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

    • 12 Apr 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Blue Fin Building, Southwark, London SE1

    FDEA one day workshop and exporters' debate offering valuable insights and advice on building business in the Middle East.

    UK:Middle East Trading Environment
    Hear from Lee Jennings - expert in the market with many year's experience in the food and drink sector.  Understand the opportunities and trading environment

    Best route to market? What are the opportunities for UK products?

    Adapting to the fast changing market.  Think you know the Middle East?  Things are changing and to succeed you need to be up to date.  Hear from Leanne Wafer, Business manager International, Waitrose - one of the regions leading retailers.

    Learn from the experience of  Richmond Enterprise's - Ben Pegna in building sales for leading UK brands in the market 

    What are the logistical and legal considerations for an exporter?  Learn from the experience of our experts including:

      Labelling for Export – Middle East:  Ashbury Labelling: Claudine Lefebvre

      • Practical tips and learnings on getting your product formulation and labelling compliant,
      • Comparison with the EU: Overview of similarities and differences that will affect your labels.
      IP and Legal considerations  - GJE:  Ed Carstairs

      Export health certificates for the Middle East - what can go where? Amivet: Andrew Iveson

      • Overview of the EHC application and completion process
      • A look at what certificates are available for which countries
      • Hints and tip to make the process go smoothly

      Jebel Ali Frozen Storage and Labelling Made Easy.WTA: Alan Hilton

      • Help with FIRS application.
      • Production and expiry dates  - how to manage
      • Dubai Municipality - label approval and inspections.

      Kosher Power in the Israeli Retail Market  -  KLBD: David Busse

      • What is Kosher?
      • What are the Supermarket Opportunities?

      Assisting UK Companies in International Markets - UAE - Santander:  

      • Doing business in the UAE (Exporting / Set/up) - Networks to utilise for assistance
      • Santander activity that can support your efforts

      Benefit from our interactive morning session, followed by lunch and one to ones with many of FDEA's professional associates able to share their expertise and offer advice to all delegates.

      Network with fellow exporters over an informal buffet lunch and share their insights.

      • 24 Apr 2018
      • 27 Apr 2018
      • Singapore

      Now in its 21st edition since its debut in 1978, FHA (Food&HotelAsia) has always been the premier sourcing platform for thousands of food and hospitality trade buyers in Asia. With a spectacular showcase of the latest products, services and technologies from market leaders, FHA addresses the procurement needs of trade buyers and provides an abundance of networking opportunities for Asia's food and hospitality industries.

      In 2016, an outstanding 47,630 trade buyers visited FHA which was an 8% increase on the previous edition.  41.9% of visitors came from outside Singapore.

      Over 3000 exhibitors took part from 70 countries.  For a full review of the last edition in 2016, please visit 

      Join the UK pavilion and reach buyers from Singapore and many other Asian markets.

      Contact PS8's Karen Beston to find out more

      • 16 May 2018
      • 18 May 2018
      • Shanghai

      Part of the successful SIAL group, SIAL China offers a great opportunity to build your existing Chinese export business.  Over 100,000 visitors attend this annual event based in Shanghai across 13 halls organised by product sector.  

      The show attracts buyers from retail, foodservice and Horeca and has seen a 10% growth in the number of exhibitors to 3,200.

      Contact Karen Beston for more details -

      • 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
        • 150

        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.

        As part of IFB's Manufacturing Day, FDEA is hosting its own event which will focus on the implications of Brexit for food and drink businesses. Expert speakers will kick-off the day, presenting emerging trends and issues. ‘Meet the Buyer’ meeting will feature prominently throughout the day sessions, followed by afternoon exporting workshops.

        • Book one to one appointments with international food and drink buyers
        • Network with industry colleagues at our International Gala Dinner
        • Learn from experts at our opening presentations and events taking place at the wider IFB event
        Save the Dates - more details soon.

        Find out more about the 2018 International Business Festival at
        • 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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