Food-Tech Eurasia preview

By Jim Cornall contact

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More than 60,000 professional visitors from over 100 countries are anticipated at this year's event.
More than 60,000 professional visitors from over 100 countries are anticipated at this year's event.

Related tags: Turkey, processing, Packaging

DairyReporter will be attending Food-Tech Eurasia in Istanbul, Turkey, from October 31 to November 3, and had the opportunity to speak to Berkan Öner, vice general manager, Reed Tüyap Fairs Inc., about the annual event.

Could you tell me something about the event – when it was started, how it has grown over the years, how many attend, how many exhibitors?

This year we are celebrating 24th​ edition of Eurasia Packaging Istanbul International Packaging Industry Fair and the 13th​ edition of Food-Tech Eurasia International Food and Beverage Technologies Fair. The co-located events will take place between October 31 and November 3, 2018 at Tüyap Fair, Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey with the participation of more than 1,200 companies and company representatives from 43 countries. We are expecting more than 60,000 professional visitors from over 100 countries. In 2017, 1,153 companies had the opportunity to meet with 59,326 visitors; 52% of the visitors were from the food and beverage industry.

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Berkan Öner, vice general manager, Reed Tüyap Fairs Inc.

Both events keep growing with special sections over the years. Product groups showcased in the events include; packaging products, packaging machinery, food processing machinery, Dairytech – special section for milk and dairy product technologies, Drinktech Eurasia – special section for drink and liquid food technologies, Printpack – special section for packaging printing technologies, corrugated – paper – carton packaging production technologies, Sweettech – special section for machinery and equipment of chocolate, confectionery, biscuits, dried fruits – nuts and pastry technologies, Cold Chain – special section for cold chain, storage systems, cooling, ventilation and logistics and Food Safety – special section for food safety, hygiene and quality control technologies.

In 2017, we launched Design Street, a designated area in Foyer 2 for packaging designers. This year packaging designers will again have the opportunity to meet with their target visitors, and share their ideas and creativity.

Where do companies and visitors come from to attend the event?

In 2017, 1,153 companies and company representatives from 43 countries exhibited at these co-located events. The top 10 exhibiting countries, were (excluding Turkey); Germany, Italy, China, France, USA, UK, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Japan and Switzerland.

A total of 59,326 professionals, 7,252 of whom were internationals from 108 countries, visited the 2017 fairs. International visitor number increased by 22% compared to the previous edition. International visitors were from the Middle East (41%), the Balkans and Eastern Europe (20%), Africa (15%), Western Europe (10%), Western and Middle Asia (8%), Eastern Asia & Pacific (5%) and the Americas (1%).

In 2018, Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair is pleased to welcome Tunisia as the visitor country of focus.

More than 8,000 international company professionals will be hosted at Eurasia Packaging Fair 2018.

Regarding the turnout of 2018 we believe that the large domestic and international interest for the fair is quiet satisfying. Our primary objective is to continue to provide our exhibitors with opportunities to add value to their products and brands.

Thanks to our ongoing sales and marketing efforts, we’ve already started to feel the thrill of bringing together our exhibitors with the qualified professionals of the industry. Alongside the great domestic interest, our fair has drawn great international interest, as well. 

Our fair will be held in 14 halls this year with packaging products and machinery, packaging printing technologies, corrugated-paper-carton packaging manufacturing technologies, drink and liquid food technologies and food processing machinery concepts. We will keep supporting our fair with the B2B system on our packagingfair.com website and our MyTüyap mobile application so that our more than 60,000 visitors efficiently meet 1,200 companies and company representatives in this humongous structure.

By visiting Istanbul -the intersection of multiple regional economies with its significant geopolitical position- to participate the Eurasia Packaging Istanbul and Food-Tech Eurasia Fairs that grow and develop each year not least with the collective work of the packaging industry; our exhibitors will seize the opportunity to meet decision makers in food and all non-food industries from Turkey, Central and Western Europe, the Balkans, Russia, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa while increasing their trade volume even further by demonstrating their production power.

What is the relevance to the dairy industry, and what other industries are covered?

Dairytech, Milk and Dairy Product Technologies Special Section, was launched in 2016 to bring companies in the fields of production, filling, automation, pasteurizers and equipment with food, beverage, dairy and baby food producers together.

Companies exhibiting at Dairytech Special Section will have the opportunity to showcase their products and machinery to the visitors coming from the target regions. Industrial professionals will be able to find processing machinery and technologies for milk and dairy products at Dairytech and with the co-located special sections Cold Chain and Food Safety, the whole process of producing qualified and safe products will be under the same roof.