Fi Europe 2022 will be focusing on the sustainability of the food and beverage industries in recognition of how the sector is changing.
Food Ingredients (FI) Europe 2022 will offer visitors a place to discover food and beverage ingredients, alternatives and innovation solutions, as well as build new partnerships with suppliers or buyers, network with industry professionals, generate new leads and access content focused on hot trends in the food and beverage industry.
Over 1000 exhibitors will be attending, alongside 20,000 visitors both online and in-person, as Fi Europe is running both in-person and online formats this year. The in-person event will take place at a brand new venue at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from 6-8 December 2022, while the online version will happen over the period of a month, from the 28 November to 23 December 2022.
This year’s edition will have a large focus on sustainability, as it is an important topic for exhibitors and attendees at the event, as well as the food industry more generally. The three aims of Fi Europe will focus on innovation – using content and partnerships to support the sustainability of the market – environmental – reducing the event’s carbon emissions, creating less waste and considering sustainability credentials – and social – focusing on doing business safely and ethically, as well as considering wellbeing and accessibility and creating a positive impact on the host cities.
The online version of the event will offer visitors the opportunity to explore companies and products that will be showcased at the live event, connect with buyers and sellers beforehand and attend online sessions. Several live panel discussions will be taking place before the in-person event, including a live panel discussion on ancient and heritage grains and where they can fit into a healthier food system. This will be happening on the 1 December, on the same day as a discussion on regulatory changes to labelling requirements, where European regulatory experts will discuss upcoming regulatory changes to labelling requirements for the food and beverage industry.
Keynote speakers include Christine Goulds, Founder and CEO of Thought For Food, Dr A. M. Andy Zynga, CEO of EIT Food, Dorothy Shaver, Global Food Sustainability Director for Unilever’s food brands and Huib Van Bockel, Founder of Tenzing and former Head of Marketing at Redbull in Europe.
Highlights at the show will include new and returning formats, as a new product zone offers visitors the chance to explore a range of innovative products next to information provided by leading industry players. Also new for this year’s edition will be the Sustainability Hub, featuring sustainable food solutions from farm to fork. Visitors can learn about food waste, the circular economy, regenerative agriculture and other important topics. Sustainability experts will allow people to measure environmental impact and learn about future scenarios for more sustainable food systems...
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