GERMANY, Cologne. At the coming Anuga, a shopping basket that is full to the brim is awaiting the visitors from the retail trade and out-of-home market in fully-booked exhibition halls.
Around 7,200 exhibitors from 100 countries will be presenting the global market offer of food and beverages throughout five days. The trade fair is open daily from Saturday, 7 October to Wednesday, 11 October 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
As such Anuga 2017 has once again achieved its record result of 2015. Around 160,000 trade visitors from over 190 countries are awaited; 89% of the exhibitors and 69% of the visitors come from abroad. Anuga is one of the most important trade, sourcing and trend platform for the international food industry. The trade fair not only reaches the most important decision-makers from the international trade with its comprehensive offer, it also addresses the leading customers from the out-of-home market and the buyers of the big online platforms.
Anuga covers the entire fair grounds in Cologne. It is one of the largest exhibition complexes in the world. 284,000 m² of gross exhibition space in 11, in some cases multi-storey halls, four entrances, a continuous trade fair boulevard and a central piazza ensure fast connections and a high quality of stay.
With its "10 trade shows under one roof" concept, Anuga enables a clear structure of the fair according to themes, which facilitates the orientation in the face of the abundance of the offer. There have been several changes to the concept again this year, which compress and optimise the structure of the offer.
Beneath the other shows Anuga Meat addresses to the “meat people”. Comprising of the sub-segments sausages, red meat and poultry, this platform for the meat market offers the trade buyers an excellent orientation. The groups stands that are represented here include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, Uruguay and the USA. Smaller group stands from Canada and South Africa as well as individual exhibitors from New Zealand round off the international spectrum perfectly.
The top exhibitors at Anuga Meat are Argal, Agrosuper, Bell, Beretta, Citterio, Danish Crown, Elposo, Heidemark, Inalca, Miratorg, MHP, NH Foods, OSI, Pini Italia, Plukon, Sauels, Steinhaus, Tönnies, VanDrie, Vion, Westfleisch, Wiesenhof and Wiltmann. The French group Bigard is a newcomer here.
Congresses with high-profile line-ups, lectures and award ceremonies, various special events as well as the show stage "Anuga Culinary Stage" offer information and entertainment at Anuga and enable an exchange within the industry.