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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

    • 07 Sep 2021
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    • 09 Sep 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


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    • 07 Sep 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Online Event
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    FDEA Pro and Premium Members are invited to a quarterly focus group at which insights on international food and drink from across the FDEA Network will be shared.

    Hear from our experts.  Be inspired and build your knowledge at this member focus group.

    This free event is available to Pro and Premium Members only. 

    If you’re interested in any of these events, please contact us to upgrade or become a member today.


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    • 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


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

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

    Given pandemic restrictions in place since March 2020, this will be the sole Fancy Food Show of the year. For this year only,  the event name has been modified to "Fancy Food Show 2021". The show organisers anticipate a return to the Winter and Summer Show schedule for 2022.

    Exhibiting at the 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.


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    • 05 Oct 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Online Event
    Register

    FDEA Premium Members benefit from a host of additional added value member benefits.

    New: Our Senior Thought Leadership Round Tables take place twice a year between a peer group of sector leaders.

    These round table events create a space for Premium Members in the FDEA community to interact in an open environment, to encourage peer to peer collaboration and shared learning.

    An inspiring guest speaker will be invited to the session.

    This free event is available to Premium Members only. Register now.

    If you're interested in joining or upgrading your membership to take advantage of these benefits, please contact us or upgrade to join now by completing the membership application form online.

    • 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


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    • 22 Oct 2021
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    • 26 Oct 2021
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    • Milan, Italy

    PS8 is working with Italy's vast TuttoFood trade show to encourage UK exporters to take a stand and benefit from new contacts in the Italian market and from across Europe at Italy's leading biennial food and drink exhibition r. 

    More than just for the Italian market - 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.

    This year's show has moved to now take place from 22 and 26 October to take advantage of co-locating with HostMilano, the world’s leading event in technologies and solutions for hospitality and out of home sector.

    Contact PS8's Karen Beston to find out more about exhibiting at Tuttofood

     

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    • 09 Nov 2021
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    • 11 Nov 2021
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    • Shanghai, China

    Food and Hotel China Shanghai (FHC) is the leading tradeshow for international companies introducing their food and drink products to the China market.  

    FHC 2021 will be the 25th edition of a show which attracted over 127,000 visitors to the last edition. The show is the forum to introduce brands to the Chinese trade.  Many UK companies have a track record over the years of using this platform to successfully enter and expand in China. 

    Whilst international travel is not possible,  the Food & Drink Exporters Association ( FDEA), PS8 and China Britain Business Council (CBBC), FDEA’s in market expert partner for China, have teamed up to offer a new market entry package or an individual stand option at FHC. 

    UK Group Stand – FHC-Shanghai Participation Options: 

    1. Market Entry Package – With ongoing travel difficulties and restrictions on visitors entering China, this package aims to introduce new brands to the Chinese trade at FHC, with your interests represented by qualified local staff. This option includes a dedicated display for your products on UK group stand, with visitor enquiries managed by China Britain Business Council’s team based locally in Shanghai.
    2. Individual stand- 9sqm or larger
      Already in the market?  You can book your own stand to be manned by your China-based representative.

     China Food & Drink Forum- Monday 8 November.

    All participants will benefit from a half-day roundtable session to gain the latest insider insights on China’s food and drink market today as well as some of the key sub-sector for British exporters. We aim to invite experienced importers to share insights on how they select brands and what they think will sell in China. A comprehensive wrap-up of the latest regulatory updates and policy outlook will help you prepare in advance for the year to come. The forum will end with a presentation on how to communicate with your target audience in China more effectively. 

    Market Entry Package  - What’s included? 

    • Preshow Forum- half day event – China Food & Drink Forum (see above)
    • Dedicated display space on the UK Group stand at FHC
    • Preshow Promotion to our network of Chinese trade contacts including your details in a UK group brochure
    • Registration in the official FHC Catalogue of exhibitors
    • CBBC Food & Drink specialists as your sales team and brand ambassadors onsite
    • CBBC to manage enquiries from buyers and distributors on your behalf
    • Post show summary of all business cards and contacts, plus key feedback on how your products are perceived by Chinese trade

    Already in China? Want your importer-distributor to exhibit on the UK Group?
    Book your own stand from 9sqm 
    increasing in multiples of 3sqm.

