Rethink your commercial kitchen concept

THAIFEX - Anuga Asia

In partnership with Tri-Arc Enterprises to bring you a brand new experience

The dynamics of foodservice industry has changed rapidly and taken on a new direction. Business owners and F&B directors are rethinking new strategies to effectively continue the business while keeping food preparation and services optimal.

iKITCHEN steps in with solutions for HORECA

New challenges remain when hotels and restaurants bring experiential dining back, with social distancing setting new perimeters. This is where iKITCHEN steps in to help business owners in cost reductionenergy efficiency and labour reduction.

A COVID-safe environment will take precedence, especially in the hospitality industry, creating a whole new management system. And we want to enable you with the right tools and connection to move forward in the new era of HORECA.

Targeting game-changing solutions for key HORECA representatives like F&B Directors, Hotel Chain Senior Management, Hotel Owners, and Procurement Directors, iKITCHEN is an experiential journey into the future of dining.

iKITCHEN: Discover 6 functional zones displaying process, connectivity and material flow!


Expect to meet

Scotsman Hupfer
Irinox Koldtech
Medklinn Palux

YPT International

And there’s more! 

To enhance your experience at iKITCHEN, we have designed a series of guided tours and 1-1 clinic sessions at your convenience!

Get your exclusive session here!

For more information, visit or contact Mr. Noli Nicanor of ECCP at

Food tech Matters 2020 goes virtual!


What’s next after pasta? A look at consumer trends in the new normal
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed consumer perception of the food industry and supply chains, with workers in the industry being recognised for their resilience and being key to our health and wellbeing. The crisis has caused some noticeable short-term changes in consumer purchasing behaviour but how will it affect long-term consumer trends?

In this podcast, in partnership with Givaudan, we look at how the pandemic is impacting consumer trends. Find out from those in the know at Givaudan how consumer behaviour is changing, what data they’re seeing, and how the new normal is taking shape today.



Will Covid-19 create a fairer food supply chain?

Covid-19 has caused a fundamental shift in perception of the food supply chain, and food workers, will it create a fairer more sustainable supply chain? Experts are arguing that it is the perfect opportunity for change. Read more

“Food tech interest at all time high”

Covid-19 has caused a surge of interest in food tech, says David Wagstaff, Executive Director-Europe, JUST. Find out how the pandemic is accelerating trends and innovation in a fascinating Q&A. Read more


Imagine, learn and connect – in a virtual world

To make Food Tech Matters as accessible as possible to the global food tech community this year, it’s going virtual this October. Join an unrivalled cast of international speakers via interactive webcasts and meet investors, start-ups and corporates via our bespoke 1-2-1 meeting platform. Find out more

Searching for the ideal entry-level recruit?

The brand new Food Matters Careers hub is already attracting interest from entry level candidates eager to find their perfect role in the food and nutrition industry. Access new talent, share your opportunities, make new connections. Join today

Deadline extended: enter your product, brand or team 

You still have until Friday, August 21st to enter the Food Matters Live Awards 2020. Adding ‘award winner’ to your credentials can be instrumental to your success, grab your chance to win this year. Find out more

Make your product a star of the Future Brands

The Future Brands competition at Food Matters Live has been expanded for 2020. Submit a video presentation of your product before July 31 for your chance to be shortlisted to pitch your product to a panel of buyers and industry experts including Waitrose, Selfridges, Hello Fresh, and more. Find out more

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IDEM 2020 to be a digital experience

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In consideration of the circumstances brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers of IDEM 2020 are moving the event for this edition to an online experience.

Because we value all participants and wish to honour the dental community’s need for continuous education and learning, the Singapore Dental Association, together with Koelnmesse, co-organisers of IDEM 2020, will present the 11th edition of the International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM 2020) as a wholly digital experience.

“We take the progression of the COVID-19 virus pandemic very seriously and prioritise the health and wellbeing of our partners, attendees and the overall dental community,” says Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Pte. Ltd. “Accordingly, for the 2020 edition of IDEM, we will adapt it into a digital format, so as to align the event to meet suggestions made by relevant authorities and entities.”

IDEM 2020 will shift to an online platform for this edition alone, permitting participants from across the globe to safely connect, network and engage. The platform will provide exhibitors with the opportunity to showcase their products and solutions and at the same time offer pre-recorded and live streamed conference sessions. Dental professionals can still acquire Continuing Education (CE) Points, verified by the Singapore Dental Council, by viewing pre-recorded and livestreamed educational sessions and lectures.

