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Anuga 2019 breaks all records

Great presence for Italy, with over 1,100 exhibiting companies

Current trends, the latest innovations and visionary concepts for the food of the future were under focus more than ever at Anuga from 5 to 9 October 2019. The world's largest trade fair for food and beverages demonstrated once again that it is the industry's no. 1 global event. With over 170,000 trade visitors (plus 3 percent compared to 2017) from 201 countries and around 7,500 exhibitors (7,405 in 2017) from 106 countries, the trade fair set new records. The share of foreign exhibitors was almost 90 percent and the share of foreign visitors was 75 percent.

"And Italy was the best", Koelnmesse Italia's Ceo Thomas Rosolia said to EFA News. "Italy was by far the first country present, with over 1,100 exhibiting companies", said Rosolia, "followed by Germany with around 800 companies".

Exhibitors from all over the world presented the entire spectrum of global products in ten trade shows under one roof. "The continual growth in the number of trade visitors and exhibitors confirms the excellent international standing of Anuga as the industry's most important business platform. This record result means we are continuing to write the success story of Anuga in its 100th anniversary year. No other event brings supply and demand together so effectively at such a high level of quality as here in Cologne. However, Anuga 2019 fulfilled the function as a window to the future more pronouncedly than ever as well. Strategic decisions for the entire food industry were discussed here, new solutions and concepts for the big challenges of the global food industry were presented too," stated Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH. 

The next Anuga will take place from October 9 to 13, 2021.

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EFA News - European Food Agency