drinktec: Being there is everything!

From September 12 to 16, 2022, Munich will be the meeting place for the beverage and liquid food industry. The demand for exhibition space is also at a comparably high level for the ‘22 trade show as for past drinktec editions. All of the experts in the industry will once again take part in discussions of the highest caliber about innovations and inspirations.

“All the big players in the industry have already registered.” reports Markus Kosak, Exhibition Manger from the drinktec project group. “Likewise, as a platform for exchange between decision-makers in the beverage and liquid food industry and solution providers, the trade fair is a must-attend event for many small and medium-sized companies.”

What makes drinktec so unique?

  • Nearly all suppliers around the world are present. They will showcase the complete value chain in beverage and liquid food production.
  • The range of solutions spans from ingredients to process technology to filling and packaging technology to logistics solutions.
  • NEW: In 2022, oils+fats will take place within drinktec. Learn more about machines, components and aids for production and further processing of vegetable and animal oils and fats.


Trends and future topics at a glance

“It wouldn’t be enough if we were to offer our visitors ‘just’ world premieres, innovations and state-of-the-art solutions, and if the individual areas of application were depicted in our trade fair concept. drinktec also creates excitement through its global industry overview, which covers overarching trends and developments,” states Petra Westphal, Exhibition Director. In close cooperation with our advisory board and the VDMA, the professional support of drinktec, four main topics have been identified which will shape the industry in the years to come – including in terms of investment decisions:

With these main topics, the organizers of drinktec have created a framework that will be thoroughly incorporated into the portfolios of the individual exhibitors and into the supporting program.

“Our exhibitors have their eyes on the future of the beverage and liquid food industry. All the things that will be presented about these topics at drinktec are things we will encounter over and over again to varying extents in the coming years.”
– Petra Westphal

Digital support for visiting the trade fair

Of course, efficiency is also a topic when it comes to visiting the trade fair. With the Solution Directory, drinktec offers a tool that enables all visitors to plan their visit specifically before they even arrive. It’s very easy to use: “Simply enter the problem that you would like to solve in your company. The software then assesses the suppliers offering products that are appropriate for this problem at their trade fair stand.” Visitors can therefore orient their journey around the grounds specifically to their investment demands well in advance of their visit to the trade fair.

But that’s not the only form of digital support. In the trade fair halls, visitors can gain additional guidance directly on site: The Innovation Guide is available to all those who don’t want to miss any important innovations. This tool informs visitors about all the suppliers showcasing innovations at their trade fair stands. It’s simple and easy to use via a mobile device.

A strong package for the beverage and liquid food industry

A strong foundation for visiting the trade fair has already been laid:

Large number of bookings from exhibitors

  • trend topics in the industry
  • high demand for future-proof investments
  • digital support for visiting the trade fair

= drinktec with comprehensive information for future-proof investments in the beverage industry.

Make your plans with drinktec 2022, from September 12 to 16, 2022 in Munich.

There are many good reasons to visit drinktec. Check them out for yourself:

  • Inspiring
    drinktec is a catalyst for innovations and new developments. Groundbreaking new technology, products and solutions are presented here for the first time. But drinktec is also a barometer of sentiment in the industry. Exhibitors and visitors come together here to talk and to learn from each other. Often this is the place where long-term successful business partnerships start out.
  • International
    Few other events—either in the program of Messe München or elsewhere in the industry—are as international and truly comprehensive as drinktec, the No.1 trade fair for the global beverages and liquid food sector. Over 60 percent of the exhibitors and visitors come from outside Germany. The visitors come from over 180 countries. And over 25,600 of the visitors come from Germany itself. At home and abroad, drinktec is the number one.
  • Success-oriented
    drinktec is by far the most important trade fair for the industry. It covers the entire process chain, successfully meeting the needs of the supply and demand sides of this market. drinktec is a world summit, a key business platform for the industry. Its success is measured on the business success of its customers, i.e. the exhibitors and visitors. All benefit from the optimum conditions for doing business they find here.
  • Future-oriented
    drinktec is the platform for the future of the industry. It addresses themes that will be shaping the next few years and coming decades. This is where the foundation stone is laid for new developments tomorrow. In the supporting program experts from all over the world share their knowledge, presenting ideas, concepts and solutions.
  • Open to all
    drinktec welcomes all trade professionals, benefiting them all equally, regardless of company size or turnover. It brings together big and small, individuals, companies and groups, national, international and global concerns. For SMEs in particular, drinktec is a gateway to the world.
  • Dynamic
    drinktec is organized by a strong and professional team. We are present at congresses and events around the world, keeping close contact with players from across the industry. Our worldwide visitor campaign starts a good 15 months ahead of the show, and this early start benefits both exhibitors and visitors. drinktec treats its customers as partners to be taken seriously and involved in the event from an early stage.
  • Connected
    drinktec is the flagship of a whole family of events. With its subsidiary events abroad—among them drink technology India (dti) in Mumbai, food & drink technology Africa (fdt) in Johannesburg and CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE in Shanghai—it has connections around the globe. This network also benefits our customers: the exhibitors and visitors at drinktec.

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