Eurasia Packaging & Food-Tech Eurasia Fairs Are Ready For 2017

Last year’s event

Embracing every element of the production stage, from processing, packaging and filling machinery to all packaging products, Eurasia Packaging Fair is the most attractive and preferred annual event in its region. Eurasia Packaging Fair, the most important gathering point of the packaging industry, was held with the participation of 1,114 companies and company representatives from 37 countries. Hosting more than 55,000 qualified visitors, including 6,000 international visitors from 94 countries, and more than 900 qualified buyers from the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and Western Europe, Balkans, Russia and Caucasus were widely appreciated by the exhibitors. Co-located with the world-class Eurasia Packaging Fair, Food-Tech Eurasia is where manufacturers find innovative, reliable, cost effective and high quality solutions to take their products to market.  In 2017, Food Tech Eurasia will continue to grow through its special sections, Sweettech Machinery and Equipment of Chocolate, Confectionary, Biscuits, Dried Fruits-Nuts and Pastry Technologies Special Section, Dairytech Milk and Dairy Product Technologies Special Section, Cold Chain; Storage Systems, Cooling, Ventilation and Logistics Special Section and Food Safety; Food Safety and Hygiene Special Section. Eurasia Packaging Fair and co-located Food-Tech Eurasia, the most prestigious and attractive trade shows in the region, will be opening doors between October 25-28, 2017 in Istanbul at Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center.

Enormous Interest in interpack 2017

interpack 2017 is recording the highest demand among exhibitors in its history of over 55 years. By the official closing date of this outstanding international event for the packaging industry and related processing industries, exhibitors had booked about 20 per cent more space than was available at the exhibition Centre with its 262,400 square meters in 19 halls. Around 2,700 exhibitors can therefore be expected again from 4 to 10 May 2017, coming from about 60 different countries. As before, another trade fair will be running in parallel, entitled components, special trade fair by the exhibition. It will feature products from supplier industries of the packaging sector. This event, too, is now fully booked, yet it will occupy more than twice as much space as in 2014, at its première. Where size and internationalism are concerned, the exhibition is a unique platform for businesses offering products and solutions in packaging technology and related processes as well as packaging media and materials for the various segments of this industry: food, beverages, confectionery and baked goods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, non-food consumer goods and industrial goods. The products and services presented here will be supplemented by several innovative specialist areas. Working together with the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), the exhibition will put the focus on Industry 4.0, in particular. The special show will take the form of a Technology Lounge at the VDMA stand, featuring examples of solutions in packaging machinery and process engineering and opening up new opportunities for applications in security, traceability, copying and counterfeit protection as well as in customized packaging. As before, SAVE FOOD will play a role at interpack 2017. A special show called innovationparc (Innovation Park) will be held, with packaging ideas and solutions designed to reduce food losses and waste.

11,556 Buyers Clustered With 430 Exhibitor Brands at Foteg


Visitors at the trade fair

Foteg Istanbul has yet again lived up to its status and the most important trade hub of food industry. The four-day trade fair capped its 13th edition on 16 March with 430 exhibitors and 11,556 unique buyers from 36 countries and regions. Bekir Çakıcı, Chairman HKF Trade Fairs, noted that the traffic remained optimistic and centered on meat processing machinery and dairy machinery and equipment. “We observed that the increase on qualified international buyers and food processing trade potential really remarkable this year. Their presence is an encouraging sign that points to food industry’s continued development and significant growth.” The 17 percent of the total number of visitors was from outside Turkey. This makes the Foteg Istanbul Fair a very good barometer of business sentiment. The fair also takes the lead in setting agenda that would contribute to the development of the food processing industry. As such, this edition saw the success of an initiative, called the “Buyer Delegation Program.” Under these program 500 top buyers from different countries and regions hosted by the organization of HKF Trade Fairs. The feedback from the participants regarding this initiative was positive. They acknowledged that Foteg Istanbul is going in the right direction. Below is a breakdown of visitor numbers at the 13th edition of Foteg Istanbul Fair, held at the Istanbul CNR Expo Center from 16 to 19 March 2017. 


Foteg 2017

The total number of unique visitors (counted once during the entire fair period) over four days reached 11,556. These visitors came from 36 countries and regions in six continents. Turkey-based visitors totaled 9694, accounting for nearly 83 percent of the total number of visitors. The rest of the visitors: 1862, or over 17 percent of the overall total, were from overseas. Visitor Countries: Afghanistan 18, Algeria 114, Armenia 4, Austria 2, Azerbaijan 23, Belarus 3, Bosnia And Herzegovina 5, Bulgaria 76, Cameroon 1, China 9, Cyprus 55, Denmark 3, Egypt 10, England 6, Estonia 1, Ethiopia 1, Falkland Islands 2, Gabon 1, Georgia 33, Germany 35, Greece 9, Hong Kong 1, Hungary 1, India 5, Iran 58, Iraq 65, Israel 19, Italy 8, Jordan 207, Kazakhstan 11, Kenya 1, Kosovo 53, Kuwait 8, Kyrgyzstan 4, Lebanon 177, Libya 87, Macao 1, Macedonia 21, Moldova 1, Morocco 14, Netherlands 3, Nigeria 4, Oman 21, Pakistan 4, Palestine 173, Poland 3, Qatar 4, Romania 1, Russia 11, Saudi Arabia 112, Senegal 3, Serbia And Montenegro 2, Slovakia 4, South Korea 1, Spain 9, Sudan 38, Sweden 3, Switzerland 1, Syria 35, Taiwan 2, Tajikistan 5, Tanzania 1, Tunisia 76, Turkey 9.694, Turkmenistan 7, United Arab Emirates 27, Uganda 1, Ukraine 65, USA 6, Uzbekistan 77, Yemen 10. During the Foteg Istanbul Fair, four seminars, were held at Mars Seminar Room with the contribution of exhibitors and authorities.