Food ingredients (Fi) Europe and Natural ingredients (Ni) once again proved itself as the world's leading exhibition for food and beverage ingredient sourcing and the crucial meeting point for the global food and beverage industry.
Fi Europe & Ni closed its doors on December 3rd 2015, after a very success-ful 3 day event, with packed aisles, busy seminar theatres, bustling exhibitor stands and full conference rooms. The show brought together over 19,700 food and beverage professionals from 119 different countries and more than 1,400 global ingredients suppliers, including 200 new exhibitors. Most visitors came from France, Germany, the Netherlands, China, UK, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Denmark and Switzerland.
What made the difference at this edition of Fi Europe & Ni was the level of new innovation showcased on the show floor. The ever popular New Product Zone sponsored by Innova Market Insights, displayed 30+ new products and highlighted recent launches from exhibitors at the forefront of innovation.
The innovation highlight was the Fi Innovations Awards which honoured the latest ingredient innovations across ten categories.
Bell presented itself at a 80 m² booth in Hall 6. With the help of a large staff of sales representatives from Bell France, Bell US, and Bell Germany the exhibition was very successful and a good opportunity to meet customers and suppliers and take a closer look at some new and promising trends. Altogether, 166 meetings were held at our booth, with both – already existing customers and new, promising business contacts, allowing us to gain new ideas for developing our businesses and to put our customer relations on a strong footing.
Besides a portfolio of botanical extracts, Bell also presented new and innovative flavour concepts for sweet & dairy products such as veggie gums, sweet macarons, cream fillings for pralines and chocolate and protein shakes. Bell further presented flavour ideas for savory products like hot & spicy sauces, a flavour range for culinary herbs, flavours for vegetarian cold cuts and snacking trends. The visitors at the booth also had the chance to take a closer look at some beverage concepts for fruit-flavoured water, lemonades, vegan soft drinks, extreme shots, gin and cream liqueurs.
Fi Europe returns in 2017 to the Messe Frankfurt, Germany with four halls of exhibitors. (28.-30. November 2017)