Anuga announced the key theme of the 2023 edition will be ‘ Sustainable Growth’, recognized as a central theme in the food industry, which also takes into account environmental and climate aspects.
Various issues will be emphasized, such as how tensions between economic growth and sustainability can be conciliated in the food section, sustainable growth opportunities and solutions and approaches are globally possible. These and other sustainability-related topics will be covered in the 10 trade shows, and will particularly be discussed throughout Anuga’s event and congress program.
With new partners such as EIT Food, the most important issues of the industry will be addressed and innovations presented and discussed in the scope of conferences, workshops, experience areas and speaker sessions. Among hot topics will be the realization of sustainable development goals (SDGs), the transparency and traceability of supply chains and products, more climate-friendly production, resource-saving raw material cultivation, food waste and a circular food system. Technological progress also drives sustainability.
“The key challenge of the future will be promoting economic growth and sustainable development and at the same time making sure that the necessary natural resources are still available. In a time of disruptive change, which is influencing the global market sustainably, together with the exhibiting companies and leading institutions as well as experts, at Anuga we offer the opportunity for an intensive exchange of ideas and solutions. Our aim is to provide a holistic and international overview of approaches for a sustainable food system,” explained Stefanie Mauritz, Anuga Director.
The fair taking place from October 7 to 11 in Cologne is currently 98% booked.
Photo: Anuga Bread and Bakery. Credit: Koelnmesse GmbH, Stephan Fengler