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Munich, Germany 4.-5.6.2020

30. Symposium Feines Essen + Trinken



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Elina Iso-Oja
Advisor, Business Finland
elina.iso-oja (at)

Deadline for registration is 31.1.2020.

Finland is the partner country of the 30. Symposium Feines Essen + Trinken (Symposium on Fine Food + Drink) in Munich 2020.  

Business Finland / Food from Finland and Visit Finland will present Finland as a partner country at the 30. Symposium on Fine Food + Drink in June 2020. The aim of the partner country concept is to promote Finnish high-quality oat products and Finnish alcohols for the German retail sector, and showcase Finnish innovations in food and retail sector.

Symposium on Fine Food + Drink brings together the food industry elite from the German-speaking world and is one of the most important national events in the German food sector. The three-part event structure consisting of marketplace, conference, and gala evening offers optimal conditions for a joint focus on high-quality food items and current shopper trends. Symposium on Fine Food + Drink is a unique event with over 1,000 key decision makers from the German food retail industry.


  • Welcoming evening / host country evening 4th June 2020
  • Marketplace, trade conference on sustainability in retail sector and gala evening 5th June 2020

Participating companies will get

  • an opportunity to present their products/product ranges to an expert audience of German and D-A-CH retailers
  • Prominent positioning at the host country Finland booth with Aus der Wildnis visuals
  • Over 1.5 days of qualitative communication time with German retailers, which starts at the welcome evening and ends at the gala evening
  • Generation of new contacts with more than 500 trading companies retailers at decision-level 
  • Possibility for product sponsoring for a welcoming drink or cooking show at the welcoming evening and at the after-show party after the gala evening

There are presentation tables for 15 Finnish food and beverage companies at the Symposium on Fine Food + Drink.

Which companies benefit the most from this opportunity

  • Finnish food and beverage companies targeting the German market
  • Companies who are already working with a German importer
  • Companies who have their packaging or sticker ready in German language

In case you do not have an importer in Germany but would like to participate, Business Finland can connect you with importers in our network. Please note, that Business Finland and the organization committee of Symposium will make the final selection of the participating companies. The focus will be on oat and alcohol companies, but if available, the possible free stands can be also directed to companies representing other categories. Selection of the companies will be made in February 2020.

Participation fee for Finnish companies is € 3800 /company. Business Finland / Food from Finland and Visit Finland have supported the participation costs.

Participating companies are expected to

  • present his/her products during the welcome evening (4th June, 2020) and the marketplace (5th June, 2020)
  • provide a suitable quantity for free tasting products
  • organize at least one German speaking person to be present during the whole Symposium actively presenting the products

Please note that for the Symposium limitation is 2 persons/company. For the gala evening limitation is 1 person / company. 

More information about the opportunity for Natural and healthy food and beverages big in Germany.