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Drinktec 2025

(15 September 2025 - 19 September 2025 )
Location: Germany, Munich
Industry: Food & Drink
Organizer: Messe Munich

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Drinktec 2025 will occur as a live trade exhibition. It will be held between the 15th and 19th of September 2025 in Messe Munich. The event will not feature coronavirus safeguards. This is due to the country removing its pandemic restrictions. 


Founded in 1951, Drinktec is the beverage and liquid food sector’s pre-eminent trade fair. It is held quadrennially in Messe Munich. It receives over 1 000 exhibiting companies from 80 countries and more than 76 000 visitants from 170 nations. These include China, the United States and the Federative Republic of Brazil. They also incorporate the Republic of South Africa and the Commonwealth of Australia. 

Drinktec Munich receives participants such as managers, business heads, and researchers. Trade good developers, distributers, service providers, and manufacturers also take part. Service providers and retailers visit the fair as well. So do wholesalers, marketing experts, processors, and packaging specialists likewise attend. Purchasing, QC, QA, and procuring experts visit Drinktec as well. Government authority figures and representatives of universities or colleges also take part. 

The participant group features high internationality. 66% of attendees and 71% of exhibitors represent a foreign country. Additionally, 84% of the visitants are high-ranking executives. Many of the attendants achieve their business goals during the editions. 88% of exhibitors and 98% of visitors would recommend the fair. Also, 87% of the exhibitors and 96% of the visitors verify their upcoming attendance. Visitors, in particular, note the high concentration of innovations presented at the fair. 94% regard the event as an innovation driver for the sector.

About Drinktec

Drinktec receives F&B, food processing, packaging, and HoReCa participants. They also represent the wholesale, retail, commerce, importation & exportation, and logistic industries. The education, marketing, distribution, hospital, wellness, and nutrition sectors attend. 

Drinktec München features a diverse support programme with a variety of showstoppers. Among them are the central themes, which reflect the latest main topics of interest. Examples include sustainability, digitalisation, water management, and the consumer landscape. Another notable sub-event is the World Beverage Innovation Awards. The Innovation Competition for Food and Beverages is also a must-attend. Noteworthy events include the European Beer Star. They further feature the World Cup for Beer Sommeliers. The World Championship for Beer Sommeliers is a must-attend as well. Attendees should also not overlook the German Championship of Homebrewers. Likewise, the Startup Zone, the Inspiration Hubs, and the place2beer should be attended. So should the BevTec Europe, Drinktec Forum, and AEDIL Conference. The Knowledge and Technology Transfer @ TUM Weihenstephan is also a must-attend.

Drinktec's exhibitor list includes:

  • Pentair;
  • Siemens;
  • Nestle;
  • VDMA;
  • ADM;
  • GEA;
  • PETform;
  • Paktech;
  • France Fil International;
  • Dolium One Way Kegs;

Drinktec Accommodation

Secure suitable accommodation for Drinktec with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about the rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Reserve lodgings next to Messe Munich and gain valuable access to public transport. We can inform you of the best routes to take to the venue. Aside from affordable hotel accommodation for exhibitions, we also provide transport services. One way to travel to your hotel is to have a rent-a-car wait for you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.

Event information might be outdated because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.

Past Iterations

Drinktec 2022

Drinktec 2022 and oils+fats 2022 occurred between the 12th and 16th of September 2022. They were hosted in Messe Munich without strict coronavirus safeguards. This was due to the lifting of Germany's pandemic restrictions. The trade exhibitions featured 1 002 exhibiting companies representing 55 countries. Their wares were examined by around 50 000 visitants from 169 nations. 65% of the exhibitors and over 70% of the attendees travelled from abroad. Approximately 40% of the visitors represented countries from Asia, South America and Africa.


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