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Anuga brings food community together for sustainable growth
Stand: Matilde Vicenzi, ANUGA BREAD & BAKERY, Halle 3.2

With approximately 140,000 industry visitors from 200 countries and around 7,900 exhibitors from 118 countries, Anuga 2023 exceeded all forecasts. A central theme was sustainability and responsible resource management. Under the motto ‘Sustainable Growth’, innovative solutions and technologies were discussed, ranging from optimizing supply chains to fair food production. This underscored the industry’s clear commitment to sustainable development and its willingness to face global challenges. From the optimization of the supply chains to fair food production, experts from all over the globe presented a variety of approaches.

Other highlights included Anuga Horizon with the Anuga Horizon Conference. Expert panels and side events by organizations such as EIT Food and UNIDO complemented the program, offering exciting perspectives and solutions.

The international representation among exhibitors reached an impressive 94%, and on the visitor side, it achieved a record level of 80%.

“Over the decades, Anuga has established itself as the undisputed number one event. And the current edition is proof of our quality and relevance in a rapidly developing sector. We are proud to unite and strengthen the global food and beverage community under the flag of Anuga,” Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, emphasized.

Shaping the future with Anuga HORIZON

Anuga HORIZON was staged as a conference for the first time this year. International industry experts and decision-makers came together to exchange their knowledge and experience.
“Anuga HORIZON proved to be an outstanding platform for in-depth discourse, far beyond superficial small talk. A host of perspectives came together here, supported by an impressive diversity and global reach. This event was vibrant with positive energy and the joint incentive for innovation,” commented Richie Gray, Vice President and Global Head Snack Futures from Mondeléz International.

Anuga in figures:

  • exhibitors: 7,850 companies from 118 countries
  • exhibition space: 300,000 m²
  • share of foreign exhibitors: 94%.
  • around 140,000 trade visitors from 200 countries
  • foreign share of visitors: 80%.

The next Anuga will take place from October 4 to 8, 2025.

Photo: Stand: Matilde Vicenzi, ANUGA BREAD & BAKERY, Halle 3.2. Credit: Koelnmesse Image database