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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2021: Creating new perspectives for the global fresh produce business

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2021: Creating new perspectives for the global fresh produce business

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Berlin, 19 May 2020 – Enabling the international fresh produce industry to build new business opportunities remains at the heart of FRUIT LOGISTICA, the world’s single most-important meeting point for fresh produce buyers and suppliers all across the world. As the world comes to terms with the coronavirus crisis, the annual event will offer its exhibitors and trade visitors the ideal platform in which to cultivate that growth.

“We are already receiving enquiries from new companies and from the various conversations with our customers we know that the interest is high to participate again.” says Madlen Miserius, Senior Product Manager at FRUIT LOGISTICA. “FRUIT LOGISTICA will be the best place for a new start. Our goal is to help reconnect the global fresh fruit and vegetable industry.”

FRUIT LOGISTICA’s return in February 2021 will come at a crucial time for the sector. As markets begin to recover from the shockwaves caused by Covid-19, the event will certainly come at a moment when demand is higher than ever for new products, services and technologies that can lift sales and make supply chains even more efficient and resilient.

As ever, FRUIT LOGISTICA is the optimal platform to present ideas and solutions for the future of the trade, to learn about the trends that are changing the business, and to find new ways to shape the business together.

More than 3,300 exhibitors from over 90 countries participated in 2020, connecting with more than 72,000 trade visitors from 135 countries.

Now more than ever, taking part in FRUIT LOGISTICA is by far the most effective way of boosting your business and bringing your innovation to the attention of a global audience. The closing date for receipt of applications for exhibitors is 31 July 2020. The stand registration forms are available

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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2020: The global stage for new ideas, new input and new solutions

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2020: The global stage for new ideas, new input and new solutions

From 5-7 February 2020, companies from across the entire fresh produce sector – from global players to small and medium-sized companies and organisations from all over the world – will again be present in Berlin, representing the entire spectrum of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector.

3,200 exhibitors and 78,000 trade visitors attend FRUIT LOGISTICA every year to realize their full business potential within the international fresh produce trade – and to write their own success story!

FRUIT LOGISTICA covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact opportunities to the key decision-makers in every sector of the industry.


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Singapore to host Asia Fruit Logistica 2020

Singapore to host Asia Fruit Logistica 2020

Asia Fruit Logistica 2020 will take place on 16-18 September at Singapore EXPO, a world-class exhibition centre near Singapore’s Changi Airport, with AsiaFruit Congress held on 15 September at the convention wing MAX Atria.

Organiser Global Produce Events (GPE) is relocating the 2020 edition as a precaution due to the continued uncertainty in Hong Kong. GPE has chosen Singapore as the location for the next edition of the show, because Singapore is a key business and trading hub in Asia, offering global connectivity, business efficiency, and access for fresh fruit and vegetables from around the world.

Following the Singapore edition in 2020, GPE will review market conditions and evaluate the response to the Asia Fruit Logistica, before making their decision on the location for future editions.

More than 12,000 high-quality trade professionals from 70+ countries around the world made the most of the opportunities to meet and do business with over 800 exhibitors from more than 40 different countries at Asia Fruit Logistica 2019, which took place on 4-6 September in Hong Kong.

For more information:
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Food and Hotel Hanoi Trade Show 2020

Food and Hotel Hanoi Trade Show 2020, © Food and Hotel Hanoi
© Food and Hotel Hanoi


This year’s Food and Hotel Hanoi Trade Show will take place in Vietnam November 25-27, 2020. “Food & Hotel Hanoi 2020 is projecting 150 exhibitors from 13 countries/regions with 9000+ attendees from 30 countries/regions,” a statement for the event read. This newly USDA-endorsed trade show is set to be the most comprehensive trading platform in the region, offering exciting new opportunities to present products, promote brands, and reach new audiences in the potential market of North Vietnam’s expanding food and hospitality industry.

The USA Pavilion offers cost-effective opportunities for developing new export markets and finding buyers, greater visibility on the trade show floor, and the convenience of a professional turnkey booth package. Space is limited and expected to sell out so early registration is recommended.

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Green berries: GBC 2020 looks to the future

Green berries: GBC 2020 looks to the future
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The Global Berry Congress returns to Rotterdam on 30 March-1 April 2020 with a major focus on the future viability of soft fruit production, supply chains, distribution models and markets.

Global Berry Congress is the world’s leading information and networking event for international soft fruit business, attracting almost 600 people from across the world and from all parts of the fresh berry business.

