More than 40,000 trade visitors – over 18,000 of them international – travelled to Nuremberg in November this year to attend the most important capital goods exhibition for the beverage industry, BrauBeviale.
The three-day exhibition (13-15 November) witnessed 1,094 exhibitors (53% international) present their products and solutions related to the entire beverage production process chain, with offerings ranging from raw materials and processing technologies to components and packaging.
The trade visitors came from many different parts of the beverage industry: breweries; malt houses; mechanical engineering and plant construction; the trade and catering; as well as the areas of mineral springs, soft drinks, juice and wine.
A survey by an independent institute reported 90% of the visitors are involved in their companies’ investment decisions. Attendees travelled to Germany from Italy, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, Russia, Belgium, the Netherlands, France – and of course India.
An international jury made up of 144 experts chose the winners of the European Beer Star 2018 from among 2,344 beers submitted in 65 categories. A total of 51 countries from every continent participated in this year’s edition of the most important international beer competition.
Demos & symposia
Lively discussions and exchanges were recorded at all three symposia: the Export Forum German Beverages, the European MicroBrew Symposium of VLB, Versuchs-und Lehranstalt für Brauerei in Berlin, and the Heirloom & Terroir Barley and Malt Symposium by RMI Analytics.
Visitors gave high marks to the Craft Drinks Area with its eight different tasting bars and the BrauBeviale Forum with its numerous talks on a wide range of topics. The keynote speech by the food trend researcher Hanni Rützler dwelt on the future viability of the beverage industry and attracted a great deal of attention.
The brau@home theme pavilion was a great success, drawing interested, ambitious home brewers and hobby brewers, who gained inspiration and collected information while watching demonstrations, talking to many contacts and listening to power presentations in the speakers’ corner.
BrauBeviale 2019 is scheduled for 12-14 November in Nuremberg. Save the date!