A new editor and a TCWC announcement

Posted on 14 February 2018

As we approach mid-February, production of the March issues is well and truly underway.

We have also welcomed a new editor to Confectionery Production magazine. Neill Barston took the helm just in time for the industry’s biggest exhibition, ISM ProSweets in Cologne, Germany, and in a very busy schedule managed to meet many of the exhibitors. The Confectionery Production stand was particularly colourful this year and attracted a great many visitors.

In terms of upcoming events, I’m looking forward to attending the Chocoa Conference in Amsterdam for Confectionery Production. We’re continuing the preparations for hosting Euro CanTech in Milan, Italy (19-21 March) and here in the office there has been a flood of entries for the Euro CanTech Awards.

The Food and Drink Technology, Dairy Industries International and Confectionery Production teams will be heading off to Cologne for Anuga FoodTec 2018 from 20-23 March – do contact them to arrange a meeting if you’ll be attending. The same applies to the National Coffee Association’s Annual Convention (15-17 March, New Orleans, USA), where Tea & Coffee Trade Journal will be kept busy.

On behalf of Tea & Coffee World Cup I can also announce that David Veal, executive ambassador of the Speciality Coffee Association, will be giving a keynote presentation on “The Changing Speciality Coffee Culture in the UK” at this year’s exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, UK (3-5 September 2018). This is yet another great reason to visit the show this year – it’s developing into a truly world class event.

Keep an eye on our various social media pages for more updates.

Twitter: @bell_publishing, @foodanddrinktec, @sweetsnsavoury, @confectionprod, @dairyindustries, @TCTradeJournal, @CanTechIntl.

Starting as we mean to go on

Posted on 10 January 2018

First off, I’d like to wish you all a very happy new year. Here at Bell, the busy start to 2018 continues with preparations for Euro CanTech 2018 which will be taking place in Milan, Italy from 19-21 March.

We’re also pleased to confirm that KBA MetalPrint’s chief executive officer, Ralf Gumbel, will be appearing on the panel of our Candid Forum session. Alex, the editor of CanTech International, is currently collating brief show catalogue entries from suppliers attending the event. So if you haven’t already, exhibitors please do send some information of the products/services you will be presenting at the show over to him at

In terms of goings on in the office, we have begun the production cycles for the February issues of each of the magazines. We’re also planning a redesign and refresh of our websites, with some exciting changes on the way.

Though events are few and far between at the moment, our Confectionery Production team will be attending ProSweets Cologne and CanTech International will be present for ADF Paris towards the end of the month.

Keep an eye on our various social media pages for more updates.

Twitter: @bell_publishing, @foodanddrinktec, @sweetsnsavoury, @confectionprod, @dairyindustries, @TCTradeJournal, @CanTechIntl.

Events and appointments

Posted on 20 November 2017

From 30 October to 1 November we held our annual Asia CanTech conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was a huge success, including the additional touch of a boat cruise along the Chao Phraya river in celebration of CanTech International’s 25th anniversary.

We can also now confirm that next year’s conference will be returning to Bangkok from 29-31 October 2018 – the event venue is yet to be confirmed, but please check our website and Twitter account (@CanTechIntl) for updates.

I would also like to remind you that Euro CanTech is returning in 2018, after a brief hiatus due to Metpack. The event will be held in Milan, Italy from 19-21 March.

With regards to the month of November, as usual, it’s been relatively busy. I recently attended the Anuga Foodtec press conference in Parma, Italy and had the opportunity to also pay a visit to the San Pietro Prosciutto di Parma factory nearby. Keep an eye out for an Access all Areas story detailing my experience in the December/January issue of Food and Drink Technology.

This week, Food Matters Live will be attended by the Dairy Industries International, Food and Drink Technology and Confectionery Production teams. Shortly afterwards, much of the office will be taking turns to fly over to Frankfurt, Germany for Fi Europe, while CanTech’s editor Alex will be heading off to Barcelona, Spain to pay a visit to Sandvik and the official opening of the company’s new research and development centre.

