Anuga 2007: 6,607 suppliers from 95 countries

by Editor
Friday, October 12, 2007

The 29th Anuga, which begins tomorrow and will take place from 13th to 17th October 2007, will open in the new Cologne exhibition centre with new conceptional approaches and a product range structure that has been further refined.

Anuga is the world's largest trade fair for the international food industry. A total of 6,607 suppliers from 95 nations will be exhibiting. The heart of Anuga is the concept of "10 specialised trade shows under one roof". One of them is Anuga Meat. At 83 per cent, the share of exhibitors from abroad is once again very high this year. The key food-producing nations from Europe and North and South America have increasingly been joined in recent years by companies from Asia, which use Anuga to establish and strengthen their trade relations throughout the world.

The leading exhibitor nations this year are Italy (1,050 companies), China (481) and Spain (477). They are followed by Greece (270), France (244), the Netherlands (210), Belgium (204), Turkey (185), the USA (148), Thailand (146) and Brazil (146). Other countries with large contingents include Austria (115), Poland (115) and Argentina (111). The German food industry continues to take advantage of Anuga's status as its preferred platform for the sector.

Anuga is a pure trade fair, open only to visitors from the food trade, the wholesale beverages segment, and the food service and catering market. These target groups complement each other very well and offer the exhibiting companies a variety of sales opportunities. Anuga 2005 attracted 158,817 trade visitors from 156 countries.

Within the framework of the Anuga concept, ten strong food segments are brought together at ten separate trade shows as part of the Anuga umbrella brand. They form independent, distinct and clearly defined exhibition areas, each with its own strong profile. The result is to bring together supply and demand in a targeted manner. The individual trade shows are as follows:
- Anuga Fine Food
- Anuga Drinks
- Anuga Chilled Food
- Anuga Meat
- Anuga Frozen Food
- Anuga Dairy
- Anuga Bread & Bakery and Hot Beverages
- Anuga Organic
- Anuga CateringTec
- Anuga RetailTec

Anuga 2007 will also present a new specialist trade show known as Anuga Organic, which has its origins in the former "Organic World" segment and is now being staged on an international level. The trade show concept has thus been consistently refined in line with market demands.