Welcome to Rodney!

Posted on 13 May 2019

We would like to welcome Rodney Jack as the new editor of Food & Drink Technology magazine, Welcome to Rodney!after Carly has decided to explore other ventures following her maternity leave.

Welcome Rodney, and thank you to Michelle for holding down the fort!

You can contact Rodney via [email protected], or @FoodandDrinkTec

Speaking of Food & Drink, the website has joined the others in the new layout. It offers improved navigation and mobile optimisation so you can have the latest news wherever you are. The handy tabs at the top mean you can find the news you want with ease! Do take a look and let us know what you think.

CanTech International increases to 11 editionsCanTech International increases to 11 editions

Posted on 17 January 2019

CanTech International will be increasing its publications to 11 editions a year as of 2019. The current joint July/August editions will be splitting to make separate July and August issues, the latter becoming a full Supplier Profile issue.

The increase has come as the previous Supplier Profile – currently published in September – has grown so large it deserved its own issue.

The increase in publications hasn’t meant an increase in subscriptions though – so readers are getting 11 issues for the price of ten, and still with all the current benefits:

  • 11 issues delivered to any worldwide destination
  • Password access to online magazine
  • Back issue archive including all features
  • Digital issues as PDF or interactive e-zines
  • Weekly news alerts

Don’t delay, subscribe today!

If you’d like to be featured in the August Supplier Profile issue, or any of our other issues, please get in touch!

For editorial, email Editor Alex Fordham, and for adverts and sales, contact Sales Manager Mark Neilson

All change for the new year!All change for the new year!

Posted on 7 January 2019

Happy New Year to all of our Bell publication readers!

Taking place on the second evening of CanTech The Grand Tour 2019, the Global Can Supplier Awards will celebrate excellence within the can making industry. For the first time, suppliers in the industry will also be recognised, as well as the existing Can Awards.

This means that the Awards will offer everyone within the can making business a chance to shine, from the can makers through to the suppliers. The highlight of the evening will be the Supplier Innovation Awards, a prestigious accolade for the companies deemed to have the most innovative product/equipment within the industry.

Unlike other metal packaging events, people within the industry will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred supplier innovation, via the Grand Tour website. This means that the Global Can Supplier Awards are truly independent, and voted for by their industry colleagues and peers.

Voting for the Awards is open now, until 22 February at 17:00 GMT, after which a shortlist will be drawn and the winners announced at the awards on 26 March.

In other news, the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal website has had an overhaul to the new design which is cleaner and more intuitive for users – let us know what you think!

The team at Confectionery Production are gearing up for ISM/ProSweets later this month – make sure you stop by, we’re in Hall 10.1, booth B-021.

It’s an even busier time for CP’s editor, Neill, who welcomed his first little one, Eva on Christmas Day!

Kat SkeatesAn update…

Posted on 16 October 2018

Hello everyone, I’m Kat, the new Digital Editor here at Bell. Before coming here I worked in Communications for Canterbury Cathedral and I’m really enjoying this new challenge so far.

I’m not the only newbie here: Caroline Sines has joined as Sales Manager for Tea & Coffee and Katie Healy joined us as Sales Manager for Food & Drink, plus Sam, Sales Manager for Dairy has had a baby and is now on maternity leave so there are lots of new faces!

Following the successful revamp of the CanTech website, Dairy, Confectionery and Sweets & Savoury have all been redone too, with Food & Drink and Tea & Coffee following soon. Do take a look round the new sites and tell us what you think.

Events-wise we are looking forward to the end of the month when Asia CanTech will be taking place in Bangkok, Thailand. The popular Candid Forum Q&A session returns and all panellists have now been announced.

I’ve been away to Inside Tetra Pak in Sweden where they unveiled their plans for Industry 4.0 with a new plant managment system and talked about their plans for a sustainable future. According to Tetra Pak, the ‘can is dead’ – I’m not sure our CanTech editor is so sure! Read my full write up in Dairy’s December issue.

In the office the November issues are in production and we’re starting to think about Christmas parties – if it ever gets cold enough. I wouldn’t complain but my winter coat will walk itself back to the store soon.

In November I’m jetting off to Nuremberg for BrauBeviale for CanTech via Amsterdam for an event at Givaudan for Dairy. You could say I’m really getting stuck in!

