5th Euro-Global Summit and Expo on Food & Beverages
June 16-18, 2015 Alicante, Spain

Theme: Healthier the Food, Merrier the World

The organizing committee is gearing up for an exciting and informative conference program including plenary lectures, symposia, workshops on a variety of topics, poster presentations and various programs for participants from all over the world. We invite you to join us at the Euro Food-2015, where you will be sure to have a meaningful experience with scholars from all across the globe. All members of the Euro Food-2015 organizing committee look forward to meeting you in Alicante, Spain.

For more details please visit- http://food.global-summit.com/europe/

Importance & Scope

      Euro Food-2015 is the premier event that brings together a unique and international mix of experts, researchers and decision makers both from academia and industry across the globe to exchange their knowledge, expertise and research innovations to build a world class Food and Beverage conference.

Euro Food 2015 has been designed to address Food and Beverage Industries and related scientific communities in order to provide them with all levels of awareness, expertise and proactive solutions to create global impact in this field. Moreover, it will help industrialists to incorporate sustainability into every aspect of Food & Beverages Industries business model. Euro Food 2015 will influence industries to maximize their yield and profit through the application of strategic techniques. Additionally, it will reveal the best techniques to produce well processed and energetic food & beverages assuring health and hygiene.

Why Alicante, Spain?

      Food & Beverages industries are potential for economic recovery in Europe specially Spain and are the first Capital manufacturing activity of Spanish economy. They comprise 20.5% of net sales of the Spanish industry and 2.62% total employment of Spanish economy. 1

Conference Highlights

  • Recent Issues and Novel Technologies
  • Food Nanotechnology
  • Food Forensics
  • Flavor and Food Quality Markers
  • Quality Control and Preservation
  • Fermentation Technology, Bioprocess Engineering
  • Contaminants in Food and Beverages
  • Food and Beverages Industry
  • Food Ingredients
  • European Food Technology
  • European Food and Beverage Market
  • Processing and Packaging Technology
  • Future of Innovation in the next 5 to 10 years
  • Regulatory Affairs

Why to attend???

Euro Food 2015 enables a common platform for the participants to discuss their research in order to establish a scientific network between the academia and industry leading to foster collaboration and to evaluate the emerging issues, technologies and innovations leading to explore new possibilities and improving the existing opportunities in the Food and Beverage Sector.

World class renowned speakers, the most recent innovations techniques in Food and Beverages sectors are hallmarks of this conference.

Euro Food 2015 will provide the exhibitors and sponsors to conduct demonstrations, distribute information, meet with current and potential customers, make a splash with a new product line, and receive name recognition at this 3 day event.

A Unique Opportunity for Advertisers and Sponsors at this International event:



Major Food and Beverages sector supporting associations in Spain

  •          FIAB: The Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation
  •          Spanish Food Processing Machinery Manufacturers’ Association

Target Audience

Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Bioprocess Technicians, Food Scientists, Industry professionals, Food Economists, European Food and Beverage Industry Professionals, Fermentation Technologists, Food Ministryand Advocacy Group, Marketing Professionals, Product Development Executives Bioprocess Engineers, Food Scientists and Packaging  Industry Professionals, Food Regulatory Officials, NGO Professionals, QA & QC Executives, Food Inspectors, Researchers, Academicians, Food Chemists, Flavor Industry Professionals.

Food Science associated universities in Spain

  •          University of Alicante
  •          Complutense University of Madrid
  •          Technical University of Madrid
  •          Technical University of Catalonia
  •          University of Seville
  •          Autonomous University of Barcelona
  •           Polytechnic University of Valencia
  •          Autonomous University of Madrid
  •          University of Barcelona
  •          Department of Biotechnology and Food  Science, Burgos
  •           Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN)
  •          Swedish University of Agricultural Science
  •          University of Granada

European Industries Associated with Food and Beverages

  •          Nestle
  •          Heineken N.V.
  •          Lactalis
  •          GroupeDanone
  •          Associated British Food
  •          Unilever Plc/Unilever NV
  •          Vion
  •          Carlsberg
  •          Danish Crown
  •          Südzucker
  •          FrieslandCampina
  •          Oetker Group
  •          Nutreco
  •          Anheuser-Busch InBev
  •          Barilla
  •          SABMiller Plc
  •          Diageo Plc
  •          Kerry Group
  •          PernodRicard
  •          Bongrain
  •          Barry Callebaut
  •          Parmalat
  •          Ebro Foods
  •          Tate & Lyle

Worldwide Food and Beverages Industries

  •          Cargill
  •          Nestle
  •          Archer Daniels Midland
  •          PepsiCo Inc.
  •          Kraft Foods Inc.
  •          The Coca-Cola Company
  •          Anheuser-Busch InBev
  •          Tyson Foods Inc.
  •          Unilever Plc/Unilever NV
  •          Mars Inc.
  •          SABMiller Plc
  •          Kirin Brewery Company Ltd
  •          Heineken N.V.
  •          Lactalis
  •          Asahi Breweries Ltd.
  •          Associated British Food
  •          Diageo Plc
  •          Fonterra
  •          General Mills Inc.
  •          Kellogg Company
  •          FrieslandCampina NV
  •          Vion
  •          ConAgra Foods Inc.

