Author: drinktec Blog-Team

Finale in Laos

The weekend was over before I knew it thanks to my foreshortened Saturday and all the report writing. As if that were not bad enough, I have no confirmed appointments for Monday despite all my best efforts, meaning that I could end up kicking my heels. All my best laid plans had gone astray. My two appointments planned for Tuesday...

The last part has begun: Thailand and Laos

Barely two weeks after returning from the Philippines, I was bidding goodbye again to the PETplanet team and Germany. This time for a month and a half. The last section of the Thailand and Laos tour was ahead of me and after a somewhat turbulent 6 months, I was more and more looking forward to a relaxing holiday. Frankfurt Airport,...

The trip to the Philippines

The trip to the Philippines or A blog from off the beaten track

A major feature of our worldwide tours is the recurring spontaneity. Often it is forced or in response to unpredictable circumstances, but sometimes it is a very conscious decision. Typical was the decision I took as I was planning for the Chinaplas exhibition. I decided spontaneously to extend the tour to another destination: the Philippines. It would be brief and...

press conference in Brazil

31 Countries Visited en Route to drinktec 2017

There are now barely five months left until drinktec 2017 opens its doors in Munich. Before they begin their final round of preparations, the drinktec team have been busy traveling around the world to meet exhibitors, potential visitors, industry associations, and members of the press in person. They have been presenting the latest highlights, key themes, and trends, as well...

top-fermented yeast

Brewing Beer like Barack Obama

A new trend is emerging in basements, laundry rooms and garages across Germany. Increasing numbers of amateur brewers are producing their own beers at home – just like US President Barack Obama. While doing so, they quickly learn how to handle hops and malt but, when it comes to yeast, most still lack the necessary expertise. This recent trend for...

500 years of German Purity Law

From Jimson Weed to Oxblood

This year, the German Purity Law is celebrating its 500th anniversary. However, there are a number of bizarre legends surrounding what is claimed to be the world’s oldest food law. Join me for a journey through the history of beer. It was a turbulent time when the law was introduced back in 1516, with peasant uprisings, the Reformation, rebellion, famine,...

Christina Maier (drinktec), Alexander Berger (PRO FachHANDEL) and Miss drinktec Petra Westphal are very happy about the cooperation

Important News for drinktec 2017

Great News for all participants of drinktec 2017: For the first time PRO FachHANDEL, the specialist and order trade fair for the entire German beverage and convenience trade, will be held in Munich. It will take place on September 14 and 15 parallel to drinktec (September 11-15, 2017), the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry....

fresh beer

Beer curiosities from across the brew-niverse

The international beer scene is constantly surprising us with new and extraordinary beverages. Beyond the realms of the German Purity Law, brewers are using weird and wonderful ingredients which, despite their dubious nature, are still able to win us over from time to time with their original flavor profiles. Before the German Purity Law was passed in 1516, brewers would...

CBB Team with Flowy

CBB 2016 – Final

We did it! Four trade fair days and many days of preparation have come to a close and result is a great success. CBB 2016 was a resounding success! Approx. 9 percent more exhibitors Over 8 percent more space booked by foreign exhibitors Again increase of visitor quality These are just a few keywords that describe how things went at...

the team at the Brew & Beverage Exhibition China

CBB – Day 3

Tiredness is slowly making itself known in my limbs. I don’t know whether this is due to the third intensive day or the fact that we were out and about longer yesterday. Always these customer appointmentsJ, and there is never a break! There was an important marketing and PR meeting with our colleagues from Heli this morning. We discussed measures...