【DE】Green Week 2023: Top-class congress program on agricultural and nutrition issues

Climate protection, sustainability, transformation of food systems – congresses on the IGW negotiate current issues of the industries.

Climate protection, sustainable living, the transformation of global food systems – the professional accompanying and congress program of the International Green Week negotiates the currently most important issues of the agricultural, nutrition and horticultural industries.

At the beginning of the year, the International Green Week invites you from the 20th to the 29th. January 2023 to Germany’s largest industry meeting place. A total of more than 300 symposia, specialist seminars, congresses and professional discussion forums take place within the framework of the IGW. These are accompanied by numerous networking events that promote the internal exchange of the industry.

Below is an insight into the highlights of the congress program of the International Green Week 2023.


  1. Global Forum for Food and Agriculture

18th to 21st January 2023, among others CityCube Berlin

” Transforming nutrition systems: A worldwide response to multiple crises” – under this motto, Cem Özdemir, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, invites around 2,000 experts to the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) in Berlin. The GFFA is the leading international conference on central future issues of the global agriculture and food industry. The political highlight of the meeting is the world’s largest informal conference of agricultural ministers on the 21st. January 2023. About 70 agriculture ministers from all over the world will adopt a joint political communiqué here.

Further information at: www.gffa-berlin.de/


Future Forum Rural Development: Land.Kann.Klima

25th and 26th January 2023 at CityCube Berlin

The Future Forum Rural Development is the largest national forum for rural development issues in Germany. It is organized by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) as part of the International Green Week. “Land.Can.Climate.” is this year’s motto. In around 30 specialist forums, about 1,200 actors from politics, administration, institutions, associations, science and civil society discuss many facets of climate protection in rural areas.

Further information at: www.zukunftsforum-laendliche-entwicklung.de/


Fuels of the future – 20. International Congress on Renewable Mobility

23rd and 24th January 2023 at CityCube Berlin

The International Congress “Fuels of the Future” is the leading event of the German, European and international biofuel industry and an important discussion forum for the development of renewable mobility. Over two days, about 600 experts from raw material collection and processing, the biofuel, petroleum and automotive industries, the chemical industry, the transport and logistics industry, certification systems as well as politics, science and research will meet within the IGW. Further information at: www.kraftstoffe-der-zukunft.com


GAA conference: Technology is key – Eastern Europe and Central Asia as contributors to global food security

  1. January 2023, CityCube Berlin and hub27

Eastern Europe and Central Asia have proven over the past ten years that they are able to contribute to global food security. In order to exploit the potential for the production of the future, the use of modern agricultural technologies is necessary. The German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) will discuss the role of Eastern Europe and Central Asia for global food security on the 20th. January 2023 with the Ministers of Agriculture from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine, among others. Further information at: www.german-agribusiness-alliance.de


Startup days

24th and 25th January 2023 in the ErlebnisBauernhof (Hall 3.2)

Innovative products and services present selected startups in the agricultural and food industry at the fifth IGW Startup Days. This is where the young entrepeneurs compete to convince the expert jury of their ideas. For the first time, the pitches on which the startups present themselves take place on the stage of the ErlebnisBauernhof and are therefore accessible to both professional audiences and private visitors. Further information at: International Green Week – Startup Days (gruenewoche.de)


Future workshop agricultural and food industry 2023

  1. January 2023, CityCube Berlin

Whether business initiation, job market or simply good conversations with interesting people – the Lower Saxony evening at the International Green Week has a tradition. On the 25th January 2023, around 1,600 guests will meet at the invitation of the Marketing Society of the Lower Saxony Agricultural and Food Industry e. V. to the future workshop. Further information at: www.zukunftswerkstatt-agribusiness.de


Regional Star Award

  1. January 2023, Marshall House

The trade journal Lebensmittel Praxis and the Green Week award the industry prize “Regional Star” in 2023. The best concepts for marketing regional products that convince from sustainable aspects (ecologically sensible, socially responsible and economically successful) are awarded.

The prize is awarded in the categories of cooperation, innovation, presentation and organization. The award ceremony will take place on the 26th. January at Green Week. Further information about the event and registration at: www.lebensmittelpraxis.de/regional-star


Industry meeting with that certain something

From forest owner reception to flower hall reception – the International Green Week is an important forum for the agricultural, nutrition and horticultural industries. The evening receptions of the federal states are also an integral part of the IGW event calendar. A highlight in this year’s event calendar is the BayWa evening on the 20th. January 2023. This year, the global company celebrates its 100th anniversary and heralds the anniversary year at the International Green Week.


Stage program complements specialist forums

For trade visitors, it is worth taking a look at the halls. Because the stage program also includes numerous specialist lectures and discussions on current topics from agriculture, food and horticulture. For example, the Forum Modern Agriculture presents numerous specialist lectures on the topics of biodiversity, the preservation of biodiversity, animal welfare, climate protection and security of supply in the adventure farm. The Federal Association of the German Food Industry presents under the motto “How does the future taste?” exciting insights into the food industry.


Note on the ticket shop:

This year, Green Week is relying entirely on online tickets for the first time. Tickets can be purchased at www.gruenewoche.de/ticketser. Helpdesks are available at the entrances to the fair. Here, our local staff will assist you in purchasing the online ticket.


Note on accreditation:

Registration for press representatives is only possible online. There will be no on-site accreditation, but is only possible online via the following link https://www.gruenewoche.de/de/presse/akkreditierung/.



Green Week 2023: Top-class congress program on agricultural and nutrition issues             photo: Messe Berlin




About the International Green Week

The International Green Week Berlin is one of the most traditional trade fairs in Germany and one of the best-known events in Germany. Founded in 1926 in Berlin in the Golden Twenties, it is unique as the leading international trade fair for food, agriculture and horticulture. Exhibitors from all over the world present an extensive range of products on ten days of events. In addition, the IGW provides a stage for current social issues such as climate protection, circular economy, resource conservation and sustainable land use. From 20th to 29th January 2023, the 87th Edition of the Green Week. The IGW is the starting point for the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA for short). The GFFA is the leading international conference on central future issues of the global agriculture and food industry. The highlight is the meeting of over 70 agricultural ministers.


About Messe Berlin

Berlin has been a trade fair location for 200 years, one of the most important in the world for many decades. As a state-owned trade fair company, Messe Berlin designs, markets and organizes hundreds of live events every year. The aim is to be an outstanding host to visitors at all events, to give the best possible business impulses and to ensure fair conditions for everyone. This self-image is reflected in the company motto: Messe Berlin – Hosting the World.

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