Huge boost for £12.3bn UK food export market

26 May 2016 6:13 PM | Anonymous

Food companies will get a unique chance to meet some of the biggest buyers in the huge £12.3bn British food and drink export market in Liverpool.

The International Food and Drink Summit, organised by the Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) on the theme of “Has Niche Become Mainstream: Converting Global Trends into Export Sales” takes place on June 15.

It includes a full Meet the Buyer and workshop programme and, crucially, offers the opportunity for exporters and potential exporters to meet one-on-one with influential buyers.

They include UAE’s Lootah Premium Foods, Germany’s Dancake, Turkish buyers Demak, Indian firms Tree of Life and Big Basket as well as Ireland’s Flanagan’s Food and Scandinavian companies, Mathem and Galleberg.

Nicola Thomas from the FDEA, said: “British companies are ideally placed to take advantage of growing global niches in food and drink.

“Areas like organic, natural, free-from, indulgence, halal and kosher are growing rapidly and this summit will provide exporters and potential exporters with the insight and contacts they need to build sales in these channels.

“This is a key event in the UK food and drink export calendar and a golden opportunity for manufacturers to have pre-arranged meetings with key buyers from both traditional and emerging overseas markets.”

The event is part of the 2016 International Festival of Business.

Tree of Life India - one of the premier importers, marketers and distributors of organic, gourmet, halal and other speciality foods in India. – will be speaking at the event and there will also be expert case studies from Quorn Foods and Nairn’s and workshops entitled:

  • ·         “Unlocking the German market”
  • ·         “Sugar- The Global Challenge”
  • ·         “India – reaching your niche”
  • ·         “Logistics solutions for food and drink exporters”
  • ·         “Understanding Halal & Kosher”
  • ·         “Say it Right – Product labelling claims”

There will also be an opportunity to network and gain further insight into issues like, labelling and compliance, communications and credit risk.

For more information and to register for the event now, visit www.ukfdea.com and go to the events section.