I’d also like to mention that we have a few new faces here at the Bell. Sophie Frondigoun joined the Tea and Coffee Trade Journal team as sales manager in October, while Kathy Jordan is the new sales manager of Food and Drink Technology, as of last month. We will also shortly be welcoming a new events sales executive who will work predominantly on the Tea and Coffee World Cup exhibition.

Keep an eye on our various social media pages for more updates.

Twitter: @bell_publishing, @foodanddrinktec, @sweetsnsavoury, @confectionprod, @dairyindustries, @TCTradeJournal, @CanTechIntl.

An autumnal update

Posted on 10 October 2017

As mentioned in my last post, September was indeed a busy month here at Bell. We held our first ever Tea and Coffee World Cup in Singapore since acquiring the exhibition in 2016 (along with Tea & Coffee Trade Journal and the Ukers Global Tea & Coffee Directory & Buyers Guide).

As Vanessa Facenda, editor of Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, writes, “Bell Publishing implemented a variety of changes to TC World Cup including an opening ceremony highlighting Singaporean culture, a welcome reception for exhibitors the evening of the opening day, a Gold Lounge for exhibitors T&CTJ subscribers, and a lecture segment, in addition to the interactive coffee and tea workshops.” You can read her review in the November issue of T&CTJ.

Having laid the groundwork for a strong foundation, we look forward to the 2018 TCWC in Birmingham, UK (3-5 September) which will be even bigger and better – and the first time the show has taken place in the UK.

In terms of our events schedule for October, I am heading to Cologne, Germany to cover the Anuga Food Fair. Later in the month, the Dairy Industries International team are flying out to Belfast, Northern Ireland for the World Dairy Summit and the Confectionery Production team will be attending the Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition in Dubai. Tea & Coffee heads to Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producer, to celebrate International Coffee Week.

Finally, preparations are well underway for our next major event: Asia CanTech (30 October- 1 November) in Bangkok, Thailand.

Keep an eye on our various social media pages for more updates.

Twitter: @bell_publishing, @foodanddrinktec, @sweetsnsavoury, @confectionprod, @dairyindustries, @TCTradeJournal, @CanTechIntl.

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Preparing for September

Posted on 16 August 2017

In the last couple of weeks, the July/August issues of Confectionery Production, Food and Drink Technology and CanTech International have all gone to press. Tea and Coffee Trade Journal’s September issue is being printed, and we’re currently working on Dairy Industries International’s bumper Supplier Profile issue.

September is looking to be a busy month filled with events, and much of August largely consists of preparing for the pandemonium to come. Mid-September sees our Food and Drink Technology editor Carly attending Drinktec in Munich, followed by Tna’s event in the Netherlands and the FDF awards towards the end of the month. Alex will be at the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum in New York on behalf of CanTech International, and the Dairy Industries International team will be visiting the Process Expo show in Chicago. And on behalf of Confectionery Production and Sweets and Savoury Snacks World I’ll be attending the ZDS 3D printing conference in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In the final week of September, the office will be splitting in half with some of us visiting the PPMA show in Birmingham, while others will take off to Singapore for our first ever Bell Publishing-hosted Tea and Coffee World Cup! We’re all very excited and as you can imagine preparations are well underway.

Be sure to keep an eye on our various social media pages for regular updates.

UKERS 2017 and a new Instagram page!

Posted on 14 July 2017

The UKERS 2017 Tea & Coffee Global Directory and Buyer’s Guide is now available online and in print.

The new edition has been edited and updated, and is a must-have resource for anyone in the international tea and coffee industries. The Directory is divided into four sections: Global Directory; Supplies & Services; Contact Information; and Glossary.

For current subscribers to the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, the online version of Ukers is available to access free of charge, just click here. You’ll need your log in details (email address and password) – if you don’t have them simply email

To purchase the print edition, click here.

