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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. Download the 2019-2020 exhibition dates here.

Forthcoming events

    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 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. 

    View the 2019 UK exhibitor list here
    • 01 Jul 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Webinar - by Roythornes Solicitors, specialists in food and drink sector agreements and contracts

    Agency and Distribution agreements – getting the paperwork right

    If your business is looking to appoint agents or distributors, it is important that the paperwork is right. It is also important when considering how best to market, sell or distribute your products to be aware of the difference, in legal and practical terms, between appointing an agent and a distributor.

    Preparation of an agent agreement or distributor agreement helps focus on the practical and commercial issues needed to be considered when entering into such a relationship.

    In a run through of the key issues, Julia Seary of the Roythornes Corporate and Commercial team will explain:

    • The difference between Agency and Distribution agreements and when they should be used
    • The key points to incorporate into your agreements
    • When to consider Selective Distribution arrangements
    • What happens when an agreement comes to an end or there is a dispute
    An invite has been sent to members.  Please register for the webinar via this email.  The email was sent from our event partner, PS8 Ltd.  Please contact if you have any questions.
    • 09 Jul 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • London
    • 18

    FDEA 10th Anniversary Exporters Networking Evening 
    9 July 2019, London

    FDEA Member Networking Evening - join us for a Summer evening with friends at the Chapel Down Gin Works, Kings Cross, London.  Relax and enjoy the canal side setting in the company of members, friends and colleagues .

    Each member is invited to send one guest with additional places available at £40 per head.

    Please confirm your attendance soon as the venue has a limited capacity.
    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 13 Sep 2019
    • Bangkok, Thailand

    Fi Asia has brought together leading international and domestic food and beverage professionals from all over the world to do business and network for over 20 years. The event is the region's most prominent food and beverage gathering. Held annually, the show's location now alternates between Jakarta, Indonesia and Bangkok, Thailand.

    Why Thailand?

    • Growth of retail sales for packaged food is expected to reach nearly US$13.7 billion by 2018, making Thailand one of the most attractive F&B markets in the Asia Pacific
    • Thailand is a pan Asian hub for the food industry, increasingly importing added-value food ingredients that are not locally available.In 2013 2.5 billion USD worth of food ingredients was imported
    • Thailand's F&B processing industry is one of the most developed in South East Asia, with more than 10,000 factories, exporting 50% of production

    Check availability by contacting Emily Mosedale
    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 09 Oct 2019
    • 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

    To check availability and to find out more about exhibiting in the UK pavilion, contact Emily Mosedale
    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 14 Nov 2019
    • Shanghai, China

    British pavilion at FHC Shanghai 

    The unique feature of FHC, and the reason it is so popular with international companies, is that it is exclusively for imported food, wines and hospitality supplies. All exhibitors are international suppliers selling to China, importers and distributors, or international brands made in China. There are no Chinese food manufacturers at FHC.

    To register your interest for 2019 please contact Karen Beston at PS8
    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 05 Dec 2019
    • Paris, France

    Join the undisputed leading global meeting place for food and beverage innovation - with the next edition hosted in one of Europe's largest F&B markets, Paris, France:

    • Source the latest and most innovative ingredient
    • Grow your business in one of the fastest growing markets with a large appetite for food, health and functional ingredients
    • Nurture your business relationships by meeting with the most important ingredients suppliers and buyers in the region
    • Attracts over 25,000 buyers looking to source quality food ingredients
    • Bi-ennial show taking place in a different European city each time - 2019 is in Paris

    Check availability by contacting Emily Mosedale
    • 12 Dec 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB

    12 December 2019
    Venue - 30 Euston Square, L

    Widely recognised as the food and drink exporting event of the year, FDEA's annual one day event offers presentations and contacts to enhance your knowledge and experience of food and drink export markets.

    • Come and join industry experts, your peers and a team of professional  advisers to learn and debate export issues .....and get ahead of your competitors.
    • Discuss key topics with industry colleagues and exchange ideas.
    • Meet with service providers from FDEA's large pool of professional associate partners able to offer advice from legal to labeling, contract packers to credit risk, export finance 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 reception 
    • Speaker line up to be confirmed.
    Save the date - booking to be launched later in 2019.

Food & Drink Exporters Association
PO Box 117
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7  9AY

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