The 31st international food biennal Anuga returns to Cologne where more than 6,500 suppliers from over 100 countries will meet an estimated 150,000 international trade buyers at the Koelnmesse fairgrounds. Anuga is the largest food fair in the world and offers a unique concept , bringing supply and demand together in 10 specialized trade shows under one roof: Fine Food; Drinks; Meat; Frozen Food; Chilled and Fresh Food; Dairy; Organic; Bread, Bakery & Hot Beverages; RetailTec; and Foodservice. Anuga runs from Saturday to Wednesday, 8-12th October, 2011.

International trade visitors will be treated to a superlative supermarket, efficiently organized into ten trade shows with key themes, for visitors to access the entire range of products on the world market.

In addition, Anuga´s nine trend topics focus on all of the key future trends. Exhibitors can be listed on the online exhibitor database, which may be sorted by trend theme, and in a brochure for their particular area. The nine trend topics of Anuga 2011 are: Gourmet products and regional specialties; Halal and Kosher food; Organics; Vegetarian products; Health & functional food; Finger food; Private labels; and Ingredients.

The biggest and most international Hall is Anuga Fine Food, with around 3,500 exhibiting companies for delicatessen products, encompassing all aspects of international cooking, from Mediterranean cuisine to Asian and Australian specialties, spices and fine ingredients from the Orient, and exotic dishes and beverages from Africa, South and Central America.

One of the fair's major themes will be Italy, which will demonstrate its undisputed food and beverage expertise as the partner country of Anuga 2011. Italy is particularly well positioned in traditional product ranges such as pasta, pesto and antipasti. Encompassing about 1,000 exhibiting companies, ‘bella Italia’ has been the largest foreign contingent at Anuga for the past 20 years.

For unique lines and sophisticated product presentations, over 20 Danish companies will exhibit a range of foods and beverages including those from suppliers of fine and organic certified lines in a showcase  under the umbrella Bio Aus Danemark: Meat cuts from Hanegal, the first organic slaughterhouse in Denmark; goat cheese by Tebstrup Gedeosteri; dairy products provided by Naturmælk and by Thise Mejeri, the largest Danish organic dairy ; fruit –juice based soft drinks and syrups made by Pebas A/S; ice cream by Peters Is, natural soft drinks made with fruits and spices by Ørbæk Bryggeri and organic artisan chocolates by leading chocolate maker Woodshade Organics.

Continue to grow with Anuga Organic

In 2009 the Anuga Organic pavilion hosted more than 270 exhibitors from 32 countries and over 54,000 visitors. Over 80 per cent of the visitors play a decisive role in purchasing decisions at their companies. The ‘Fully Organic’ special show took place in an organic supermarket, presenting a complete selection of products for retailers and giving the dynamic segment fresh momentum. Offering all of the new products and trends and centrally located in the trade fair setting, Anuga Organic leads top decision-makers from the retail trade and the food service/catering market directly to your lines. It also gives you a comprehensive overview of the global competition.