In other news, we’ve recently set up an Instagram account dedicated to Sweets & Savoury Snacks World – the leading website and information resource for the confectionery, bakery, biscuits and snacks sector worldwide. So please do check out our page for the latest sweets and snacks news by following us: @sweetsnsavoury.

A quick update

Posted on 13 June 2017

Hi everyone, just as a quick introduction: my name’s Sharan and I’m the new Digital Editor here at Bell Publishing. Before joining Bell, I was working in the book publishing industry for three and a half years, so I’m very excited to sink my teeth into this new challenge!

Things at the office have been busy for my first few weeks with the June issues of all of our magazines going to press. Apart from Dairy Industries International, the other publications are having a slightly extended break until the July/August issues come out.

There is plenty going on during this month. A top keynote speaker for Asia CanTech has been announced, with ORG Packaging confirmed for the event which takes place on 30 October-1 November in Bangkok, Thailand.

In terms of upcoming events that our editorial and sales team are attending in June, Food and Drink Technology and Tea and Coffee Trade Journal have a particularly busy few weeks ahead.

This week the Tea and Coffee Trade Journal team will be dividing and conquering the World of Coffee three-day event in Budapest, as well as the World Tea Expo tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. For Food and Drink Technology, our Editor Carly will be jetting off on 17 June to the 150th anniversary of Tate & Lyle’s oldest plant near Amsterdam. The following week she’ll be at the Mitsubishi Electric press day in Hatfield, UK. And at the end of June she’ll be attending the CIEH Food Safety Conference in London. Katie, our Editor of Confectionery Production, will be at the Snackex event in Vienna from 21-22 June.

Keep an eye on our various blogs and social media outlets to see how they get on.

Twitter: @bell_publishing, @foodanddrinktec, @sweetsnsavoury, @confectionprod, @dairyindustries, @TCTradeJournal, @CanTechIntl.

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Global reporting

Posted on 23 March 2017

I hope you have all been keeping well. I do feel like I always apologise for not writing as often as I should on these blogs, but I seem to be increasingly busy lately (which isn’t a bad thing).

Last week I jetted off to the Czech Republic to visit Ball Aerocan’s Velim plant for a ribbon cutting event to mark its new expansion and aerosol can production line. The article will feature in CanTech International’s April issue and includes an interview with Stan Platek, general manager for Ball Aerocan and Jim Peterson, chief operating officer. The evening before the event I was lucky enough to enjoy a cruise along the Vltava river in Prague alongside other members of the metal packaging industry. Prague is a truly wonderful city and I will most definitely be returning – next time for pleasure.

The April issue of Food & Drink Technology will also feature an article of mine, from my recent trip to France visiting private label food manufacturer Agromousquetaires. The brand is planning on exporting its range of French cuisine-inspired products to the UK, and I am confident you will be seeing them on your local supermarket shelves very soon.

Aside from my travels, Katie has finished putting together the April issue of Confectionery Production which includes a major Interpack preview. Alex is currently going to press with his bumper Metpack April issue of CanTech International.

Outside of the office, Carly is currently in Wales attending the Taste Wales event that brings together exponents of the industry, from micro artisan businesses to larger manufacturing companies. We published an exclusive news story that was announced at the event this morning regarding a new £21 million programme to strengthen Wales’ food and drink sector that is expected to secure thousands of jobs. Find out more here. Be sure to keep tabs on our Twitter for updates from Carly (@FoodandDrinkTec) throughout the two-day event.

Suzanne returned from Brussels yesterday after attending the annual European Dairy Association conference. Boasting an impressive collection of industry speakers and conference topics, a review will feature in the upcoming issue of Dairy Industries International, promising to be an interesting read.

That’s all from me for now, I promise to try and not leave it too long next time. Take care.

