Federation of the German Food and Drink Industry
The Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Ernährungsindustrie (The Federation of the German Food and Drink Industry) or BVE is the top-level association of the German food and drink industry. For more than 65 years, BVE has been representing the interests of food and drink manufacturers with regard to politics, administration, media, society and market partners worldwide. BVE is the central point of contact for national policy and at the EU level it has its own offices in Brussels so that it can better represent the interests of the German food and drink industry. BVE’s work is important for international partners as well as political and economic institutions, because the structures and networks in place in Germany are difficult for foreign markets to penetrate. Thus, a central point of contact (e.g. for bilateral talks) is frequently in demand.