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CPhI worldwide  |  October 24 - 26, 2017  Food Ingredients Europe |  November 28 -30, 2017  Fi & Supply Side West in Las Vegas| October 17 - 18, 2019  CPhI in Frankfurt| November 5 - 7, 2019  Anuga in Cologne| October 5 - 9, 2019  News ISM Cologne| January 29 - February 1, 2017 
The FCN participated at the ISM and the ProSweets in Cologne. A successful combination between impulses and innovations, exciting networking, first-class exhibitors and competent visitors formed an offer that is unique around the globe. In conjunction with ProSweets Cologne, the international supplier trade fair for the sweets and snacks industry, ISM represented the entire industrial value chain. 38.000 trade buyers from over 140 countries have visited more than 1.600 exhibitors from 68 countries. Awards have been given for innovation in e.g. products and packaging. Please read the summary on the most recent trends and product innovations.
Health & Natural Ingredients| November 29 - December 1, 2016 
The FCN participated at the Health Ingredients in Frankfurt. Please contact us to receive a summary on the most recent trends in the Health and Natural Ingredient industry.
back  BIOFACH| February 15 - 18, 2017 
The FCN participate at the BIOFACH - World´s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food in Nuremberg. More than 50.000 visitors from over 200 countries have seen more than 2.800 exhibitors from over 70 countries. Organic is more than a label or certification: organic stands for quality and conviction – for the responsible use of nature’s resources. In parallel the VIVANESS - International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care as an important business event, an emotional event for the sector took place in Nuremberg Please contact Steffen to discuss trends and how the Food Consulting Network can support your business.
Cfia| March 7 - 9, 2017 
CFIA 2017, the 21st edition of the French exhibition dedi- cated to the entire chain of food processing, including ingredients, technologies, equipment, packaging materials and machinery, has closed again with a growing number of participants compared with  the previous editions. 1,450 exhibitors, distributed in 10 pavilions on a fairground of 40,000m 2 , were visited by 20,000 visitors in three days, determining the success of the event held in Rennes, the administrative capital of Brittany. CFIA is the most important French event of the year dedicated to the specialists of food creation and it is an excellent opportunity to find solutions, new business opportunities and create networking by establishing new contacts. The trade show was a lively event, revealing all its appeal with side activities. The Web TV, with comfortable, dedicated areas within the pavilions, gave exhibitors the chance for a dynamic introduction of their products and solutions. Short and comprehensive conferences, focused on topical subjects, were held during the entire period of the exhibition. Last but not least, the "CFIA 2017 Innovation Award"  rewarded the manufacturers able to give shape to their original concepts. Clicking on the link you will discover the winner of the category Ingredients & Food Intermediates  and you can also appreciate the solutions proposed by the other nominations. Please contact Paolo for further information.
Vitafoods| May 9 - 11, 2017 
The FCN has visited the Vitafoods 2017 in Geneva: The event where the entire nutraceutical supply chain does business. Please contact Steffen or Paolo to receive a summary and discuss opportunities in the world of nutraceuticals.
Congratulation to Taru Karikoski for the appoint- ment as the chairman of the board of the Finnish Society of Food Science and Technology (www.ets.fi).   Food Science and Society R. Y. (ETS) is a food research, development, training, and professional organisation. Established in 1947, Society of Food Science and Technology R. Y. (ETS) is the largest association of food in Finland. The aim of the society is to promote and develop the entire scientific and technological research and training in the food chain, as well as to increase cooperation and information exchange between its members. STE has an approximately 1000 individual members. The majority of members are university graduates and food professionals. They often operate in very responsible positions, such as research and development managers, product development managers, sales supervisors, laboratory manager, as well as product developers.
Appointment of Taru Karikoski  |  April 2017 
The FCN has visited the Personal Nord 2017 in Hamburg: The "must attend" event for Human Resources Professionals and Experts across all industries with brilliant lectures form a variety of Key Note Speakers about new fast evolving trends in HR.   Companies have to change their thinking: fixed working hours in offices are a thing of the past. In the "war for talents", flexible working hours linked with trust in the workforce and alternative office concepts will determine who will will win the competion around young talents and expreienced professionals.   Please contact Corinna for a summary and to discuss digitalisation, mobile working, innovative training and coaching concepts, as well as new approaches in Human Resources Management. It is all about exploring and leveraging company's workforce potentials and therewith creating and developing new perspectives to prepare for the future challenges companies will face.
