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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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Sep
1
Sun
Speciality and Fine Food Fair @ Olympia London
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day

Join us at the UK’s leading showcase of artisan food and drink. Celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, Speciality & Fine Food Fair is an Aladdin’s cave of discovery and an experience for all the senses!

Offering an unrivalled opportunity for visitors including independent retailers, delicatessens hoteliers, restaurateurs and importers, distributors and wholesalers to condense a years-worth of sourcing into one day.

Whether it is unearthing innovative and inspiring products from new-to-market companies in our Discovery Zone, or debating the latest trends at our onsite attractions, Food for Thought and Savour the Flavour, the Fair will allow you to experience the finest in food and drink in a way that cannot be done over the phone.

Taking place at Olympia, London you can expect to:

  • Meet over 700 national and international producers and suppliers – this year we have exhibitors from Zimbabwe and Korea!
  • Keep up to date with the latest trends – from gut health to tackling the war on plastic
  • Find some exciting new products hitting the market to help differentiate your companies offering
  • Learn from top industry professionals
  • Make new contacts and catch up with old ones!

Find out more about our 700+ exhibitors here: www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk/exhibitor-list

And see our programme of speakers here: www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk/speakers-2019

This years’ Speciality & Fine Food Fair is one not to be missed so make sure you register now!

Opening times:

  • Sunday 1 September – 10:00 – 17:30
  • Monday 2 September – 9:30 – 17:00
  • Tuesday 3 September – 9:30 – 17:00
Sep
2
Mon
Europack Summit @ Hotel Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
Sep 2 – Sep 3 all-day

 

The EuroPack Summit taking place in September in Montreux, Switzerland is the premium forum bringing elite buyers and sellers together. As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers FMCG packaging executives and suppliers and solution providers an intimate environment for a focused discussion on how to win the battle for market and mind share through packaging.

The one-to-one business meetings provide access to the gatekeepers of sizeable packaging budgets – top executives actively seeking external partnerships with packaging materials, machinery, design and development suppliers. A thorough selection process ensures a qualified audience, which grants unparalleled business and networking opportunities in a luxurious and stimulating environment.

As a sponsor of the EuroPack Summit you will conduct mutually selected and prescheduled one-to-one meetings with interested buyers of your products and services. Prior to the event, you will receive exclusive access to the profiles of all delegates, allowing you to make educated meeting selections.

To ensure that the summit’s delegation is of high relevancy for the attending sponsors, we methodically select and qualify potential participants. Each delegate completes an application, confirming their responsibility for the investment budget. Delegates will include senior executives from leading FMCG manufacturers with ultimate packaging decision-making power for, Design, Materials, Development and R&D.

Find out more: https://events.marcusevans-events.com/europacksummit-19/

FMCG Masters @ Hotel Fairmont le Montreux Palace
Sep 2 – Sep 3 all-day

The FMCG Masters Summit taking place in September in Montreux, Switzerland is the premium forum bringing elite buyers and sellers together. As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers top FMCG Masters executives and agencies and consultants an intimate environment for a focused discussion of the key new drivers shaping the FMCG Masters agenda.

The one-to-one business meetings provide access to FMCG marketers and branding experts – senior professionals with direct responsibility for researching and selecting agencies and consultants. A thorough selection process ensures a qualified audience, which grants unparalleled business and networking opportunities in a luxurious and stimulating environment.

As a sponsor of the FMCG Masters Summit you will conduct mutually selected and prescheduled one-to-one meetings with interested buyers of your products and services. Prior to the event you will receive exclusive access to the profiles of all delegates, allowing you to make educated meeting selections. Delegates are also requested to review the profiles of participating sponsors and select the ones that best fit their strategic and tactical needs. Employing a web-based secure scheduling system, selections are matched by order of priority and mutual interest.

Delegates will include CMOs, VPs, GMs, and Directors of Marketing responsible for marketing strategy and product branding decision-making from leading FMCG companies.

Find out more here: https://events.marcusevans-events.com/fmcg-masters-19/

Sep
5
Thu
Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition @ Citywest Conference Center
Sep 5 all-day

The largest gathering of food industry professionals on the island of Ireland. Everyone to the table.

The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2019 – Ireland’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, retail, food service and hospitality sectors – is being held at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. The event will highlight the key trends and challenges facing the industry, while also offering practical solutions, as well as showcasing the latest innovations, developments in best practice and new technological solutions available.

Now in its seventh year, this must-attend annual event for food and beverage professionals is expected to attract over 3,000 visitors from across Ireland to participate in a range of conferences, seminars and panel discussions highlighting the most pressing issues facing the industry.

The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2019 encompasses all major sectors of the Irish food and drink industry – dairy, meat, seafood, poultry, bakery, confectionery, convenience foods, fresh produce, snacks, brewing, distilling, soft drinks and bottled water, grocery retailing, food service, craft brewing and distilling, convenience and forecourt retail.

