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Main theme Resource Efficiency

Resource Efficiency is the main theme of Anuga FoodTec 2018. The exhibitors will be presenting a range of solutions showing how competitiveness can be strengthened and how the use of energy and water as well as food losses during production can be reduced. Given the great national and international importance of the subject, the technical programme at Anuga FoodTec 2018 will revolve around the theme of efficient use of resources.

Anuga FoodTec 2018


A comprehensive professional programme covering all aspects of the key theme of resource efficiency awaits visitors to Anuga FoodTec 2018. This top global issue will be at the heart of the leading trade fair for the food and beverage industry to be held in Cologne, Germany, from 20 to 23 March 2018. The technical programme organised by DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft) offers the international trade public a large number of opportunities to examine the optimising of production processes – always with the goal of using less energy and less water as well as reducing food losses.

Opening conference

The opening conference, “Resource efficiency – challenges and opportunities” on 20 March 2018 will be a highlight of the fair at which internationally recognised experts will explore relevant facets of the issue.

Features will include effective and efficient structuring of the value-adding process by taking full advantage of materials, energy, personnel and capital, and making optimal use of resources – for greater sustainability, less environmental pollution, and to achieve savings in many different areas of the company.

Forum programme

In the forum programme the guiding theme will also be taken up in a separate forum entitled “Resource efficiency” offering visitors interesting lecture events and presentations throughout the trade fair.

In addition, there will be an expert forum on topics of current interest to the food industry under the heading “Topics, trends, technologies – What’s moving today’s Food Industry?”

A third expert forum will be devoted to the subject of “Food ingredients”.

Guided tours

Visitors to Anuga FoodTec can obtain a compact overview of innovations in the field of resource efficiency during guided tours. In the course of the roughly hour-long tours, exhibitors will take approx. 10 minutes each to show and explain their innovative products and optimal solutions to the visitors. The tours will each focus on a different theme. Selected exhibitors will present a large number of innovative products and solutions revolving around the themes of robotics, Industry 4.0, flexibilising of filling and packaging technology, meat production technology, dairy technology and innovative packaging materials.

International FoodTec Award

The prestigious Technology Award is presented in the form of gold and silver medals every three years by DLG in cooperation with specialist and media partners at the Anuga FoodTec in Cologne. With the International FoodTec Award, DLG and its partners have been honoring pioneering developments in terms of innovation, sustainability and efficiency in the field of food technology since 1994. An international jury of experts from the fields of research and teaching as well as representatives from the field selects the most advanced concepts.