“Despite the situation we have with a constantly evolving global pandemic, through IDEM 2020 we still strive to connect with the dental community. With this adapted format, we remain committed to provide adequate courses in a safe and responsible manner and are confident that our attendees worldwide will be able to effectively engage, learn, gain valuable insights and qualify for CE points,” says Dr. Lim Lii, President of the Singapore Dental Association.

IDEM 2020 will take place on 19 June to 19 August 2020. Register through this link or contact Mr. Noli nicanor of ECCP at

IDEM 2020 was scheduled to take place at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. IDEM will return to Singapore in its established format for the next edition.

TWENTY2X will not take place in 2020

TWENTY2X, the new trade fair for digital technology, cannot take place in 2020 due to the increasingly critical situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hannover. This year there will be no premiere of TWENTY2X, the B2B event for IT decision-makers from small and medium-sized companies in the DACH region. Comprehensive travel restrictions, bans on gatherings and curfews make planning and staging TWENTY2X impossible for organizers, exhibitors and visitors. Furthermore, it is not possible to predict how long these measures will last, since experts agree that the spread of the coronavirus will remain the dominant issue even in the summer months.

Human life and health are top priorities, but the corona crisis is also affecting most industries as well. Declining demand and sales are distressing the economy, resulting in supply bottlenecks, production stops and reduced working hours.

“Times of crisis call for a high level of responsibility, flexibility and pragmatic action. As operators of a global marketplace, we are now assuming this responsibility in the interest of our employees, customers and partners as well as the city of Hannover and the state of Lower Saxony. We will not stage TWENTY2X as planned in mid-June 2020,” said Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe AG.

TWENTY2X will premiere from 9 to 11 March 2021 at the exhibition center in Hannover.


TWENTY2X is an annual, three-day B2B event serving IT decision-makers from small and medium-sized companies from the DACH region. TWENTY2X focuses on how IT technologies, applications and business processes drive digital transformation in SMEs. The event features an exhibition as well as a conference and networking. The main topics are business management, security solutions, new tech (including startups), new work, sourcing services, and public administration. More information is available at .


HANNOVER MESSE cannot take place this year due to the increasingly critical situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. The Hannover region has issued a decree that prohibits the staging of the world’s leading tradeshow for industrial technology. From now until the next HANNOVER MESSE in April 2021, a digital information and networking offer will provide exhibitors and visitors with the opportunity for economic policy orientation and technological exchange.

Hannover. The world of industry will not be able to meet in Hannover this year. Comprehensive travel restrictions, bans on group gatherings and a prohibition decree in the Hannover region make it impossible to stage HANNOVER MESSE. At the same time, the corona crisis is affecting the economy, and the manufacturing industry – HANNOVER MESSE’s core clientele – is already struggling with serious consequences of the pandemic. Demand and sales in German industry are declining, resulting in supply bottlenecks, production stops and reduced working hours for employees.

“Given the dynamic development around Covid-19 and the extensive restrictions on public and economic life, HANNOVER MESSE cannot take place this year,” says Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Board of Management, Deutsche Messe AG. “Our exhibitors, partners and our entire team did everything they could to make it happen, but today we have to accept that in 2020 it will not be possible to host the world’s most important industrial event.”

It is the first time in HANNOVER MESSE’s 73-year history that the event will not take place. However, the organizers will not let the show completely vanish. “The need for orientation and exchange is particularly important in times of crisis,” says Köckler. “That is why we are currently working intensely on a digital information and networking plattform for HANNOVER MESSE that we will open to our customers shortly.”

Various web-based formats will enable HANNOVER MESSE exhibitors and visitors to exchange information about upcoming economic policy challenges and technological solutions. Live streams will transport interactive expert interviews, panel discussions and best-case presentations all over the world. The online exhibitor and product search is also being enhanced, for example with a function that enables visitors and exhibitors to contact each other directly.

“We firmly believe that nothing can replace direct, person-to-person contact and we are already looking forward to the time after Corona,” says Köckler. “But especially in times of crisis, we must be flexible and act pragmatically. As organizers of the world’s most important industrial trade fair, we want to offer orientation and sustain economic life during the crisis. We are doing that with our new digital offering.”