A look ahead

Posted on 16 January 2017

I would firstly like to wish you all a very happy new year even though it is a little late. It has been a very busy return to the office after the Christmas break catching up on emails and looking ahead to an exciting year.

We are happy to announce that the early bird registration for Asia CanTech 2017 is now open. The event will be taking place at the Royal Orchid Sheraton hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, on 30 October – 1 November. To register please click here, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our events manager, Megan at

The January issue of Tea & Coffee Trade Journal went to press earlier this month; you can look forward to all the usual favourites including an origin highlight on Iran and an introduction to some new Editorial Advisory Board members. This, along with the January issue of Dairy Industries International will be on your desks shortly.

Katie is currently putting together the February issue of Confectionery Production, and it’s set to be a packed one featuring the ProSweets and ISM previews. Our CanTech International editor, Alex Fordham is looking forward to travelling to Versailles, Paris for the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum 2017 next week (18-19 January).

The ProSweets/ISM shows also quickly approaching, and several of the team here at Bell will be heading out to Cologne, Germany on 29 January to 1 February, where we’ll be on stand BO11 at the exhibition, so come and say hello if you’re at the show.

Lastly, don’t forget to keep tabs on our social media platforms for daily updates from me and the editors.

Christmas countdown

Posted on 6 December 2016

Despite the Christmas countdown it is still business as usual here at Bell as the last issues of the year still have to be published.

Confectionery Production, Food & Drink Technology and CanTech International are the remaining magazines left to complete their year. Tea & Coffee Trade Journal should be with you very soon after it went to press last week, in the meantime take a look at Dairy Industries here.

Since my last blog Asia CanTech 2016 has been and gone without a hitch. The conference and exhibition took place in Kuala Lumpur, and on behalf of the team here once again we would like to say a big thank you to all those who attended and helped make it another memorable year. The conference presentations are available here. You may have also noticed that we have updated our Asia CanTech website with new theme including all the important details for next year’s event, taking place 30 October – 1 November in Bangkok, Thailand. Take a look at it here.

The end of the year is always a hectic one for our editors. Last week, Katie, Carly and Suzanne flew to Frankfurt in Germany to attend HI Europe for two days. Immediately afterwards, Suzanne jetted off to Nice for the European Dairy Association’s annual convention and although Carly flew back to the UK she has since been to London and Dorset – no rest for the wicked. To keep up to date with our editors’ movements be sure to follow them on Twitter.

It is officially Christmas in the office after we put up our decorations yesterday and had the Secret Santa draw. Not that I’m counting but our office party is also only ten days away! Until then, I hope you all enjoy whatever festivities you have planned in the lead up to Christmas.

Asia CanTech countdown

Posted on 26 October 2016

Asia CanTech 2016 kicks off in two weeks’ time on 7-9 November at the Hilton hotel in Kuala Lumper and it’s gearing up to be a busy week here as the events team make all of the finalisations ahead of the event.

Please make sure you download the CanTech International app before you depart for Asia CanTech. We will be providing you with in app messages during the event ensuring you are kept up to date with what’s going on when and where. As well as this, you will have access to all the latest can making news at the click of a button. To use the app, subscribe to CanTech here, then download the app on the iTunes app store or Android.

In other news, the November issue of Dairy Industries International has gone to press this week and will be in your hands shortly. Expect all the latest dairy processing news, along with a review of the World Dairy Summit held last week in Rotterdam by our editor Suzanne Christiansen.

Editor of Confectionery Production, Katie Smith and advertising sales manager, Frankie Savage are travelling to Dubai in a few weeks to attend the food and beverage processing event, Gulfood Manufacturing as well as confectionery and snacks trade fair, Yummex. Make sure to keep tabs on Twitter @confectionprod to see what they get up to.

Editor of Food & Drink Technology, Carly Wood has been travelling all over the country these past few weeks visiting food and logistics companies and covering the WRAP conference in London. Look out for all her write ups in upcoming issues.

