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FoodBev Media’s events directory is the largest calendar of important international food and beverage industry events, trade shows, conferences and seminars.

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Mar
7
Wed
World Food Innovation Awards @ Launch Pad Stage, Hotelympia
Mar 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
World Food Innovation Awards @ Launch Pad Stage, Hotelympia | England | United Kingdom

Presented this year at Hotelympia – the UK’s market leading hospitality and foodservice event – the World Food Innovation Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global food industry.

These awards are a fantastic way for you to enhance the promotion of your brand. By entering the World Food 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.

The winners will be revealed as part of a special ceremony at Hotelympia, on the Launch Pad stage, at 3.30 pm on 7 March.

To find out more and to enter, click here.

May
3
Thu
UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference @ Congress Centre
May 3 all-day
UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference @ Congress Centre | London | England | United Kingdom

A dedicated conference for UK soft drinks professionals. Once again Zenith’s 2018 UK Soft Drinks Conference will provide an excellent opportunity for retailers, innovators, opinion formers, analysts and industry leaders to join forces and provide a complete overview of the sector. 

May
7
Mon
Cibus 2018
May 7 – May 10 all-day
Cibus 2018 @ Parma | Emilia-Romagna | Italy

Cibus International Food Exhibition, is the key event of the Italian agri-food sector, the true “platform” enabling the companies committed to “Made in Italy” foods to meet the major distributors, importers and professional of domestic and international markets.

Aug
7
Tue
Anutec Brazil 2018
Aug 7 – Aug 9 all-day
Anutec Brazil 2018 @ State of Paraná | Brazil

Over a period of three days the most important decision-makers, manufacturers and trade visitors from Latin America will meet up in the exhibition halls of Curitiba to experience pioneering food technology innovations and the most exciting trends, establish contacts and do the biggest business of the year.

Throughout the event there’s a chance to tap into Latin America’s high potential food and food technology market,  meet key decision makers from the food industry with high purchasing power, follow international market leaders already having committed their participation and benefit from excellent business opportunities with prearranged business round-tables and a web-based matchmaking tool.

Sep
20
Thu
Top Packaging Summit @ Best Western Malmö Arena Hotel
Sep 20 all-day
Top Packaging Summit @ Best Western Malmö Arena Hotel | Skåne län | Sweden

Top Packaging Summit is a conference where the entire packaging value chain meets – with a full-day programme including an interactive workshop, inspiring keynotes, lunch and a three course dinner. Seize the opportunity to network with others from the packaging value chain.

Oct
16
Tue
Caffé Culture @ Business Design Centre, Islington
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day

Caffè Culture, the UK’s premier trade exhibition for the coffee bar industry, returns this year from 16-17 October in its new home at the Business Design Centre in central London. Over 4,000 decision-makers consisting of independent coffee shops owners and buyers from the multiples and high street chains will visit the show to source the latest products and services needed to run a successful operation.

With speciality coffee at its core, Caffè Culture’s exhibitors will also showcase products ranging from tea, artisan food, bakery and chocolate right through to equipment, technology and packaging.

Informative content is on the Caffe Culture Show agenda:

  • The Caffè Talks Programme will consist of panel discussions and lively debate focusing on the hot topics in the industry. Nick Mabey will be collaborating with Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood to create and host the programme to ensure the challenges facing the industry are truly addressed.
  • New: World Barista Champion Dale Harris’s Sensory Experience will be a celebration of coffee that involves embarking on a journey along two pathways, focusing on the flavour developments of coffee and how taste works.
  • New: the finals of the SCA UK Latte Art Competition. SCA UK’s National Coordinator Mat North comments: “I’m thrilled that we can bring one of our events to the relaunched Caffè Culture. One of our goals was to bring the SCA UK competitions to a wide range of both the industry and coffee curious public, so working with events such as Caffè Culture is a great way of achieving this whilst giving the competitors the platform they deserve”
  • The Roasters Village curated by Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood and sponsored by La Marzocco will host the UK’s finest roasters and will offer visitors the chance to observe the tastes and aromas of the coffee on show through a programme of Cupping.
  • New: an ‘Exit Strategy Workshop’ hosted by John Richardson aimed at café chains and multiple-site operators looking to sell their businesses. Taking place on Wednesday 16 October for one day, this workshop is only available to attendees, and booking in advance to secure a place is advisable. Costs £55 per person.
Beverage Packaging Congress @ Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
Oct 16 @ 8:28 am – Oct 17 @ 9:28 am

