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FoodDrinkEurope Quarterly News

Special end-of-year edition



Some Key Milestones

2017: A year to remember…

Some Key Milestones

2017 was a busy and very productive year for FoodDrinkEurope, despite the challenging political landscape. FoodDrinkEurope and its members have increasingly been engaging with policy makers and various stakeholders to convey Europe’s food and drink industry’s responsibility to keep generating growth and jobs, ensure the satisfaction and well-being of consumers, and of course operate sustainably.

With the year coming to an end, FoodDrinkEurope would like to seize the opportunity to outline a number of key milestones, including:

5 Major events
Including the inaugural Annual Event & the joint workshop with ECPA on Residues with more than 200 participants

35 High-level one-to-one meetings
With Vice-Presidents, Commissioners, Prime Ministers, Minsters, MEPs and Ambassadors

Direct engagement with 70 MEPs
Including factory visits

Participation in 3 official European Commission trade missions

More than 60 speaking engagements

More than 70 new position papers

Responses to more than 26 public consultations

12 Submissions to WTO notifications

Launch of the Call for Action “Together for More Balanced Diets

225 Media mentions (+30% from 2016)

74 Media queries (+30% from 2016)

30 Interviews
Including the FT, BBC, the Economist, ARTE, France 2, Der Spiegel

11,500 Twitter followers (+13% from 2016)

800 Facebook likes (+18% from 2016)

18,600 Unique webpage views per month

2 New websites
“More than Food” and "Preventing Food Waste"

5 Publications

3 Podcasts

For more information about FoodDrinkEurope and its activities please visit our website at: www.fooddrinkeurope.eu.


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