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Anuga FoodTec 2012

The international trade fair for food and beverage technology expects record exhibitors and boasts a comprehensive conferences program


Cologne, Germany – Anuga FoodTec comes once again to Germany from March 27-30, 2012.

Anuga FoodTec is an international trade fair for the food and beverage processing industry. The show expects a record turnout with almost 1,300 exhibitors this year from 35 countries. The fair is also expanding its exhibition space by more than 16 per cent.

Exhibition space

In fact, the growth in exhibitor turnout is also reflected in the size of the exhibition area. In addition to the large number of new exhibitors, many regular exhibitors have signed up for significantly larger stand areas. As a result, Anuga FoodTec will not only occupy Halls 4.1, 5.1, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.1, as in 2009, but will also integrate Hall 5.2 for the first time, thus creating a gross exhibition space of 127,000 square metres – a gross increase of 10,000 square metres.

This year’s fair will showcase products and technology in three themes: Food Processing, Food Packaging and Food Safety. Visitors will find solutions and technologies that cover all the stages of food and beverage production.

Forums

The show will also provide forums, addressing timely and critical topics and questions.

The program will consist of the following elements: emulsifying technology, process-structure-function-relations in food, the use of ultrasound in food technology, energy efficiency, coating and capsules, sensor technology, nanotechnology, controlled-temperature logistics, meat technology, cooling and freezing, successful strategies for chilled ready meals, the HighTech Europe
Innovation & Technology Transfer Workshop, dosing and weighing technology, seals, nozzles and pumps, IT solutions for the food industry, the future of food technology, the use of robots in baked goods production, packaging technology, extruder technology, modified atmosphere packaging, maintaining the global food supply, foreign object detection, halal food production, fresh convenience, clean room technology and allergy management.

Conferences

Anuga FoodTec will also offer several conferences. The congress organized by the European Federation of Food Science and Technology will show the latest developments in the production of chilled food, with a particular focus on fresh-cut products.

A symposium by the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group will share comprehensive know-how on the role of hygiene technology in the production of undamaged and healthy food. A particular focus will be on hygienic design and guidelines for hygienic processing.

Anuga FoodTec is also hosting International Fruit World. Under the title “An Opportunity for Fruit Juice?” the congress will focus on markets and trends, quality assurance, process technology and the raw materials procurement market.

Experts from the worlds of business, industry, science and research will give a series of talks underlining the strategic importance of sustainable management.

And for the second time, the Nova Institute will organize a conference on “Sustainable Packaging – SusPack” at Anuga FoodTec.

Live presentation

In addition, this year’s trade fair will host a world-premiere live presentation of the Robotic Pack Line, which cannot be seen in this form anywhere else and will demonstrate new possibilities for the sector. This time, the show will demonstrate the hygienic handling of real fresh meat.

Over 50 per cent of the exhibiting companies will come from abroad. The majority of these participants come from Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Great Britain and Sweden, followed by Spain, Austria, Turkey and the U.S.

An overview of the entire supporting program, including detailed information on the topics, speakers, places and times, can be found on the Anuga FoodTec website at www.anugafoodtec.de or www.anugafoodtec.com.


Deanna Rosolen

Deanna Rosolen

Managing Editor, Food in Canada
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