Trade fair for the food and beverage industry
food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) is a biennial trade fair held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The trade fair and its accompanying program (including a high-quality exhibitor forum) is the third successful offset of Messe München’s drinktec, the world’s leading trade fair in the beverage and liquid food industry.
Synergy between research and industry
In 2016, fdt Africa launched the “exhibitor forum“, providing a platform for exhibitors to present their latest case studies, innovations and technologies directly to the audience of fdt Africa.
Along side the show, we were proud to host the Research and Teaching Institute for Brewing in Berlin (VLB Berlin), MicroBrew Symposium South Africa. With a total of 65 participants, Juliane Rahl, Editor, PR, Events, Versuchs und Lehranstalt für Brauerei in Berlin (VLB), Germany had this to say: “The VLB MicroBrew Symposium South Africa (MBSSA) was a complete success. In part, that is because VLB Berlin was able to hold its event as part of the supporting program of fdt Africa. After the symposium, participants and organisers had a chance and the time to hold discussions with one another and with many of the exhibitors at the fair. We feel that the MBSSA and fdt Africa are an outstanding combination and look forward to collaborating again in two years.”
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After the first edition celebrated a successful premiere in 2014, the second edition took place in 2016.
fdt Africa 2016 covered the entire value chain and offered solutions to the challenges and demands of the market in Southern Africa. fdt Africa 2016 showcased the latest machinery and technologies for food and beverage processing and packaging. The trade fair exceeded the first event with a turnout of around 1.550 participants from 35 countries, including Botswana, Namibia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
The drinktec worldwide network:
drinktec, the world’s leading trade fair in the beverage and liquid food industry, proudly hosts the following shows in our international subsidiaries: