Hi Europe & Ni 2008 Attendance Grows 7% on Previous Edition

Health ingredients Europe and Natural ingredients 2008, the global events for the health and natural ingredients industries, recorded more than a 7%* increase in attendance at the biennial event, which took place on 4-6 November 2008 in Paris, France.

The unofficial attendance totalled over 7,400, or 7.2%* greater than the 2006 edition. The visitors hailed from 92 countries across 6 continents, further establishing Hi & Ni as the global events for the health and natural ingredients markets.

Over 8,500m2 of floor space was filled with over 500 exhibiting companies, a record level for a health and natural ingredients industry event. “The quality of the contacts has been exceedingly good,” said Andrew Stacey of eminate Limited, one of the many exhibitors who have already secured their space for HiE 2010 in Madrid. “Because it’s ‘health ingredients’ it’s quite specific and defined – Health ingredients is where we’re at.”

Over 250 delegates attended the five conference tracks that ran over the three days, covering the Legal & Regulatory Landscape, Consumer Driven Market Opportunities & Product Innovation, Health Trends Across Food & Beverage Categories, From Artificial to Natural, and Natural Applications Extended. Speakers hailed from companies including The Hershey Company, Unilever, Heinz, GSK and the European Commission.

Greg Cherry, HiE & Ni Event Director, noted: “The overriding feedback from our exhibitors was the high quality of the visitors at the show. It is therefore no surprise that we have already forward-booked over 82% of 2008’s square meters for our 2010 show in Madrid. The appetite for healthy and natural ingredients is booming despite recessionary pressures, and by all expectations will continue to do so.”

The next edition of Health ingredients Europe takes place in Madrid, Spain, on 16-18 November 2010. Natural ingredients will be co-located with Food ingredients Europe next year in Frankfurt, Germany, on 17-19 November 2009.

* HiE & Ni 2008 attendance figures are ABC audit pending and may marginally fluctuate either up or down. HiE & Ni are the only industry shows to undergo a rigorous independent auditing process, whereby an objective 3rd party ensures that attendance figures are accurate and truthful.

Hi Europe & Ni 2010 Show Details
16-18 November 2010
Madrid, Spain
Website: www.ingredientsnetwork.com

Fi Europe & Ni 2009 Show Details
17 – 19 November 2009
Frankfurt, Germany
Website: www.ingredientsnetwork.com

About Health ingredients Europe
Health ingredients Europe is part of the world leading Food ingredients, Natural ingredients and Health ingredients series of ingredients trade shows. These highly professional trade shows has been held successfully since 1986. Health ingredients Europe will be held from 4-6 November 2008 in Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France. Health ingredients Europe has been launched in 2000 and Hi Europe 2008 is the 5th edition of this show.

About UBM International Media
UBM International Media is a division of United Business Media, which is headquartered in London, UK. The office in the Netherlands is the organiser of the world-leading Health ingredients, Food ingredients, CPhi, ICSE and Informex series of food and pharmaceutical ingredients trade shows. The Dutch office also publishes International Food Ingredients Magazine and organises related conference activities. For more information, visit www.ingredientsnetwork.com

For press enquiries, contact Mr. Parry Malm on +31 346 559 414 or [email protected]

For exhibiting enquiries, contact Mr. Dan Read on +31 346 559 495 or [email protected]

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