Anuga, the world's largest trade fair for food and beverages, will open its doors again in Cologne from October 9th to 13th, 2023. True to the motto "Taste the future", everything revolves around exciting innovations and the current food trends. Visitors can expect the exchange of information and innovations in the food and beverage industry and we will tell you why you should not miss Anuga 2023 in Cologne.
What does Anuga stand for?
ANUGA stands for "General Food and Beverage Exhibition" and is one of the largest international trade fairs for food and beverages. The trade fair has been held in Cologne every two years since 1919 and over the years has developed into an important meeting place for manufacturers, dealers, buyers and trade visitors from all over the world. Anuga is divided into 10 trade fairs covering different areas of the food and beverage industry and thus offers a wide range of products and services.
What makes Anuga so special?
Anuga is the world's largest trade fair for food and beverages and is characterized by its versatility and innovative strength. At Anuga 2023, over 7,500 exhibitors from over 100 countries will be presenting their latest products and solutions in the areas of Bread & Bakery, Chiles & Fresh Food, Out of Home, Dairy, Drinks, Fine Food, Frozen Food, Hot Beverages, Meat and Organic.
Another highlight of Anuga is its international orientation, which enables visitors from all over the world to find out about the latest trends and developments in the global food industry and to make international business contacts.
In addition, Anuga offers numerous supporting events, such as congresses, seminars and presentations, which expand the specialist knowledge of visitors and promote exchange among industry experts. Particular attention is paid to future-oriented topics such as sustainability and digitization.
Who is the Anuga suitable for?
Anuga is aimed specifically at trade visitors from the food and nutrition industry. If you are one of the decision-makers from the following industries, we would recommend you to visit the fair:
- Managing directors
- market management
In addition, those responsible for companies in the out-of-home market for food and beverages such as hotels, classic gastronomy, system/brand gastronomy, catering, company, community and social catering are permitted. Employees from the areas of procurement and use of technical facilities and equipment as well as the area of large-scale kitchen planning and the specialist trade for large-scale kitchen technology are also welcome. Personnel from the field of nutritional science can also look forward to buying a ticket for Anuga.
When will Anuga 2023 take place?
The date and opening hours for Anuga 2023 have been set: Anuga will take place in Cologne from 7 to 11 October 2023 and is open to trade visitors Saturday to Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m :00 am open. As usual, the trade fair will be held in the Cologne Exhibition Center and will once again be expecting numerous exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. The exhibitors are spread over 11 exhibition halls, sorted according to trade fairs and can be reached barrier-free at ground level or by elevator.
How much does a ticket for Anuga 2023 cost?
The admission prices for Anuga 2023 have not yet been announced. Three months before the trade fair, i.e. in July 2023, the tickets will be available in the Anuga ticket shop . As a rule, however, the prices are graded according to the type of visitor ticket and the duration of the visit to the trade fair. For example, there are day tickets and season tickets, as well as reduced admission prices for students and groups.
In order to stay up to date and to be informed about admission prices in good time, we recommend visiting the official Anuga website and registering for the newsletter. Further information on the various ticket categories and ticket prices will also be published there as soon as they are announced.
How do I get to Anuga in Cologne?
The exhibition center is located in Cologne Deutz on the right bank of the Rhine and is easy to reach both by public transport and by car. However, it is advisable to use public transport to travel to Anuga 2023 in order to avoid traffic jams and parking problems.
By train to Anuga:
Deutsche Bahn offers many connections to Cologne. You can easily reach Anuga by underground (line 3 or 4) from Cologne Central Station.
By plane to Anuga:
Cologne/Bonn Airport is only 15 kilometers away from the exhibition center. From the airport you can easily reach Anuga with the S-Bahn (line S13).
By car to Anuga:
Anuga is easy to reach via the A1, A3 and A4 motorways. Please note, however, that there is usually a high volume of traffic during the trade fair period. We recommend using Park & Ride car parks and then using public transport to get to the exhibition center.
Arrived at Anuga, how do I find my way around?
If this is your first visit to Anuga in Cologne, there is of course a clear hall plan for Anuga 2023. This is available to download free of charge from the website. The list of exhibitors at Anuga 2023 will then help you plan your visit well in advance and enjoy Anuga without wasting any time. In addition, as a visitor and exhibitor of Anuga 2023, you will find a lot more information about the trade fair and can get a deeper insight into how Anuga works.
Our conclusion: We recommend, you enjoy!
Anuga is a unique platform for the food and beverage industry that enables exhibitors and visitors alike to find out about the latest trends and developments, make new business contacts and present and discover pioneering ideas and solutions. You should not miss the diversity and internationality. If you want to exchange ideas about new products, make contacts or are just looking for inspiration, Anuga 2023 is exactly the right place for you.
Photo: Koelnmesse / Anuga