Cologne: 26.–29.04.2022 #AnugaFoodTec2022

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Message from the Management - current state of affairs

Preparations for Anuga FoodTec are still in full swing. We look forward to welcoming you all to Cologne in April. As usual, we will inform you transparently and openly about the latest developments in Cologne, Germany and the world.

Trade fairs take place again

Since mid-September, a number of trade fairs have taken place again in our sector, e.g. in Las Vegas, in Cologne, Bogota or in Dubai. The experience of the autumn trade fairs paints the same picture: the decision-makers from the food and beverage industry are travelling again! New business is agreed in personal meetings! Companies that do not attend the fairs leave the market to their competitors!

Anuga FoodTec will be the first FoodTec trade fair to take place in 2022. We assume that numerous decision-makers will place the investments, some of which they have been putting off since March 2020. The figures for Anuga, which took place here in Cologne in October, speak for themselves. With more than 70,000 visitors from 169 countries and more than 4,600 exhibitors from 98 countries, the world's leading trade fair for food and beverages proved that trade fairs of this size are once again possible with a good hygiene concept.

Current situation of Anuga FoodTec

We are pleased about the great number of registrations. Anuga FoodTec will cover eight halls with a total of 140,000m², which corresponds to an area of approx. 20 football pitches. In the last two months we have received over 100 new registrations alone, so we expect around 1,000 exhibitors to present their solutions. We are particularly proud of the fact that the internationality of Anuga FoodTec continues to increase in the current situation. Visitors can look forward to exhibitors and solutions from all continents.

The situation in Germany

You may have read in the media that new corona safety measures are being introduced in Germany. According to the new legal situation in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, to which Cologne belongs, vaccinated and recovered people will still be able to attend all events and go to restaurants or hotels. Unvaccinated people, on the other hand, will have to restrict themselves severely, but will be allowed to attend trade fairs and stay in hotels for work-related reasons if they have been tested. Details can be found here: Multilingual information about the Coronavirus in North Rhine-Westphalia | Land.NRW

What does this mean for Anuga FoodTec? The vast majority of our trade fair participants have been vaccinated or have recovered. By April of next year, this proportion will increase worldwide and the tightened safety measures will make the trade fair experience even safer. Therefore, we expect little impact on Anuga FoodTec.

Vaccination status worldwide

Currently, 41% of the world's population is fully vaccinated against Covid19, and 54% have received at least one vaccination. Currently, over 28 million doses are vaccinated per day. Anuga FoodTec will take place in about 150 days. If the current global vaccination pace is maintained, around 4.2 billion vaccinations would still be carried out worldwide during this time.

Source: Our world in Data

Entry to Germany

For vaccinated and recovered persons, there are currently no restrictions on entering Germany. Anyone entering Germany unvaccinated from a country with a very high incidence of infection (so-called high-risk countries) must remain in quarantine for 10 days.

Anuga FoodTec @home for even more coverage

We know from many conversations with our visitors that they are looking forward to the personal exchange with you in April 2022! So that you can also exchange ideas with customers who will not be coming to Cologne, for example, due to extensive quarantine regulations, we have developed the Anuga FoodTec @home digital platform. Here you can present your innovations digitally, chat with customers via video or network with new business partners. And best of all, you can see which customers visited your digital stand and what they viewed. You can find details at www.anugafoodtec.com/foodtechome

We look forward to a successful Anuga FoodTec 2022 together with you!

The entire Anuga FoodTec team will be happy to provide you with further information and answer your questions.

Best regards from Cologne

Anne Schumacher, Vice President

Matthias Schlüter, Director