Amsterdam / The Netherlands, February 2021: With its virtual event series Fi Global CONNECT, show organizer Informa Markets unites international experts from across the ingredients industry. The “Regions in the Spotlight” event kicks off in April and will be followed by two more themed events in June and September, focused on health ingredients and plant-based ingredients. Fi Global CONNECT offers exhibitors and participants the chance to showcase their products, make new contacts, learn about trends and innovations, and broaden their market knowledge.
From 12-23 April, companies from all over the world will present their ingredients, technologies and services to an international audience. An extensive agenda of live and on-demand sessions promises cutting-edge insights into regional markets, along with their specific trends and regulatory particularities.
Key to the event is a collaboration between the regional teams of Fi Europe, Fi North America, Fi South America, Fi Africa, Fi India, Hi Korea, Hi Japan, Hi & Fi Asia-China, Fi Asia and Fi Vietnam trade shows.
Thanks to intuitive chat and video meeting functions, exhibitors and attendees can make the most of extensive networking opportunities, with up to 10,000 attendees from across the F&B industry expected to attend “Regions in the Spotlight”
Sinem Zeybek, Fi Global Brand Manager, comments, “The food industry is thoroughly globalized, not only in supply chains and raw material sourcing, but also when it comes to the exchange of ideas when meeting face-to-face. But sadly, the year 2020 put a stop to networking in person. That’s why I’m even more pleased that we have launched Fi Global CONNECT, a series of events where such vital and international exchanges can succeed virtually. Our experienced teams from all over the world will ensure that exhibitors and participants alike can benefit from this opportunity in the best possible way.”
Future spotlights on functional and plant-based ingredients
From 14 to 18 June, a dedicated online event will focus on the growing global market for ingredients with added health benefits. “Health Ingredients in the Spotlight” will highlight functional foods and dietary supplements, including ingredients for immune and intestinal health, and active and performance nutrition. There will also be solutions for making products healthier – from ‘Free From’ and salt and sugar reduction, to transparency and sustainability.
Similarly, “Plant Based Ingredients in the Spotlight” (13 to 17 September) will offer manufacturers of plant-based ingredients an international platform and extensive programme of lectures and expert panels. Exhibitors can showcase their ingredients and innovations, such as proteins, carbs and fats. Furthermore, solutions to optimize the taste, texture and nutritional value of plant-based foods will also be presented.
Kinga Wojcicka-Swiderska, who is a Senior Content Producer at Informa Markets, and responsible for the content programme for the new event series, says:
“We have a great line-up of market experts across the three events, making the series not only a great business and networking opportunity, but a platform for targeted insights into key developments in the food ingredients market and new product developments.”