Welcome evening and Marketplace

The first get-together at the Symposium on Fine Food + Drink takes place on the Welcome evening. It marks the start of this high-calibre industry get-together, which brings together decision makers from the retail trade, industry and gastronomy. The highlight of the Welcome evening is the opening of the Marketplace, where participants first get to meet industry partners' innovatively presented goods. Decision makers in all roles relevant to food meet here in order to chart a course for the future and to discuss sales potential with the products in front of them, far away from directly over the goods and far away from the annual round of talks.

120 manufacturing companies from the (luxury) food industry 2022
300 trade decision makers expected in 2023

Trade conference

A hot topic of the food industry was the focus of the conference in 2022. Climate change and younger generations are causing a change in values in society. The driving forces behind the movement are not only the participants in Fridays for Future, older generations are now also demanding more climate protection and calling on businesses and governments to rethink. At the symposium, renowned experts from business, politics and science provided key inputs on the megatopic of sustainability. Product and solution strategies for environmental and resource conservation were discussed. Top speakers analysed industry developments and consumer trends. Innovative assets along the value chain will be put to the test. In 2022, Symposium on Fine Food + Drink celebrated its 30th anniversary. The anniversary was an occasion to address the complex changes in the food industry over the last three decades and to venture a forecast of future tasks for the industry. This is why the 2022 symposium provided an impetus to raise awareness of the industry’s responsibility. With the controversial topic of sustainability, the anniversary event was closer to the economically and socially explosive discussion than ever before.

Gala evening

A charming entertainment program and first-class culinary delights conclude the annual Symposium on Fine Food + Drink in an elegant scenery. Here the top decision makers of the food industry have the opportunity once again to deepen the topics of the symposium bilaterally.

310 leading speakers so far
1.100 participants expected in 2023