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Symposium on Sugar and Sweeteners 2015
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day
Symposium on Sugar and Sweeteners 2015 @ Singapore

Sugar serves an important role in imparting sweetness in food and important functional and physiological roles in the body.  However, in light of increasing caloric intake and declining energy expenditure in modern lifestyle, sugar is increasingly seen as one of the main contributors to rising obesity rates in Asia. Low-calorie and non-caloric sweeteners are alternatives to sugar that have the potential to reduce the caloric content of foods. Despite numerous scientific studies and safety evidence, controversies on the use of certain sweeteners remain.   

This event is for scientists and experts to share information to enhance the understanding of the science, trends, and innovation in utilisation to help address issues related to their application and facilitate consumer education and acceptance.

Aquatech Amsterdam @ Amsterdam RAI
Nov 3 – Nov 6 all-day
Aquatech Amsterdam @ Amsterdam RAI

This year’s landmark 25th edition of the Aquatech Amsterdam exhibition, taking place on 3-6 November, will include a prominent new addition to the show floor – the Industrial User Experience.

Covering key sectors such as oil & gas, food & beverage, paper, mining, and chemicals, this dedicated hotspot with sessions by and for industrial water users will provide a platform at which they can share insights into the water challenges they face and their experiences with solutions.

‘Industries need to reduce their water footprints – that’s the short message,’ says Leon Korving, Scientific Project Manager with Wetsus, the European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology. ‘We have selected these industries because we think these are the ones with the biggest water challenges ahead,’ he adds.

The Industrial User Experience programme is being prepared by Wetsus, as co-organiser with Aquatech, to ensure there is high quality content on themes of value to the thousands of visitors to the exhibition with an interest in industry.

‘We are trying to connect the technology suppliers with their end users,’ says Korving. Aquatech Amsterdam is part of the Amsterdam International Water Week, which will include the Industrial Leaders Forum, with a strong focus on policy and strategy. ‘What we want to do with the Industrial User Experience on the Aquatech floor is to really speak about the nuts and bolts of water technology,’ says Korving.

Sharing practical experiences

The Industrial User Experience will run throughout the four days of Aquatech Amsterdam and will be based around live presentations in a premier featured area near the entrance to one of the show halls. Each day will see a focus on different sectors.

‘We are specifically inviting end users to present,’ says Korving. Over 90% of speakers will be end users and during the sessions they will provide details of practical experiences with solutions to industrial challenges, including insights into progress with innovations in areas such as ceramic membranes, anaerobic technologies, and recovery of metals. The Industrial User Experience will therefore enhance what is already a hugely successful show. ‘What we are trying to provide is that Aquatech becomes a two-way experience,’ says Korving.

‘People do not like to talk about their problems,’ adds Korving. ‘We have tried to find people that see the bigger picture, and we hope that when people visit this first edition, they see the added value of having these discussions and become enthusiastic themselves and maybe support the next edition as well with their own presentations.’

Key industry sectors

The food & beverage and paper industries will be the focus of the sessions on Wednesday 4 November. The morning session will cover water reuse and the afternoon session will cover innovations in anaerobic technologies. Morning speakers are due to include representatives of Industriewater Eerbeek, serving the paper industry, and Cargill. The anaerobic technologies session will be introduced by a speaker from Royal Cosun, with presentations on innovations in anaerobic treatment realized by Mars, Paques and Naehr-Engel.

Maintaining water quality is an important aspect of water reuse, especially when it comes to the health and safety dimensions of the food & beverage industry. ‘That will set an additional demand for this water reuse requirement,’ says Korving.

The oil & gas industry will be the focus of the sessions on Tuesday 3 November. A morning session will cover produced water treatment, with offshore water covered in the afternoon session. Speakers are due to include representatives of Shell, Fluor Process Engineering, Aramco, Engie (formerly GDF Suez), and Total.

Innovation in the oil & gas industry is being driven in particular by the need to extract hydrocarbons from ever-depleting reservoirs and the expanding use of unconventional oil and gas sources. One particular challenge offshore is that water quality can vary greatly from one platform to another. ‘You need a lot of tailor-made solutions there, and that is the main message that we will try to convey during that session,’ says Korving.

