Discuss globally – act sustainably

Grüne Woche 2024 focuses on topics of the future

From January 19 to 28, 2024, Grüne Woche in Berlin will provide information on current trends and industry topics. It invites visitors to participate, showcases careers and collects recyclable bottles.

From January 19 to 28, the leading international trade fair for food, agriculture and horticulture invites visitors to get informed, discover, experience and participate. “Grüne Woche 2024 in Berlin will be a hotspot for current specialist and consumer topics,” says Lars Jaeger, Project Manager of Grüne Woche. “Whether it’s professional networking, the latest food trends or sustainable hands-on activities. The focus is on the exhibition experience.”

Grüne Woche attracts international experts to Berlin

“The global hub for agribusiness” – the new Grüne Woche claim says it all. In 2024, Grüne Woche will once again attract international policymakers to Berlin. The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) will kick off the event from January 17 to 20, 2024. Around 2,000 international guests from politics, business, science and civil society will meet under the title “Food systems of the future: Together for a world without hunger”. The aim of the forum is to intensify and accelerate the international agricultural policy dialog in order to make food systems fit for the future and implement the 2030 Agenda. The political highlight of the GFFA is the Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference on January 20. The conference will take place for the first time as part Grüne Woche at the Berlin Exhibition Center. Around 70 ministers of agriculture from all over the world will come together here to discuss and draw up a sustainable resolution.

Trends in agriculture and the food industry

Under the motto “Experience modern agriculture”, the German Farmers’ Association (DBV) provides an insight into the present and future of agriculture at the ErlebnisBauernhof. The Federation of German Food and Drink Industries (BVE) will be presenting what tomorrow’s food production will look like under the motto “This is what the future tastes like”. Other highlights for visitors include the hall of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture as well as the flower and animal halls.

Exhibition premiere: young generation hub prepares visitors for their professional future

“Hands on and join in” is the motto of the young generation hub. In the new apprenticeship hall, students from the eighth grade onwards can find out about numerous apprenticeships – and saw, hammer and plant themselves. Traditional agricultural professions such as farmer or horse farmer will be presented as well as occupations in other sectors. Trainees, students and experts from the professions on site will be available to answer any questions. The young generation hub complements Grüne Woche’s school program, young generation.

Get to know and experience sustainability at Grüne Woche

Sustainability will once again play an important role at this year’s Grüne Woche. In the “greener living” section, interested parties will find a central point of contact for ideas and inspiration for a conscious approach to food and resources. Numerous exhibitors, associations, institutions and NGOs will not only provide information about sustainable living in Hall 27, but will also help you to put it into practice. For example, anyone who takes a seat in the German forestry rowing boat can “row” a tree, which will then be planted at various locations in Berlin and Brandenburg. Since the campaign premiere in 2012, the “Grüne Woche Forest” has already counted 58,000 planted trees. This is one of many sustainable hands-on activities that inspire children and adults and raise awareness of sustainability. New at Grüne Woche 2024: For the first time, there will be bottle deposit boxes at the main entrances. Visitors can dispose of their empty returnable bottles here. The revenue will go to the non-profit aid organization Berliner Tafel e.V.

From seaweed bread to potato pancakes

A vacation in Germany at Grüne Woche? No problem. Visitors can taste their way through the culinary offerings of twelve federal states. Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia will be presenting culinary classics such as Leberkäse (meat loaf), bratwurst and potato pancakes in a traditional German style. Those who like to experiment can try innovations such as algae bread. Many exhibitors will provide information about tourism opportunities in the various regions and help you plan your next vacation.

With all your senses – get to know dishes from all over the world

From ceviche from Latin America to tagine from Africa and baklava from the Mediterranean – everyone will find something they like at Grüne Woche. The culinary world tour leads through all continents. Foodies and gourmets can discover new flavors and find inspiration for their next cooking evening with friends. www.gruenewoche.com