Event Format Announcement:
Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo will take place in 2 different formats. These include face-to-face between the 5th and 7th of October in Geneva at Palexpo. And online between the 4th and 8th of October. A stringent COVID-19 prevention plan will be implemented for the in-person format. Visitor and exhibitor compliance is expected. The guidelines can be found on the event's website. Visitors and exhibitors can take part in both formats.
Vitafoods is a global event which brings together attendees from over 110 countries. It is the nutritional health industry's location for networking and idea sharing. It is also the place for sourcing innovative ingredients and discovering new products. Vitafoods furthermore serves as the community's meeting event for uncovering the latest trends. It is one of the leading events to take place in Geneva with the venue of choice being Palexpo.
Business profile of the event
The event attracts many companies related to nutritional health. Such include companies that are a part of the fruit & vegetable processing industry, the biotechnology research services sector and others. It also includes members of the retail and manufacturing sectors such as drug wholesalers and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Among the companies which have exhibited over the years include:
- Bayas del Sur S.A - Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry
- A-Mansia Biotech S.A. - Biotechnology Research Services Industry
- A.R.C.O.-Chemie GmbH - Chemical Manufacturing
- Aavishkar Oral Strips Pvt ltd - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
- AB-BIOTICS S.A. - Scientific Research & Development Services
- Abyss Ingredients - Seafood Processing
- Acadian Seaplants - Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
- ACERCHEM B.V. - Drug Wholesalers
- Acetar Bio-tech Inc - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
What is new for Vitafoods 2021?
Vitafoods 2021 will be a hybrid event. The in-person and digital part of the event will overlap between the 5th and 7th of October. Both visitors and exhibitors can attend both formats by registering. The deadlines for the registration as well as the available packages can be found on the event's website. Please note that some expo zones may not be available for the ones attending digitally.
Did you know?
Vitafoods gathers the global nutraceutical community to connect, conduct business and collaborate. It provides the community with an opportunity to source parts of the supply chain. These include new ingredients, services, raw materials as well as functional foods & beverages. These supply chain part can be found among thousands of displays. The event also serves as a forum for finding product development solutions. It furthermore permits attendees to explore the latest trends. Vitafoods also acts as a meeting location for many industry members. Examples include global suppliers, manufacturers, industry peers, specialists and technical experts. The event completes these goals by providing attendees with a diverse program. This includes seminars led by leading figures in the nutraceutical community.
Another important part are the various conferences. Often, these conferences allow attendees to learn about the latest industry trends. Another essential part of the program is the showcasing of new products and services. New companies can also take advantage of networking. This includes meeting suppliers in 4 key sectors. These are Contract manufacturing, Ingredients & Raw Materials, Branded Finished Products, and Services & Equipment.
There is furthermore the Start-Up Pavilion where innovative discoveries await. In the pavilion visitors can sample from displays made by 10 outstanding companies. Attendees can look forward to exploring several show zones. These include the New Ingredients and New Products Zones. Another notable area is the New Ingredients Theatre. They should also examine the Omega-3 Resource Centre and the Probiotics Resource Centre. There are also the Vitafoods Main Stage, Sustainability Corner and Tasting Centre. Completing the show zones are the Market Trends And Overview, Life Stages Theatre and the Media Village. Please take into consideration that some zones can only be attended in person.
The event will be beneficial for attendees working in sectors:
- Functional food and beverages
- General food and beverages
- Natural and herbal medicine
- Ingredients and raw materials
The event will also be helpful for:
- Importers and Exporters
- Research & Development
- Food technologists
- Procurement Specialists
- Branding & Marketing
Your Hotel Room in Geneva
Investing in suitable hotel accommodation for your business trip to a trade show is important. Travel 2 Fairs ltd works with you to send you hotels in Geneva with an ideal location and price tag. You can select the hotel offers that work best for you and place you near Palexpo for a quicker commute. We have extensive expoerience in working with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day, and you leave all details to us. In addition, Travel 2 Fairs ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.
Vitafoods will last a total of 5 days. It is an annual event hosted at Palexpo and organised by KSM-66 Ashwagandha. Attendees can visit the in-person format between 9:30 and 18:00 on 5.09.2021 and 06.09.2021. They can also visit between 9:30 and 16:00 on 7.09.2021. Geneva is one of Switzerland's popular cities. It has easy to navigate roads and a convenient transport system. The transport system includes regular trams, ferries and buses. Geneva can be reached by train, by boat or by bus. The city has several railway stations. The largest one is Gare Cornavin. Geneva is linked through railways to other cities in Switzerland, Italy, and France. For example, there are fast intercity trains to Milan and Basel. Likewise, there are buses connecting Geneva to cities such as Zurich. The different areas of the city are also easy to access by using public transport. For instance, Geneva Airport has a railway station next to it. This allows getting to the city centre in 6 minutes.
Palexpo has a convenient location. The venue can be reached from the city centre in 25 minutes by bus. Gare Cornavin is likewise close as it takes 15 minutes to get to Palexpo by bus. Geneva Airport is also close as the journey would take 15 minutes on foot. Geneva has many places to sleep and dine. For instance, there are around 158 hotels. Likewise, the city has over 1000 restaurants. Popular hotel areas are the Old Town, Paquis, Plainpalais, Carouge, and Eaux Vives. Other popular area is the Saint-Gervais et des Grottes.
Audience and Statistics
Vitafoods Europe & Finished Products Expo attracts a rather large group. For instance, its previous edition in 2019 was visited by 24,211 visitors and 1151 exhibitors. The attendees came from 112 countries.
The leading 10 countries were:
Attendees represented several industries during the expo. These were
- Dietary / Health supplements
- Natural & herbal medicine
- Health food
- Functional food
- Personal care
- Animal nutrition
- Functional beverages