Koelnmesse, operator of the Cologne Exhibition Centre in Cologne, Germany, said it has reopened for business following the lockdown that occurred after the pandemic outbreak, and its Anuga FoodTec event will run March 23 to 26, 2021. More than 1,800 suppliers from more than 50 countries will present their new products for the production and packaging of all types of foods and beverages. The comprehensive range of exhibits will be accompanied by a multi-faceted technical program, including workshops, conferences and guided tours.

Koelnmesse said it is aware of the responsibility involved with holding an exposition of this size. It is well equipped to create framework conditions suitable for trade fairs.

“We are convinced that our trade fairs offer exhibitors and visitors ideal platforms for accelerating their return to business and for a rapid success after the crisis. With all food-related expos — everything from ingredients to process equipment to packaging materials — canceled in North America in 2020, and possibly into the start of 2021, Anuga FoodTec will be the must-attend event for people involved in all facets of the food and beverage industries,” said Mette Petersen, president and managing director, Koelnmesse Inc., Chicago. “The expo promises to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest technologies and ingredients.

“Production, logistics, sales and communication will change. The networking of the players, reactivation of economic relationships and the establishment of new business will be more important than ever before,” Petersen added. “It is essential for all market participants to actively prepare for this now.”

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