A quick updateTea & Coffee World Cup 2018

Posted on 16 August 2018

As we approach the month of September we look forward to hosting this year’s Tea and Coffee World Cup 2018.

Held last year in Singapore, this year’s international exhibition will take place at the NEC in Birmingham, UK from 3-5 September, bringing together the entirety of the industry’s supply chain – from bean and leaf to cup.

Click here for the full events schedule.

This year’s show is bigger and better than ever. Now incorporating cocoa, the three-day industrial equipment and supplies trade show will feature working machinery on the exhibition floor, both raw and finished products for sampling and stocks of industrial supplies for detailed inspection.

Visitors can also look forward to an array of workshops held by London School of Coffee, Jane Pettigrew of the UK Tea Academy, SCA-trained Sean Elder and Cup of Excellence cuppings from the Burundi and Rwanda competition winners, among others. The workshops will allow participants to gain hands-on experience, optimising use of supplies and sampling products.

Prices are currently discounted at £20 or £25 per class pre-event, but will go up to £25/£30 at the event. There are also limited spaces of 20 per class so be sure to pre-book using our online system now.

All paid Tea & Coffee Trade Journal subscribers will also be granted access to the special members’ Gold Lounge. Take time out from the exhibition and conference to relax, prepare for meetings or catch up on emails. Drinks will be served all day with delicious food at lunch time.

Events Manager Megan Freeman comments, “Following on from our successful show in Singapore we have continued to make vast improvements to the show which I am sure will not go unnoticed. These include a new website, digital communications, introduction of cocoa to the show, additional conference sessions with high profile keynote speakers, members’ Gold Lounge, workshops for tea tasting & coffee cupping and roasting classes. The conference takes place over three days and provides the industry with the opportunity to exchange ideas, and access the newest technologies and products. There will also be extensive time for informal networking and discussions, including at the Exhibitor Reception on Monday 3 September.”

We look to seeing you there! Keep an eye on the website as well as our Twitter feeds for updates during the show.

Twitter: @TCTradeJournal & @TCWC.

A quick updatePreparing for CanTech The Grand Tour

Posted on 18 July 2018

The website for our first ever CanTech The Grand Tour conference and exhibition has officially gone live. The global event for can makers, fillers and their suppliers will be held from 25-27 March 2019 at The Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

Can makers and suppliers can register now to secure a place at the event – and if our other CanTech events are anything to go by, packages will sell out quickly so don’t delay.

On the second evening of CanTech The Grand Tour, we will be hosting the Global Can Supplier Awards to celebrate excellence within the can making industry. These new awards will complement the existing Can Awards, which have recognised the achievements of can makers and fillers for many years,

So joining the Supreme Can Award, a new highlight at the gala dinner will be the Supplier Innovation Awards, a prestigious accolade for the companies deemed to have the most innovative products/equipment within the industry. Voting for the Awards, which will be conducted via CanTech The Grand Tour website, will open on 3 December. Subsequently, a shortlist will be announced revealing who will go forward to compete for the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

Check out the website for more information regarding the CanTech The Grand Tour agenda, how to plan your visit, sponsorship and shipping details and to view photo galleries of our past Euro CanTech conferences.

Follow our Linkedin page for more updates.

A quick updateSummer website renovations

Posted on 15 June 2018

As the eagle-eyed observers among you may have noticed, we have recently revamped our CanTech International website. We’re very pleased with the final result and hope that you enjoy navigating around some of the new features that we have incorporated on to the site. One of which includes a new toolbar which has been added to refine and group all of the content on the website according to five core subjects, making it easier for you to find the particular type of news that you’re looking for. There are also advanced filters enabling you to drill down into exactly the kind of information you’re looking for. Keep an eye on our other websites for more digital renovations coming soon.

With regards to updates concerning Bell HQ, our Food and Drink Technology editor Carly Wood has headed off on maternity leave and we are fortunate to be welcoming back a former editor, Michelle Maynard, who will be looking after the magazine during her absence, effective immediately. We wish Carly all the best! Our group sales manager Mark Neilson is also returning to the office next week, so we’re very pleased to have him back.

The press cycles for our June and July issues are firmly underway and once again it has been an extremely busy month in terms of industry events for each of the titles.

