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

    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 23 Jan 2018
    • San Francisco, USA

    A small UK group will feature at the forthcoming Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, the largest specialty food and beverage show on the West Coast of the USA.

    Exhibiting at a Fancy Food Show is a convenient and cost-effective way to connect with buyers from every major food and drink buying channel in the U.S. and abroad. 

    Contact PS8's Gayle Parker to find outmore about this and future Fancy Food Shows, including the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York


  • ISM

    • 28 Jan 2018
    • 31 Jan 2018
    • Cologne, Germany
    A must for UK producers of confectionery, snacks and biscuits looking to meet UK and international contacts.

    The UK pavilion at ISM is the largest in many years with some 70 UK sweets, snack and biscuit companies exhibiting at this annual trade show.

    ISM is now open to exhibitors of tea, coffee and savoury snacks.

    The UK pavilion is now full.  To be added to the waitlist, please contact PS8's Gayle Parker.  Click here to email.
    • 14 Feb 2018
    • 17 Feb 2018
    • Nuremberg, Germany
    An annual event for traders and producers of organic products.  

    The UK pavilion at Biofach will feature a strong representation of new and established exporters 

    To register your interest at exhibiting at the next edition, please contact PS8's Gayle Parker -
    • 18 Feb 2018
    • 22 Feb 2018
    • Dubai, UAE

    Through its event delivery partner, PS8, FDEA has access to a limited number of DIT grants for UK companies exhibiting at Gulfood.

    Contact PS8's Sarah Briones to find out more -

    • 06 Mar 2018
    • 09 Mar 2018
    • Tokyo, Japan

    Japan's leading international trade show

    UK pavilion at this trade show for the Japanese market.
    DIT financial support available to eligible companies

    Contact PS8's Karen Beston to check availability - click here to email

    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mary Ward House, London. WC1

    Soil Association Certification and FDEA are delighted to announce a one-day US market access event, exclusively for organic food and drink exporters.

    Tuesday 20th March at Mary Ward House in Bloomsbury, London

    The event will focus specifically on the rapidly growing US organic market, and will include:

    • Advice from leading key trade organisations, chambers and government, helping you understand the market, industry trends and the US organic customer.
    • Practical guidance on the challenges associated with exporting your organic product to the US from experts in regulation and logistics.
    • Valuable insights from organic businesses already active in the US market.

    Join us for a day of insight, discussion and networking, as we explore the many exciting opportunities to grow your business in the US organic market.

    With preferential rates for Soil Association Certification licensees and FDEA members, this fantastic event will include a buffet lunch with organic refreshments. 

    Confirmed speakers include:

    • British-American Business Council
    • Registrar Corp
    • Department for International Trade
    • WTA Group
    • London & Scottish International Ltd

    Full program will be announced shortly, more to come.

    Who should attend:

    The event is for any businesses interested in finding out more about the opportunities for exporting organic food and drink to the US.

    Book online - click here

    • 10 Apr 2018
    • 12 Apr 2018
    • Hamburg, Germany

    The leading event for travel catering, onboard retailing and passenger comfort.  Present your products to a truly global & dedicated audience of senior airline and rail representatives.

    WTCE is held annually in Hamburg, attracting over 300 exhibitors and 1,750 visitors . It is undoubtedly the main event in the onboard calendar, where the entire industry comes together to network and do business.

    We are working with the show organisers to organise a UK pavilion at the show.  Please get in touch to check availability

    For more details contact Gayle Parker -

    • 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.

    What is the best route to market?
    What are the opportunities for UK products?
    What are the logistical considerations that you need to consider?

    Learn from the experience of our experts

    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.

    • 16 Apr 2018
    • 19 Apr 2018
    • Barcelona, Spain
    A biennial event for the Spanish retail and foodservice trade

     If you are  looking to sell into the important Spanish market, contact Gayle Parker at PS8 to find out more about exhibiting on the UK pavilion -
    • 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 :

      • 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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