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People & Events 10.04.2013

drinktec Goes To Africa

New event “food & drink technology Africa” takes place for the first time on March 18 and…

New event "food & drink technology Africa" takes place for the first time on March 18 and 19, 2014 in Johannesburg

"food & drink technology Africa" is the title of a new event which premieres on March 18 and 19, 2014 in the South African city of Johannesburg. This marks a further phase in the internationalization of drinktec, the World´s Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry.

The venue for this first food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) is the Gallagher Convention Center. The organizers are Messe München International (MMI) and its subsidiary MMI Africa, which is based in Johannesburg. The conceptual sponsor is the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association of the VDMA (German Engineering Federation). A two-year cycle is scheduled for this new event, which will initially take the form of a congress with accompanying exhibition, a format that has proven its value and one that was also used in 2007 for the launch of drink technology India (dti) in the Indian city of Mumbai. In terms of content and range, food & drink technology Africa – as the name suggests – addresses not only the beverages industry, but also the food sector. The exhibitors at fdt Africa in Johannesburg will therefore be presenting both beverages technology as well as food and packaging technology.

Alongside its function as a technology showcase, fdt Africa will also be a platform for networking, exchange of expertise and continuing professional development. It will bring mostly global manufacturers of food machinery, beverages technology and packaging machinery together with primarily regional, i.e. South African, manufacturers of foodstuffs, liquid food and beverages.

In terms of the professional development opportunities offered by fdt Africa – as with dti – the event will be targeted specifically to the needs of the regional market, i.e. South Africa. The focus will be on technologies for safe, hygienic and resource-efficient production and packaging of foodstuffs, liquid food and beverages, as well as current developments and trends along the entire value-added chain: from raw materials handling, processing, filling and packaging through to logistics. The conference program will be supplemented by a series of workshops.

Messe München GmbH
drinktec Press Office
Johannes Manger and Benjamin Büttner
Tel. (+49 89) 949-21482, Fax (+49 89) 949-9721482

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