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Food Ingredients Europe: 25 Years of Food Innovation

October 22nd, 2011

Food ingredients Europe & Natural Ingredients trade exhibition has chosen Paris to celebrate its 25th anniversary, as part of its 2011’s edition, running from 29 November to 1 December 2011. Developments, challenges and market prospects: three leading ingredients manufacturers talk about the primary event of the processed food industry, each of them has a long history with the show.

Food ingredients Europe & Natural ingredients: a forum for food innovation, a partner of the market leaders

Sweeteners, salt and sugar replacers, food supplements, organic products, food safety, latest industry trends… For 25 years, Food ingredients Europe featured and drove innovations from the food ingredients industry worldwide, allowing food professionals to meet and identify the best solutions for their products.

“Roquette has a historical relationship with FiE & Ni: we are one of the first exhibitors of the show and since then it has been a main generator of business for us,” said Emily Lauwaert, Marketing Communication Manager, Nutrition BU Roquette. “Its scope is very broad: it allows us to present our overall ingredient solutions, not only on the nutritional and health segments, but also in terms of texturing and economic solutions.”

For Anne Barry, Marketing & Communications Manager EMEA, Tate & Lyle Specialty Food Ingredients, “A true partnership has been created over the years: the organizers of the show are really responsive to our needs.”

“Food Ingredients Europe is a unique opportunity for us to have access to our entire customer base, while enhancing our overall business portfolio and all the advances in ingredients and dietary supplements,” says Charlotte Frederiksen, Global Communication Manager, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd.

The food sector – a growing industry which holds many challenges for ingredient suppliers

For these leading ingredient suppliers, Fi Europe 2011 is an evidence that the food sector is experiencing real growth, boosted by the trends of well-being, health and dietary supplements, which are a real challenge for professionals. “Providing safe food, nutritionally balanced, sustainable and tasty remains an enormous challenge for food producers,” says Emily Lauwaert. “The growth opportunities are enormous and they are at FiE, as we are able to offer advanced solutions across all food sectors.”

According to Anne Barry, this year saw a sharp rise in commodity prices: “The challenge of this edition is to provide solutions to help customers handle the rising costs, but also to enable them to continue on the path of innovation by offering quality products and a strong nutritional profile. The principle: no compromises!”

For Charlotte Frederiksen current issues provide insight into the future: “During the 25 years of the show, DSM has been commitment to providing innovative solutions. Consumer demands are focused on convenience products, good taste, health and well-being benefits, and as a result of this we need to redefine the industrial landscape. Our developments must comply with economic performance, environmental requirements and social responsibility policies.”

A new era of opportunities for the customer … as well as for the industry

“The challenges this year are even bigger than before. All players need to meet new regulations and claims imposed by EFSA,” adds Charlotte Frederiksen…”Thanks to a strong cooperation with customers and industry experts, we are able to benefit from the developing environment.”

“This major event is a must for our business; the entire food industry is united to move forward together!” says Anne Barry. “Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of food on their health. We are always listening to them: the developments will increasingly seek to provide solutions to problems consumers are facing, such as health and weight management, while providing scientific evidence required by EFSA.”

“The pressure is high,” says Emily Lauwaert. “Especially as attendance is always very high when the show takes place in Paris, the capital of good taste. As a matter of fact we can say that all ingredients were put together for a big celebration at this much anticipated event!

About Fi Europe & Ni 2011

Running since 1986, Fi Europe is the global meeting place for all stakeholders in the food ingredients industry. Over 500,000 people have attended the shows over the years, and billions of Euros of business has been done as a result. Fi Europe & Ni are held once every two years in a major European city and brings together the world’s leading food & beverage suppliers, R&D, production and marketing specialists.

Fi Europe & Ni 2011 will be held on 29 November – 1 December in Paris Nord Villepinte, France. The show has grown by 9% compared to 2009 and will feature more than 1,200 exhibitors from over 65 countries. The show offers priceless industry knowledge through wide range of conference modules, Exhibitor seminars, New Product Zone displays, Expert Innovation tours and more, covering the latest trends, industry issues and product innovations. For more information, visit www.ingredientsnetwork.com/FiEurope

About the organiser

UBM Live is a division of UBM plc., which is headquartered in London, UK. The office in the Netherlands is the organiser of the world leading Fi, Hi, CPhi and ICSE series of pharmaceutical and food ingredient trade shows. The Dutch office also publishes International Food Ingredients (IFI) magazine, organises related conference activities and has a rapidly growing online business.

Source: UBM Live

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