Sustainability in all its different forms will be at the heart of Global Berry Congress 2020.

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Alimentaria BCN to focus on key production & consumption trends

Alimentaria BCN to focus on key production & consumption trends

Alimentaria BCN, the International Food, Beverages and Food Service Trade Show, will include the new Alimentaria Trends space in its new edition, a meeting point for new developments and innovation arising in the food industry. Taking place April 20-23 (2020) at the Barcelona Fira’s Gran Via venue, it will occupy 4,500 m2 and host around 400 exhibitors organised around five themed areas: Fine Foods (gourmet products), Organic Foods (organic production), Free From (allergens free), Halal Foods (Halal production) and Functional Foods (functional). Managing director Jose Antonio Valls, said, “Alimentaria Trends brings together all products that are no longer market niches and have become categories in themselves.” Reflecting the growing popularity of organic food, the Organic Foods space will occupy more than 1,400 m2 of exhibition space.

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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2020: Where it all comes together for the world of fresh produce

FRUIT LOGISTICA is the world’s single most-important meeting point for fresh produce buyers. With an increasing number of trade professionals visiting the annual exhibition, those buyers are attending in even greater number. As the event’s latest trade visitor survey illustrates, almost 86 percent of the more than 78,000 trade visitors from all over the world who came last time around were directly involved in sourcing and distributing fruit and vegetables, with many more in the fields of production and export looking to purchase new technologies, services and raw materials. Around 80 percent of the trade visitors hold a leading management position in their companies.

What brings them back to Berlin again and again? For many, the key thing is knowing that there will be new products to see. When it comes to procuring fresh fruit and vegetables, buying the right machinery, or selecting the best packaging, staying one step ahead is essential. FRUIT LOGISTICA 2019 was packed with fresh ideas – environmentally friendly packaging, ready-to-eat ranges, exciting new varieties, space-age technology – and next year’s show will bring even more innovation to the fore. No other event in the world enables those in the fresh produce business to evaluate so many different options in one place.

Plus it’s not just about products. Understanding the business is also hugely important, and FRUIT LOGISTICA’s extensive event programme helps its trade visitors and exhibitors to do just that, presenting leading experts in a broad range of industry fields and offering a detailed free trend report on the future of fresh produce business. 32-page report “Surprises in Store“detailed major changes expected in food retail over the coming decade and explained how product quality is becoming increasingly important as a means of securing fresh produce sales.

Being at the leading exhibition for the global fruit trade also ensures that participants come into direct contact with those people who have the freshest perspective on how the market is changing. FRUIT LOGISTICA offers something new for everyone, every time they visit.

Taking part in FRUIT LOGISTICA is the best way to bring products and innovations to the attention of a truly global audience. The closing date for receipt of applications for exhibitors is 31 July 2019. The stand registration forms are available here.

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Macfrut, horticulture innovation in the spotlight

Macfrut, horticulture innovation in the spotlight

Greenhouse horticulture will be one of the hot topics of the 36th edition of Macfrut, 8-10 May in Rimini, with the Greenhouse Technology Village and an international conference.

By 2050, the world’s population will reach 10 billion and, as a result, the fruit and vegetable demand will amount to 3.5 billion tonnes, which is 900 million tonnes more than today. The population is expected to concentrate more and more in large metropolitan areas, whereas crops will need to have cultivation systems capable of generating higher yields through intensive crop cultivation. This will be achieved mainly by growing crops in “climate controlled environments”, which are less susceptible to risks associated with a growing number of harmful pathogens and climate change. This premise is the starting point for the double initiative dedicated to the horticultural revolution of Cesena Fiera, which during the 36th edition of Macfrut – to be held from 8 to 10 May in Rimini – will address this topic thanks to the Greenhouse Technology Village and an international conference entitled “The future of greenhouse farming and greenhouse farming in the future”.

The Greenhouse Technology Village will be an area dedicated to greenhouse horticulture innovation that will host manufacturers of technologies, materials and technical equipment, seed companies and nurserymen. In this specialised setting, located at the East entrance, some of the innovations that are set to become daily working tools for producers will be presented.

