The Fi Global Connect – Regions in the Spotlight series brings together market expertise, a diverse range of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, and content from 10 different events of the Fi Global portfolio.
With its virtual events series Fi Global Connect, show organiser Informa Markets unites international professionals from across the ingredients industry. The Regions in the Spotlight event kicks off from 12-23 Apr 2021, and will be followed by two more themed events in June and September, focused on health ingredients and plant-based ingredients.
The event will cover an extensive agenda of live and on-demand sessions that brings insights into regional markets, along with their specific trends and regulatory particularities. FMCG Gurus will be joining as the Key Content Partner, providing market insights on various regions. Other speakers from organisations such as Rabobank, EAS Strategies, and The Good Food Institute India will share information on the different markets and their regulatory landscapes.
Key to the event is a collaboration between the regional teams of Fi Europe, Fi North America, Fi South America, Fi Africa, Fi India, Hi Korea, Hi Japan, Fi & Fi Asia-China, Fi Asia, and Fi Vietnam trade shows.
Featuring an intuitive chat and video meeting functions, exhibitors and attendees can maximise their networking opportunities, with up to 10,000 attendees from across the food and beverage industry expected to attend Regions in the Spotlight.
Sinem Zeybek, brand manager of Fi Global, commented: “The food industry is thoroughly globalised, not only om supply chains and raw material sourcing, but also when it comes to the exchange of ideas wen meeting face-to-face. But sadly, last year put a stop to networking in person, which is why I’m pleased that we have launched Fi Global Connect, a series of events where such vital and international exchanges can succeed virtually.
“Our teams from all over the world will ensure that exhibitors and participants alike can benefit from this opportunity in the best possible way.”
And from 14-18 Jun 2021, a dedicated online event will focus on the growing global market for ingredients with added health benefits. Health Ingredients in the Spotlight will highlight functional foods and dietary supplements, including ingredients for immune and intestinal health, and active and performance nutrition.
There will also be solutions for making products healthier – from ‘Free From’ and salt and sugar reduction, to transparency and sustainability.
Similarly, Plant Based Ingredients in the Spotlight, which is scheduled to take place from 13-17 Sep 2021, will offer manufacturers of plant-based ingredients a platform and extensive programme of lectures and panel discussions. Exhibitors can showcase their ingredients and innovations, such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Furthermore, solutions to optimise the taste, texture and nutritional value of plant-based foods will also be presented.
Kinga Wojcicka-Swiderska, senior content producer at Informa Markets and responsible for the content programme for the new event series, concluded: “We have a great line-up of market experts across the three events, making the series not only a great business and networking opportunity, but a platform for targeted insights into key developments in the food ingredients market and new product developments.”