- IFE - The International Food & Drink Event
- Del al
- Excel London
- London (United Kingdom)
- Type of product
- Meat, Fish, Seafood, Frozen foods, Beers, Food, Agricultural
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If foods and drink are your professions, lucky you, on March you will have a new chance to attend the biennial event IFE, to be held at Excel London from 19th to 22nd March. Is not only the biggest UK trade show for food and drink, but a great inspiration platform and, of course, a unique opportunity to source new products for your business.We have interviewed the organisers of the event, so don't miss all the details, novelties, activities and trends you will discover on the show floor. Enjoy yourself!
IFE has become the most important trade show in the UK for food & beverage. What do you think that makes it different from other similar shows?
Running for 40 years, IFE is proud to have established its reputation for showcasing the industry’s most innovative products as well as welcoming aspirational exhibitors and inquisitive buyers through its doors.
At Fresh Montgomery, we are proud of what we do and work exceptionally hard to stage dynamic, stand-out events for the UK and international food service, hospitality & retail industries.
IFE brings together buyers and suppliers from across the globe and offers a unique networking opportunity. At each edition of the show, we have hundreds of repeat exhibitors and we believe that is confirmation of the event’s standing within the industry. In fact, one of our regular visitors stated: “I browse at other shows, but at IFE I buy!”
The show takes place every two years, why have you decided for a biennial event instead of an annual one?
IFE has long been established as a biennial event, with the UK as our host nation and London at its heart, we have welcomed visitors every 2 years for more than 20 editions of the event.
Evolving trends and changing consumer demands continue to lead the way in shaping the food and drink landscape. The International Food & Drink Event 2017 is dedicated to showcasing the full scope of today’s ground-breaking products. It’s the place to discover new products from 1,350 food & drink manufacturers and identify a range of future trend predictions.
In 2015, we saw coconut crisps, coconut water, seaweed and savoury popcorn at the forefront of innovation and in 2017 we are already seeing some clear trends emerge.
With an annual show we don’t think we could offer such an in depth perspective. At IFE you can discover the products that will be driving the industry forward in years to come.
What are the highlights of the next edition? New products, sectors...?
Every year we ask our exhibitors and visitors for feedback. We want to make sure that everyone feels that they have gained something from their IFE experience - whether it’s developing new sales leads, finding the latest, most innovative products or keeping up to date with the latest category insight. This show will be bigger and better than ever before with nine easy identifiable sections including Health & Wellbeing, Snacks & Confectionery and Great British & Irish Food.
New for this year, we have introduced “Trend Trails”. The simple to follow Trend Trail maps will highlight relevant stands to source new and on-trend produce. The Trend Trails will help buyers walk a dedicated path allowing them to discover the latest products and suppliers in a specific category such as ‘free from foods’.
IFE is the only event in the UK dedicated to the whole food & drink industry and where you can be sure to find all the latest innovation. It’s the place to see and hear first hand the latest products emerging into the market. Cleaner eating and flexitarian diets will continue to shape the market this year. Alternative proteins are key and positioning them in an appealing way is something that the industry is putting a lot of thought into. We have a number of exhibitors – such as Yumpa who use cricket flour and Nutristrength who use sheep, goat and peas, to bring the topic of alternative proteins to a more mainstream audience.
IFE welcomes the top business-makers of the food industry. Celebrated in London, it is one of top events you've got to attend to further your knowledge about food and make many more connections in the business. Seminars that make life easier as they are about the latest industry issues, going from debates to panel discussions and to presentations by top speakers.
Anywhere you look on this show-floor you will see cost effective and environmentally friendly stands that are costumed main to the exhibitors taste. For three days at this international hub you can gain market intelligence that will provide the best deals for your business. New products line up as they debut at IFE and establishing a further set up for whats coming up in the sector.
International Food Event is where your traditional plates meet creative food designs, where you can cook on the spot and enjoy face-to-face interactions with clients. If you are part of this sector, this is the ideal event for you. Don't miss out!
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