On this occasion, Macfrut also announces a proposal: to convert disused industrial sites into centres of excellence in horticulture innovation. This sector has undergone a major revolution and currently allows top-quality produce to be grown in small areas, without climatic influence and with considerable energy savings. In protected horticulture, both hardware and software technology play a crucial role in production and management processes. Greenhouses where temperature, humidity, light and nutrient intake can be controlled and managed through fertigation are steadily gaining importance. The advantages of using natural resources more efficiently are becoming increasingly evident: greenhouse crops allow water and chemical fertiliser consumption to be optimised and environmental impact to be reduced to a minimum, since, in a protected environment, fewer plant protection products are required to grow crops.

In addition to this exhibition, an international conference is also scheduled for Thursday 9 May. During the event, organised with the scientific cooperation of Cecilia Stanghellini of the Greenhouse Horticulture Unit of Wageningen University & Research (WUR), trends in horticultural production for the European and global fresh produce market will be examined, as well as the latest trends in production technology. Speakers from the Netherlands (Cindy van Rijswick, Fresh Produce Analyst at Rabobank), Spain (Roberto García Torrente, Director Innovación Agroalimentaria Cajamar, Almeria), Morocco and Eastern Europe (Paolo Battistel, Ceres) will share their experiences. These countries have invested in new aboveground production techniques (substrate, NFT systems, Floating System, climate control and artificial lighting in greenhouses, etc.) and are now leading players in the global vegetable market. An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the sector in Italy – which is now exploiting the benefits of renewable energies – will be provided. This topic will be addressed by Stefania de Pascale (University of Naples), Giorgio Prosdocimi Gianquinto (University of Bologna) and Massimo Lucchini (Idromeccanica Lucchini), followed by a round table on “What is necessary to make Italian greenhouse farming future-proof?”.

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The London Produce Show and Conference presents platform to create crucial personal connections

Record international attendees convene at The London Produce Show and Conference 2019

Produce industry professionals are signing up quickly to attend The London Produce Show and Conference 2019 (LPS) in order to network face-to-face at the UK’s leading global fresh produce event that connects suppliers with major international buyers.

According to the organisers, registrations are officially open for the sixth edition of the hugely popular show, which takes place on June 5-7, 2019 at the Grosvenor House on London’s iconic Park Lane.

Attendees will connect personally with customers to communicate more effectively, to create personal connections, to build credibility, to earn trust and respect, to find solutions and to accelerate their business growth.

Hannah Gorvin, Chief Marketing Officer for The LPS comments: “Trade shows are critical to sales, marketing and business growth strategies in this increasingly digital age. Whether you are shaking hands with new business prospects or interacting face-to-face with existing customers, being present at a trade show remains the most effective way to answer questions and to make your message resonate in order to drive forward your business.”

The London Produce Show and Conference is presented by the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) and Produce Business magazine.

Nigel Jenney, CEO of the FPC, adds: “The collaboration of the teams at The London Produce Show and Conference and the Fresh Produce Consortium has brought to the UK fresh produce industry a unique partnership.

“This is reaping the positive result of bringing the global produce industry to the UK to reinforce the opportunity of trading with the UK both pre- and post-Brexit, which is especially important considering the UK imports two-thirds of its fresh fruit and vegetable supply.

“Looking ahead, we remain committed to maintaining and developing our long-term partnerships with growers and suppliers from around the world, whatever changes Brexit may bring.”

The London Produce Show and Conference features three high-level conferences, The Perishable Pundit’s Thought Leader Breakfast Panel, a trade exhibition, networking occasions, educational seminars and chef demonstrations, as well as industry tours.

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Fruit Logistica 2015 sets new visitor record

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About 65,000 trade visitors – up from from 62,000 last year – attended Fruit Logistica 2015 in Berlin, setting a new attendance record for the annual event.

Held February 4–6, the fair featured 2,785 exhibitors from 83 countries, compared to last year’s more than 2,600 exhibitors from 84 countries. They presented information to trade visitors from about 130 countries, compared to 141 in 2014.

According to organisers, both exhibitors and visitors praised the complete market overview of the fresh produce industry the event provided and its excellent opportunities to make contact with wholesalers, retailers, fruit and vegetable growers, importers and exporters. The 2015 edition cemented Fruit Logistica’s role “as the world’s leading trade fair for the fresh produce industry.”



Messe Berlin GmbH CEO Christian Göke said that “in addition to its undisputed position as a business platform, this year’s Fruit Logistica strengthened its leading role as a platform for innovation for the international fresh produce trade.”

Products on show included fresh, unprocessed fruit and vegetables; dried fruit; nuts; herbs and spices; organic products and flowers.

Suppliers of products and services for packaging, storage, transport, warehousing and product presentation also exhibited.