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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

    • 16 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 6:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Virtual Online Event

    3 days of online content and meetings for UK food and drink exporters in the sweets, confectionery, chocolate, biscuit, bakery, tea and coffee sectors.

    This new events aims to bring these vibrant categories together for insights, advice, contacts and inspiring content.​


    Connect with international distributors, export wholesalers, in market experts and export service professionals.

    Don't leave it late to book.  The portal will open before the published event dates to allow you researching and filtering targets and creating your personal agenda.

    UK Suppliers - please register direct from this page.
    Distributors - please go to our event landing page to register your interest. Click here

    Facilitating meaningful exporter-distributor connections, our event allows you to screen for prime prospects and focus on distributors that represent a good potential fit, based on your aspirations and investment level.  
    Confirmed to date include:

    Glatz GmbH Austria
    Dovetail Collections Canada
    Importations Tribeca inc Canada
    Morgan Williams Canada
    Tree of Life Canada
    ADN Imports China
    Jacobs Well China
    Green Heads Czechia
    TWF Traditional World Foods France
    Genuport Trade GmbH Germany
    BR Marketing Ireland
    Takara Shoji Co Ltd. Japan
    Global Food Finders BV Netherlands
    Konings  Netherlands
    Tithes International Pte Ltd Singapore
    Nongshim Co Ltd South Korea
    Delico AG Switzerland
    Orakei Ltd Switzerland
    Optimum Buying USA
    Tacct Global UAE
    Atalanta Corporation United States

    Connect with UK based Export Service Companies who can that take care of your overseas sales or non-core markets 

    Over the 3 days of the event you can sign up to online workshops, roundtable discussions and exporter case studies.
    Participate in and learn from our experts on trends, opportunities and insights from successful exporters.

      Get up-to-the minute advice on the UK's new trading regulations.
      Ask the questions you need answers of FDEA's Export Service Experts 

      Pre-event Workshop
      Chance to fully understand the platform and signing up to the content
      We want to help you to Prepare, Deliver and Follow Up

      Can't make the full 3 days? No problem.

      You are not expected to sit in front of your PC for 3 full days! Select when you are available, choose the topics of interest to you and build your agenda around other commitments.

      This event is open to all UK food and drink suppliers. 

      Click here for our guide on how the event will work.
      • 22 Mar 2021
      • 9:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
      • 25 Mar 2021
      • 5:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
      • Online Event

      ECRM- NEW ONLINE EVENT TO MEET RETAILERS - 22- 25 March 2021. 
      Categories include: Dry Food, Specialty, Private Label, CBD/Hemp.

      Present your products to retail buyers from Europe (inc UK) and selected other countries at ECRM's European Dry Food, Confectionery, Organic/Bio & Free From Programme

      With travel restricted and large gatherings cancelled,buyers still need to source great products, and suppliers still want to get their offerings in front of the right people.  FDEA is pleased to promote this opportunity to join ECRM's latest online meet the buyer programme offering the chance of one to one online meeting with European retailers.

      FDEA Members are eligible for a discounted rate.

      Click on the link below to see more and then select "Let's Talk" to connect with an ECRM account manager to talk you through how it works.
      • 07 Sep 2021
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 09 Sep 2021
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 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
      • 22 Sep 2021
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 25 Sep 2021
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 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
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 29 Sep 2021
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 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.
      • 28 Sep 2021
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 30 Sep 2021
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 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
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 13 Oct 2021
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 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
      • 22 Oct 2021
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 26 Oct 2021
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 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

      • 14 Nov 2021
      • (UTC-00:00)
      • 16 Nov 2021
      • (UTC-00:00)
      • 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.

    • ISM

      • 30 Jan 2022
      • (UTC-00:00)
      • 02 Feb 2022
      • (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 register your interest and/or check availability for stand space within the UK pavilions at the show, please contact PS8's Karen Beston
    • ISM

      • 30 Jan 2022
      • 9:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
      • 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
      • 28 Mar 2022
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 31 Mar 2022
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 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
      • 15 Oct 2022
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 19 Oct 2022
      • (UTC+01:00)
      • 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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