FDEA - Meet the Buyer & International Gala Dinner

  • 19 Jun 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • 20 Jun 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Liverpool
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  • Attendance at event on 20 June
  • Attendee at 20 June event
  • Attendee at 20 June event
  • 19 June dinner and 20 June event
  • 19 June dinner and 20 June event
  • 19 June Dinner and 20 June day delegate
  • 19 June Dinner only
  • 19 June dinner only
  • 19 June dinner only


At the International Business Festival 2018, Liverpool

From 12 – 28 June 2018, the UK hosts the world’s biggest international business festival. Hosting more than 40 major global events across 9 high growth sector themed days, the festival will provide you with the knowledge, market insights and vital connections you need to take your business forward.

20 June - Meet the Buyer sponsored by Drac Logistics
As part of IFB's Manufacturing Day, FDEA is hosting its own Meet the Buyer event which will focus on making new contacts between international buyers and UK suppliers. 

Carefully selected buyers will be looking for suppliers that embrace the major global trends 

  • Book one to one appointments with international food and drink buyers
  • Learn from experts at our opening presentations 
  • Join fellow exporters in our Round Table Talks throughout the day
  • Meet with FDEA's professional associate partners and tap into their knowledge and specialist skills
  • Enjoy the broader programme of IFB's Manufacturing Day. 
  • Optional free tour of the Port of Liverpool from Drac Logistics partners Peel Ports.  A rare opportunity to tour the dynamic port facilities and hear of their planned new railfreight service from Glasgow to Liverpool. (19 June)
We are now inviting buyers from markets as diverse as China, South Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, USA, Canada, Mexico,  France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and the Nordics.

Confirmed buyers include:

  • City Super, JD.com and Glory World Trading Company from China
  • Christensen Partners from Denmark
  • Optimum Buying from the USA
  • Varma from Spain
19 June - Gala Dinner in association with the Food & Drink Federation
The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool
Join us on the eve of the Meet the Buyer event at our gala dinner.   Enjoy quality time with buyers during our pre-dinner networking drinks and over a high quality all British dinner.  Book your place or a table to entertain your guests in this iconic waterfront venue.

Delegate places may now be booked online.
Discounted rates for FDEA members.
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