Thilo Brodtmann, executive director of Germany’s Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), said, “The cancellation of HANNOVER MESSE 2020 is an unfortunate decision, but it is the only correct one. The mechanical engineering industry must now concentrate on minimizing the consequences of the pandemic in its own operations so that it can start up again. In April 2021, the engineers will be back in Hannover in full force.”

Wolfgang Weber, Chairman of the ZVEI Management Board: “The fact that Hannover Messe 2020 cannot be hosted is a bitter loss, but it is the right decision. For the electrical industry, the fair is the showcase to the world, which unfortunately remains closed this year. So our companies will use the time until 2021 to manage the considerable consequences of Corona. Next year, they will then present themselves with the latest products and solutions for Industry 4.0 and the energy system of the future.”

analytica is postponed—new date in the fall of 2020

March 06, 2020

Due to the increasing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe and on the basis of the recommendations of the Bavarian State Government as well as of the responsible health authorities, Messe München feels compelled to postpone analytica 2020. This measure is taken in consultation with the Exhibitors’ Advisory Board and in responsibility for the health of exhibitors and visitors. analytica will now take place from October 19 to 22, 2020.

“Under the given circumstances, opening analytica in late March would not be justifiable towards our customers, in particular from a medical and economic perspective,” says Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe München and responsible for analytica. “Now we are looking forward with confidence to host a successful analytica 2020 jointly with the industry in the fall of this year.”

The decision to postpone the event was taken by Messe München in close cooperation with the Exhibitors’ Advisory Board and in consideration of exhibitor feedback received by the industry association SPECTARIS. The vast majority of the exhibitors surveyed recommend postponing analytica. “Postponing it to the new date in fall is the measure necessary to offer manufacturers and visitors an optimal platform for their business, and to build on an-alytica’s previous success,” emphasizes Siegbert Holtermüller, Chairman of the Exhibitors’ Advisory Board of analytica and Head of Sales Europe Life Science of Olympus.

For further information for exhibitors and visitors on current developments, please go to You may also contact Ms. Jackie Diola of ECCP at or call (+632) 8845-1324.

IFAT is postponed. New date: September 7–11, 2020

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Due to the increasing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe and based on the recommendations of the German Ministry of Health and the Bavarian State Government, Messe München feels compelled to postpone IFAT 2020. This measure is taken in consultation with the Executive Board of the Exhibitors’ Advisory Board, the conceptual partners and in responsibility for the health of exhibitors and visitors. IFAT will take place from September 7 to 11, 2020.
“Under the given circumstances, opening IFAT in May would not be justifiable towards our customers, in particular from a medical and economic perspective,” says Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München and responsible for IFAT. “Now, we are looking forward to host a successful IFAT 2020 in September jointly with the industry.”
The new IFAT date is September 7 to 11, 2020.
Purchased tickets and redeemed vouchers will of course remain valid for the upcoming event.
We regret the postponement and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. At the same time, we look forward to welcoming you to IFAT in September.

‘Sustainable Gardens’, the key theme of spoga+gafa 2020

The garden season 2020 of the green industry is in the starting blocks and the customers are spending more and more time outdoors rather than indoors. Although there are still six months to go before the trade fair starts, the preparations for spoga+gafa that is taking place in spoga+gafa are in full swing. The efforts are paying off since the largest garden trade fair in the world had already recorded excellent application figures at the beginning of March. For the same period, the trade fair has registered a confirmed number of exhibitors comparable with the level of the previous year. In spite of the worldwide prevailing situation, companies from 64 countries have already applied, which corresponds to an further increase of eight percent. spoga+gafa 2020 is taking place from 6 to 8 September and presents lifestyle trends of green industry on exhibition space spanning 230,000 square metres. This year the focus of the exhibitors and the trade fair conception lies on the key theme “Sustainable Gardens”.

This year’s key theme is present across all segments of spoga+gafa. Whereby the trade fair is presenting sustainable products and value creating ideas for the needs of the green industry in the run-up to and during the event together with the exhibitors. Together the trade fair participants are posing themselves the question as to how sustainable the garden has to be and and whether the expectations of the market players are coherent with those of their customers. Special lectures and product shows, innovative approaches and theme-specific tours of the grounds and surrounding area are the focus of the planning.

