the stage that precedes innovation: new sources of inspiration for keeping one step ahead! Moreover, the “Alter’Native Food Forum” will have a special focus on the show, with 300+ exhibitors and daily conferences to reflect the change in the market for healthier and sustainable alternatives.

Another novelty in 2018 is a Matchmaking app making it easier to set up meets with professionals so as to maximise the opportunities for enriching exchanges. Also, to keep at the cutting-edge of food innovation, SIAL proposes a range of theme trails and guided visits. With SIAL Paris 2018, food innovation is constantly on the boil!

Aquatech Amsterdam @ RAI Amsterdam
Nov 5 – Nov 8 all-day

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Meet face to face with over 21,000 water industry professionals: Aquatech Amsterdam is the world’s leading water trade show for process, drinking and waste water. Connect with water professionals from over all over the world in the exciting city of Amsterdam. The show offers you four action-packed days that provide the ideal platform to make profitable business relationships, exchange ideas and enhance knowhow.

Food Safety Consortium Conference @ TBC
Nov 12 – Nov 16 all-day
Food Safety Consortium Conference @ TBC

The fifth annual Food Safety Consortium Conference is a summit of Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) industry experts and government officials. The agenda is comprised of panel discussions, individual presentations, ‘ask The expert’ discussion groups, workshops and training programs running concurrently, coupled with overarching plenary sessions paired with a table-top exhibition. This is an event focused on food safety education and networking providing attendees best practices and new technology solutions to today’s food safety challenges.

BrauBeviale @ Nürnberg Messe
Nov 13 – Nov 15 all-day

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Inspiring, constructive, solution-orientated: BrauBeviale is the leading exhibition for the whole process chain of beverage production from high-quality raw materials, technologies, logistics and marketing. At 2016’s edition, almost 38,000 trade visitors informed themselves about high-class raw materials, advanced technologies, efficient logistics and sprightly marketing-ideas.

Over 1,115 exhibitors in eight halls were presenting their products, solutions and trends for the production of beer, water, non-alcoholic drinks, spirits, wine, sparkling wine and liquid dairy products.

Vendex North @ Old Trafford
Nov 13 all-day

Vendex North returns to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday 13 November and promises to be another dynamic, busy show with exhibitor space once again sold out in record time.

Vendex North’s one day format, running from 10.00am-4.00pm, ensures that both visitors and exhibitors spend a minimum amount of time out of the office and maximise opportunities to explore new developments, promote their business and network with the key players who will be attending.

In addition to Vendex regulars, twenty percent of exhibitors are new to Vendex this year including Coca-Cola, SandenVendo UK and CCV. Alongside the newcomers are regulars and big name brands including Coffeetek, Benders Paper Cups, Kelloggs, Mars, Nestle, Red Bull, Unilever and Westomatic.  The event will showcase everything from technology, food and drink products, payment systems, servicing and everything in between.

Vendex North also features for the first time this year a dedicated Business Meeting Area within the Manchester Suite, which has been introduced in response to requests for a quieter space to sit and do business.  

The show partners once again with Food Bev Media, the food and drink innovation and trends publishers to bring you the latest relevant industry news.

The Vendex one day format offers superb networking opportunities enhanced by a complimentary lunch, this year sponsored by Siemens Financial Services.

Old Trafford is easily accessible by road and public transport, parking is free, wifi is free, there’s a free goodie bag for every visitor and entry is free.   

World Beverage Innovation Awards @ Nürnberg Messe
Nov 14 all-day

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The World Beverage Innovation Awards, hosted during Drinktec’s off-season at BrauBeviale, are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks industry.

These awards are a fantastic way for you to enhance the promotion of your brand. By entering the World Beverage Innovation Awards, you can ensure your brand and products are recognised on a global scale, by the leaders in the industry.

Being successfully shortlisted provides a hallmark of success that will prevail long after the awards draw to a close. This trusted brand recognition highlights the contribution your company’s products and team are making to the industry.

Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day
EVEX @ Seville | Andalusia | Spain

EVEX – the European Vending Experience – brings together key players from across the vending and coffee services industries for educational conferences, networking, exciting cultural activities and a commercial exhibition.

EVEX 2018 will take place from 15–16 November in Sevilla, Spain, in collaboration with the Spanish Vending Association (ANEDA).

Food Matters Live @ ExCeL
Nov 20 – Nov 22 all-day

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Food Matters Live 2018 is the UK’s largest and fastest growing event showcasing the food and drink innovations shaping health and wellbeing, and it returns to London’s ExCeL from 20 – 22 November 2018.

Food Matters Live brings together a cross sector community of engaged industry experts – the policy makers, the innovators, the fresh start ups, the established household names, in an unmissable three day event. Join 800 exhibitors, 400 speakers and 1000s of visitors at Food Matters Live 2018.

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Anufood China @ China National Convention Center
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day

Anufood China is the leading food and beverage trade fair serving North Asia. Penetrate an untapped market: powered by Anuga, Anufood China offers a lucrative platform for your products within North Asia. With an awesome line-up of hosted buyers and a five-step programme to meet your buyers – don’t delay, book your space today!

All4Pack 2018 @ Paris Nord Villepinte
Nov 26 – Nov 29 all-day
All4Pack 2018 @ Paris Nord Villepinte | Paris | Île-de-France | France

All4Pack Paris is the global marketplace for packaging, processing, printing and handling. The show is a worldwide point of reference, which gathers together some 100,000 international professionals from the EMEA region. They can take advantage of the opportunity of its unique and useful monitoring of innovation.

It will be a hub for operational innovation, with more than 1,500 exhibitors (suppliers, manufacturers) who exhibit ready-to-be-implemented solutions forming a unique sourcing platform for finding new partners; showcases prospective innovation to identify the true trends of the future, with a four-day immersion in a “laboratory” for tomorrow’s solutions for packaging, packing, processes, printing and intra-logistics; and lively innovation, based on efficient exchanges between professionals including encounters with experts, meetings revolving around specific topics and high-level presentations.

A visit to All4Pack Paris is a visit that generates strong added value for your company, its organisers argued.

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