    Click here to register interest and receive the full recruitment pack




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    • 11 Nov 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • Online Event (Zoom)

    China-Britain Business Council (CBBC ) will host a half-day virtual industry-facing focus groups aiming to provide real-time first-hand opinions from  Chinese buyers and sector key influencers. 

    For new-to-China food and drink brands this is a great opportunity to understand how your product’s proposition, packaging, pricing, and message are perceived by potential buyers in China. 

    CBBC will select KOLs according to the participating brands and will aim to share the most relevant and useful feedback from potential clients in China. 

    Each individual session will last 60 minutes. A discussion guide will be produced and shared with brands in advance. CBBC will also assist in logistics and sample distribution to influencers and storage prior to the session. A post-session feedback summary will be produced and provided after the session.

    To register click here.

    Date: 11 November 2021

    Time: 0800 - 1100hrs

    Platform: Online (Zoom)

    Who can participate?  New-to-China British food and drink brands in sectors including snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, dairy, seafood, health food and others.

    Focus Group KOLs: Importers, Distributors, Retailers, Senior Influencers

    Duration of each session: 60 minutes/brand session

    Number of KOLs per session: 5

    Cost:

    • £1,200 + VAT for CBBC Members
    • £1,500 + VAT for non-CBBC Members

    Registration deadline: 30th September 2021

    • 14 Nov 2021
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    • 16 Nov 2021
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    • Chicago, USA

    Win new business in the US Private Label sector.

    PLMA provides a unique platform for companies to meet with retailers from the U.S. and Canada interested in private label products. Buyers from all major supermarkets, super centers, drug chains, mass merchandisers, convenience stores, online retailers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, discounters, and even military exchanges participate.

    More than 1,500 companies from over 50 countries will exhibit their products, including 30 international pavilions. For more than 30 years, PLMA’s annual U.S. Private Label Trade Show has been the industry event of the year giving access to the growing private label market in the U.S. and Canada, where retailers and wholesalers source for their private label programmes.  Exhibitors range from small and medium-size companies to well-known brand makers who also supply store brands.

    Contact PS8's Karen Beston for more details of the UK participation at PLMA International.


    • 08 Dec 2021
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    • 11 Dec 2021
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    • Singapore

    Join the UK Group at Singapore's only physical trade show for the food and drink sector this year. 

    Are you…

    • looking for new distribution channels for your products?
    • expanding your business in Southeast Asia?
    • launching a new product for the fine food & drink industry

    If your answer is yes, then look no further than Speciality & Fine Food Asia – this year's only trade event dedicated to the world of artisan, gourmet and fine food and drink in Southeast Asia - with a UK group stand to help you stand out.

    Taking place at the Suntec Centre, Singapore from 8 - 10 December 2021, this is an ideal platform to generate new sales leads and expand your exports to the lucrative Singapore market and ASEAN visitors.

    UK food and drink exports to Singapore are valued at over £387m.  
    Products in highest demand include gin, craft beers, biscuits, confectionery, seafood and dairy.

    To register your interest, click here

    • 14 Dec 2021
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    • 15 Dec 2021
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    • Amsterdam, Netherlands

    The largest private label trade show in Europe attended by quality retail buyers has been rescheduled from May to December 2021.

    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.  The PS8 team organise the UK pavilion and have reserved a strong location for UK food and drink companies.

      Register your interest to find out more about exhibiting in the UK pavilion, 


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      • 18 Jan 2022
      • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
      • Online Event
      Register

      FDEA Pro and Premium Members are invited to a quarterly focus group at which insights on international food and drink from across the FDEA Network will be shared.

      Hear from experts.  Be inspired and build your knowledge at this member focus group.

      This free event is available to Pro and Premium Members only. If you’re interested in any of these events, please contact us to upgrade or become a member today.


    • ISM

      • 30 Jan 2022
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      • 02 Feb 2022
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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.

      To register your interest and/or check availability for stand space within the UK pavilions at the show, please contact PS8's Karen Beston

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    • ISM

      • 30 Jan 2022
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      • 02 Feb 2022
      • 5:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
      • 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.

      To check availability for stand space within the UK pavilions at the show, please contact Karen Beston

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      • 28 Mar 2022
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      • 31 Mar 2022
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      • Singapore

      2021 show postponed. New show dates 2022

      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

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      • 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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