Anuga, the most important food & beverage fair in the world, which took place in Cologne from October 5th to October 9th 2019, put the latest trends, innovations, and visionary plans for the future of food in the spotlight. Boasting over 170,000 specialized visitors (+3% compared to 2017) from 201 countries, and about 7,500 exhibitors (7,405 in 2017) from 106 countries, the trade fair has once again established its leadership, breaking every possible record.

“The constant growth in number of exhibitors and visitors confirms Anuga’s extraordinary global importance as the top international business platform in the sector. Upon achieving such record, we have rewritten Anuga’s success story on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. No other event in the world is able to combine demand and supply at such a high quality standard. Not only did Anuga 2019 show strength, but even long-term perspective. The future strategies of the food industry as a whole were discussed, and programmes and new solutions to face global food challenges were presented throughout the event”, stated Gerald Böse, President and CEO of Koelnmesse, the exhibition organizer.

7,590 companies from 106 countries, covering a 284,000 m2 (over 3 mln ft2) surface area, took part in Anuga 2019; 738 exhibitors were from Germany, while 6,852 – 90% of the total number – were from abroad. Italy was by far the most represented country, boasting over 1,100 exhibitors. The Cologne trade fair hosted over 170,000 experts from 201 countries, 75% of which foreign. This category featured an increase in British, Dutch, Polish, and Ukrainian representatives, whilst beyond the European boarders, the event saw an increase in experts from Brazil, Japan, the U.S.A., and Russia.

Not only is Anuga the entrance door to the world of food & beverage. This year the trade fair has also served as a new launchpad for the food industry of tomorrow thanks to a rich schedule of conferences, events, and shows such as Anuga Horizon 2050. The trio of conferences including Newtrition X, E- Grocery Congress, and the Innovation Food Conference, featured prestigious
international speakers who presented a wide range of information concerning the trends, business opportunities, new technology, and digitalization in the sector.

The next edition of Anuga will take place in Cologne from October 9th to October 13th, 2021.

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