ANUGA: the world's leading food and beverage trade show


Anuga will be held at Kölnmesse GMHB from October 7 to 11, 2023

Anuga is the most prestigious international fair dedicated to the agri-food sector in the world. One of its most characteristic aspects are the ten specialized events that the exhibition has: some of them are Anuga Fine Food, dedicated to gourmet products, Anuga Meat, focused on meat products or Anuga Organic, whose focus is food and organic drinks. The most anticipated fair in the agri-food industry will take place at the Kölnmesse GMBH in Cologne, Germany, from October 7 to 11, 2023.

With an area of 244.400 m2, this fairgrounds welcomed more than 169.653 visitors from 201 countries in the 2021 edition and accommodated 7.962 exhibitors . Three months before the celebration of the fair, you can buy your tickets on their website. On the other hand, companies can already request their participation in this link.



Spain was positioned for the first time in second place with 371 exhibiting companies, only behind Italy, which had 727. The pavilion of our country, organized by ICEX, had 159 exporting firms. These were concentrated in the thematic sectors dedicated to meat products, dairy products, non-alcoholic beverages and wines, frozen foods, delicatessen and preserves, among others. Chocolates Valor, The Fini Company, Aceitunas Valdelacasa, Inés Rosales or Campofrío Frescos were some of the Spanish companies that participated in Anuga 2021.


Visits and exhibitors have been reduced in recent years due to factors such as the economic difficulties of companies and health restrictions. In addition, the internationalization and search for buyers in the foreign market is increasingly complex and demanding. If you are looking for importers of the food sector in the United States, download this list.



Visits and exhibitors have been reduced in recent years due to factors such as the economic difficulties of companies and health restrictions. In addition, the internationalization and search for buyers in the foreign market is increasingly complex and demanding. If you are looking for importers of the food sector in the United States, download this list.

However, inconvenients have not prevented Anuga from presenting novelties in this past edition, such as those referring to alternative meat proteins, driven by trends towards veganism, or the Clean Label, since more and more detailed information is being demanded about of the product.

“In the field of Anuga Fine Food we are clearly noticing that countries and companies want to use Anuga to access new sales markets after the collapse of markets such as Russia and Ukraine”, explained Stefanie Mauritz, director of Anuga.

Clearly, trends are changing and many companies are adapting to the circumstances of the sector by developing and launching new products and processes. Anuga FoodTec was held in 2022, an international meeting point where technological ideas for the food sector were shared and presented, including smart automation in production processes and the sustainable use of natural resources to improve the value chain.



ANUGA 2023: date, time, place and tickets

  • Take the opportunity to attend the largest food and beverage fair in the world, whose date of celebration will be from October 7 to 11, 2023.

  • The exhibition will be at the Kölnmesse GMHB, in Cologne, Germany.

  • Opening hours are as follows: from Saturday October 7 to Tuesday October 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday October 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Tickets will be available for purchase on their website in July, three months prior to the event.



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