The international applications across all four segments garden living, garden bbq, garden creation & care and garden unique, once again reflect the wide selection of exhibits of spoga+gafa.. Among others the following brand manufacturers confirmed their participation during the initial application phase: Artevasi, Biohort, Capi Europe, Edeco, Edelman, ELHO, EMSA, Fiskars, Gardena, Glatz, Gloria, Hartman, Intex, Kaemingh, Kettler Home & Garden, Koopman, Napoleon, Nardi, Rösle, Scheurich, Sieger, Severin, Traeger Grill, van Esschert Design, Weber-Stephen, Westland, G. Wurm and many more.

Keeping an eye on the current situation, Koelnmesse is looking forward to a successful spoga+gafa, which wis taking place in six months’ time. Should the event be postponed or cancelled due to the Corona virus, Koelnmesse will refund visitor tickets already purchased. Payments already paid will be reimbursed to exhibitors, who do not want to take part on a possible revised date. The partners of the trade fair will be informed about possible tendencies during the second half of the year.

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include idd Shanghai, interzum bogotá in Bogotá, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.

The spoga+gafa 2020 is open to trade visitors on 6 and 7 September from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. and on 8 September from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. Further information is available at You may also contact Mr. Noli Nicanor of ECCP at or call (+632) 8845-1324.

Postponement of interzum bogotá 2020 for COVID-19

Due to the recent global situation about COVID-19, the Colombian authorities took the decision as a preventive measure to restrict all public events above 500 people in order to avoid a wider spread of the virus in the country. Starting March 16 government authorities have also issued a restriction on all foreign travelers prohibiting their entrance to Colombia.

These restrictions will be extended for at least two months causing a major impact on the organisation of our events. For this reason in order to guarantee the best conditions for our exhibitors and visitors, we have decided to postpone interzum bogotá 2020.
We will be  sending updated information during this week with  the new date and any further announcements  

Official Communication to Exhibitors and Visitors
The official announcement on the revision of dates will be shared with all participants in the next days. They will be informed progressively via our e-newsletters and various communication channels too.

Official Commonly Asked Questions
Following the announcement of the event postponement, we will provide an updated list of questions that you may receive from your exhibitors.  Should you require any assistance in addressing some difficult questions, please contact our team.
On behalf of the Organising Committee, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your sales efforts for our Colombian trade fairs. We seek your cooperation in refraining from circulating this email before the official postponement statement is released as soon as possible.

Trade vs. Entertainment Zone (or both!)

Even in the face of adversity, positive and encouraging conversations are happening for gamescom asia and we’re pumped to share this progress with you. Get to know the Trade* and Entertainment** Zones at gamescom asia to decide which will best serve your objectives.

* a.k.a. B2B or Business-to-Business
** a.k.a. B2C or Business-to-Consumer


Trade Zone

Trade Zone (Business)


The most important industry meeting place for insiders, retailers, publishers and developers. Tailored to the needs of trade visitors, the Trade Area offers an ideal setting for international brand exposure, discussions, targeted networking, recruitment and more.

Why Trade?

  3,000 trade visitors expected
  Meet the best of the Southeast Asian & International game industry
  Engage with key decision makers & qualified buyers
  Discover budding indie developers, game & biz engines, dev tools, content creators, and more

Entertainment Zone

Entertainment Zone (Public)


This is where “The Heart of Gaming” beats! Showcase awesome game innovations, gain first-hand consumer feedback, and give fans a chance to play their favourites before release – all in a unique atmosphere among gaming enthusiasts from all walks of life. The Entertainment Zone is open to public visitors.

Why Entertainment?

  27,000 public visitors expected
  Tap into the fastest global growth market
  Stay top-of-mind by sharing your latest developments with the public & media echo
  Invaluable first-hand consumer feedback & impressions

Maximise Your Participation with Additional Advertising and Marketing Packages  
  The first release of our sponsorship deck is here! Interested in associating with the gamescom asia Esports Arena? Or from an industry outside of gaming and interested in being a non-endemic sponsor? We have advertising packages just for you. Discover our marketing add-ons and customisable sponsorship tiers to suit your branding needs!

Sponsor at gamescom asia

The perfect way to increase your brand visibility and optimise your participation – whether you are here for trade or eager to make waves in the entertainment zone. Value-add to your presence at gamescom asia this October!


For more information, visit or contact Mr. Noli Nicanor of ECCP at or call (632) 8845-1324.