FDEA Network Forum 2015

  • 10 Dec 2015
  • 9:30 AM
  • 18 Dec 2015
  • 4:00 PM
  • Central Hall, London


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10 December 2015

Doubling Exports by 2020
Building a profitable business through exports

Sponsored by Tuttofood - Milan

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.

With the government's challenge of doubling exports by 2020, FDEA offers a day of insights and inspiring export advice to help you review and build on your export strategy.

Opening address : The Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs- DEFRA

Hear from our exporters and successful UK exporters and learn from their experiences  .  

The Opportunity
  • Horizon scanning to 2020 - Trends influencing export growth to help you focus your export plans Chris Brockman, Mintel

  • Global Trade, local markets - a multinational view
    Global trade policy,  regulatory and policy challenges  
    Martin Hatfull -  International Public Affairs Director at Diageo

  • Export Statistics  - Get the latest data and valuable analysis from our global experts.

  • Setting your Strategy: New or experienced exporter? Small, medium or large company? How you can use consumer and economic trends to build your strategy over the next five years -  Nicola Thomas, Food & Drink Exportese
Routes to Market
  • Amazon India & Amazon China - Using Amazon's platforms to build your brand globally Hear direct from this leading online retailer Martin Gardner - Amazon UK

  • GCC - Beyond the expat audience - Opening your eyes to the opportunities and key trends in the region John Stephenson, Tudor Rose International

  • International Own Label - leverage your own label expertise - Elsa Fairbanks, Food & Drink Exportese with expert analysis from the Exportese network

  • Italy - the market for premium imported products.  Hear from the sector specialist from the Tuttofood Milan trade show.
Case Studies - Building a Business Through Exports
  • Ed Salt - Delamere Dairy - FDF’s Exporter of the Year 2015 see export as its maicontributor to growth in the last 2 years with products are now stocked in 17 countries.
  • Chris Firth, AAK - International Collection has a presence in the US from North to South, coast to coast and is the leading specialty oil brand in the category with around 30 items in the range
  • Adam Sopher, Joe & Seph's -  this family business, launched in 2010, is now exporting their range of over 40 flavours of gourmet popcorn to 15 countries, including the USA, the home of popcorn!
Meet with service providers in the sector able to support your exports.

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 
1030-1230 - Morning presentations
1230-1330 - Networking Lunch
1330-1530 - Afternoon presentations
1530-1600 - One for the Road - networking

2014 attendees included:  Bestway, Fox's Biscuits, Mrs Crimbles, Nairns, Organix, Tracklements, Tyrrells, Waitrose, Walkers Shortbread
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