Resource efficiency top of the agenda at Anuga FoodTec

By Aidan Fortune

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Sustainable packaging design will feature strongly at Anuga FoodTec
Sustainable packaging design will feature strongly at Anuga FoodTec

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Optimising resources in the food industry will be the central topic at this year’s Anuga FoodTec in Cologne (20-23 March).

Around 1,700 suppliers from more than 50 countries will be presenting their new products for the production and packing of all types of food, covering 140,000 square metres of exhibition space.

The exhibition will be supported by a multi-faceted event and congress programme. Targeted group-specific lectures, conferences, forums, guided tours, special events and networking events are designed to create added value for exhibitors and visitors, with the top theme of Anuga FoodTec 2018 being ‘Resource Efficiency’.

From food and beverage technology, to packing, through to current and future trends, the expert forums of Anuga FoodTec will offer numerous possibilities to obtain information and exchange views with national and international experts. This year’s ‘Resource Efficiency’ theme is both the focus of the forums and the opening conference. The export forums will also address two other topics: ‘Themes, trends and technologies moving the food industry’; and ‘Food ingredients’.

Product innovations

The half-day opening conference of Anuga FoodTec​ will look at optimising production processes, reducing energy and water consumption, and minimising the loss of foodstuffs as far as possible.

Speakers include Prof Dr Michael Braungart, scientific manager of the Hamburg Environmental Institute (HUI), Hamburg; Prof Dr Ir Ruud Huirne, food and agri director for Rabobank in the Netherlands; Prof Pierre Pienaar, president of the World Packaging Organisation; and Prof Dr Alexander Sauer, director, Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP) at the University of Stuttgart. The opening conference is scheduled to take place at 2pm on 20 March, in the Europasaal of the Congress Centre East.

Anuga FoodTec 2018 exhibitors will also present their companies, product ranges and innovations to a broad trade audience in Speakers Corner, where a different theme is on the agenda every 30 minutes for the duration of the trade fair.

Trade visitors can also look forward to special events such as a special exhibition on the theme of packaging design. 

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