FDEA Summer Network Forum & Meet the Buyer

  • 09 Jul 2014
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Hub, No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool
Finding Your Niche in Leading European Markets
Opportunities for food & drink exporters
Book online - click here

As part of the International Festival of Business Food and Drink week, FDEA is pleased to bring you this one day export development event including Meet the Buyer appointments plus an exclusive trade networking dinner the night before.

Our special event is aimed at UK food exporters of all sizes. Join us for this one-off opportunity.  This one day event will provide food and drink companies with insight, skills and contacts to take advantage of the many opportunities available in these neighbouring European markets, where the economic outlook continues to improve 

Benefit from a day focussing on Belgium, France,
Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Ireland

Download the event flyer here

Meet the Buyer - FDEA has invited a number of European buyers with whom you can request one to one meetings including

  • Delfood (Buying organisation for Louis Delhaize, Cora and Delitraiteur) – Belgium
  • Alimentación Varma - Spain
  • Fricodan - Spain
  • L.W.C. Michelsen GmbH - Germany
  • Voets Specialiteiten BV – Netherlands
  • Mediascore – France
  • Avoca Handweavers Ltd. – Ireland (premium food and drink retailer/foodservice chain

Click here to view buyer profiles and product interest

Industry experts will report on market trends; UKTI Trade Officers and European buyers will be available for one-to-one meetings. Key speakers Include:

  • IGD’s Senior Analyst - European Grocery Market Trends
  • Ashbury Labelling - Getting your Product Labels Ready for EU Markets
  • France - Finding Opportunities in Retail & Foodservice, Food & Drink Exportese
  • Spain - Expat and speciality store opportunities, Food & Drink Exportese
  • The Translation Mix: Compliant, Creative and Convincing - How can you be sure that your pack will ‘fit in’ on shelves across the world and be commercially competitive too, Talking Heads

Learn from a series of short workshops on issues such as labelling regulations, packaging design, language and culture, Internationalising your website, routes to market, trade procedures and finance The event will include an exhibition area where you can meet service providers as well as opportunities to network with fellow exporters, including over a delicious buffet lunch


Plus Networking Dinner - 8 July
Places for the dinner on the eve of the event, must be booked separately through the FDEA site.  click here to see more and book places for the dinner
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