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Exhibitions & conferences.

January 2004

8-10 IFE INDIA 2004--The International Food, Drink and Hospitality Exhibition is an important event for industry professionals within the Indian subcontinent. The goal is to offer exhibitors the opportunity to develop new and existing business relationships and export opportunties in a dynamic and new market. The venue is the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Grounds in New Delhi.

Information: Montgomery International Ltd; tel: 020 7886 3000 visit: www.montex.co.uk

16-18 VIVE LE COMMERCE--the exclusively French trade event, launches on Friday 16th January at Vive La France 2004. This new trade exhibition is open for one day only at the gallery level of the Grand Hall, Olympia, London and adds an entirely new element to Haymarket Exhibitions' existing consumer show, Vive La France. Vive Le Commerce will be showcasing products firm independent French producers in the food and drink sectors from all over France. The event will be trageting UK importers, retailers and on-trade operators who are looking to source top quality producers.

Information: Vive La France; tel: 0870 902 0444 visit: www.vivelafrance.co.uk

16-25 INTERNATIONAL GREEN WEEK--This diverse event will be held in Berlin and promises to be an effective marketing tool, be it in the food industry, horticulture or agriculture. The show will be divided into seven thematic areas offering a comprehensive selection of products. The show covers 114,000m: of exhibition space, and around 115,000 trade visitors are expected and 1,600 exhibitors from 58 countries. Categories that will be of interest to visitors interested in the food industry are soups, gourmet, health and frozen foods; seafood, fruit and vegetables; meats and sausages and canned food, baking products pasta and dairy.

Information: Overseas Trade Shows Ltd; tel: 020 7886 3103 visit: www.otsa.net:

17-21 SIGEP--The 25th international exhibition for the artisan production of ice cream, pastry, confectionery and bakery will be held at the Rimini Fiera, Italy. Europe's most innovative expo centre once again hosts this event, the world's largest for artisan ice cream and of European importance for artisan confectionery and bakery. At the 2003 edition, there were 80,000m: of exhibits, 730 exhibiting firms and 86,760 visitors came to see the latest machinery, basic products, raw materials, furnishings and fittings, decorations, accessories and services for artisan ice cream, confectionery and bakery production.

Information: Rimini Fiera SpA; tel: +39 0541 744262 e-mail: bonfe@riminifiera.it

18-20 WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW--Hosted by the National Association for the Speciality Food Trade and held in the Moscone Centre, San Francisco, USA. It is the largest food specialist show held annually in the USA. The show attracts over 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 visitors.

Information: National Association for the Speciality Food Trade; tel: +1 (0) 212 482 6440 visit: www.fancyfoodshows.com

January/February 2004

31-3 MSE--Held at Rimini Fiera SpA, the Mediterranean Seafood Exposition is the only Italian expo event concentrating on the entire seafood chain, with a particular accent on the various types of consumption, offering processing firms unbeatable sales opportunities. During MSE, conferences will be held on nutritional safety in the seafood chaiu and in particular, in-depth coverage will be given to the issue of biological products in the acquaculture field.

Information: Rintini Fiera SpA; tel: +39 (0) 0541 744508 visit: www.medseafood.it

31-4 MIA--This Italian catering expo will be held at Rimini Fiera. It is a must for all specialist wholesalers, commercial, modern and traditional food service distributors, collective food service buyers, Restaurateurs, Hoteliers, bar, snuck bar. pub, beer cellar and take-away venue owners. Visitors will be able to discover new tastes and demands made by consumers, and new trends and opportunities. Around 1,500 exhibitors and 60,000 trade visitors are expected. The exhibition will cover 90,000[m.sup.2] and is important for professionals with an interest in Italy's food service market.

Information: Rimini Fiera SpA; tel: +39 (0) 0541 744111 visit: www.riminifiera.it

February 2004

1-4 ISM--Featuring nearly 1,500 suppliers from 70 countries, the 34th International Sweets and Biscuits Fair, looks set to cofirm its standing as the most important information and ordering platform for the international confetionery industry. The organisers of ISM are Koelnmesse and the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair Working Group (AISM), which is the conceptual sponsor. The exhibitor and visitor structures of ISM are clearly defined. At the fair, manufacturers and importers present a comprehensive overview of the following product groups: chocolate, sugar confectionery, fine baked goods, snack products, ice cream and raw pastes. Only those end products destined for the retail trade are displayed.

Information: Koelnmesse GmbH: tel: +49 (0) 221 821 0 visit: www.ism-cologne.com

3-4 LOGISTICS LINK--The Logistics Link 2004 exhibition will cover all facets of the supply chain. Now in its third year, the event will take place at Sandown Park and is supported by the Freight Transport Association, United Kingdom Warehousing Association and the Cold Storage and Distribution Federation. Logistics Link 2004 is an innovative and interactive exhibition that will help logistics professionals to optimise their operations by putting them face to face with over 100 market-leading providers of cutting-edge solutions for the supply chain. The organisers are offering free admission, free parking, free admission to any one of eight industry presentations, a 5 [pounds sterling] refreshment voucher and a free 14 [pounds sterling] grandstand ticket to visit Sandown Park racecourse on 22nd July 2004.

Information: Logistics Link 2004; tel: 020 8661 1160 visit: www.logisticslink.co.uk

5-7 FRUIT LOGISTICA--Held in Berlin this trade show provides industries involved in fruit trading an opportunity to present their range of services from growing to selling. The event focuses on specific target market groups, in particular developing world exhibitors marketing "exotic" produce as well as newcomers from Europe establishing business contacts. In addition to products, Fruit Logistica introduces the technical know-how and skills required for effective logistics. The range includes unprocessed fruit and vegetables, dried nuts, nuts, spices and biological produce.