On Thursday 5 November, the morning session will focus on the chemical industry, with presentations due by Dow Chemical, Croda and Dutch industrial water partner North Water. The afternoon session will focus on the mining industry, with presentations due from Nyrstar and by Paques on behalf of Barrick Gold Corporation. ‘What we will focus on here is resource recovery from wastewater,’ says Korving – an emphasis that reflects the wider realisation of the need to develop a circular economy. Such recovery offers the prospect of a creating revenue streams from recovered metals that will help offset the cost of treatment.

The session on the morning of Friday 6 November will look at the cross-industry areas of boiler feed water and cooling water, with presentations set to include a speaker from Sabic and a veteran industry expert formerly working for Dow, covering the challenges of conditioning boiler feed water for high performance steam systems and the critical role of calcium removal.

Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015 @ Tower Bridge Hilton
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day
Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015 @ Tower Bridge Hilton | London | United Kingdom

Europe’s leading meeting place for corporate leaders delivering supply chain sustainability. Back now for its 10th year, it’s the go to event for professionals working in supply chain, procurement, sourcing, sustainability or CSR.

The 2015 event will address some of the key issues and opportunities, including: impact measurement, supplier development, responsible sourcing, R&D innovation, consumer engagement, scaling up, and resource efficiency. Confirmed speakers include: 

AkzoNobel, Director Procurement, Dick Bartelse

Olam International, Head – Corporate & Sustainable Communications, Briony Mathieson

GSK, Head of Global Environmental Sustainability, Matt Wilson

Amcor, Vice President – Safety Environment & Sustainability, David Clark

Eastman, Chief Sustainability Officer, Godefroy Motte

BAM Construct UK, Director of Sustainability, Nitesh Magdani

ArcelorMittal, Corporate Responsibility – General Manager, Alan Knight

MolsonCoors, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Debbie Read

Interserve, Head of Sustainability, Colin Braidwood

If building sustainable and secure global value chains and learning more about top trends in the space in 2015 are of interest, download your full Sustainable Supply Chain Summit brochure here.

Campden BRI seminar @ Campden BRI
Nov 24 all-day
Campden BRI seminar @ Campden BRI | Chipping Campden | England | United Kingdom

The food industry is constantly facing new hazards and threats, with new issues being identified on an almost daily basis. To meet these increasing challenges, our food safety management systems must also evolve.

The now traditional approach of managing food safety through prerequisite programmes and HACCP may no longer be sufficient. The food industry needs to embrace new systems, such as TACCP, to address vulnerabilities to deliberate contamination. It is considered that a holistic approach to food safety management will be most effective. Systems can only be effective where the food operation has a well developed culture of food safety.

This Campden BRI seminar, will focus on:

  • New approaches to food safety management
  • Food safety culture
  • Third party certification
  • Managing vulnerabilities
Food Ingredients Europe @ Paris Nord Villepinte
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day
Food Ingredients Europe @ Paris Nord Villepinte | Villepinte | Île-de-France | France

Global meeting place for all stakeholders in the food ingredients industry – Villepinte, France

Fi Europe is held once every two years in a major European city and brings together the world’s leading food and beverage suppliers, R&D, production and marketing specialists and showcases the most diverse range of new and innovative ingredients and services. Over 500,000 people have attended the previous shows over the years, and billions of Euros of business have been created as a result.

Natural ingredients (Ni) is the leading co-located event for sourcing natural and organic ingredients for supplements, nutraceuticals, functional food & beverages and any other food related products. The unique positioning of the event attracts a worldwide audience from the full spectrum of industry stakeholders responsible for the specification and purchasing of ingredients.

Desire for a one-stop shop for the food industry has emerged as a clear trend among the Fi Europe global audience over recent editions. This increasing demand for solutions in processing, packaging, equipment and associated services has translated into significantly expanding the profile and represented offering at Fi Europe and a new platform for the food processing & packaging industry, the Expo FoodTec is born.