The Campden BRI bakery technology conference in London was attended by Neill, the editor of Confectionery Production, who also paid a visit to the FDF’s convention in London on 13 June. The Tea & Coffee Trade Journal team has been busy with the Birmingham Coffee Festival, the World Tea Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, as well as the upcoming SCA World of Coffee exhibition in Amsterdam. While Suzanne, editor of Dairy Industries International, looks forward to the Dairy UK seminar and dinner towards the end of the month.

As always, be sure to follow our various social media pages and check our websites for all the latest news and updates in your industries.

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

A quick updateGDPR and summer events

Posted on 18 May 2018

May has been another busy month with regards to industry events. I recently flew over to Denmark to visit Tetra Pak’s ice cream Product Development Centre in Aarhus and to learn more about the company’s Extrusion Wheel which was officially launched on 17 May. Keep an eye out for the June issue of Food and Drink Technology and the July issue of Dairy Industries International to read my feature article on the trip.

Our CanTech International editor has jetted off to Guangzhou, China for the Cannex & Fillex metal packaging exhibition. Following that, he will be off to this year’s International Metal Decorators Association (IMDA) conference in Chicago, US. Keep an eye on the CanTech Twitter page for the latest updates.

Our Confectionery Production editor is off to Milan, Italy soon for the IPack Ima 2018 exhibition while the editor of Dairy Industries International will be judging the Great Taste Awards next week.

This month also sees the introduction of the new law on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have updated our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions on our websites. You’ll be able to access the new policies by clicking here. We will also be sending out accompanying emails shortly so that we can be sure of your personal preferences with regards to the information that you’d like to receive from us from now on.

As always, be sure to follow our various social media pages and check our websites for all the latest news and updates in your industries.

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

A quick updateSpring is sprung

Posted on 16 April 2018

Since my last blog, our Euro CanTech event took place in Milan, and I’m pleased to report that everything went smoothly and the delegates took away a great deal of new information while enjoying some great networking opportunities amid the Italian hospitality. The three-day conference included the popular Candid Forum question and answer session as well as the Euro CanTech awards in which the Ardagh Group scooped the Supreme Cup for its Espresso Monster Coffee Can.

You’ll find a review of the entire event in our upcoming May issue of CanTech International magazine which should be hitting shelves shortly and will be available as a digital link on the website, as well as on the app, by the end of the week.

The May issues of all of the magazines are currently in production as we get ready for an array of events across all sectors for the remainder of this month.

I myself was fortunate enough to attend the Apeal Circular Economy conference in Brussels, Belgium last week; my write-up will be featured in the June issue of CanTech International, so do keep an eye out for that.

Our Dairy Industries International team has just jetted off to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the International Cheese Technology Exposition (17-19 April), while our Confectionery Production editor will be heading to the World Cocoa Conference (22-25 April) in Berlin, Germany. Additionally, our Food and Drink Technology editor will be off to the Natural Food Show in London next week. The Tea & Coffee World Cup team spent the day at the London Coffee Festival, and are off to Seattle next week for the Specialty Coffee Association expo, joining the editor of Tea & Coffee Trade Journal who flies in from her base in New York.

Be sure to follow our various social media pages for more updates.

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

A quick updateFour days until Euro CanTech…

Posted on 15 March 2018

As we dive into mid-March, our attention is predominantly focused on the upcoming Euro CanTech event.

Kicking off next week (19-21 March) in Milan, Italy, the exhibitor floorplan for the event has been recently updated, so if you’d like to take a look please click here.

We’re also excited to reveal that Keynote Speaker and Candid Forum updates will be announced on the CanTech app during the course of the three-day conference. The app also holds the entire event programme for easy access on your mobile device.

Plus if you’re a CanTech subscriber you’ll be able to access and download back issues of the monthly CanTech International print magazine.

So be sure to download our CanTech app for your Android or Apple device.

Keep an eye on our various social media pages for more updates. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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

A quick updateA 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.

A new editor and a TCWC announcement

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.

A quick updateStarting 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 [email protected].

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.

A quick updateEvents 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.

A quick updateAn 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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A quick updatePreparing 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.

A quick updateUKERS 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 [email protected]

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 updateA 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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Busy week for our editors…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.

Kat SkeatesA 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 [email protected]

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.

Kat SkeatesChristmas 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.

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