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Food ingredients Europe & Natural ingredients 2015 returns to Paris

Food ingredients Europe & Natural ingredients 2015 returns to Paris
September 30
15:05 2015

The world’s most important food ingredients event will unite the global food & beverage industry under one roof for three days

The trusted route to market since 1986


Today’s food and beverage professionals are demanding greater access to innovative reformulation solutions, new, tastier and better quality ingredients and greater industry thought-leadership. There are ever-changing and more complex consumer trends, a greater need for safer and healthier food and beverages, and higher demands to use purely natural ingredients in today’s marketplace.
For over 25 years, Food ingredients Europe (Fi) & Natural ingredients (Ni) has provided the world with the leading food and beverage ingredients sourcing platform. This year, it returns to France, the third-largest food market in Europe and will take place from December 1-3 in Paris Nord Villepinte. The show will be 10% larger than the last edition and will showcase thousands of ingredients, innovations and solutions in food and natural ingredients, packaging and processing. Over 25% of all annual ingredient procurement budgets for food and beverage manufactures are influenced by a visit to Fi Europe & Ni making Fi Europe & Ni one of the most influential and important 3 day event for the industry. The show attracts a global audience of over 26,000 attendees and as it only occurs once every two years, it simply can’t be missed!


Fi Europe is about bringing in new business, and inspirations, while providing innovative ideas and suppliers to the market and adapting the latest trends in the global food and beverage industry. Whether visitors seek to improve existing products or systems, get educated on market and industry trends, or radically innovate through new technologies and new business processes, Fi Europe is the place to be from 1-3 December.

“Fi Europe is my company’s essential opportunity to strengthen key supplier relationships and to meet with new suppliers offering high quality products. As a food industry professional, it is the must attend event.”

Sales Manager, Lactotecnia S.

Show Highlights

NEW from the last edition

Building on the success of the last edition of Fi Europe and Ni, the 2015 edition promises more innovation, matchmaking and learning opportunities. With over 200 new exhibitors, more than 85 educational opportunities, a brand new Expo FoodTec pavilion which will showcase exhibitors with solutions in processing, packaging, equipment and associated services, there are so many features onsite to help visitors make the most of their trip.


Leading ingredients suppliers

Taking place at Paris Nord Villepinte, France, the exhibition will showcase the latest product developments and innovations from over 1,400 global, leading food and beverage ingredients suppliers and solution providers including Cargill, DSM, Beneo, Roquette, Rousselot, Nexira, JK Sucralose, GNT Group, Glanbia Nutritionals, Omya, Naturex, Hydrosol and Synthite ADM, Ingredion, Gelita, DMV, Brenntag and many more.


Fi Europe Conference

A 4 day, co-located conference will take place onsite during the show. The multifaceted, dynamic programme will help visitors and their peers from leading food and beverage companies identify the top trends and opportunities in the global food ingredients market. 100+ leading experts from companies such as Nestlé Research Center, Friesland Campina, Ingredion, Gelita, Innova, FoodDrink Europe, Mintel, Ketchum, Britvic and many more will ensure visitors get the latest insights in 20 different modules discussing natural colour & colouring foods, dairy innovation, category innovation, functional foods, health and wellness trends, and the global ingredients industry.


New Product Zone

This feature is one of the most popular at the show and is now a trendsetting spot for the food industry. Produced in association with Innova Market Insights, The New Product Zone will showcase over 30 new products and packaging displays, highlighting recent launches from exhibitors at the forefront of innovation in the industry. This feature gives new products a proper introduction to the market and to industry professionals, and is a very popular area for visitors and press.

Global Seminar Theatre

This theatre will host 25 minute seminar sessions which are free to attend. Here, key exhibitors will inform visitors about their latest innovations, developments and food trends by presenting new product applications, technologies and practical insights in the theatre. There will be a variety of educational seminars presented over the 3 days.

Industry Insight Theatre

30 minute sessions in this theatre are free to attend and will be presented by leading associations and research companies such as Euromonitor International, Nutrimarketing, Leatherhead and more. They will inform and educate the audience with content on the latest trends and innovations impacting the food and beverage industry in topics such as health and wellness and gluten free. These content rich, educational presentations will be free, and each will feature a 5 minute Q&A session at the end.


Ingredients in Action

Innova Market Insights are returning with their feature Ingredients in Action – an ingredients application tasting bar. At this feature on the Innova stand on the show floor, visitors can use all 5 senses to explore how the latest ingredients are being applied to finished food products, while learning about current trends driving new product development.

Fi Europe Innovation Awards

Food and beverage ingredients companies that have excelled in their sector, have contributed to the ingredients world as a whole and have demonstrated innovation in certain areas will be recognised in an awards ceremony at Fi Europe 2015. A showcase area will display those innovative ingredients that are leading the way in the industry.

Innovation Tours

Industry experts NutriMarketing have produced and will conduct focussed, guided tours around the show floor at Fi Europe. Featuring 6 topical areas including innovations in dairy, innovations in bakery and vegetable supremacy, the Innovation Tours will highlight to visitors how key suppliers are responding to market trends through innovation.

Discovery Tours

Produced in conjunction with Leatherhead Food Research, the Discovery Tours offer visitors the opportunity to follow a trend specific tour around the show floor at their own speed, using a guided trail show map. With 6 focussed topics including protein innovation and natural colours, visitors can learn about key trends in the area while finding the perfect exhibitors that can provide the solutions they need.

FiE Mobile App

The official Fi Europe mobile app is free to download. It allows visitors to navigate the show floor, access the exhibitor list, store their agenda, mark seminars they want to attend, make appointments and network with industry peers at the show! It has all the information visitors need right at their fingertips!

Supplier Finder Desk

This feature is designed to help you find exactly what you are look for at the show. By using Supplier Finder touch screens on the show floor, you can locate suppliers, products and find your way around the exhibition. You can also visit www.ingredientsnetwork.com to source new suppliers and products all year round.

Women’s Networking Breakfast (NEW!)

This year’s Fi Europe introduces a brand new feature, the Women’s Networking Breakfast. Taking place on the morning of Day 2 (8:30 – 10:30), this is a paid networking opportunity for women from the industry to come together and discuss, share and debate their ideas. Discussions will be coordinated by Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation, Innova Market Insights and will also feature Laurette Rondenet-Smith, President & CEO, Edlong Dairy Technologies and Dinnie Jordan, Managing Director & Founder, Kudos Blends amongst others.

FiE Press & VIP room

The Fi Europe VIP room onsite will provide a quiet setting away from the show floor where luxury and hospitality can be enjoyed by VIP and press attendees. There are a range of facilities to help visitors access their emails, network with other VIPs, hold meetings, enjoy refreshments and enjoy a break away from the hustle and bustle of the exhibition.

The venue

This year, Fi Europe & Ni will take place in Paris Nord Villepinte, a world-class business centre in the heart of France. Paris is a central and easily accessible location and is the ideal place to come and generate business. Being one of Europe’s top tourist destinations with excellent infrastructure and attractions, it also promises to provide many exciting places to visit and enjoy.


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