Information: Messe Berlin GmbH; tel: +49 (0) 30 3038 2192 visit: www.fruitlogistica.com

12-15 FISH INTERNATIONAL--The international trade fair for fish and seafood is for professionals from the industry, retail, food service and services sectors. Held at the Bremen Fair Center, the trade forum is the direct and logical path to one of the world's most financially powerful markets. 500 international companies from over 511 countries present: new products, new solutions in production, logistics and presentation, new market strategies and new preparation ideas.

Information: MGH; tel: +49 (01 421 3505 260 visit: www.fishinternational.com

23-26 MEBAC--The international trade fair for bakery and confectionery takes place for the first time under a new partnership between MEDIAC and GHM, hosts of iba 2000. It is the event's third showing overall, and it takes place in the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC).

Information: GHM; tel: +49 (0) 89 949 55 161 email: presse@ghm.de visit: www.ghm.de

24-27 UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA--The 13th International Trade Fair for Machinery and Equipment for the Manufacture of Packaging, Packaging Machinery, Confectionery Machinery, Packaging and Packaging Aids, Logistics will be staged in Moscow's state-of-the-art trade fair grounds, Krasnaya Presnya. Over 25,000 visitors are expected to visit with 400 companies from 25 countries showcasing the industry's most important innovations.

Information: Messe Dusseldorf; tel: +49 (0) 211 4560 01 visit: www.messe-duesseldorf.de

March 2004

2-4 IMHX--Organised by Turret RAI and the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), The International Materials Handling Exhibition takes place at the NEC, Birmingham. The show incorporates the Industrial Handling and Storage Exhibition (IHSE). Occupying five major halls at the NEC, the exhibition will feature companies from all areas of the materials handling and storage industry, plus free seminars and The Fork Lift Driver of the Year Competition.

Information: IMHX; tel: 01628 488388 visit: www.IMHX2004.co.uk

14-17 FOOD & DRINK EXPO--Organised by William Reed Exhibitions Food & Drink Expo, held at the NEC, Birmingham is a biennial event that has established itself as one of the UK's most exciting exhibitions for promoting products and services across the food and drink industry. Bringing together a host of exhibitors from the UK and abroad, the expo provides an ideal opportunity for visitors to source products and services from hundreds of speciality and general food and drink companies. The show is aimed at caterers, manufacturers, buyers and wholesalers.

Information: William Reed Exhibitions; tel: 01293 613400 visit: www. foodanddrinkexpo.co.uk

14-17 FOOD & BAKE--As one of the leading trade events in the baking sector. Food & Bake is a biennial show attracting 18,000 visitors, Owned by Bakery Exhibitions Limited, the event stays close to it's industry--lead by a board who are at the forefront of the sectors that the event addresses. In 2004 the Food & Bake exhibition will take place at the NEC with a significant number of new features to reflect the rapidly evolving industries encompassed by the event. Supporting one of the new features, the Ice Cream Alliance (ICA) has come on board as one of the key sponsors to the show's introduction of a themed Ice Cream Parlour. The show is organised by Centrex.

Information: Centrex; tel: 0121 767 2118 visit: www.foodbake.co.uk

14-17 FOODEX MEATEX--Foodex Meatex is set to be as popular as ever in 2004. Whilst retaining the features that have made it into one of the UK's leading food industry exhibitions, this year sees a number of new initiatives. Four new feature areas have been introduced for 2004: The Self Advancemnet Zone, The Food Hygiene and Safety Zone, The Food Processing Village and 21st Century Food. New for 2004, is the Family on Sunday 14th March. The aim is to increase visitor numbers by giving time strapped visitors the chance to attend the show with their families. Foodex Meatex takes place every two years at the NEC, Birmingham. It is one of the leading food industry exhibitions and is unique in that it is organised by the industry for the industry.

Information: Foodex Meatex; tel: 01423 701616 visit: www.foodexmeatex.co.uk

21-25 IDF SYMPOSIUM ON CHEESE--This symposium, held in Prague, will explore challenges and opportunities in the fields of cheese ripening, microbiology, characterisation, flavour formation and technology. The program will cover the latest scientific findings about important microbial and enzymatic activities during cheese ripening, control of flavour formation and chemical analysis, sensory studies, texture, structure and functionality of cheese and the influence of technology on cheese ripening not forgetting characterisation of cheese and the economic aspects. In twelve sessions the Symposium will deal with a wide range of scientific and technological aspects of cheese and cheesemaking. The object is exchange of information, ideas and experience between people in research and people in practical cheese making from many countries. Participants will gain new insights from these international contacts. Essential for cheese scientists and technologists wishing to broaden their outlook and strengthen their knowledge and make new contacts.

Information: IDF; tel: +32 2706 86 45 visit: www.conference.cz/IDF

30-31 MDD RENCONTRES--With 27,000m of floor space and featuring 850 companies the third international exhibition for private label food products, MMD Rencontres brings together manufacturers and distributors of fiend products, wanting to develop their private label market. The main buyers from super and hypermarkets, hard discount stores, freeze centres, cash and carry stores and the catering sector, as well as wholesalers from all over Europe look set to make the trip to the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles.

Information: Jangil; tel: +33 (0) 5 53 36 78 78 visit: www.mddrencontres.com
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