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UK Food & Drink - Export Connections 2020

  • 01 Dec 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 03 Dec 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • Virtual Online Event


  • Members of the Food & Drink Exporters Association
  • Companies not members of the Food & Drink Exporters Association (FDEA)
  • Speakers only - reg code required
  • Code required for this registration

3 days of online content and meetings for UK food and drink exporters

Whilst we can't meet up at trade shows or hold the annual FDEA Network Forum, this new events aims to bring the UK Food & Drink exporting community together for insights, advice, contacts and inspiring content.​


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

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.  Signed up to date include:

Argentina - Geson SA, Goodies SA & Promtex  ●  Australia - Stuart Alexander & Empire Liquor Pty Ltd ● Belgium - Pietercil    Canada - Tree of Life & Morgan Williams  ●   China - Great British Food Store & Millennium Group ● Czech Republic - Bombus Energy, CEFTRA, Green Heads ●   France -  Bien Manger, Starwell; Vegetal Food ● Japan - Takara Shoji Co Ltd ●  Mexico - British Beers SAPI, Grupo Comercial Chedraui, Impulsa, Eurocervezas, Kugel Imports, Sibari Group, Smart Mexico ●  Norway - Jensen & Co   Russia - Lenta LLC  ●   Spain - Tindale & Stanton ●  Switzerland  - Healthy & Snacky ● UAE - Tacct Global & JHF Ltd ● USA - Fredericks Export; Total Beverage Solution, Optimum Buying

Connect with UK based Export Service Companies who can that take care of your overseas sales or non-core markets including:
British Corner Shop ; Christie International ; Tudor Rose International; Lynton Exports

LEARN - Download content timetable
inal timetable subject to change.

Keynote Presentations 

  • Futures Thinking: principles for foresight-led planning Thought leadership from the inspirational Charlie Warwick of Kantar Worldwide
  • Strategy from 1 January - where in the world to find opportunities?
    Insights on trends and opportunities in world markets from FDEA's strategy expert Nicola Thomas.
  • What next for Foodservice?  Mark Dempsey, Global Data shares his insights on the impact of the pandemic and ways forward for the sector
  • Routes to markets  - inspiring presentations and discussions including E-commerce insights on selling to; How the RangeMe platform can help you to reach US retailers
Get up-to-the minute advice on exporting to the EU from 01 Jan 2021
Ask the questions you need answers of FDEA's Export Service Experts in one to one and round table discussions.

Learn from our In-market experts
Join our sessions that include updates on key export markets from FDEA's on the ground teams including the USA, France, Germany, Spain & Portugal, The Netherlands, the Middle East and Asean ; Seek advice through one to one meetings ;  Understand the market and opportunities

Case Studies from experienced exporters including contributions from Iceland International, Waitrose, Symingtons, Whitakers Chocolates and more.

Sign up for online discussions and drop in sessions

Brought to you by a host of professional experts, allowing you to build knowledge and seek help in export topics including  risk management, logistics, labelling, distributor agreements and more.

Pre-event Workshop - 25 November from 1030am
Chance to fully understand the platform and signing up to the content
Hear from FDEA's Nicola Thomas on making the most of the distributor meetings -  researching the market, what the distributor wants to know
Plus learn from 2EM's  Joe Brouder on how to make the most of your 15 Minute Pitch: Prepare ; Deliver; 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 it how it works guide

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

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