With the global food ingredients market forecasted to grow by 2.7% in 2013, the industry is set to flourish. To help food producers find the most innovative ingredient providers, UBM Live is organising the 2013 edition of Fi Europe & Ni, taking place on the 19-21 November in Frankfurt, Germany.

Being the industry staple for over 25 years, Fi Europe is the leading platform to source innovative ingredients, aid in market share growth and nurture business networks.

The event has a line up of more than 1,300 world class exhibitors, all offering solutions for innovative food and beverage applications. Attracting a global audience of over 26,000 attendees from all aspects of the food industry, FiE only occurs every two years.

Show highlights

  • What’s new from last edition

Building on the success of the last edition of Fi Europe, this year the show promises even more innovation and learning opportunities. With 73% more educational features available onsite and 140 new exhibitors booked, you are guaranteed to discover the ingredients and solutions you are looking for.

  • Leading ingredients manufacturers

Extending over three halls at Messe Frankfurt, the exhibition will showcase the latest product developments and innovations from the world’s leading ingredients suppliers and solution providers, including Döhler, Roquette, Cargill, Brenntag, Tate & Lyle, ADM, FrieslandCampina, Barry Callebaut, DSM, Naturex, BASF, CNI, Fortitech, Rousselot, Beneo, and many more.

  • Seminar Sessions

The 25-minute seminar sessions are free to attend and will inform visitors about the latest innovations, developments and news. Key exhibitors will present new product applications, cutting edge technology and practical insights. Alongside these, a variety of educational seminars will be provided by Mintel throughout the event.

  • Industry Insight Theatre (New this year)

As Fi Europe is aiming to educate and share innovative ideas alongside the traditional exhibition, a new feature has been added to the programme. Free 30 minute content rich workshops and educational seminars will be presenting the latest trends and innovations impacting the f & b industry. These workshops are presented by leading associations, research companies and scholars such as NVC, Euromonitor, EAS, GOED, Canadean, Leatherhead, Food Valley and more.

  • Ask the Expert

Reserve 1-to-1 sessions with a market intelligence analysts and vertical market specialists from leading research companies such as Euromonitor, Leatherhead Food Research and Mintel.

  • FiE Excellence Awards (New categories)

The FiE Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the very best innovations and companies in the food ingredients community. This is an opportunity for entrants to gain powerful media exposure and differentiate themselves amongst competitors.

The awards cover a wide range of categories including: Bakery, Beverage, Confectionery, Dairy, Snacks/On-The-Go, Savoury/Meat, and Sustainability Initiative of the year. The awards ceremony will culminate in the announcement of the prestigious and highly coveted, Most Innovative Food Ingredient Award.

All nominated products will be displayed onsite at the FiE 2013 Awards Zone for all to see and learn more about.

  • New Product Zone

The New Product Zone produced in association with Innova Market Insights, showcases 36+ new products highlighting recent launches from exhibitors at the forefront of innovation in the food and beverage industry. It is the perfect opportunity to give new products a proper introduction to the market for all to see. A popular area for visitors and press, this feature has become a trendsetting spot for the food industry.

  • Ingredients in Action application bar

This year, Innova Market Insights are presenting "Ingredients In Action" – an ingredients application tasting bar where visitors can use all five senses to explore how the latest ingredients are being applied to finished food products and learn about trends driving new product development today.

  • Innovation Tours

The experts from NutriMarketing will be conducting guided tours on the show floor, highlighting to visitors how exhibitors are responding to key trends through innovation.

  • Safari Tours (New this year)

Too busy to attend one of the guided Innovation Tours? Why not follow a trend specific tour at your own speed with the guided trail show maps produced in conjunction with Leatherhead Food Research? Learn about key trends while finding the perfect exhibitor to help you realise your product goals.

  • Food ingredients Europe Conference

The three-day conference, divided into 20 modules, addresses the most important issues faced by the food industry today. Each module will feature a line-up of expert speakers from leading food and beverage manufacturers, ingredients suppliers and research organisations. 70+ speakers include Senior Managers from Mars, EFSA, Marlow Foods, Marks & Spencer, Cocofina and more. The conferences will focus on the hottest topics within the F&B industry and address key trends in Dairy, Beverages, Pet Nutrition, Botanicals, Natural Ingredients, Functional Foods and Reformulation solutions.

  • FiE Business Club

The Fi Europe & Ni 2013 Business Club is an oasis away from the show floor where five-star hospitality can be enjoyed. There is a range of facilities to help visitors catch up with emails, network with other VIPs or enjoy a well-earned break away from the hustle and bustle of the exhibition.

  • FiE Mobile App

Go mobile with the FiE App! Navigate the show floor, store your agenda, mark must attend seminars, make appointments and network with your industry peers on the go!

  • Access the Content Vault (New this year)

The FiE Content Vault is stuffed full of market reports, whitepapers, case studies, digital magazines and webinars from leading research companies and industry intellectuals. Only attendees at Fi Europe 2013 will be granted exclusive access to the Content Vault.

  • The Venue

This year, Fi Europe & Ni 2013 takes place in Frankfurt, a world-class financial and service centre, at the heart of the dynamic Frankfurt Rhine Main region. Being one of Europe’s top corporate locations, with its central position and excellent infrastructure, Frankfurt is the ultimate location for international companies to meet and generate new business links with colleagues from around the globe.

  • Mark your agendas

Source new ingredients, business partners and product solutions from the only show that brings together over 1,300 global suppliers and 26,000 senior decision makers.

Grow your business at the place where billion dollar food and beverage contracts are decided – over 25% of all food ingredient purchases are made here with an average budget of €905K per visitor.

Nurture valuable business partnerships through high-value networking, exchange ideas with industry experts and keep up to date with the latest market developments.

No matter where you are located or in what sector you operate, Fi Europe & Ni is the must attend event for the Food + Beverage industry. It is a unique platform to meet existing and potential suppliers, learn about the latest trends and developments, acquire priceless industry knowledge and explore endless networking opportunities.

Please visit the Fi Europe & Ni website www.fi-europe.eu/Canadean for more information. Register online for free and save €125.
Pre-register before 31 September 2013 to receive your entrance badge and IFi Preview Magazine.

For more information visit http://www.foodingredientsglobal.com/europe/home