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Anuga FoodTec 2018 reports another record on the number of visitors

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50,000 people from 152 countries have registered to visit the food&beverage exhibition in Cologne.

Posted on Mar 26 ,14:30

Anuga FoodTec 2018 reports another record on the number of visitors

The latest edition of Anuga FoodTec set another record on the number of visitors that arrived between 20 and 23 March for the trade fair in Cologne.
The final report on the Anuga FoodTec 2018 shows that the exhibition gathered more than 50,000 visitors from 152 countries, both of the figures setting new records for the trade fair. The new records come after already registering a growth in exhibition space and a two-digit increase in the number of exhibitors (+13 percent), informs the German Agricultural Society (DLG), one of the organizers.

Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, explained: "The concept of Anuga FoodTec is unique and successful. The renewed growth across all key figures clearly underlines this. This year's increased number of visitors was above all attributable to the rise in the number of trade visitors from abroad. We were particularly able to register significant growth from the countries China, Italy, Korea, Poland, Russia and South America. The huge interest from the international guests and the high quality of the visitors shows us that the alignment and concept of Anuga FoodTec do justice to the demands of the trade fair participants".

In all five exhibition segments - Food Packaging, Safety & Analytics, Food Processing, Food Ingredients as well as Services & Solutions - the companies presented a cross-industry and cross-production range of exhibition offers. The key topic resource efficiency was one of the omnipresent top themes and the novelties presented by the companies, along with a series of conferences on different themes, were able to secure the success of the exhibition.

In figures, Anuga FoodTec 2018 looked like this: 1,657 suppliers from 48 countries (2015: 1,479), 60 percent of whom came from abroad, exhibited at Anuga FoodTec 2018. These included 655 exhibitors from Germany and 1,002 exhibitors from abroad. Over 50,000 trade visitors from 152 countries attended Anuga FoodTec 2018, the share of foreign visitors was over 63 percent.

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