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January 15-16, 2016
Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands
This year’s topic is inspired by the renewed interest in traditional cooking and preservation techniques, such as baking and fermenting, but also by innovations like sous-vide cooking and molecular gastronomy. Since prehistoric times humans have used tools, such as fire, grindstones, and knives to transform raw ingredients into edible food. Anthropologists such as Claude Lévi-Strauss and Richard Wrangham have suggested that it is the discovery of cooking which sets humans apart from apes and makes us a “cooking animal”.


In their view, advancements in the technology of cooking mark the human transformation of (raw) nature into (cooked) culture.   From the control of fire onward, technology defines the way we eat: what we eat and cook depends on how we cook it. Tools and techniques are first adopted because they meet a certain need or solve a particular problem, but over time they become an integral part of food culture. Yet, they do not emerge in isolation, but through interaction with local resources, cultural preferences, technological innovations, prosperity levels, and beliefs. The symposium aims to explore how cooking techniques, skills and tools as a form of material culture have shaped food cultures and eating habits – and vice versa.

April 19-20, 2016  Top Class Protein Nutrition
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Top Class Protein Nutrition is a new platform developed for food professionals, who like and need to get the latest insights on protein nutrition.  Top research & science insights on protein nutrition.  Thought leaders provide you the insights needed to develop and market new products with the best nutritional insights you can get.

May 26-27, 2016  6th Annual European Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit
Huis ter Duin, Netherlands
The European Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit attracts over 150+ senior level food and beverage professionals wanting to learn how to improve productivity, achieve continuous improvement and maximise food safety and quality whilst reducing costs throughout operations in a capital constrained world.  Retailers are increasingly demanding affordable products from manufacturers, and it has never been more critical for food companies to do more with less, improve manufacturing processes, cut costs and maximize food quality and safety to stay competitive in the current climate.

June 14-16, 2016  6th Sports & Performance Nutrition
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Consumers are looking for great taste and convenience: There are untapped market opportunities for future growth, such as natural (green) RTD beverages, savoury foods, science proven performance products, tasty high proteins dairy products.  The key question is therefore: How can food, pet food, feed and downstream processing industries co-operate in the supply chain and achieve innovation & sustainability goals?

November 9-11, 2016  11th Food Proteins Course
Amsterdam, Netherlands
This unique 3-day hands-on training course offers a combination of lectures by industry professionals. Over 100 professionals discover new properties, functionalities and applications of 10 plant and animal-based proteins for food applications.



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June 20-22, 2018  VIV Europe 2018
Utrecht, Netherlands
Connecting markets worldwide for innovative animal production and processing from feed to meat.

September 18, 2015  Food Festival Delft 2015
Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
This festival is - as in previous years - the theme of healthy eating.  The festival is for everyone (adults and children) who are important to a healthy lifestyle and thus want to meet. What can you do to healthy (er) and tasty to eat? Also you can gain tips and ideas in food, such as fun recipes to eat healthy, or to meet with some lesser-known (but very healthy) products.


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November 13-15, 2015  Whisky Live
The Hague, Netherlands
Whisky Live is the international celebration of whisky, bringing all the whiskies of the world together under one roof. Whisky Live prides itself on bringing together the finest whiskies, great food and a range of education and entertainment to make learning about whisky both fun and stimulating.  Whether you are a whisky enthusiast an uninitiated newcomer or just looking for a day out that offers you something different Whisky Live has something for everyone.   Whisky Live gives you the unique opportunity to sample the greatest whiskies in the world, whilst mingling with the producers and distillers, marketers and visitor centre staff, all under one roof. In addition to learning about the world of whisky, you will be able to sample rare and sought-after whiskies and meet the stars of the industry.   Each event has its own local flavour and provides the greatest insight into this greatest of spirits. With great food, masterclasses and much more, Whisky Live is a great day out and a memorable experience.


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May 15-16, 2013  FOODTECH 2013
Rosmalen, Netherlands
A wide range of exhibitors and an exciting programme with practical lectures, a ''taste lab'' and an "innovation centre" will ensure that you, the decision maker from the food processing- and manufacturing companies, do not want to miss this 2 day event!

May 27-28, 2013  Beleef Smaak (Taste Experience)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Taste Experience is a trade event, which focuses on the middle and high segment in the hospitality industry, buyers of businesses in general and specialty coffee and tea segment. Companies with quality products and services, may join the purpose and audience of this trade event.  Experience Coffee | Experience Tea and Le Village Saisonnier are connected to each other so that there is a good cross-over can take place with high visit.

June 18-19, 2013
Food Technology Professionals Platform
Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Professionals Platform is intended for Food Technology Professionals who are passionate about innovation and want to develop entrepreneurial skills, who can learn, manage and develop 'outside-in', and who are part of international food networks where they can find inspiration for innovative ideas and insights in the latest market developments. Professionals meet twice per year for 2 days.

August 8-9, 2013
Int’l Conference on Agricultural & Food Engineering
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The event aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Agricultural and Food Engineering, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

November 13-14, 2013  FOODTECH Zwolle
Zwolle, Netherlands
This regional food packaging event focuses on exhibitors and visitors from the geographical north and east of the Netherlands.

November 26-28, 2013
Food Technology Professionals Platform
Amsterdam, Netherlands
This unique 3-day hands-on training course offers a combination of lectures by industry professionals. Discover properties, functionalities and applications of 10 different plant and animal-based proteins for food applications: soy, wheat, pea, potato, canola, egg albumin, casein, whey, gelatin and also (bio-active) protein hydrolysates.  Enjoy the combination of theory & practice: feel, smell and taste different protein applications. Designed for managers with a position in food manufacturing, food ingredient and food processing industries.

November 26-29, 2013  Landbouw Vakbeurs 2013
Assen, Netherlands
Agricultural Trade Fair always took place in January, but will now be held in November. Thus, the stock market a better position in the international exhibitions calendar.  The next edition will be in 2015.


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April 1-3, 2012  International Conference on Multifunctional Agriculture and Urban-Rural Relations
Wageningen, Netherlands
In May 2007 a major demographic milestone was passed--the earth's population became more urban than rural. The conference aims to advance scientific state of the art research in agriculture and urban-rural relations.

May 23-24, 2012  FOODTECH - Rosmalen, Netherlands
A wide range of exhibitors and an exciting programme with practical lectures, a ''taste lab'' and an "innovation centre" will ensure that you, the decision maker from the food processing- and manufacturing companies, do not want to miss this 2 day event!

June 13-14, 2012
3rd Food Protein Innovation 2012 Conference
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Senior R&D platform focusing on protein innovations:  protein health and nutrition benefits and challenges; new plant and animal protein ingredients; new protein technologies.

June 29-30, 2012  NRM All Holland Dairy Show
Utrecht, Netherlands
The NRM is a viewed by many farmers as the cow festival of the year. In short, an event with cows and professional information that no cow enthusiast can afford to miss, with breed showings, parade, auction, and trade show.


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November 7-8, 2011  HORECA 2011
Rosemalen, Netherlands
The trade show for inspiration, knowledge and trends for catering professionals!


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July 9-11, 2009  People and the Sea V
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) at the University of Amsterdam. More information on the 2009 conference will follow.

November 18-19, 2009  PPT FOOD - Zwolle, Netherlands
easyFairs PPT FOOD is particularly attractive to the “crème de la crème” of the Dutch food and drink industry: key decision makers who do not normally have time to visit trade fairs, but will come to a focused event that is easy to visit.


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November 21-22, 2007  The Food To Go Show
Amsterdam, The Netherlands




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