FDEA, in conjunction with its event partner PS8, organises UK pavilions at international food & drink trade shows at sme of whic UKTI 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.

Upcoming events

    • 29 May 2018
    • 30 May 2018
    • 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 :

      • 19 Jun 2018
      • 7:00 PM
      • 20 Jun 2018
      • 5:00 PM
      • Liverpool
      • 105

      At the International Business Festival 2018, Liverpool

      From 12 – 28 June 2018, the UK hosts the world’s biggest international business festival. Hosting more than 40 major global events across 9 high growth sector themed days, the festival will provide you with the knowledge, market insights and vital connections you need to take your business forward.

      20 June - Meet the Buyer sponsored by Drac Logistics
      As part of IFB's Manufacturing Day, FDEA is hosting its own Meet the Buyer event which will focus on making new contacts between international buyers and UK suppliers. 

      Carefully selected buyers will be looking for suppliers that embrace the major global trends 

      • Book one to one appointments with international food and drink buyers
      • Learn from experts at our opening presentations 
      • Join fellow exporters in our Round Table Talks throughout the day
      • Meet with FDEA's professional associate partners and tap into their knowledge and specialist skills
      • Enjoy the broader programme of IFB's Manufacturing Day. 
      • 19 June - Optional free tour of the Port of Liverpool from Drac Logistics partners Peel Ports.  A rare opportunity to tour the dynamic port facilities and hear of their planned new railfreight service from Glasgow to Liverpool. (19 June)
      We are now inviting buyers from markets as diverse as India, China, South Korea,  Thailand, Turkey, the USA, the UAE, Mexico, France, Germany and Spain.

      Confirmed buyers

      Download the profile of the confirmed buyers listed below: - click here

      City Supermarket Shanghai  China
      Glory World (Beijing) Trading Co China China
      Mediascore France
      Gofood Germany

      MRK Foods India
      Marom Moshe Ltd Israel
      Gifan Mexico
      Golden Bell South Korea
      DY Grove South Korea
      Tindale and Stanton  Spain
      Taste of America Spain
      Dynasty Foods Thailand
      Demac Turkey Turkey 
      GFC Consulting Turkey
      Hunter Foods  UAE
      Spinneys/JHF UAE (UK)
      Optimum Buying European Sourcing - USA (France)
      Optimum Buying European Sourcing -  USA (France)


      Gala Dinner in association with the Food & Drink Federation
      The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool
      19 June  From 1845pm

      Join us on the eve of the Meet the Buyer event at our gala dinner.   Enjoy quality time with buyers during our pre-dinner networking drinks and over a high quality all British dinner.  Book your place or a table to entertain your guests in this iconic waterfront venue.

      Delegate places may now be booked online.
      Discounted rates for FDEA members.
      • 30 Jun 2018
      • 02 Jul 2018
      • New York, USA

      Strong UK showing expected at the Summer Fancy Food Show - New York 

      The leading speciality food trade show for the North American market.  Join the UK pavilion and meet the Speciality trade
      To register your interest for the  Summer Fancy Food 2017 contact PS8's Gayle Parker  -

      • 21 Oct 2018
      • 25 Oct 2018
      • Paris, France

      UK food and drink producers are looking forward to SIAL, the world’s largest tradeshow for the industry in 2018. 

      Taking place in Paris, the UK pavilion organised by FDEA in conjunction with its event delivery partner, PS8, will showcase over 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.

      Contact PS8's Gayle Parker to be sent full details and an application form. Click here to email Gayle.

      • 13 Nov 2018
      • 15 Nov 2018
      • Shanghai, China

      British pavilion at FHC Shanghai 

      Food and Hotel China (FHC) 2017 welcomed 91,301 trade visitors over three days, representing a record-breaking 40% increase in attendees since the 2016 show.

      With 85,000sqm of space and 2,450 international exhibitors from more than 69 countries and regions; FHC has grown to become the leading tradeshow for international companies looking to introduce their products into the Chinese market.

      43 National and Regional Pavilions participated in this year’s show, highlighting the importance of the international food and wine community in China.

      DIT grants are available to new to market SMEs exhibiting on the UK pavilion.

      To register your interest for 2018 or to find out more about other shows in the Asian markets, please contact Karen Beston at PS8

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