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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

    • 03 Mar 2020
    • 07 Mar 2020
    • 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.

    • 03 Mar 2020
    • 17 Mar 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • London and Leeds
    • 54

    MEET THE BUYER - Online Retail - china

    We have a fantastic opportunity for UK food and drink companies looking to sell to China via a growing ecommerce route to market.  This opportunity is for companies in the following product sectors (ideally with a 12 month self life) interested in exporting to China:

    • Alcohol
    • Ambient products
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Organic

    The new, smart way for food brands to win market share in Mainland China.

    In 2019 shoppers in Mainland China spent more than £1Trillion on products not available in-country. These products were purchased online and delivered from the brand's country of origin directly to the shopper's home address in Mainland China. 

    This form of cross border e-commerce has proved successful with many UK brands as there is no need to follow complex trade import customs procedures, place large volumes of stock or setup any operations in Mainland China. 

    Working with our Associate partner, China Britain Business Council (CBBC), we have organised 2 Meet the Buyer and China clinic days (London and Leeds) with Byron Constable from Avenue51, Millennium Group and Antoaneta Becker from CBBC.

    Avenue51 - Award winning cross border e-commerce solutions - making it simple for hundreds of reputable brands (inc Waitrose, Premier Foods) to sell products to more than 100 of the leading online Chinese retailers including Tmall, Netease Kaola, collectively reaching +600 million Shoppers.  Byron Constable is the CMO at Avenue51.

    Millennium Group - the leading UK export wholesaler of Food & Drink to China and recent winner of the Food & Drink Federation, Exporter of the Year.  An official contract supplier to leading Chinese platforms such as TMall and, specialising in the sale of alcoholic and soft drinks to the on and off trade, with routes to market in all Tier 1 & 2 cities, including leading retailers Fresh Hippo and G-Super.  Shipping over 1000 containers of Beer, Wine & Spirits to China each year, they are currently sourcing new brands within the Beer, Cider, Whisky and Gin categories for launch on TMall Global flagship, Bottle Club store to emulate the success of our award winning The Bottle Club online drinks delivery business.  This route to market will offer a soft-launch route to market with the opportunity to gain full domestic distribution.

    Tuesday 3rd March- LONDON

    Tuesday 17th March  – LEEDS

    1000 – 1600 hrs

    £50 plus VAT (FDEA/CBBC Members)

    £75 plus VAT (non-members)

    Registration subject to approval by our buyers - invoice will be sent once product range approved


    For more information about Cross Border Selling and the Chinese market please listen to our webinar recording with CBBC and Avenue51.
    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 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.
    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 03 Apr 2020
    • Singapore

    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

    • 26 May 2020
    • 27 May 2020
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

    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

      To find out more about exhibiting in the UK pavilion, contact :
      • 28 Jun 2020
      • 30 Jun 2020
      • 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.
      • 18 Oct 2020
      • 22 Oct 2020
      • Paris, France

      UK food and drink producers will feature strongly at SIAL, the world’s largest trade show for the industry in 2020. 

      Taking place in Paris, the UK pavilion organised by FDEA in conjunction with its event delivery partner, PS8, expect to attract 100 companies all looking to grow their export business.

      Given the importance of the EU to the UK food and drink industry - with over 70% of our exports going to the EU  - it is vital that access to this market is maintained. SIAL provides an excellent platform for UK businesses to meet with export partners and is a highly important event in the calendar this year.

      The show is in October but initial booking deadlines have passed.  Immediate action needed to book space

      Want to find out more about SIAL Paris?

      Listen to our SIAL webinar - updating on the show, the opportunity to meet with buyers from all over the world, plus an update on the french market from FDEA In Market Specialist for France, Sutralis.

      Contact Emily Mosedale to request details.
      • 10 Nov 2020
      • 12 Nov 2020
      • Shanghai, China

      British pavilion at FHC Shanghai 

      The UK has been exhibiting at FHC for many years; the trade show continues to offer a great introduction to the Chinese market for UK food and drink producers in a UK pavilion.

      The last exhibition hosted 3,000 exhibitors from 48 countries and regions and welcomed 118,274 professional visitors, a  23% increase compared with the previous year.

      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.

      To find our more or register your interest, please contact Karen Beston at PS8

      • 16 Nov 2020
      • 17 Nov 2020
      • 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
      • 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

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