Fi Europe, or Food ingredients Europe, has been a leader for the ingredients industry for a long time and became an instant hit with exhibitors since its launch in 1986. The international trade fair is only one in a series of events that have spread to the rest of the world with offshoots in Africa, Asia, North America and South America, which only cements it as a powerful force on the market that should not be ignored. Food ingredients and associated technologies are at the heart of the show and exhibitors cover the entire processing chain from raw materials to processing solutions. Fi Europe performs a valuable dual function as a driver of innovation and a procurement platform. This is a particularly good thing as the global speciality food ingredients market is on a steady upward trajectory with current estimations placing its potential value at US $92.5b by 2022!
Fi Europe is an annual trade fair that’s co-located with Ni Europe (Natural ingredients Europe) at the end of the calendar year, both of which are organised by Informa Markets. Usually this happens in December, but sometimes editions are held in November as well. The duration of each event is a total of three days. Fi Europe is known as a travelling event and each year a new city is chosen to host the trade fair. The upcoming edition is slated to take place in Paris, France and the venue is Paris-Nord Villepinte Parc d'Expositions. As one of the biggest and most famous events in the world it’s well-connected to the airport by train, has a bus stop and a RER train station nearby. Doors are open from 10:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon with the last ending at 16:30 pm.
What Can You Expect as an Exhibitor?
- You’re about to gain visibility and recognition you’ve never enjoyed before because Fi Europe has made onto the list of top 10 most important events for the F&B industry;
- The rotation of host cities guarantees that you’re going to meet with new buyers from the top of their respective markets;
- Fi Europe features a high number of exhibitors known as highly important in their regions so you’re building a brand reputation that will help you in the long run.
Audience & Statistics
What makes Fi Europe such a crucial event in the food and beverage industry? It’s the scale. We are talking about 1700 international exhibitors and 26,000 trade visitors from around Europe and the rest of the world. What’s more we’re talking about high profile buyers. In attendance we have PepsiCo’s R&D Director, Haribo’s Purchasing Director, a European lead buyer from Nestle and the list goes on. In fact, 78% of all visitors have purchasing power in their respective companies and another very appealing fact – 29% of visitors have over €500k to spend at Fi Europe. Except buyers, there’s a high interest from specialists, experts, researchers, pioneers, startups and futurist thinkers in small part to programming items like the Future of Nutrition Forum and Fi Conference.
A direct result of the interest in Fi Europe is the interest in hotel accommodation in Paris once the international trade fair takes place. If you wish to book hotels for Fi Europe at a low price, turn to Trade Fair Trips ltd for accommodation for exhibitions that’s tailored to your specific budget and taste. A good location has to be one of the most desired things for exhibitors and we deliver to you the best hotels near Paris-Nord Villepinte Parc d'Expositions. It takes roughly a single work day to plan your hotel stay, which frees up valuable time for you to prepare. Trade Fair Trips ltd is also here to help with logistics. Whether you need meeting facilities or for a contractor to install your exhibition booth, we have the perfect solution at a reasonable price ready for you!
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