Cologne Anuga 2023

October 7th - 11th, 2023

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On October 7th, Anuga opens its doors, the leading trade fair for the global food industry. For six days, more than 7,500 exhibitors from over 100 countries will showcase their products at the exhibition grounds in Cologne across six halls and ten specialized trade fairs. The theme for 2023 is "Sustainable Growth." Around 170,000 visitors from 200 countries are expected to attend.

One of the most important trade fairs under the Anuga umbrella (and, of course, the coolest one) is Anuga Frozen Food, serving as the leading export platform for the global frozen food industry for over 600 companies from nearly 60 countries.

The dti is the official partner of Anuga Frozen Food: "We are pleased that the international frozen food industry uses Anuga as its central platform for business and takes the anniversary year as an opportunity to meet in Cologne. With our strong partner, dti, we are offering a diverse program this year with new insights from and for the industry," said Jan Philipp Hartmann, Director Anuga.

Our booth is located in Hall 4.2, B11/C10, and is always a popular meeting point for all members, guests, and those interested in frozen food.

At Anuga in Cologne, dti offers a diverse event program for the industry:

Frozen Lounge – for members


As usual, dti offers its members the exclusive opportunity to have conversations with partners from the frozen food industry in the "Frozen Lounge". If you are interested in reserving a table, please contact Annette Venohr at

Koelnmesse / Anuga<br />

What: Frozen Lounge – For members
When: Trade fair days

Where:dti booth, Hall 4.2 Stand B11/C10

First International Frozen Food Conference „Frozen food as a game changer“


The International Frozen Food Network (IFFN) offers a specialized conference titled "Frozen food as a game changer for a healthy and sustainable future" on October 8th at 11:00 AM, for the first time as part of the Anuga event program. In the anniversary year of "100 years of freezing," the global frozen food industry sends a signal for innovation, sustainability, and growth. International experts from the industry, food retail, and food service will discuss current market developments and the potential of frozen food for more sustainable food systems.

Members of the IFFN include: ADEPALE (France), Alcass (Italy), American Frozen Food Institute (USA), British Frozen Food Federation (UK), German Frozen Food Institute (Germany), Austrian Food Industry Association (Austria), Vries Vers Platform (Netherlands). Participation is free for trade fair visitors.

Following the conference, the FROZEN! dti Innovation Award ceremony will take place.

Participation is free for trade fair visitors.

What: 1st International Frozen Food Conference "Frozen food as a game changer"
When: October 8th, 11:00 AM
Where: Congress Hall, Congress-Center East
Program: download program

Registration deadline: September 28, 2023

FROZEN! dti Innovation Award supported by AFC and anuga


At Anuga in Cologne on October 8th at 1:30 PM, dti will present the FROZEN! dti Innovation Award to recognize innovations in the frozen food industry. This award is presented for the first time in conjunction with the global celebration of "100 years of deep-freezing." Partners for this award are the AFC Consulting Group AG (AFC) and Anuga. The festive award ceremony will be part of the 1st International Frozen Food Conference "Frozen food as a game changer", where international experts will discuss the potential of frozen food.

The FROZEN! dti Innovation Award acknowledges ideas that, in the spirit of frozen food "inventor" Clarence Birdseye, boldly address challenges in climate protection, energy efficiency, digitalization, automation, logistics optimization, and more sustainable supply chains, or have developed a new, innovative frozen product that meets the needs of today's society. Innovative ideas from start-ups take center stage at the premiere of the 2023 Innovation Award, but novel approaches from established companies were also considered.

A distinguished jury has selected three finalists from the submissions, who will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas publicly during the award ceremony. The jury will then decide the final winner live. Award ceremony guests will also choose the audience favorite through online voting.

Participation is free for trade fair visitors.

What: FROZEN! dti Innovation Award ceremony
When: October 8th, 1:30 PM
Where: Congress Hall, Congress-Center East
Registration deadline: September 28, 2023
More information:


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In collaboration with the trade magazine Lebensmittel Praxis and Koelnmesse, dti will present the TIEFKÜHL STAR awards at the festive TIEFKÜHL STAR NIGHT on October 9th at 6:00 PM. Supermarkets, consumer markets, self-service department stores, and organic markets were eligible to compete for the coveted award for the best frozen food department in food retail.

Join us and the nominated retail teams in celebrating the frozen food industry with guests from retail and industry! Prof. Dr. Stefan Rüschen, Professor for Food Retail & Retail Management at the Dual University of Baden-Württemberg, Heilbronn, will explore current and future customer trends in an inspirational talk and show how the frozen food range can effectively respond to and implement these trends. dti members have already received their personal invitations to the TIEFKÜHL STAR NIGHT 2023 digitally.

Participation is free for trade fair visitors.

When: October 9th, 6:00 PM
Where: Crystal Hall, Congress-Center East
More information and registration:

Show Cooking


Das dti is invited to participate with its member companies and products at the booth of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) in the BMEL's show kitchen. Renowned chefs will highlight German products seven times a day and prepare 40 dishes each time. Chefs, including Sebastian Morgenstern and Martina Kömpel, known from TV shows such as "Ran an den Herd," "Lanz kocht!," or "ARD Buffet," will be cooking. Our participation in the cooking show on October 10th at 10:30 AM is a great opportunity to showcase the diverse advantages of our future category of frozen food to the audience (and BMEL) and draw attention to the increasing importance of frozen products in gastronomy.

What: Show Cooking at the BMEL booth
When: October 10th, 10:30 AM
Where: BMEL booth, Hall 10.2/Fine Food