Big and bold (as well as smaller) trade shows before the year ends
From tech in Lisbon to meds in Singapore, major and smaller but still relevant trade shows keep offering opportunities to spot leads, interact and hopefully close some deals. We’ve selected five very different shows based on our readers suggestions, just to give a small flavor of all that trade fairs still have to offer during the second half of the present year.
Pack for Turkey
Entities and professionals from food and non-food industries (over 60,000 are expected) will meet at the Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair, between October 31 and November 3 this year. This 24th edition will take place at TÜYAP and continue to be the biggest annual exhibition of this region for these sectors solutions and investments, In parallel, Food-Tech Eurasia will unite forces once again, covering the same dates and completing a pretty solid occasion for F&B manufacturers.
Build East Africa from Kenya
Held during the National Construction Week, the Big 5 Construct East Africa is the event to attend if you’re looking to encounter international construction traders focused on this region. These will be filtered by the specific sector events within the show. This 2018 edition will highlight the legal and institutional framework that is allowing Kenya to push for inclusive and sustainable growth in its construction industry. November 7-9, the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi will welcome this show again after its successful launch in 2016. As they say in Swahili, Salama!
World food from Paris
Sial Paris (21-25 October 2018) couldn’t find a better patron than Yannick Alleno, one of the most influential chefs in the world. Together they will allow 7,020 companies from over 109 countries to present from ingredients to equipment and end products—as well as culinary demonstrations—and offer these to retail and foodservice professionals in what is probably the largest international marketplace in this sector.
With its innovative approach, Sial Paris is able to attract all types of agrifood actors and unveil retail and consumer trends from all over the world.
“Davos for geeks” in Lisbon
Lisbon hospitality and tourism professionals are experiencing pleased anticipation as the largest technology conference in the world, or at least the fastest growing since 2010, is getting closer to the Portuguese capital. It’s not surprising that the 23 conferences to be given at the Altice Arena as part of the next Web Summit will include AutoTech, Startup University or Corporate Innovation Summit, with exhibitors like Google and Microsoft (of course!) but also Airbus and BMW. What could also be expected but is still surprising is how the Web Summit held in Berlin used the data generated by the interactions among its over 60,000 attendees (over 70,000 expected in Lisbon) and selected those who flexed the largest networking muscle which resulted in a list of the “24 people you need to know in Berlin”. Here is another reason to really make a mark in Lisbon!
Modernizing healthcare in Southeast Asia
It’s all about innovative and disruptive technologies, solutions, products, and services at the Medical Fair Asia 2018 edition, where remote and wireless healthcare, IT platforms, wearable devices, more powerful medicine and healthcare analytics are all expected. The changing demands from both the public and private sectors—fast ageing population and rising burden of chronic diseases—, are the main drive for the present healthcare modernization and one of the main themes for this trade show. No better example than Singapore in this region.