Earlier in the month I had the pleasure of attending the SCTA Forum & Gala Dinner in Geneva, Switzerland representing Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. It was a great event and gave me the opportunity to network with industry leaders, as well as learn about the challenges currently facing the coffee industry. My review will be in the November issue so please do give it a read.


Moving with the times

Posted on 23 August 2016

It’s been just over a month since we launched our newly redesigned Tea & Coffee Trade Journal website, and I’d like to thank everyone for the great feedback we have received.

If you haven’t already claimed your 25% off voucher for a Digital only or Print & Digital subscription you have until 30 September, find out how to redeem it here. We have recently published the July/August issue of the magazine, it includes a post-show report of the Tea & Coffee World Cup in Krakow, as well as features on South India Tea and Sustainable Packaging.

In other news, we are pleased to announce that the CanTech International app will be ready to launch alongside our Supplier Profile issue in September. It is an extremely exciting time for us here at Bell, with the app providing us with a new medium to share news and connect with our readers in a way we have never done before.

Next month sees the publication of the highly anticipated annual Supplier Profile issues, and our editors are very busy in the office currently working on them. Suzanne is in the pressing process with Dairy Industries International, but if you’d like to be featured in either Confectionery Production or CanTech International please get in touch with the relevant sales team member here. However, please note if you are interested in the Food & Drink Technology Supplier Profile issue, you have until the end of the year to get in touch.

New additions

Posted on 18 July 2016

We can happily announce that our brand new Tea & Coffee Trade Journal website has now gone live.

It will follow the same layout as our other sites, including a six year back issue archive of digital past issues for subscribers.

The magazine itself is currently undergoing a fresh new redesign, while keeping the content very focused on its strengths, and to celebrate we are offering a special 25% off a Print only or Print & Digital subscription, until 30 September. Simply use the promotional code LAUNCH25 at the online checkout, or if you’d prefer to receive an invoice for bank transfer or cheque payment, we will automatically apply the discount.

Alongside the magazine we also acquired the Tea & Coffee World Cup exhibition show, the only international trade show that brings together the entirety of the industry’s supply chain – from bean and leaf to cup. The next event will be held in Singapore in September 2017 – updates and a new website coming soon. In the meantime, please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to welcome the editor of the magazine, Vanessa Facenda, to the Bell Publishing team, along with our Americas Sales Representative Scott Rogers. If you have any editorial enquiries or would simply like to introduce yourself email Vanessa at

For now, please keep your eyes peeled for anything tea and coffee related as a lot of announcements will be coming your way very soon.

Relaunch for Sweets & Savoury Snacks World

Posted on 7 July 2016

Bell Publishing Ltd (Gravesend, Kent, UK) is pleased to announce the relaunch of its global sweets and savoury snacks web magazine and information resource, Sweets & Savoury Snacks World.

Formerly known as Sweets & Snacks World, the redesigned Sweets & Savoury Snacks – includes a new logo, expanded social media presence and even more updates on retail and wholesale developments.

Focusing on end product, Sweets & Savoury Snacks World aims to help buyers, wholesalers and retailers maximise their efficiency and buying power in today’s competitive market with daily news and features on the dynamic confectionery and snacks sector, as well as previews and reports on the major international trade fairs and events.

“We have changed our name and logo to better reflect the global nature of this fast moving sector and we are planning new initiatives for the site, including an exclusive ISM 2017 Preview with exhibitor profiles,” explained Editor Katie Smith.

She added, “We have also launched a Facebook page to ensure our readers are kept regularly updated.”

The sister website of leading title Confectionery Production, which has served the manufacturing industry since 1934, Sweets & Savoury Snacks World offers a free fortnightly e-newsletter. To subscribe, click here.

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New ventures

Posted on 9 June 2016

It’s been a couple of weeks now since we announced our acquisition of the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal and the Tea & Coffee World Cup Exhibition and Symposium, and it’s been non-stop ever since.