This leading event is the only conference in Europe that focuses on both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage markets. It will bring together over 170 industry experts under one venue to network and exchange ideas. This two-day event will include exclusive studies, interactive roundtables and panel discussions from top industry experts. Not only does the agenda highlight the success of major brands, it will also include success stories of SMEs and start-ups, which will give you a full overview of the current innovations in the beverage packaging industry.

The focus for this year’s event is the digital transformation the beverage packaging industry is currently facing through E-commerce, IOT, and augmented reality. It will also cover consumer trends in product customisation and packaging innovation with a purpose. Over 21 presentations will be delivered on the latest trends and the most recent disruptive technologies currently in the beverage packaging industry.

Sustainability is also included in this year’s agenda as public pressure is rising for brands to be more ethical and ecological. The programme will not only cover a detailed explanation of what regulations brands need to adhere to, it will also include innovative solutions and materials for eco-packaging as well as how to communicate with the public about their values and transparency.

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

Prices

  • 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!

May
15
Wed
UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference @ Congress Centre
May 15 all-day

Zenith Global’s annual soft drinks conference, in association with the British Soft Drinks Association brings together senior industry managers, innovators, retailers, suppliers, opinion formers and advisers to provide the fullest possible one day overview of the latest developments, issues and opportunities. 

With the theme for 2019 is ‘Crafting the future’, there will be a special emphasis on innovative adult drinks without alcohol, alongside debate about the two key issues of plastic and health. The event will be opened by Tim Warrillow, Chief Executive Officer of Fever-Tree and includes other key craft innovators Ceder’s, The Duchess and Seedlip as well as newcomers with entries in cannabidiol, cold brew coffee and kombucha.

The major players will also be strongly represented, including the UK Managing Directors of Britvic, Innocent and Coca-Cola European Partners.

Two key sessions in the day will be Sorting Plastic and Solving Health.  One year on from the launch of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy, Professor Jack Winkler will speak about the latest science and guidance on balancing action on sugar, sweeteners and sweetness.

The day will conclude with the 2019 InnoBev Awards to celebrate the best in global beverage innovation across 18 categories of products, marketing and sustainability.  Other highlights include an Innovator Marketplace where brands can showcase their latest drinks and gain valuable feedback from industry experts and peers.

Reasons to attend:

1 Be at the heart of discussions on how the industry can improve its outlook
Gain insight from industry experts and analysts on trends and opportunities
Network with leading producers, retailers and advisers 
Prepare and plan for the next phase of growth in your business
Showcase your latest drinks FREE of charge in the Innovator Marketplace
Discover future success drivers in the InnoBev Awards

Super saver rate available until 16 March.

Discounted rates for delegate wishing to attend Global Beverage Insights, 16 May.

For full event information and to register, visit: www.zenithglobal.com/events/241

For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Maxine Harle on: 

 e [email protected] t +44 (0)1225 327900

Sep
25
Wed
Spirits Strategies Congress @ Millennium Gloucester Hotel
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day

Arena International would like to thank all those who were involved with the 5th edition of the Spirits Strategies Congress. The event was another great success and we will return next year on the 29th and 30st of October in London.

Following last year’s event, the 2018 edition has continued to support the spirits industry in combining strategies with innovation, giving the industry a holistic overview of key areas of growth in the coming years. Key themes of the event included future trends, premiumisation, the craft movement, the relationship between off-trade and on-trade, distribution and the role retailers are playing for the commercialisation of spirits throughout a range of engaging sessions such as on-stage interviews, live debates and innovation spotlights.

We are really excited to announce that represented on this year’s program include some of the most foremost and innovative spirits manufacturers, featuring new case studies and interactive sessions to keep helping the industry embrace innovation, win market share and reach new consumers.

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