Between 26th – 27th March 2015 all in all 114 food business operators from the food sectors of bakery, dairy and meat production as well as researchers, technology providers and experts from across Europe met in Cologne at Anuga FoodTec for the TRADEIT Conference and Brokerage Event dealing with sustainability.

The conference on 26th March yielded a complex program, where specialists showcased the future trends for sustainable development in the food production and the latest trends in the development of sustainable technologies.
This was complemented by the possibility that food businesses could come together in bilateral meetings with experts and technology providers to discuss how the presented technologies can help them to build up or maintain sustainable production. Altogether 103 bilateral talks between 99 participants were conducted. This offered a number of new partnerships that have the potential to cause significant changes within these businesses.

Participant feedback has been very good, with some strong new international relationships forming. The opportunity to learn that the same challenges and opportunities face food businesses across Europe was particularly valued. The TRADEIT Project teams are now looking forward to helping those food producers to profit from their new ideas and contacts.

The event ended on 27.03. with three sector-based demonstration tours around the ANUGA FoodTec at the stands of selected technology providers who presented sustainable solutions to our visitors from the bakery, dairy and meat production. Again, international business relations were created.

This was the second in the series of such events held by TRADEIT. The third has the focus on "Packaging" and is open to all small and medium-sized enterprises from the 3 food sectors, those from the bakery, dairy and meat production. It takes place at the International Fair Hispack & Bta on 23 and 24 April in Barcelona. If you wish to participateand for any further information, please contact:


Martha Walter:           Martha.Walte[at)ilu-ev.de
Dr. Karsten Schmidt: Karsten.Schmidt[at)ilu-.ev.de