Free From Functional Food Show Opens Next Wednesday

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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Free From Functional Food Show Opens Next Wednesday

The Free From Functional Food Expo 2018 is now just days away, with the event taking place at the Kistamässan Exhibition Centre, Stockholm, on 16 and 17 May.

As well as featuring more than 300 free-from, less, reduced, functional and vegan food companies, the event will also play host to a range of international exhibitors and pavilions, as well as an extensive conference programme.

Companies from more than 43 countries will be participating in this year's event, including businesses from the USA, Greece, Italy, Spain, Poland and Norway, to name but a few,

Elsewhere, the Free From Product of the Year Awards, also taking place at the show, will recognise great innovation and outstanding products in the free-from and functional food sectors.

Conference Programme

The conference programme at the Free From Functional Food Show will run on both days of the event, featuring insight and opinion from renowned industry experts.


On Wednesday 16 May, not-to-be-missed presentations will include analysis of the lactose-free industry by Finnish dairy experts Valio; reduced sugar and fortified/functional beverages by Euromonitor International; the evolution of the free-from market in Sweden by Nielsen Sweden; and a look at the future growth potential for free-from and functional foods, by Hamish Renton Associates, to name but a few.

Day two will feature presentations on the plant-based foods market by HRA Global; free-from and digestive health by Euromonitor International; food allergen testing by R-Biopharm; and global trends in lactose-free by DSM Food Specialties BV, and much, much more.

A full conference programme can be found here.

Innovation Tours

The event will also see the hosting of a number of Innovation Tours, aimed at highlighting the most innovative free-from and functional food products.


Each tour lasts one hour, and it is the most efficient way to learn about the latest innovations in the free-from and functional food sectors.

There are three tours a day:

Innovation Tour A – 10.30: Free From Food, for buyers with interest in innovative Free From Food products.
Innovation Tour B – 12.00: Free From Food Ingredients, for visitors with interest in Free From Food Solutions.
Innovation Tour C – 14.00: Free From Food, for buyers with interest in innovative Free From Food products.

To register for your free badge for the Free From Functional Food Expo 2018, click here.

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