Bidding a fond farewell to Geneva….

Date: 30.05.2024Source: Informa Markets / Vitafoods Europe

Informa Markets heralds the success of Vitafoods Europe 2024 – with a record 70,000m2 of exhibition space, the 2024 event was the biggest to date. Over 19,000 attendees from over 162 countries convened at the Palexpo exhibition centre to discover the latest innovations, gain valuable insights and make new connections with businesses across the supply chain. This year also saw the event celebrate its final edition in Geneva – its home of 26 years – before its much-anticipated relocation to Barcelona in 2025.

Commented Julien Bonvallet, Group Brand Director, Informa Markets: “It has been the greatest pleasure to welcome everyone back to connect, learn and inspire in Geneva for the final time before Vitafoods Europe moves to Barcelona in 2025. The show floor was buzzing with anticipation for what’s next, but there was also a huge sense of celebration for how much the industry has achieved since the very first Vitafoods Europe all those years ago. We’re delighted that our last event in Geneva has been our biggest and best yet.”

As a result of the growing role of innovative technologies in powering the nutraceutical industry, Vitafoods Europe 2024 saw the debut of a new Technology & Equipment Area, doubling the floor space dedicated to showcasing the most exciting services and equipment solutions. There were even more opportunities to inspire NPD at this year’s event with the introduction of a newly expanded Finished Products Area. Plus, much-loved favourites made a welcomed return to Geneva, including the Future of Nutrition Summit which took place the day before doors opened at the Palexpo, and the Vitafoods Europe Conference, where industry leading experts shared a wealth of insights at a range of well-attended sessions. Vitafoods Europe 2024 also saw Flavolife, Edonia, Reso Health and BioKuris crowned as category winners of this year’s Startup Innovation Challenge.

The show solidified its position as the go-to event for the whole nutrition industry. This year it offered even more opportunities to inspire new product development with an expanded Finished Products Area. The 20% year-on-year growth of this area reflects the expanding opportunities for collaboration across the supply chain. The dedicated space brought suppliers and manufacturers from across the globe together with leading brands, retailers and distributors to showcase the latest innovative product concepts and market-ready products.

Continued Bonvallet: “Over half of visitors come to Vitafoods Europe to see new finished products. The expanded Finished Products Area reinforces Vitafoods Europe’s role in bringing the entire nutraceutical community together – retailers are our fourth biggest visiting group, and 80% come to get direct access to finished products. As consumers take their health into their own hands through nutritional solutions, there are even more opportunities for the industry to work together to develop products that meet their needs – which is why representing the whole supply chain is critical.

“Palexpo has provided the perfect home for Vitafoods Europe to grow and thrive over the years, helping us bring our community together and drive the industry forward. And as the industry evolves, so do we. The relocation to Barcelona will allow us to grow in line with market potential – reinforcing how much the nutraceutical sector has prospered over the past 26 years. Whether this was your first Vitafoods Europe, or the latest in a long line, we look forward to seeing you in Barcelona for our next chapter.”

For more visit Vitafoods Europe when it returns in 2025 (20-22 May) at its new home in Barcelona or at vitafoods.eu.com

David Cox / IDM

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