Paris / FR. (ubm) With ever-changing and more complex consumer trends, greater need for safer and healthier food and beverages and higher demands to use purely natural ingredients, today´s food and beverage professionals need greater access to innovative reformulation solutions, new, tastier and better quality ingredients and greater industry thought-leadership.
For more than 25 years Fi Europe + Ni has provided the world with the leading food and beverage ingredients sourcing platform and in 2015 it will take place in Paris from 01 to 03 2015. In fact over 25 percent of all annual ingredient procurement budgets for food and beverage manufactures are influenced by a visit to Fi Europe + Ni making Fi Europe + Ni one of the most influential and important three day event for the industry.
Fi Europe + Ni is returning to Paris for a number of reasons. France has the second-largest economy in Europe, in nominal figures, and is the third-largest food market on the continent, behind Germany and the United Kingdom. In addition, France is home to 13’500 food and beverage businesses, which generate more than 147 billion EUR in annual revenue and Paris´ strategic geographic positioning only enhances global food and beverage trade. It is therefore the perfect location to bring the food and beverage industry together.
Over 1’400 ingredient suppliers have already been confirmed to exhibit at Fi Europe + Ni, including global powerhouses such as Roquette, Cargill, Brenntag, ADM, FrieslandCampina, DSM, Naturex, and many more. Leading European food and beverage manufacturers have also already confirmed their attendance including Lactalis and Barry Callebaut.
Organiser UBM predicts record year for the Paris edition
«Fi Europe is a truly global meeting place for professionals – in 2015 we expect over 27’000 attendees, all of who will be looking to make connections with new business partners and suppliers, as well as learn about the latest innovations shaping their industry. Fi Europe has proven to be the most successful platform for companies who want to successfully position themselves in the vibrant and ever-growing food and beverage market», says Brand Director, Richard Joyce, who is anticipating the best and biggest show to date.
Along with renowned ingredient suppliers, Fi Europe 2015 will also offer thought-leadership and new ingredient innovations showcases
This year will see the return of the New Product Zone which displays the latest products and innovations and gives an inside scope of what is predicted in the future. The Innovation Tours will provide insight on Clean Labelling, sugar and salt reduction solution providers – Fi Europe cataloque. The Global Market Forum will provide workshops and educational seminars surrounding key industry topics, conducted by industry thought-leaders such as EAS, Euromonitor, NVC, Leatherhead, Innova Market Insights. The Innovation and Ingredients Hub will allow exhibitors to present the latest innovations, cutting edge technology and product opportunities. The renowned Food ingredients Excellence Awards are presented each edition, recognising the leading ingredient manufacturers and their latest innovations. The event is co-located with the Food ingredients Europe Conference, which covers issues currently faced by the food ingredients industry and will provide crucial insights into leading scientific innovations, winning marketing strategies and explore the hottest ingredients trends driving new product development and consumer spending in the F+B industry.
Food ingredients was launched in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 1986. Its portfolio of live events, extensive data, digital solutions and high-level conferences are now established throughout the world and provide regional and global platforms for all stakeholders, in the food ingredients industry. Over 500’000 people have attended the shows over the years with billions of Euros worth of business created as a result. With over 25 years of excellence, the events, digital solutions and supporting products, deliver a proven route to market, with a truly global audience. For more information about the Food ingredients Portfolio please visit figlobal.co.