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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

    • 17 Aug 2020
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    • 21 Sep 2020
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    • Virtual Online Meeting

    Pitch your products to Spanish & Portuguese grocery retail buyers and distributors

    FDEA together with Rees Exports, our in market experts for Spain, and Santander offer a unique opportunity to participate in a virtual Meet The Buyer event. This will provide companies with end-to-end support and the opportunity to introduce their products to the top distributors and retailers in Spain and Portugal through one-to-one meetings. Proudly sponsored by the Warrant Group

    Already registered via Santander? Click REGISTER on the left of this page to pay your online fee
    Not yet registered?  Read below for full details before registering

    Health and Wellbeing Focus
    The demand for health and wellbeing products has been increasing during the last year in both countries. The Covid-19 crisis has boosted this trend as consumers seek foods that support a healthy lifestyle. All available sales channels present opportunities, especially grocery retail and specialist stores. Identifying the best route to market via these channels is key for the success of a product.

    How it works:
    Stage 1 (Initial Filtering): fee of £75+VAT

    • Apply from this page of the FDEA website and make payment of £75+VAT
    • On receipt of payment you will be referred to the main event site to submit your detailed application.  Complete  by no later than 21 September
    • Rees Exports will evaluate your product range/company to determine market-fit and potential interest levels among distributors and retailers.
    • If you are successful, you will move through to Stage 2
    • If you are unsuccessful, you will be invited to participate in a free workshop session to identify best-fit markets for your products.

    Stage 2 (Sales Presentation deck): Fee of £220+VAT

    • Tailored support from Rees Export to understand specific opportunities for your products and to prepare your Spanish and Portuguese sales deck.
    • You will also contribute product samples to a set of hampers which will be sent to buyers along with your sales deck presentation.
    • Rees Export will present your sales deck to a range of best-fit buyers and distributors, during which they will get comprehensive feedback to present to you.
    • If you are successful Santander will pay the fees for Stage 3 on your behalf, valued at £650.

    Stage 3 (Virtual Meetings): Subsidised by Santander

    • You will have a series of Virtual sessions with all buyers and distributors who wish to meet with you.
    • The meetings will be facilitated by Santander and Rees Exports (providing translation services where required) allowing you to have ‘warm’ and in-depth discussions with decision-makers.
    • The team from Santander, the FDEA and Rees Exports will help you prepare for and follow-up your sessions to ensure you have the best chance of commercial success.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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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