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FDEA, in conjunction with its event partner PS8, organises UK pavilions at international food & drink trade shows at some of which DIT financial support is available for eligible exhibitors. We also have our own programme of regional, national and international events offering market updates and networking opportunities. See below for our latest events or  Contact Sandra Sullivan to find out more. 

Events for Exporters

  • ISM

    • 31 Jan 2021
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    • 03 Feb 2021
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    • Cologne, Germany
    A must for UK producers of confectionery, snacks and biscuits looking to meet UK and international contacts.

    The UK pavilion at ISM is one of the largest at the show with over 80 UK sweets, snack and biscuit companies exhibiting at this annual trade show.

    DIT grants are available to eligible, first time SME exhibitors.

    To check availability for stand space within the UK pavilions at the show, please contact Sandra Sullivan
    • 09 Mar 2021
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    • 12 Mar 2021
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    • Tokyo, Japan

    Japan's leading international trade show - Join the UK pavilion at this trade show for the Japanese market.

    FOODEX JAPAN is one of the largest international trade shows in Asia specialising in Food & Drink with over 71,000 visitors and 2,500 exhibitors from 70 countries & regions. The show gives you an excellent opportunity to present your products and your brand strengths to key Japanese and Asian buyers

    The Japan food and drink market is very sophisticated, and although traditional culinary culture remains a strong part of national identity, Japanese consumers enjoy a diverse range of food products now available at an array of convenient locations. The Japanese value the country of origin and the vibrant stories behind products. Imported foods and beverages is around 5.9 trillion Yen  

    Japan is now the UK's 18th largest export destination for food and drink.
    There was notable growth in the following product categories: sweet biscuits (119%), pork (88%), soft drinks (90%) and cheese (507%)

    £2,000 Grants available from Department for International Trade for eligible exhibitors on the UK pavilion at Foodex.  Please contact Karen Beston for full details on exhibiting.
    • 12 May 2021
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    • 14 May 2021
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    • Hong Kong

    With its strategic location at the heart of Asia, HOFEX is the ideal trading platform for decision-making buyers from around the world.

    Held in Hong Kong, the world’s largest re-export centre with world-class logistics, trade and business infrastructure and a gateway to China and Asia.

    With Asia’s key markets less than 4 hours’ flight away, Hong Kong is the prime location from which to explore opportunities in a region which is home to over half the world’s population - Hofex is the perfect platform to facilitate this.

    The last edition in 2015 saw 2,500 exhibiting companies from 57 countries, offering the 38,000+ buyers products ranging from coffee, wine, fresh produce to dairy, meat and processed food products, confectionery to foodservice equipment and supplies and much more.

    Check availability by contacting Karen Beston
    • 17 May 2021
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    • 20 May 2021
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    • Milan, Italy

    PS8 is the official UK representative of Italy's vast TuttoFood trade show.

    Italy's leading biennial food and drink exhibition returns to Milan this May.  Attracting over 80,000 buyers it is Europe's fastest growing tradeshow.  Product sectors with a particularly strong audience at the show include speciality, meats, dairy and beers and spirits.

    Contact PS8's Sandra Sullivan to find out more about exhibiting at this show

    • 18 May 2021
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    • 20 May 2021
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    • Shanghai

    OPPORTUNITY - China is the largest grocery market in the world with an estimated value of £1 trillion.

    SIAL China provides a platform for valuable market insights, trends and innovations to Chinese regional food industry.

    Large multi sector show run by SIAL Comexposium team, whose portfolio of shows also includes SIAL Paris, SIAL Canada and SIAL Middle East.


    • Over 101,000 trade visitors from over 30 provinces in China
    • 3,200 exhibitors from 67 countries
    • High profile EU delegation participating at the 2018 edition and a visit by the EU Commissioner to this flagship event

    Find out more. Contact Karen Beston at PS8

    • 18 May 2021
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    • 19 May 2021
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    • Amsterdam, Netherlands

    The largest private label trade show in Europe attended by quality retail buyers

    The growth of private label reflects in this year's "World of Private Label" Trade Show, the number one trade show entirely dedicated to private label industry.  Featuring more than 3,800 exhibit stands and with retail and wholesale buyers, executives from supermarkets, hypermarkets, drugstores, discounters, department stores, specialty stores, DIY, cash & carry, hospitality industry and buying groups plus importers and exporters from over 110 countries in attendance.

      PLMA is the place to grow your private label business

      Click here to find out more about exhibiting in the UK pavilion,
      • 24 May 2021
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      • 27 May 2021
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      • Anaheim, USA

      Natural Products Products Expo West has proven itself to be the best place to reach natural, organic and healthy lifestyle buyers.

      Book a stand and get one-on-one time with retailers, distributors, health practitioners and food service professionals. Be there to tell your story and network with the industry!

      Contact  Sandra Sullivan to find out more about the show and register your interest to exhibit at the next edition.

      • 27 Jun 2021
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      • 29 Jun 2021
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      • New York, USA

      The leading speciality food trade show for the North American market.  

      The largest of the 2 Fancy Food Shows -  exhibiting at the Summer Fancy Food Show is the most convenient and cost-effective way to meet buyers from every major food/beverage buying channel in the U.S.   The show aims to champion, nurture and connect producers with buyers, to expand consumption of specialty foods.

      Interested in exhibiting?  Contact Karen Beston to request details or talk through options.
      • 29 Jun 2021
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      • 02 Jul 2021
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      • Singapore

      2020 show postponed. New show dates 2021

      FHA is the premier sourcing platform for thousands of food and hospitality trade buyers in Asia. The long established show has evolved into 2 events; FHA-HoReCa and FHA-Food & Beverage, connecting global suppliers and key buyers from Asia and beyond, offering more valuable networking opportunities and quality sourcing options to all attendees.

      Some 48,000 trade buyers are expected to visit FHA from 100 countries, to see the 2000 exhibitors from 50 countries.  

      Join the UK pavilion in FHA Food & Beverage and reach buyers from Singapore and many other Asian markets.

      Contact PS8's Karen Beston to find out more

      • 22 Sep 2021
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      • 25 Sep 2021
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      • Philadelphia, USA

      New for 2021

      The world's largest event for natural, organic and healthy products attended by 80,000 visitors.

      Contact  Sandra Sullivan to find out more about the show and register your interest to exhibit at this event

      • 28 Sep 2021
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      • 30 Sep 2021
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      • Singapore

      Building on the success of the Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London, this launch event brings the very best in food and drink to Singapore.

      A stand in the UK pavilion together with a range of support services including a market webinar, store visits in market and the support of our expert contacts in market are available to all levels of UK exports looking to access this open market.

      Contact Karen Beston to check availability  

      • 09 Oct 2021
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      • 13 Oct 2021
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      • Cologne, Germany

      ANUGA is the world’s largest and most important food and beverage fair. 6,777 suppliers exhibit in Cologne, filling the entire exhibition centre, the fifth largest in the world!

      This must attend event is the perfect forum to launch new products, meet both existing and new trade contacts, build your brand awareness and build international business.

      The show includes 10 product categories making it easy for visitors to find the products of interest to them.

      The UK pavilions will feature in a number of product sector halls (based on demand) including: fine foods, drinks, dairy, meat and frozen

      Contact PS8's Karen Beston to find out more
      • 15 Oct 2022
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      • 19 Oct 2022
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      • Paris, France

      IMPORTANT - SIAL Paris 2020 has been postponed.
      The next edition will be from 15-19 October 2022.

      To register your interest or find out more, please contact the UK group organiser - PS8

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    West Yorkshire
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