Market Analysis Food and Beverages

The food and drink industry is the largest manufacturing sector in the EU in terms of turnover, value added and employment.It is the second leading manufacturing sector in terms of number of company.Germany, France, Italy, UK and Spain are the largest EU food and drink producers. Every year, the EU food and drink industry export products worth around €65.3 billion.

The Spanish food and beverage sector presents a challenging market.Companies in the sector are located throughout the country, although three regions account for 69% of production: Catalonia (38%), Madrid (16%) and the Basque Country (15%).

Spain is the world's third largest producer of wine, producing 45,572 hectoliters. In Spain, the industry carries considerable weight, with the participation of some 3,000 companies, annual consumption amounting to 94 billion Euros, and half a million people employed in the sector.In last two years, the food and beverage industry exported products worth more than 22 billion Euros, accounting for nearly 10 percent of Spain's total exports and reflecting an increase of 9.4% with respect to previous year. This is nearly three times the increase in Spanish exports as a whole. 

EU Food and Beverages industry

Turnover €956.2 billion

Largest manufacturing sector in the EU (16.0%)

Employment 4.1 million people

Leading employer in the EU manufacturing sector (14.6%)

R&D (% of food and drink output)



48.7% of food and drink turnover

63.0% of food and drink employment

External trade

Exports €65.3 billion   (+21.5% compared to 2009)

Imports €55.5 billion    (+9.3% compared to 2009)

Trade balance €9.8 billion

Number of companies

274,000 Fragmented industries

EU market share in global exports


Consumption (% of household expenditure)

13% Stable

Food and Beverages industry in EU manufacturing Sector



Figure 1: Share of the number of companies in the manufacturing industry (%)

Source: Reference8




Figure 2: Top five countries in terms of EU Food and Beverages industry sales (billion Euros)



Figure 3: Food and drink industry worldwide



Figure 4: R & D Investment in EU and Non- EU Countries Manufacturing Sector



Global value of Food and Beverage market

Value of global F&B industry

             US$5.7 trillion

Top producers of food and beverage products

             Europe, USA

Companies with revenues more than US$50 billion

             Nestle SA, Archer-Daniels Midland, Unilever NV, Bunge Ltd

Meat consumption worldwide has doubled in the last 20 years, and it is expected to double again by 2050. 7

The global food and beverage industry is growing at 3.5% a year and is expected to be worth more than US$7 trillion by 2014. 4

Foods and beverages that offer validated health claims account for around US$25 billion of global sales, mainly in the key markets of Japan, the USA and Europe.4

Products manufactured by the industry related Food and Beverage Industry

Total wine sales in Spain were worth 2.5 billion, representing a 57.6 per cent increase in the value of net sales from 1995. Average per capita consumption is 32.7 liters, compared to an Australian average of 19 liters and 60 liters in France.

Spanish exports in this sector worth almost 16.5 billion, dominated by wine, olive oil, tomatoes, mandarins and oranges.

Food and beverage imports into Spain amounted to 14.3 billion, with sea foods (prawns, crayfish and shrimps), soybeans, wheat, cigars and cigarettes, and whisky the principle products in demand.

The value of total food and beverage consumption continues to increase strongly, with an 8.3 per cent increase to a total of 61.4 billion.


Figure 5: Distribution of Turnover sector of the Food and Beverages industry according to product



Figure 6: Share of each industry sector in EU Food and Beverage export

Source:Reference 8

Science Funding Agencies in Spain

  •          Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation 
  •          Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
  •          Government of Navarra








  1.                  http://www.ieseinsight.com/doc.aspx?id=1480&ar=15
  2.                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_universities_in_Spain
  3.                  http://www.spainbusiness.com/icex/cma/contentTypes/common/records/mostrarDocumento/?doc=4545275
  4.                  http://www.plantandfood.co.nz/growingfutures/food
  5.                  http://www.dfat.gov.au/publications/business_spain/section_3.html
  6.                  http://www.revistaindice.com/numero54/p26.pdf
  7.                  http://www.ip.aua.gr/studies/spanish%20team.pdf
  8.                  http://www.fooddrinkeurope.eu

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