Conference and Exhibition

An impressive list of keynote speakers has been assembled to cover topics of interest, to highlight challenges facing the industry and to suggest practical solutions. The Conference speakers have been carefully selected from well-respected figures within the food and drink industry and its associated supply chain, and from academia and State organisations, who all have proven expertise in their respective fields.

The comprehensive Conference programme will be accompanied by an extensive exhibition of the latest equipment and technology available along with new to market food and beverage products. More than 200 exhibitors will showcase a wide variety of products and services including: Ingredients, Process Engineering, Packaging Equipment & Materials, Information Technology, Logistics, Materials Handling, Food Safety, Training & Education, Energy, Water, Waste Management, and Sustainable Technology.

A distinctive feature of the National Food & Drink Business Europe Conference & Exhibition is that it incorporates several complementary events – all under one roof – in order to cover the full industrial spectrum. 

Click here for more information and to register now. 

 

Sep
10
Tue
Beverage Packaging Conference @ Munich
Sep 10 – Sep 11 all-day

Arena International would like to thank all the participants involved with the 7th edition of the Beverage Packaging Congress. The congress was a great success and we are happy to anevennounce we will move next year to a new exciting location: Munich!

The Beverage Packaging Congress is the only event in Europe to bring together both non–alcoholic and alcoholic brands under the same roof to discuss the latest packaging trends, technology and materials.

The two-day programme took a holistic approach to beverage packaging and focused on every aspect within the packaging value chain. This case study driven event emphasized on the three key areas the industry is targeting; the use of consumer trends, sustainability and material innovation allowing the attendees to gain practical knowledge on these pressuring industry challenges.

We’ll be back in 2019 with new case studies and interactive sessions to help the industry leaders embracing innovations, improving customer experience and enhancing product quality.

Sep
24
Tue
Labelexpo Europe @ Brussels Expo
Sep 24 – Sep 27 all-day
Labelexpo Europe @ Brussels Expo | Bruxelles | Bruxelles | Belgium

 

Labelexpo is the largest event in Europe to be dedicated to the packaging and labelling sector. The show provides companies with an opportunity to meet with current and future clients, and demonstrate new technologies for the sector. 

Sep
25
Wed
Innovation in Non-alcoholic Beverages Congress @ Amba Hotel Marble Arch
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day

The 8th Innovation in Non-Alcoholic Beverages Congress is an industry-leading forum focusing on product innovation and future trends in the soft drinks sector. This two-day conference will address how to develop new and innovative drinks which meet consumer demands, as well as providing an update on rising future trends.

Our in-depth agenda focuses on trends including CBD, health and wellness, premiumisation, sustainability, natural ingredients and the circular economy. Join us for exclusive networking opportunities, informative talks from the biggest soft drinks brands and educational roundtable discussions with your peers.

 

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.

Oct
5
Sat
Anuga @ Koelnmesse
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all-day
Anuga @ Koelnmesse | Köln | Nordrhein-Westfalen | Germany

Anuga bills itself as “the largest trade fair in the world”, with ten shows coming together at Koelnmesse in 2019. The last edition of the event, two years ago, brought together 7,405 exhibitors and around 165,000 visitors. With an informative event programme and the largest participation of exhibitors, it vows to be the number one event again.

Oct
16
Wed
Watercoolers Europe @ Hotel Meliá Berlin
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day

Watercoolers Europe (WE), a federation of 15 European Watercooler National Associations, is well known for its successful and interesting annual events.  Many readers may have visited one of the recent conferences which have been held in Rome, Paris, Krakow and in 2018 Dublin. 

This year, 2019, WE invites the watercooler industry to the capital of Germany, Berlin.  The European industry continues with strong growth opportunities.  WE as well as working continuously on legislative and standards across all markets, supports environmental and hydration solutions.

Exhibitors at the International Fair, held on Friday 18th October, will reflect the development of the market, with new products and new technologies to help visitors grow their businesses.  This is a must-visit event for all those wanting to be at the forefront of the watercooler industry. 

This year WE are delighted to welcome a great array of speakers, including:

  • Richard Hall, Chairman, Zenith Global
  • Ermis Panagiotopoulos, Sustainability Director of the European Federation of Bottled Water
  • Dr. Paul Jackson, Managing Director of Fresh Air Training and formerly from the UK Department of  Transports
  • Kerstin Gibert, Regional Sales Director of Premier Inn Germany

For 2019 WE are delighted to welcome NIGEL RISNER as the Keynote Speaker – “Creating Impact Each and Every Time”.  With a record of travelling all over the world motivating and inspiring delegates, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for busy delegates looking for new information to invigorate their businesses.

Interactive Workshops will cover Business Strategy and Technical & Sustainability – something for everyone.  Topics included are mergers & acquisitions, marketing, bottling, new disinfection methods and technical challenges.

We’ll also host a Gala Dinner & Aqua Awards at the prestigious venue in Berlin.  Always an evening to remember and an opportunity to relax and network with colleagues and friends.

Delegates, after visiting the International Trade Fair on Friday 18th October, may like to extend their stay and visit Berlin, which always proves to be both interesting and exciting.

For full information visit www.we2019.eu – WE looks forward to welcoming you.

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