Informa Markets is happy to announce the return of its complete Fi Global event calendar. In 2023, the full complement of Fi events around the world – from flagship event Fi Europe to regional editions in Asia, Africa and the Americas – will be back in full force.
The global calendar ickd off in May, with Fi Africa, an ingredients sourcing event for the emerging African food and beverage industry. It ran colocated with ProPak MENA, opened on 28 May and welcomed over 10,000 visitors and over 350 exhibiting companies. Onsite highlights include the Women’s Networking Breakfast, in partnership with Women of Egypt Network.
June saw the return of Hi & Fi Asia China as China reopens for international business after three years of closure. Fi South America, Fi India, Fi Asia Thailand and Fi North America are following in quick succession during August, September and October. The finale is marked by Fi Europe, which returns to Frankfurt at the end of November, continuing a 35-year tradition as a large food and beverage ingredients industry event.
Providing global coverage through region-specific events, the Fi Global series offers the food and beverage industry a forum to future proof supply chains, enter new geographical markets, discover new ingredients and gain intelligence on regional market trends.
“We are so excited to be able to put on a full programme of global events again this year. The uncertainty of the last few years has resulted in a lot of pent-up demand from markets all over the world for opportunities to do business in person; nowhere is this truer than in the food and beverage industry where people want to taste the products, meet the inventors behind the ingredients and get fired up about innovation,” said Julien Bonvallet, Group Brand Director, Informa Markets. “We look forward to bringing thousands of suppliers and buyers of ingredients and solutions together to build profitable new partnerships during 2023 and beyond through our comprehensive programme of events across the globe. It promises to be a year of growth for the food and beverage industry and these events will be key for fostering the innovation and fuelling the passion that will drive this growth.”
This year sees the launch of a new brand for the Fi portfolio of events. “We are proud to be the platform where the tastemakers of the food and beverage industry can accelerate innovation, create a world of taste and build a sustainable future for food. This is conveyed through our new identity, which is empowering, vibrant, reliable and nurturing,” concluded Bonvallet.
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