drinktec 2005: 50% of visitors from outside Germany

Thursday 22 September 2005

Over 70,000 trade visitors from 161 countries attended drinktec 2005, setting new standards for this top event in the international beverages industry. Half the total number of visitors came from outside Germany. drinktec 2005, the worldīs leading trade fair for beverages and liquid food technology, attracted 40% more visitors from abroad than in 2001, when the event was two days longer. In particular there was a clear increase in the number of visitors from the US, Japan, South America and central and eastern Europe, especially from Russia. Overall the proportion of trade visitors from outside Germany rose significantly from 36% at the last event to around 50% this year. Around 50 more countries were represented at drinktec in 2005 than in 2001. These impressive figures are strong confirmation of drinktecīs role as the worldīs leading business platform for the international beverages sector.

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