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Location: Germany , Munich
Organizer: Messe Munich

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Founded in 1951, Drinktec is a leading trade fair for the liquid food and beverage sector of the F&B industry. It is held at Messe Munich every four years. It receives over 1,000 exhibitors from 80 countries and more than 76,000 attendees from 170 nations. These include Italy, China, the United States, Brazil, South Africa and Australia.  

Drinktec receives participants such as managers, business heads, and researchers. Product developers, distributors, suppliers, 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 visitors are decision-makers. Many of the attendants achieve their business goals during the editions. 88% of exhibitors and 98% of visitors would recommend the fair. In addition, 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, trade, import & export, and logistics industries. The education, marketing, distribution, hospital, wellness, and nutrition sectors attend.  

Drinktec 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.

Lead exhibitors attending the fair include Pentair, Siemens, Nestle, VDMA and ADM. GEA, PETform, Paktech, and FRAMAX also attend. So do France Fil International, Dolium One Way Kegs, and MEGAPLAST. 

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Due to the corona pandemic (COVID-19), trade fair and event information may be obsolete. You can get more information from the organiser.

Past Editions


Drinktec 2022 and oils+fats 2022 occurred as face-to-face fairs between 12.09.2022 and 16.09.2022. The trade fairs were hosted in Messe Munich in the absence of strict Covid-19 safety measures. This was due to the lifting of Germany's domestic restrictions. The trade fairs featured 1,002 exhibitors representing 55 countries and around 50,000 visitors from 169 nations. 65% of the exhibitors and over 70% of the attendees travelled from abroad. Approximately 40% of the visitors represented South Africa, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and India. Over 700 new products and innovations were presented. Notable participant companies included Pentair Industrial Solutions, Sidel, Krones AG, and Siemens AG.


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