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The jam-packed international food fair Anuga will be held as planned from October 7th to October 11th, 2023. Anuga will be hosted by Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. Exhibitors and trade visitors are expected to follow any and all coronavirus health and safety and prevention measures at the venue.

A Brief Overview of Anuga

Cologne will once more play host to the spectacular international trade show for beverages and food, Anuga where exhibitors from all over the world are going to present exceptional flavors, position themselves in new markets and reveal innovations in the food industry. Every food group is represented and organizers create the ideal conditions to facilitate business networking across a number of sectors.

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Anuga is the full embodiment of the world of gastronomy, delicacies and drinks. It has had nearly a century to grow into its current size and scope:

  • 266,800 square metres of exhibition space were devoted to last edition;
  • 7400+ exhibitors had a booth;
  • 165,000+ visitors walked the exhibition halls;
  • 122,000+ of these visitors came from different nationalities outside Germany

Industry Relevance

Anuga ran first in 1924, which is saying something significant about the show’s potency and importance. No event lasts this long without doing something right. Each new edition is held once every two years at the Koelnmesse and its format hasn’t changed. The space is divided between several themed sectors to make navigation easier – Fine Food, Frozen Food, Meat, Chilled & Fresh Food, Dairy, Bread, Bakery, Hot Beverages, Drinks, Organic, Food Service and RetailTec. This only makes it easier for manufacturers to meet with buyers and increase the number of cross-border transactions. To aid the business aspects, organizers have peppered in informative events across the program to explore new avenues. One prime example is the upcoming NEWTRITION X. that tackles the concept of personalized nutrition.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

The incredible numbers might make you think Anuga admits the general public, but you’d be mistaken as the trade show is only open to trade visitors. A breakdown in terms of profession also reveals the following major groups – retailers and wholesalers, beverage retailers and wholesalers, trading cooperatives, drugstores, health food stores, trade representatives, skilled food trades, food importers and exporters, the food industry and suppliers to the food industry. Not to mention all the representatives from the hospitality and catering industries that have tight connections here. A few names that were present – Coop, Costco, dm, Edeka, Globus, Target, Tesco, Jumbo, Kroger and Sainsbury.

Past Editions

2021 edition

The 2021 edition of Anuga received over 70 000 visitors and over 4600 exhibitors. Such numbers given the ongoing pandemic showed how important the event and conducting face-to-face meetings are. Anuga 2021 took place as a hybrid event. The format consisted of an in-person exhibition and a complementing digital platform. The face-to-face show was hosted at Messe Cologne with stringent COVID-19 prevention measures implemented to ensure attendant safety. The rendition received high praise from exhibitors and visitors, prompting organisers to proceed with Anuga 2023. The mentioned edition will take place at Messe Cologne between 7.10.2023 and 11.10.2023. 

Past editions

Anuga 2021

09.10.2021 - 13.10.2021



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How to get to Anuga

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On Foot

Cologne Bonn Airport – not advisable

Cologne Central Station – 30 mins via Hohenzollernbrücke


By Car

Cologne Bonn Airport – 20 mins via A559 and Östliche Zubringerstraße/L124

Cologne Central Station – 10 mins via Auenweg


By Public Transport

Cologne Bonn Airport – 30 mins via S19 transport

Cologne Central Station – 10 mins via S-Bahn S6/12/9

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