Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo

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Covid-19 Event Update

The 2023 edition of Vitafoods Europe will be a hybrid event. The in-person aspect will be hosted at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland from May 9th to May 11th while the official website will host the online aspect. Because of the country lifting its domestic restrictions in February 2022 and its travel limitations in May 2022, the venue will not feature strict Covid-19 safety measures such as the 3G entry policy. Participants will be encouraged to follow guidelines such as performing regular hand sanitation. They should note that they will not be required to show 3G entry documents upon arrival in Switzerland.

A Brief Overview of Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo

Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo is the leading international trade fair for the nutraceutical ingredients sector and a chief dietary supplements event, which amasses quite the selection of exhibitors from all over the world. Geneva, Switzerland, becomes the stage where the most refined raw materials are exhibited to an audience that’s interested in purchases and has a strong international presence. The perfect launch pad for your brand!

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It

Do you need some hard data to make up your mind whether to invest in a stand at Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo? We’re more than happy to provide you with the numbers from the last edition, which took place amidst the pandemic. As you can see, attendance remains consistent with pre-pandemic editions. That’s proof enough to consider Vitafoods Europe as your go-to destination for dietary supplements and ingredients. Here are the highlights: 

  • 658+ international exhibitors showcased at the event;
  • 22,000+ international trade visitors from 126 countries made the trip.

Industry Relevance

Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo currently ranks as a top tier event aimed at the dietary supplements and ingredients industry. The trade fair has always been about pioneering science and market trends as well as operating as the largest marketplace in the entire world. Vitafoods Europe is the annual meetup between manufacturers, buyers and experts in the field that’s been going on strong since 1997. Running at PALEXPO in Geneva, Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo presents you with the full value chain in four themed areas: ingredients and raw materials, branded finished products, contract manufacturing and private label, services, and equipment. 

The product portfolio is quite extensive as you get access to everything from chemicals, enzymes and food technology to algae, alkaloids, flavours and phyto-extracts. Nowhere else will get such an in-depth overview of the industry as a whole. Plus, Vitafoods Europe continues to evolve and now embraces the spirit of sustainability. The fair’s environmental impact has been severely reduced via the use of local suppliers, renewable energy, recycled materials and waste reduction initiatives. 

Who Are You Going to Meet?

As an exhibitor, the most important question is who are you going to be doing business with, and the answer is satisfying. Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo draws in the attention from numerous industries such as dietary supplements, functional food and beverages, general food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and natural and herbal medicine. That’s sufficient variety to diversify your revenue streams with enough high-value contacts. 

The trade fair is only open to professionals, and they come from all links in the supply chain. There are manufacturers, purchasers, suppliers, distributors, importers and exporters, wholesalers, food experts, researchers, procurement specialists, retailers, and scientists. Plus, you also benefit from a high level of internationality when it comes to visitors. Tap into the full potential of the European market with visitors from France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Poland. Exhibitors also have direct access to the large North American market in the face of the United States. 

As an exhibitor, you're in good company with brands such as zooca, Lonza, DSM, LEHVOSS, EVONIK and Labomar Group. It’s key to mention just how far-reaching Vitafoods Europe is when it comes to countries of origin for its exhibitors. Exhibitors travel from near and far to display and launch their products. We’re talking Brazil, France, Austria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Finland, Norway, Thailand and Japan. 

Additional Value of Attending 

Learn from the best experts, doctors and researchers in the world at the four Live Stages that have regular programming for three whole days. You’ll hear all about the new research in ingredient development and the effects of nutrition and dietary changes on mental health. That’s only a small taste of what awaits you! Since we’re talking about taste, we should mention the Tasting Centre – a show area dedicated to fresh, inventive retail-ready foods and beverages that open up brand new horizons. As a taster, you’ll meet the next generation of food products with your taste buds. 

Exhibitors have many tools and resources at their disposal to reach their target audience. For new companies that have yet to build a name for themselves, there’s the start-up area, which appeals to buyers looking to discover cutting-edge ingredients, technologies, services, and finished products. Plus, there are the Innovation Tours that help you establish contact with potential business partners and investors. The tours are available ahead of the live event dates, which gives you a lot of time to schedule meetings. Exhibitors can have visitors come to their stand in person or connect with them over the Internet. 

The Outlook for 2023

Organisers have stumbled upon a winning formula for Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo during the pandemic – a SMART event. The trade fair returns to the exhibition centre, but is now fully augmented by an online programme and a digital platform. The digital portion of the event will run for a total of twelve days and allow exhibitors to start prep work early. 

Users have access to exclusive insight-lead content, while the matchmaking tool helps you create contacts that much easier. The platform supports virtual meetings and helps schedule in-person appointments as well. Both organisers and shareholders have expressed satisfaction with the 2022 edition and early reports point towards Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo 2023 being a success on all accounts. 

Past editions

Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo 2022

10.05.2022 - 12.05.2022

Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo

700

Exhibitors

100

Newcomer and return companies

15,251

Visitors

56

Exhibitor countries

130+

Visitor countries

583

Exhibitors

Cancelled because of COVID 19

1200

Total Exhibitors

22,000

Total Visitors

750

Total Exhibitors

14,000

Total Visitors

How to get to Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo

On Foot

On Foot

from Gare de Genève (central train station - Place de Cornavin 7) = 50 min (3.8 km)

from Genève Aéroport = 11 min walk (850 m)

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By Car

from Gare de Genève (central train station - Place de Cornavin 7) = 13 min (5.5. km)

from Genève Aéroport = 1 min (900 m)

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By Public Transport

from Gare Cornavin take bus 5F for 10 stops (15 min) to Grand Saconnex, Place station. from there you have additional 9 min walk to the Palexpo

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