December 2, 2022

Anuga FoodTec 2021: Smart Solutions – Higher Flexibility

“Smart Solutions – Higher Flexibility” is the guiding theme of the Anuga FoodTec, the leading supplier trade fair of the food and beverage industry, which will take place from 23 to 26 March 2021 in Cologne, Germany. The technical programme organised by the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – German Agricultural Society) will offer trade fair visitors numerous approaches for dealing with the optimisation of processes and will systematically focus on smart solutions for the current challenges facing the industry. The goal is to enable even more flexible, more efficient and at the same time environmentally and climate-friendly production. Against this background, specialist forums will illuminate a variety of current topics in food technology and link scientific findings with business practice in an exemplary manner. During the guided tours on the trade fair grounds, visitors to Anuga FoodTec will also be provided with a compact overview and orientation with regard to pioneering innovations in the area of food technology. Koelnmesse’s comprehensive package of measures #B-SAFE4business will ensure that the safety of exhibitors, visitors and partners at Anuga FoodTec 2021 is guaranteed in the best possible way.

Volatile markets, an adjusted supply of raw materials and increased competitive pressure pose considerable challenges for food manufacturers worldwide. Added to this are the considerably more demanding requirements of consumers for the quality and safety of products and the sustainable production of food. In addition, this development is spurred by the trend toward individualised products and ever shorter product life cycles. In this context, in the future it will be more significant than ever that suppliers and manufacturers produce according to need in a resource-saving, customer-specific manner. The key to a diversified product range adapted to meet customers’ requirements are flexible, efficient and at the same time environmentally and climate-friendly production methods. Processes in development, production and logistics must react increasingly dynamically in order to achieve a maximum degree of changeability. Smart solutions are in demand.

And that’s exactly what Anuga FoodTec 2021 will present with its guiding theme: Smart Solutions – Higher Flexibility. From Tuesday to Friday, the technical programme will offer trade fair visitors an attractive mix of forums, discussions and presentations, and will focus on smart solutions for the industry. In the process, a broad range of topics on food and beverage technology, including packaging will be covered. Particular emphasis will be placed on technological innovations in the meat, dairy, bakery and beverage industry, as well as other segments of the food industry. Among the topics to be highlighted are innovations in logistics and the digital supply chain, automation and robotics, smart solutions against food waste, innovative tools in data and production security, intelligent packaging and artificial intelligence. The complete technical programme is now available online.

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