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1st Frozen Food Conference

1st Frozen Food Conference presented by International Frozen Food Network

The International Frozen Food Network presents: The Future of Frozen!

A century of freezing, and we're just getting warmed up! Join the International Frozen Food Network (IFFN) as we celebrate this milestone at Anuga with a specialized conference.

Discover how frozen food is not just a tasty choice, but also a forward-thinking one:

  • Innovation & Growth: See how the frozen food industry continually evolves and reinvents itself.
  • Sustainability: The benefits of frozen food go beyond flavor. They offer a sustainable solution to the world's nutritional needs.
  • Convenience & Completeness: From breakfast to dinner. Enjoy healthy and tasty dishes straight from the freezer, all at affordable prices.
  • Safe Food Supply: Frozen products ensure a secure food supply chain, preventing nutrient loss and reducing food wastage.
  • Climate Protection: Best practice examples from IFFN countries showcase the industry's commitment to environmental protection.

Join international experts from industry, food retail, and food service to discuss the latest market developments and the future of frozen food.

Gear up for a future that's cool, convenient, and sustainable. Unleash the potential of frozen with the IFFN!

1st Frozen Food Conference presented by International Frozen Food Network event program:

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Conference program - October 8, 2023 (Trade Fair, Congress Saal)

11:00 am - Opening

100 years of deep freezing – Innovation for a sustainable future!

IFFN – represented by Sabine Eichner

Deutsches Tiefkühlinstitut / German Frozen Food Institute (dti)

Key Note

Recent trends and developments in the global frozen food markets
Presentation: Ananda Roy, Circana

Panel Discussion
Deep-dive into frozen markets – the view from industry, retail and food service

Participants: IFFN-Managing Directors/ company managers industry retail/ Retail/ Food Service

  • Ruud Harmsen, Frio Food Inspirators
  • Markus Mischko, iglo Deutschland
  • Simon J. Morris, Salomon FoodWorld/ Vion Food Group
  • Suvan Sharma, Jain Farm Fresh Foods

12.00 – 12.30 pm - Coffee break with a light snack

12:30 pm - Key Note - Shaping the future: The role of frozen food for a sustainable food systems

Introducing remarks by Rupert Ashby, British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF)

Panel Discussion

Sustainable growth perspectives using the power of frozen


  • Emilie Haspeslagh, Ardo NV
  • Alfred Jansen, iglo Deutschland
  • Ananda Roy, Circana
  • John Sayers, Superior Foods

Closing remarks

Alison Bodor, American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI)

13.30 – 14.30 pm - Award Ceremony

Awarding the best innovation for the frozen food industry – Live decision of the jury after the elevator pitches of the three finalists

The participation at the conference was free of charge for every visitor.

The conference was followed by the FROZEN! dti Innovation Award ceremony supported by AFC and anuga .

Further information and details about this event can be found at:

Further information

FROZEN! dti Innovation Award - supported by AFC and Anuga

International Frozen Food Network


Deutsche Tiefkühlinstitut