The Women’s Networking Breakfast was held on November 29 at Fi Europe 2023, aiming to bridge the disconnect between women’s representation in leadership in the food industry and their involvement in food production and related purchasing decisions.
Grupo Bimbo is moving towards net zero carbon emissions, with 92% of its electricity now coming from renewable sources such as the sun and wind, the company highlighted at its internal Global Sustainability Summit held in Mexico.
The ninth and biggest installment of Gulfood Manufacturing took place between November 7 and 9 at the Dubai World Trade Center, with 3,000 exhibitors from 80 countries and over 36,000 visitors attending the show and the co-located events The Specialty Food Festival, ISM Middle East and Private Label Middle East.
ISM Middle East concluded its 16th edition, with an expanded exhibition space at the Dubai World Trade Center on November 9. With a turnout of more than 12,800 visitors, 352 exhibitors hailing from 45 countries, 28 national pavilions, and a thriving three-day showcase, ISM Middle East 2023 reaffirmed its foothold in the MENA region.
Taking place from January 28 to 31, 2024, ProSweets Cologne will bring together over 250 exhibitors from over 25 countries representing the international supplier industry for sweets and snacks. Together with it, its traditional counterpart, ISM, will also be held.
Dr. Oetker launched THE BIG DOUGHNATION, a four-week campaign to benefit Food Banks Canada and those facing the challenge of food insecurity – and is encouraging Canadians to help reach a CAD 150,000 target.
Trade visitors welcome iba’s comeback. This October, 1,073 exhibitors from 46 countries showcased their latest developments in 10 halls, for 57,000 visitors from 150 countries attending the show. The fair in Munich saw full aisles for an anticipated industry reunion. By comparison, more than 77,000 trade visitors from around 170 countries came to iba in 2018. In total, over 1,300 companies exhibited 5 years ago.
WECARRY from Germany is the recipient of the first iba.START UP AWARD. The public voted for their favorite new concept out of the 24 startups at the show via the iba.UNIVERSE online tool as well as on-site throughout the trade fair.
Lin Yeqiang and Feng Yingjie from China won the 2023 iba.UIBC.CUP of Bakers. Teams from 12 countries competed live for the gold medal this year at iba. Working in teams of two, 12 nations took on the challenge. They included the best bakers from Peru, Japan, France, China, Greece, Germany, Korea, Iceland, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Italy.
Robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and automated order and payment processes will be showcased at iba, part of the show’s digitalization focus. Visitors will be able to discover new opportunities in the iba.DIGITALISATION AREA, supported by AHA 360° and Shop-IQ.