About 40,000 trade visitors (2018: 40,882), including around 18,000 from outside Germany, travelled to the capital goods exhibition for the beverage industry Brau Beviale to Nuremberg this year. With 1,088 exhibitors, 54 per cent from outside Germany, the exhibition provided an opportunity to learn all about the beverage manufacture process chain: raw materials, technologies and components, efficient and sustainable packaging, and creative marketing ideas. Once again this year, the exhibition had the key theme of “Future viability of the beverage sector”.
The highly international make-up of the exhibitors and visitors was confirmed again this year, with exhibitors representing a total of 45 countries, mainly from Germany (504), Italy, China, the UK, the Czech Republic, Austria and Belgium. The approximately 40,000 trade visitors attended from 138 countries, with the majority, after Germany, coming from Italy, the Czech Republic, Austria, Russia, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and Poland.
The themes in the supporting programme relating to the future of the sector were well received, as the organisers state. Discussions at the BrauBeviale Forum for instance ranged from open exchanges of opinion to highly contentious debate – not least in the two Hot Topics on Stage: the issue of “Tap Water vs. Mineral Water” and the pledge question got the participants fired up, and vigorous discussion continued outside the forum. The event was rounded out with presentations on further topics of interest to the sector and top-level award presentations.
The next edition of Brau Beviale will be held in Nuremberg from November 10-12, 2020.