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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

    • 10 Nov 2020
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    • 12 Nov 2020
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    • Shanghai, China

    FHC Shanghai 

    The show invites local or international importers, distributors, retailers and food service professionals to meet and connect with food manufacturers from around the world to find new business partners and shape the future of the Chinese food and hospitality market.

    Click here to find our more or register your interest.
    • 16 Nov 2020
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    • 17 Nov 2020
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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 Emily Mosedale for more details of the UK participation at PLMA International.

    • 25 Nov 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB


    FDEA's annual one day event offers presentations and insights to help you succeed in global markets.

    Exporter Experiences – Learn from the experiences of a number of UK exporters

    Panel Discussions and debates – ask questions and share experiences on key topics impacting your international trade.

    Expert learning - update yourself on latest market opportunities and global food trends

       Meet with service providers from FDEA's large pool of professional associate partners able to offer advice from legal to labelling, contract packers to credit risk, export finance, veterinary certification and much more

      Enjoy a networking buffet lunch - valuable time to catch up with industry colleagues, share experiences and make new contacts to enhance your business.

      One for the road - end of day drinks and networking reception

      Save the date - booking to open shortly
      • 02 Dec 2020
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      • 03 Dec 2020
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      • Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

      The show has been postponed from May to December 2020.  Limited availability for UK stands.

      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, 

      • 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
        • 17 Feb 2021
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        • 20 Feb 2021
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        • Nuremberg, Germany

        Europe’s most important international organic trade show, best placed to deliver new business in new markets.

        Germany remains the largest organic retail market in Europe – exhibit at Biofach and be seen by key decision makers.

        BIOFACH attracts over 40,000 trade visitors. Top 5 country visitor attendees include Germany, Austria, Italy, France and the Netherlands as well as strong attendance from Scandinavian buyers.

        The UK pavilion at Biofach will feature a strong representation of new and established exporters.  Click here to check availability.
        • 02 Mar 2021
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        • 05 Mar 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

        • 02 Mar 2021
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        • 06 Mar 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 Emily Mosedale to find out more about the show and register your interest to exhibit at the next edition.

        • 02 Mar 2021
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        • 05 Mar 2021
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        • Singapore

        Evolved from the highly successful Food&HotelAsia (FHA), FHA-Food & Beverage is Asia’s largest food & drinks trade event that brings together the food retail and hospitality community.  

        Why Singapore? 

        • One of the fastest growing economic regions in the world.
        • modern and sophisticated retail
        • high demand for imported products
        • expanding premium sector
        • low barriers to entry.

        More than just Singapore - FHA attracts buyers from across the ASEAN region opening up more than just the importnat Singapore market.

        New for 2021:  Restaurant, Bar & Café at FHA-Food & Beverage, will draw 200 leading equipment distributors, in-market brands and food & drink suppliers to meet hotel F&B executives, restaurateurs, as well as bar & café owners to discuss ideas, business and operational needs for dining establishments in the post-COVID era.

        Contact PS8 to register your interest.

        • 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. 

        • 23 Jun 2021
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        • 25 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 Emily Mosedale to request details or talk through options.

        • 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

      Food & Drink Exporters Association
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