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International Green Week

International Green Week at a Glance

Established in 1926, International Green Week is taking place for the 82nd time in 2017. The IGW is a one-of-a-kind international exhibition for the food, agricultural and horticultural industries. At the same time, the IGW is the point of origin for the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) with more than 60 departmental ministers. Producers from all over the world come to IGW to test market food and luxury items and reinforce their brand image. Following consumer trends, regional sourcing plays an increasingly important role. Renewable resources, organic agricultural, rural development and gardening continue to gain importance at International Green Week.


Product Overview

  • The IGW features a comprehensive range of international foods and luxury items
  • Fresh products of all types
  • Product markets, beer, wine and champagne, meats and sausages, seafood, teas, herbs and spices
  • Agricultural and horticultural machinery and equipment, seeds, greenhouses and gardening supplies, breeding stock, pets, hunting and fishing supplies.

Furthermore, the IGW provides a special section featuring kitchen appliances, kitchen fixtures and household items. Information is available to trade visitors from the official foreign exhibitor stands and from the federal states of Germany.

Expert Audience

The International Green Week attracts consumers from Germany and neighbouring countries, including the following:

  • Food industry representatives, wholesalers, retailers, caterers
  • Agricultural importers
  • International specialists from all fields of agriculture, forestry, horticulture and commercial fishing
  • Agricultural policy and administration experts
  • More than 5,000 journalists (trade press and consumer media) from 70 countries

The success of the Green Week was widely covered in the Press: In 15,000 newspaper and trade journal reports in Germany as well as in 400 telecasts and more than 1,500 radio reports.

Supporting Programme of the Green Week

The IGW supporting programme was extremely comprehensive with more than 300 forums, seminars, conferences and committee meetings. Many of the events sponsored by agricultural and food industry commissions extend over a period of several days.

Professional events: Highlights included the 8th International Agricultural Ministers’ Conference in conjunction with Berlin's 8th Agricultural Ministers’ Summit. The biggest events were the 8th International Agricultural and Food Industry Forum, the 9th Future Forum for Rural Development and the Biofuel Congress.

In terms of agricultural policy, the importance of the exhibition is clearly demonstrated by the presence of 200 international ministers and state secretaries in addition to prime ministers, ministers and state secretaries from Germany.

The Fresh Meat Forum professional seminar will once again focus on the latest industry issues next year. In addition, the food industry presents the refining process of foods and the food retail presents itself as an important link to our customer.

Good reasons for participating in IGW

New potential: With around 400,000 visitors, IGW is the perfect test
market for your products

Image building: Take this opportunity to strengthen your image - like
the 90% exhibitors who did so

Media darling: Over 15,000 articles, 7,000 online news items, 2,000
radio and TV reports - and 15,000 Facebook fans follow and report on IGW

Industry trends: Use IGW and Berlin, a renowned trade fair location, as
your trend barometer

Professional center for food producers: Present your product to
registered trade visitors from the food industry

Exhibitor satisfaction: Over 80% of all exhibitors plan to attend again
next year

Berlin, culinary arts capital: In addition to the trade fair, enjoy the
German capital’s restaurant and food scene

International Green Week 2016: Facts and Figures

  • Total area (m²):
  • Total no. of exhibitors:
    among them 523 international exhibitors from 65 countries
  • Total no. of visitors:
    No. of trade visitors: 85,500
  • Cost of indoor space/stand (EUR/m²):
    147,- to 155,-
    (Prices for 2017: 147,- to 155,-)
  • Frequency:
    annually, in January
  • Date of next events:
    20 - 29 January 2017
    19 - 28 January 2018

Organiser of the International Green Week

Messe Berlin GmbH
Messedamm 22
14055 Berlin

Project Manager
Lars Jaeger

Thematic Sponsors
Deutscher Bauernverband (DBV)
Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Ernährungsindustrie (BVE)