From November 2-5, all four of Coex’s main exhibition halls were filled once again for the 17th annual Coex Food Week, an event that, “brings together everything from the newest trends to the future vision of the F&B industry through a variety of exhibitions and conferences.” Over 30,000 visitors and participants were estimated to be in attendance for what is well-known to be Korea’s largest B2B and B2C Food and Beverage industry exhibition.
This was the first Coex Food Week in years that ran without social distancing restrictions, making it possible for the annual event to return to its full form. This year the event saw 1,479 booths by 895 businesses from 20 different countries, participating across multiple concurrent events, including the Food Industry Technology Show, Bakery Fair, Kitchen Fair, and even a Korea Food Tech Conference.
On the first floor, Coex Halls A and B were abuzz with locals and tourists alike visiting and sampling goods spanning a wide variety of categories. Hall A featured Premium & Fine Food, HMR & Snacks, and also booths run by other countries from all over the world. Meanwhile, the adjacent Hall B featured Organic & Agricultural Food, as well as a full-fledged Farmer’s Market.
The third floor Halls C and D were marketed as the BIZ/TECH side of Coex Food Week, and drew industry professionals interested in HORECA industry products and goods, Food Tech & Food Automation, and Smart Farm Solutions.
Hall D was also the venue for the 2022 Korea FoodTech Conference, which covered topics such as AI, the metaverse, Robotics, ESG, customization, as well as trends in food consumption, manufacturing, and distribution. The conference was supported by many of Coex’s signature cutting-edge services and facilities: it was streamed on YouTube through Coex LIVE, and the stage was designed using Coex’s innovative AV-DROP modular backdrop system.
Coex Food Week 2022 was the first time in several years that the event was able to run at full capacity and without any social distancing restrictions. The restrictions, which heavily affected the events and meetings industry in recent years, have also taken a toll on the F&B industry. Regarding this, the Coex Food Week Planning Team stated, “We were proud to provide a space for the discussion and collaboration on the rapidly changing transitions taking place in the post-pandemic landscape of the F&B industry.”
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Since opening in 1979, Coex has been Korea’s busiest and most prominent convention and exhibition center. Located in the heart of Seoul’s Gangnam district, Coex serves as the city’s top venue for global exchange, business, exhibitions, and conferences, as well as a space to find leisure, recreation, and top accommodation. Coex, as the leading event organizer, offers event planners a multitude of services both onsite and beyond, including the organizing of trade shows, event management and external venue management and operations.
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