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20/11/2019 – News / Ingredients / Event / Fi Europe & Ni / France

Fi Europe & Ni 2019: Three days to ‘Source, Learn, Connect’


The countdown has begun to Fi Europe & Ni, which opens its doors in Paris for the event’s 33rd edition from 3rd–5th December 2019. In addition to the innovations of approximately 1,700 exhibitors, a free-to-attend lecture programme will offer targeted information on new ingredients, technologies, challenges and trends in the industry. Moreover, the event organiser has announced that a special discounted price applies for registrations before 25th November.

This year's edition of Fi Europe & Ni once again promises to unite the world of ingredients across more than 80,000 sqm: organiser Fi Global expects 27,000+ visitors in halls 6 and 7 of the Parc des Expositions in Paris Nord, Villepinte. As always, this year's exhibition concept will enable trade visitors to quickly find relevant business partners, network and further their industry knowledge. 


Source – the right ingredients


No less than 16 country pavilions – from Belgium to the USA – as well as numerous themed pavilions such as ‘Natural Ingredients’, ‘Expo FoodTec’, ‘Free From’, ‘Organic’ and ‘New Exhibitors’ provide ideal starting points for finding the right contacts and exhibitors in those specific segments. A new feature this year is the Startup Lounge, where all shortlisted companies in the Startup Innovation Challenge will present their ground-breaking ideas and products to potential new partners and clients.


Learn – free-to-attend educational opportunities


At the Industry Insights Theatre on Tuesday 3rd December, a free Regulatory Spotlight will highlight new legislation and changes in food safety. On Wednesday 4th December, the Organic Spotlight experts will provide information on the current market situation for organic products, regulatory requirements, marketing strategies and consumer trends. In the Supplier Solutions Theatre, which is also free to access, companies from all categories will present their solutions every half-hour – from plant prebiotics for the microbiome to ingredients for product concepts promoting healthy ageing. The Expo FoodTec Hub, meanwhile, is dedicated to new technologies in food processing, traceability and safety.


Connect – network and inform yourself


With the Women's Networking Breakfast on Wenesday (4th December) and the Food Evolution Breakfast on Thursday (5th December), Fi Global has established two events that combine panel discussions with networking. Both events require advance registration. In addition, the daily Innovation Tours will enable visitors to get to know the central exhibitors focusing on the important industry trends - for example, ‘Clean Label’, ‘Healthy and Functional Innovations’, ‘Innovations in Beverages’ or ‘Plant-based Innovations’ – and all in under an hour.


Global hub for the ingredients industry


“In the 33 years since its inception, Fi Europe & Ni has become the global hub of the ingredients industry, a place where tomorrow's trends and ideas are born,” remarked Fi Europe & Ni Brand Director Julien Bonvallet. “Not only have representatives from the food and beverage industry long been at home at our trade show, but also manufacturers of food supplements and functional products. The fact that it will take place annually from next year and be co-located with Hi Europe is a response to the growing health and nutrition trend and shorter innovation cycles within the food and beverage industry.”


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