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

    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • House of Commons, London
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    Join us for a Food & Drink exporters networking event at the House of Commons to discuss and debate the key issues facing your business as you look to build exports.

    Enjoy afternoon tea in the prestigious surroundings of the House of Commons. 

    We know that you need to make decisions now about investment and employment that will affect your ability to export in the future.   Our event is designed to allow you to share concerns and ask questions of fellow exporters and understand the areas in which Government is working to support the food and drink exporting sector.

    Hear from key players in Governement:

    • Phil Earl, Deputy Director  Goods, Agriculture and Fisheries - Department for Exiting the EU 
    • Tim Render, Director at DEFRA and Head of the Great British Food Unit
    • John Stevenson MP for Carlisle - All-Party Parliamentary Group on Food and Drink Manufacturing


    When:                  Tuesday 24th October from 1400 – 1800 hrs
    Brexit Debate - 1400-1600
    Afternoon Tea - 1600-1800 

    Location:             House of Commons Committee Room 6 and the Churchill Room 

    Cost:                     Contribution to the cost of this event £80 + VAT per person

    Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come basis by booking your place. At this stage we are limiting places to one delegate per organisation. 

    We hope that you will be able to join us at this important event.

    Please also contact your MP about this to encourage them to respond to John Stevenson’s invitation. 

    We are grateful to John Stevenson MP for his sponsorship of the event.  John is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Food and Drink Manufacturing

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 16 Nov 2017
    • Shanghai, China

    British pavilion at FHC Shanghai 

    An exciting mix of new and established exporters are expected to join the British pavilion at FHC Shanghai with DIT grants available to eligible exhibitors.

    The unique feature of FHC, and the reason it is so popular with international companies, is that it is exclusively for imported food, wines and hospitality supplies. All exhibitors are international suppliers selling to China, importers and distributors, or international brands made in China. There are no Chinese food manufacturers at FHC.

    What to expect when you book a stand on the UK Pavilion at FHC 2017

    • Your stand within the UK pavilion at FHC Shanghai 2017 - either a pod or the stand size of your choice
    • Preshow briefing - preparing you for your visit to China
    • UK branding to ensure you stand out in the halls
    • A programme of events in Shanghai 
    • On site shared use of group interpreters, fluent in English and Chinese
    • The support and advice of the FDEA and PS8 teams throughout the preparation and in Shanghai for the duration of the event

    Contact PS8's Gayle Parker to register your interest -

    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • One Great George Street, Westminster, London


    Taking Your Brand to the World.
    13 December 2017, One Great George Street, Westminster, London 

    Widely recognised as the food and drink exporting event of the year, book your place at this one day event and benefit from presentations and contacts to enhance your knowledge and experience of food and drink export markets.

    Keynote speaker confirmed as the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.


    • The Global Consumer - insights and trends, Amanda Brown, Strategic Insight Director, Kantar Worldpanel
    • The Challenges Facing UK Exporters - Ian Wright, Director General, Food & Drink Federation
    • Protecting Your Brand - panel debate from experts in the international market
    Insightful case studies from successful UK exporters including Tyrrells, Typhoo, Snowdonia Cheese and Belvoir Fruit Farms.

    More speakers to be confirmed soon

    Meet with service providers from FDEA's large pool of professional associate partners able to offer advice from legal to labelling, contract packers to credit risk and much more

    Enjoy a networking buffet lunch - valuable time to catch up with industry colleagues, share experiences and make new contacts to enhance your business.

    Enjoy a networking buffet lunch - valuable time to catch up with industry colleagues, share experiences and make new contacts to enhance your business.

    Timetable of day (subject to change)
    0930-1030- Registration and networking 
    1030-1300 - Morning presentations
    1300-1350 - Networking Lunch
    1350-1600 - Afternoon presentations & case studies
    1600-1630 - One for the Road - networking drinks

    • 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. 


    Discover over 80,000 on-trend and best in class products including confectionery, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more.

    Connect with over 1,300 exhibitors representing the latest in specialty food and drink products from across the United States of America and 35 countries and regions.

    Fancy Food attracts the specialty, natural, organic and gourmet stores - important channels of distribution for premium products.

    Take a stand and gain access the US West Coast which is driving much of the growth in these key categories.


    The US is the UK's 2nd largest export market for food and drink = £525m, up 13% in 2016.

    Consumers have a growing interest in high quality food and drink from abroad, whilst continually seeking convenience driven foods.

    American consumers continue to spend, helped by low interest rates and available credit.

    Average consumer spending and retail sales per capita are roughly 2x greater than in Europe.

    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 one of the largest at the show 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.

    Contact Gayle Parker to register your interest for 2018 -
    • 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 -
    • 06 Mar 2018
    • 09 Mar 2018
    • Tokyo, Japan

    Japan's leading international trade show

    UK pavilion at this trade show for the Japanese market.

    Contact Gayle Parker to register your interest and find out more -

    • 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 -

    • 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 -
    • 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 :

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