It’s a very exciting time in the office as we prepare to take the new magazine under our wing, a lot has been happening but I’m afraid I can’t tell all just yet. However, please sit tight and in the meantime keep your eyes peeled for our brand new advert for the Tea & Coffee World Cup Exhibition.

Our editors have been globe-trotting – Alex to the IMDA in Chicago, Katie to Valrhona in France, Suzanne to the Azores and Carly to Stuttgart. You can read about their trips in the upcoming issues. Katie is finishing off the June issue of Confectionery Production as we speak, expect features on cooking and depositing, flavours and colours as well as a product focus on hard candy and lollipops.

Preparations for the highly anticipated annual Supplier Profile issue of CanTech International have already begun. If you would like to be included please contact our group sales manager, Mark Neilson at

I’d also like to take this opportunity to welcome our new classified sales executive, Travis Jones who will be working across CanTech International and Dairy Industries International, we wish him a very successful time here at Bell.

Megan Humphrey, web editor

Bell Publishing acquires Tea & Coffee Trade Journal and Tea & Coffee World Cup Exhibition and Symposium

Posted on 19 May 2016

Bell Publishing Ltd (Gravesend, Kent, UK) has acquired Tea & Coffee Trade Journal from Lockwood Publications (New York, USA) for an undisclosed sum. The deal was signed just before this year’s Tea & Coffee World Cup, which took place in Kraków, Poland, 10-12 May.

The acquisition includes the trade magazine, website (, and UKERS’ Tea & Coffee Global Directory & Buyers’ Guide along with the annual trade exhibition Tea & Coffee World Cup.

“We are delighted to acquire such a renowned and respected title. We always knew that tea and coffee was a great fit with our other titles—confectionery, dairy, food and packaging. We are looking forward to getting to know the industry, taking the title and exhibition forward and continuing their growth as part of our dynamic team,” said publishing director Neil McRitchie.

Bell Publishing publishes the titles Food & Drink Technology, Confectionery Production (founded in 1934), Dairy Industries International (founded in 1936) and CanTech International along with the website It also runs two events for the metal packaging industry, Asia CanTech and Euro CanTech.

“We’re excited to find a company like Bell Publishing that holds Tea & Coffee Trade Journal and Tea & Coffee World Cup in the high regard that we do. We expect it to be a smooth transition and believe the 115-year old brand has a strong future ahead,” said Robert Lockwood, president Lockwood Publications.

Lockwood Publications will retain ownership of Smokeshop, Tobacco International, Tobacco Products International and Smoke publications along with the respective websites, Tobacco International Buyers’ Guide/Directory and its annual exhibition, EuroTab.

All hands on deck

Posted on 3 May 2016

First of all, I’d like to apologise for being absent for a while but it’s been all hands on deck here in the office.

Since my last post we have said hello to two new members of staff and have yet another successful Euro CanTech show under our belt.

Katie Smith, our new editor for Confectionery Production, started in the office last week and has taken to the role like a duck to water. Preparations for her June issue are in full swing, if you have any editorial content you would like to submit, or just simply want to say hello please don’t hesitate to get in touch with her at She is getting out and about in the industry and hopes to meet many key industry figures in the next few months. Also joining us at Bell is Miranda McRitchie, our new events & marketing executive.

We are pleased to report that Euro CanTech 2016 went off without a hitch last month in Berlin, with Ball scooping the Supreme Award for its innovative Strawster design – find out more here. The team would like to thank everyone who attended and made it undoubtedly our best show to date.

We have also recently announced that the Hilton Kuala Lumpur will be the venue for this year’s Asia CanTech conference on 7-9 November. Lots of news will be heading your way about the event very soon so be sure to keep tabs on the website for updates.

I’ll leave you with the opportunity to subscribe to our brand new, tailor designed YouTube channels showcasing a variety of industry content. We have an insight into the high speed packing of fruit snacks from Ishida currently on Confectionery Production, as well as the latest pump designs from Fristam on Dairy Industries International.

