Satiating North China's appetite for imported food

Nov time slot, downtown venue aim to better serve participants’ needs

North China’s only food trade fair will return to Beijing this year to the anticipation of the region’s food industry bearing good news.

The 5th ANUFOOD China will take place from November 21-23 and is slated to return to the China National Convention Center located in the heart of the Olympic Green.

ANUFOOD China is an international trade exhibition for the food and beverage industry in North China and North Asia. The event provides industry manufacturers with a platform to meet with importers, distributers, agents, retailers, catering service providers, and e-commerce businesses and opens up the path for foreign food products to enter the northern China market.

This edition will welcome over 700 food companies from more than 40 countries and regions, including Germany, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, Turkey, South Korea, Australia, Vietnam, and local Chinese food companies.

The three-day fair will also showcase a cascade of products to satisfy the need for different flavors. Apart from the six key product categories ranging from dairy products to meat products, sweets and snack foods, beverages, fine foods and frozen foods, exhibits including fruits and vegetables, baked goods, halal foods and catering services were added to serve the market demand in northern China.

More than 20,000 trade visitors across the entire distribution channel from northern China and North Asia are expected to descend and procure at the event.

Consumption of imported food in northern China accounts for 46 per cent of the country's total, with Beijing, Shandong, Liaoning, and Tianjin among the top ten regions. Beijing, as the top importing market serves an urban population of more than 20 million and drives economic growth in the Bohai Sea economic circle including North China, Northeast China, and Shandong.

The regional demand has also opened up market opportunities for domestic and foreign food companies, and fuelled ANUFOOD China to become the most representative and internationalized food trade show in northern China.

In addition to an all-encompassing display, ANUFOOD China 2018 also seeks to engage visitors on multiple levels.  

A series of insightful conferences revolving around the three main product segments – dairy products, meat products and imported food – will be hosted by influential industry associations and the China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA) - one of ANUFOOD China organizers. Senior industry representatives will explore various hot topics providing some food for thought for attendees.

Beijing, as the decision-making center for national import policies, as well as political hub for major embassies and consulates, makes it the ideal city to obtain the latest food import developments in China, as well as publish related authoritative information.Other notable highlights include business-matching activities and highly charged cooking competitions.

To learn more about ANUFOOD China – powered by Anuga, visit www.anufoodchina.com.

About the Organizers

Koelnmesse - Global Competence in Food: Koelnmesse is the leading trade fair organizer in the food industry and related sectors. Trade fairs such, as the Anuga, the ISM and Anuga Food Tec are established world leaders. Koelnmesse not only organizes food trade fairs in Cologne, Germany, but also in further growth markets around the globe, including Brazil, China, India, Japan, Thailand, the United States and the United Arab Emirates. These global activities enable us to offer our customers a network of events, which in turn grant access to different markets and thus create a basis for sustainable and stable international business. ANUFOOD China – powered by Anuga is a strong member of this successful trade fair family.



The China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA) represents 6,000 members and has strong influence in China’s food industry. Members include local manufacturers, as well as importers, agents and distributors of imported food. CFNA is the authoritative voice in China in regard to food industry information and regulations.