What tips do you have for first-time exhibitors (venue rules, customs, business etiquette, etc)?
In general, preparation is key. Preparing well in advance will help exhibitors get the best out of the show. The ideal place to start is with our website, which has details of everything you need to know about the location, accommodation, VISA regulations and how to get there.
We also offer a variety of digital tools designed to help exhibitors maximise the business opportunities on offer. For example, the Business Matchmaking Tool allows meetings to be arranged in advance, while the Supplier Finder enables users to plan routes to exhibitors that are a good fit for their businesses. We would also recommend downloading the Fi Europe App, which will provide updates about events throughout the show, for example.
Can anybody attend Fi Europe & Ni? How do you register?
Fi Europe & Ni welcomes anyone in the food and beverage industry who wants to find inspiration in innovation, succeed in their business and expand their network of contacts. Free entry is available for Food & Beverage manufacturers before October 28 and easily obtained via our website at www.figlobal.com/fieurope. Within 72 hours, your entry badge will be in your inbox.
New this year is a dedicated Supplier Pass, which is aimed at ingredient manufacturers and distributors. These passes are also available for an early bird rate until 28 October. Do you want to know which pass is applicable to you? Visit the website for all the definitions and benefits of the Supplier Pass.
What is the exhibitor profile? What is the visitor profile?
Food ingredients contribute towards the flavoring, texture, color and preservation of processed and packaged food ensuring that they are nutritious, safe and affordable whilst meeting increasing consumer expectations. The Fi Europe & Ni exhibitors are producers of processed and raw ingredients, additives, flavors, natural, organic and synthetic ingredients. Our visitors are professionals and senior management from the food and beverage manufacturers involved in sourcing & procurement, research & development and the marketing & sales of finished food and beverage products.
Can you give us some results from the last event? How many visitors and exhibitors attended, and from how many different countries?
Fi Europe & Ni 2017 attracted more than 26,000 visitors from over 135 nations around the world. Attendees used the show to discover innovative new concepts and novel solutions from more than 1,600 exhibitor booths. In total, we recorded 50,000+ visits, and by the end of the three days, around 80 percent of exhibitors had already booked again for 2019 – I think that speaks for itself.