Fi Europe & Ni 2015 will be taking place in Paris, France.

Meet leading ingredients suppliers and review the latest product innovations from all over the world.

Stay ahead of the curve by registering free-of-charge for the only event where you can source innovative ingredients, grow your market share and nurture your business network! Whether you are looking at controlling costs, reformulating existing products or further developing the products in your pipeline, Fi Europe & Ni is the event of 2015 for you!

Labelexpo Asia 2015 @ Shanghai New International Expo Centre
Dec 1 – Dec 4 all-day
Labelexpo Asia 2015 @ Shanghai New International Expo Centre | Shanghai | Shanghai | China

The largest label and package printing event in Asia – Shanghai, China

Launched in 2003, Labelexpo Asia is the largest event in Asia. It replaced the previous event in Singapore and has exceeded all expectations since.

The greater Asian region has been one of the powerhouses behind the global growth of label materials and technology in recent years. China alone now accounts for over 14% of global label consumption and is still growing rapidly. The package printing sector accounts for nearly 50% of all printing in the country.

The show gives businesses the opportunity to meet existing clients and new prospects from around the world, show the latest innovations to the decision makers of the industry and sell products to an audience that is ready to buy.

The visitors can see live demonstrations of the latest machinery and materials, learn about global label trends and technologies, meet the world’s leading suppliers and network with industry experts.


Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2015 @ HOTEL PULLMAN BARCELONA SKIPPER
Dec 1 – Dec 4 all-day
Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2015 @ HOTEL PULLMAN BARCELONA SKIPPER  | Barcelona | Catalonia | Spain

World’s only food contact forum to cover all the latest food contact regulations and legislations on a global scale – Barcelona, Spain

Industry leaders and legislators from across the food contact supply gather to explore and exchange information regarding global food contact developments and initiatives, and forecast the future industry landscape.

P&P is the meeting place for everyone involved in the food contact supply chain.

This popular event attracted a range of senior decision makers and experts from across the globe.

This year’s Global Food Contact conference brought together over 181 delegates in attendance from around the world.

Sponsoring or exhibiting at Global Food Contact is a great opportunity to showcase your products and services to key players and decision makers from your industry and not to mention to ensure that your name is firmly positioned at the forefront of food contact activity.


SIAL Middle East @ Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day
SIAL Middle East @ Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre | Abu Dhabi | Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates


The fastest growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the Middle East and North Africa region – Abu Dhabi, UAE


The 6th edition of SIAL Middle East will continue the staggering pace of growth to be recognised as the fastest growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the MENA region. With a variety of exhibitors and quality of buyers high on the agenda, SIAL Middle East 2015 aims to be the best edition of the event so far!

With yet another successful event in 2014 attracting 818 exhibitors, 27 national pavilions and 15,736 trade attendees, SIAL Middle East continues to be the platform for food, beverage & hospitality companies to make their mark in this region.

London Health Show 2016 @ London Olympia
Jan 20 – Jan 21 all-day
London Health Show 2016 @ London Olympia | London | England | United Kingdom

Demand in the UK for health-related products and services is booming. A return to economic growth, an ageing population, and an ever-increasing consumer awareness about health issues, are all factors that are leading to unprecedented levels of growth in the health & wellness industry.

The London Health Show is the only event to bring together buyers & distributors from all sectors of the UK’s healthy living & wellness marketplace; meet, network and do business with leading UK & international suppliers.


SNAXPO – 2016 @ George R. Brown Convention Centre
Mar 19 – Mar 22 all-day
SNAXPO - 2016 @ George R. Brown Convention Centre | Houston | Texas | United States

A comprehensive trade show devoted exclusively to the international snack food industry, being held in Houston, Texas, in 2016. In this event, you can network with and learn from owners, executives, and buyers from every segment of the industry. There will also be countless ways to build new business, generate quality leads, and promote your brand – especially as an exhibitor, sponsor or both. Whether you’re a small start-up or a multi-national corporation, with a strong presence at SNAXPO, customers will see you as a category leader committed to their success and dedicated to advancing the snack food industry.

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