Over 170,000 visitors attended the world’s largest trade fair for food and beverages earlier this month in Cologne, Germany.
Current trends, the latest innovations, and visionary concepts for the food of the future all took centre stage at Anuga from 5 to 9 October 2019.
Paraguay’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Liz Cramer, held the opening speech for the partner country. She was particularly delighted about the friendly reception at the trade fair and the keen interest of the trade visitors in her own country: “We are convinced in Paraguay that free and fair world trade is a source of further development and that it can lead to more efficient usage of the globally available resources.”
Friedhelm Dornseifer, President of the German Association of the Retail Grocery Trade (BVLH) was also very satisfied: “Anuga has once again succeeded in presenting the diversity of the food industry in an impressive way. Whereby the trade fair has also succeeded in linking up the future themes of the industry with the current political debate about which influence the production, processing and marketing of food has on the environment and climate change.
“Offering products that comply with the ethical needs of the consumers that also provide them with the highest possible degree of enjoyment is a big challenge for food manufacturers and distributors. There is tough competition in this sector. They bear the entrepreneurial risk and thus deserve more political support to reconcile sustainability, profitability and the customers’ requirements.”
Christoph Minhoff, Chief Executive Director of the Federation of German Food and Drinks Industries (BVE), also drew a positive balance. “As the world’s largest and most important trade fair for food and beverages, Anuga is not only a platform for the export business of the German food industry but also the leading global trade fair for innovations and trends within the food market. We are more innovative than any other branch of industry: Every year over 40,000 new products are introduced onto the market in Germany alone.
Top buyers on board
More than just business
Anuga in figures
Over 170,000 trade visitors from 201 countries attended Anuga 2019, the foreign share was 75 percent.
The next Anuga will take place from October 9 to 13, 2021.