Experience a wide range of
different foods

Are you not yet a trade participant of the Symposium on Fine Food + Drink, but you wish to visit the event in your role for your retail company? As a retailer, multi-site business or management representative from a company’s head office, participating can benefit you in many ways.

300 trade decision makers expected in 2019

Know what customers are buying

The Symposium on Fine Food + Drink is the innovation-driven dialogue platform for the DACH region. In the Marketplace, you will find out what makes up the ranges of the tomorrow, what you need to focus on, and what the up-coming trends are going to be. You will also experience innovative gastronomic concepts live and discover the top-selling products of the future on the start-up platform. You will talk to industry stakeholders and expand your business network with the products present in front of you. The trade conference will give you answers to the latest questions in food retailing from distinguished speakers from the food industry, the academic world and politics.

300 erwartete Handelsentscheider 2019

How do I become a trade participant?

All of the information on how to register, log in and participate can be found in the Participants’ section.

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Trade partners

Who are they?

The retail trade has an important role to play in shaping the food industry: it is the industry’s think tank, closer to customers and their wishes than anyone else. It is precisely this advantage that strengthens the Symposium’s partnership with the retail trade. Central, independent retailers, multi-site businesses and the wholesale sector are all part of the Symposium, represented by their top decision makers. A trade partnership will give you long-term access to the industry’s decision-making processes. As a trade partner, you will bear active responsibility for safeguarding the future of the trade. You will also shape the quality and focus of the development of young talent, thereby meeting the shortage of specialists head-on with a sustainable approach.


As a trade partner, you assume responsibility for the food industry. To be able to live up to this challenge you can:

  • Actively contribute to the expert group and thereby have direct influence on shaping the industry
  • Influence the topics of the trade conference with your own proposals
  • Take part in key events such as the Symposium and the congress for the development of young talent: Take-off
  • Directly influence the development of young talent, involving new sales and purchasing staff in decision-making processes
  • Make contacts with young and innovative start-up companies who are unveiling new added-value models

How do I become a trade partner?

Become a trade partner today and profit from the unique advantages of trade partnership.

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