To subscribe simply click on any of the following links: CanTech TV, ConfectioneryProduction TV or DairyIndustries TV. Food&DrinkTech TV will be going live very soon!

Megan Humphrey, web editor


Successful shows

Posted on 24 February 2016

We here at Bell have got off to a flying start with trade show season – ProSweets/ISM in Cologne and the Aerosol Forum in Paris were both a great success.

Our editors have been busy back in the office writing up all the industry news from the events. For all the latest from ProSweets be sure to take a look at the March issues of Confectionery Production and Food and Drink Technology, and for aerosol news the March issue of CanTech International.

The April issue of CanTech is sure to be a packed one, as it’s the official Euro CanTech show issue. It will be filled with all the latest news including the confirmation that Collin Gillis, president of Ball Packaging Europe, will open the Berlin conference.

I, on the otherhand, survived my first overseas business trip to Sweden to visit Tetra Pak. I must give a huge thank you to them for their hospitality throughout the overnight stay. The day itself was a very interesting one, and I was given the opportunity to meet and chat to senior members of the team as well as learn how Tetra Pak values sustainability. For a report on the trip, take a look at the March issue of Food and Drink Technology.

Last week, I was given yet another great opportunity to attend the official unveiling of Corbion Purac’s new R&D and applications centre in the Netherlands on behalf of Confectionery Production. I was given a tour of all the new facilities, discovering all the latest confectionery ingredients innovations. Be sure to take a look at our March issue of Confectionery Production to find out more.

Megan Humphrey, web editor

Trade show season

Posted on 29 January 2016

The next couple of weeks see the Spring trade show season really getting underway. This weekend ProSweets (31 January – 3 February) kicks off in Cologne with a lot of our team in attendance. Along with ISM, the shows cover the entire supply spectrum of the confectionery and snack industry all under one roof, so there will be plenty to see.

Joining the team in Cologne is our new group sales manager, Mark Neilson, who will be on our stand H078 in hall 10.1, so please do come and say hello. For those who remember the Morgan 3 Wheeler on our stand last year, there is a new vehicle for you to admire – like the Morgan it has three wheels and is very eye-catching! Photos to follow next week.

Next week also sees our CanTech International team travelling to Paris for the Aerosol Forum (3-4 February). The exhibition brings together experts from leading international brands and key suppliers in the aerosol technologies, components, dispensing systems and packaging industry. With over 350 exhibitors, there will be a lot for our editor, Alex Fordham to get his teeth stuck into.

Alongside them, I will be embarking upon my first overseas trip to Sweden to attend Tetra Pak’s sustainability press trip on behalf of Food and Drink Technology. I’m very much looking forward to representing the company, so please do check back next week to see how I got on. And, for all the latest news from the shows make sure to subscribe to our weekly newsletters here as well as the websites where we will be bringing you daily updates from ProSweets.

Megan Humphrey, web editor

Happy new year

Posted on 8 January 2016

Hope you all had a great Christmas and a happy new year!

It’s been a busy first week back in the office getting back into the swing of things. The December/January 2016 edition of Food and Technology is out now and includes show coverage of ProSweets 2016, which is being hosted in Cologne (31 January – 3 February). Please take a closer look at the issue* here.

The show is the biggest suppier fair for the confectionery industry, and runs alongside ISM, billed as the world’s biggest trade fair for sweets and snacks. We will be on stand H078 at ProSweets with Confectionery Production alongside Food and Drink Technology, so please do come over and say hello if you’re coming to Cologne.

Our events diaries are packed full of trade show dates this year, make sure you are in the know by checking our event pages across all the sites.

Looking forward to a busy year ahead!

Megan Humphrey, web editor

*Digital issues are available with a paid subscription, along with access to the full back issue archive in PDF or e-zine versions. You can subscribe here, at our frozen 2015 prices

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