Personal Nord| April 25 - 26, 2017  FCN Annual Spring Summit |  May 5 to 7, 2017   Africa‘s Big Seven |  June 25 to 27, 2017 
The FCN has visited the 16 th  edition of Africa‘s Big 7 in Johannesburg. The leading event for the African f&b industry where „leads are generated“, „companies are positioned“ and „routes to market are established“. Please contact Steffen or Mitch Coetzee to discuss opportunities in the South African food & beverage industry.
ChemSpec |  May 31 to June 1, 2017  drinktec |  September 11 -15, 2017  anuga |  October 7 -11, 2017  Food Ingredients Europe |  November 28, 2017 - 13:30 
Dr. Steffen Sonnenberg has held the presentation Examples of re-integration in the food value chain at the Food Ingredient Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. This presentation sheds light on how the ingredients companies, F&F compounding companies, consumer product companies and food retailers have taken over their supply base, creating consolidation across the supply chain. Several examples have been given for the above listed four categories of a simplified food value chain. Reasons and drivers were discussed. Please contact Steffen to discuss the future of merger and acquisitions in the food & beverage and ingredients industry.
Gulfood in Dubai, UAE|  February 18 - 20, 2018 
The FCN has visited the Sigep, the event which confirms its undisputed international leadership as trade fair for professional operators all over the world in the artisan gelato, pastry and baking sectors, together with that of coffee. Please contact Dr. Paolo Arienti to discuss recent developments and read the Sigep 2018 summary.
Sigep in Fiera di Rimini |  January 20 - 24, 2018  Vitafoods| May 15 - 17, 2018 
The FCN has visited and co-exhibit at the Vitafoods 2018 in Geneva: The event where the entire nutraceutical supply chain does business. Please contact Nico and Paolo to discuss the global nutraceutical event for ingredients and raw materials for the dietary supplements and functional food and beverages industries.
Iran Food + Bev Tec| June 29 - July 2, 2018  Cfia in Marocco| September 25 - 27, 2018 
Le salon Cfia 2018 ferme ses portes. Plus de 300 exposants dans le domaine des ingrédients alimentaires et des procédés de fabrication ont rencontré leurs clients durant cette 6ème édition à Casablanca, Maroc. Non communicable diseases et les tendances qui en dérivent comme la réduction en sucre, l’amélioration du goût sucré, tout comme la mise en œuvre d’arômes sucrés ou de type fumée ont occupé l’espace des ingrédients, ce qui s’est traduit par leur présentation lors des « Trophées CFIA » Remportés cette année par notre partenaire NutriSpec SARL et GmbH. Plus particulièrement les ingrédients naturels et certifiés BIO sont en demande croissante dans les marchés du Maghreb. Cette région francophone suit de très près la législation européenne et propose sur le marché nombre de produits alimentaires qui portent les symboles similaires à ceux de l’Union Européenne comme la certification BIO.
IBA in Munich| September 15 - 20, 2018 
The FCN has visited the Cfia from September 25 to 27 in Marocco. Please contact Nico to discuss the Cfia as a real growth driver for agribusiness companies. This year’s Cfia is closing its doors. Over 300 exhibitors in the area of Food Ingredients and processing met their customers for the 6th time in Casablanca, Morocco. It featured non communicable diseases and consequent trends in the reduction of sugar, sweetener taste improvement. At the same time the addition of sweet or smoked flavours were some of the highlights presented for the “Trophée Cfia”. This trophy was won by our partners NutriSpec SARL and GmbH this year. In particular natural and BIO-certified qualities are in increasing demand in the Maghreb markets. This Francophone region follows very much the European regulatory regimes and often the products in market bear similar symbols such as the BIO-certification, same as in the European Union.
Health & Natural Ingredients| November 29 - December 1, 2016 
The FCN has visited the Health Ingredients from Nov. 27 to 29. The ingredients industry has evolved significantly with customers actively seeking functional foods to meet their nutritional challenges: from antioxidants to anti-allergens, from fat reduction to sports nutrition and healthy aging. Trends like healthy aging, digestive health, personalized supplementation with the individually right ingredients mix and the usage of trendy botanical and novel ingredients continue. All these trends entail a great deal of technical and regulatory uncertainty. Not only for developers of food and drinks, supplements and nutraceuticals. But also for raw material manufacturers, distributers and ultimate users, many innovative ingredients require additional explanations and consultancy regarding their legal status or category. Please contact Hermann, Markus, Nico or Steffen to discuss the challenges and solutions in functional foods.
Biofach in Nuremberg| Februar 13 - 16, 2019  Chemspec Europe in Basel| June 26 - 27, 2019  Snackex Europe in Barcelona| June 27 - 29, 2019  Vitafoods Europe in Geneva| May 7 - 9, 2019 
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