18 October 2018
Northern Europe’s largest food technology expo, FoodTech, would like to invite you to MCH Messecenter Herning, Denmark for three days of exhibitions and new knowledge, from 13–15 November 2018. Among the new attractions this year are Tech City, an innovative new meeting place for the food industry, and the IFC World Congress.
FoodTech 2018 offers a wide variety of activities, including the innovation competition FoodTech Challenge & InnovateFood.dk, which will be held in the new concept hall Tech City. The photo shows the 2016 winners. Photo: MCH/Torben Worsøe
When FoodTech gathers the entire food industry in Herning for the twelfth time, the programme will once again offer plenty of new things to see and do. In addition to the nearly 300 exhibitors presenting the latest ideas and product groups in the field of food and technology, visitors can look forward to discovering a wealth of activities – including the 5,000 m2 concept hall Tech City in Hall F, where technology and knowledge converge.
“Tech City invites you to a wealth of activities, all of which will focus on the concept of ‘tech’. Whether you are attending a conference or exhibition, exhibitors and visitors will experience a clear recurring theme related to technology and industrial food production,” said John Dørr Jensen, Project Manager at FoodTech.
World Congress at FoodTech
One of the many new experiences waiting in Tech City is the IFC World Congress, which will include a series of Danish and international speakers from, among others, Danish Crown, Arla Foods and Grundfos, all focusing the sustainable use and reuse of water in the food industry. The IFC World Congress will be held from 14–15 November, and the programme has been designed to introduce participants to the food industry’s goals and strategies for sustainability – while also reviewing various future scenarios with regard to water and water consumption. In addition, a number of selected experts will present the latest new knowledge about water treatment, food safety and measurement methods.
Popular innovation competition
As in 2016, the innovation competition FoodTech Challenge & InnovateFood.dk is again part of the FoodTech programme. This time, the competition has been moved to Tech City, where 50 selected students from all over the world will have three days to develop the best idea in food technology. Here, the students will work in small teams where each team receives a specific task from a major Danish company; and the students must then come up with the best possible solution for the given case. This year’s case companies are among the industry’s largest and most well-known companies and include Arla, KMC, Marel, Chr. Hansen and Tulip, among others.
FoodTech Challenge & InnovateFood.dk will conclude on the final day of the expo, 15 November, when a panel of judges will select a winning team.
A wealth of activities at FoodTech
In addition to Tech City, the IFC World Congress and FoodTech Challenge & InnovateFood.dk, visitors can also look forward to experiencing a wide variety of activities, including the International Food Contest in Hall M, where food and dairy products from all over the world will be exhibited and evaluated; FoodLab in Hall L, where laboratory equipment manufacturers will be demonstrating their food products and solutions; FoodTech Product News, where a number of exciting products have been awarded stars for their innovation value; as well as the ScanStar stand in Hall F, where visitors can see the eight Nordic packaging solutions that have been honoured with a ScanStar.
FoodTech will be held on 13–15 November 2018 at MCH Messecenter Herning.
From a world congress to an innovation competition: FoodTech offers plenty to see and do