Food & Drink Meet the Buyer
Monday, 2 September 2019 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
The Department for International Trade (DIT) London, South East and East Region will be hosting a full day of one-to-one meetings with a carefully selected group of international Food & Drink buyers.
Whilst Europe remains one of our largest trading partners for Food & Drink the demand for UK Fine Food and Drink products in Latin America is growing and forecast to be worth £240m by 2020. This event is therefore an opportunity for innovative and/or high growth Food & Drink London, East and South East-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to present their products to international buyers from Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany and Netherlands*, representing distributors, retailers and wholesalers. Commercial officers from a selection of represented markets will also be present to advise clients on exporting issues relevant to their markets.
*All buyers and markets are subject to change and confirmation.
Where will the event take place?
The meet-the-buyer event will take place in conjunction with the Speciality & Fine Food Fair, the UK’s leading showcase of fine food and drink that will take place at Olympia London from 1st to 3rd September 2019. Now in its 20th year, the food fair is the most influential annual gathering of artisan, speciality and luxury food and drink producers, manufacturer and distributors.
Who is this event for:
Exporters manufacturing (or brand owner/representatives) in the following categories:
- Biscuits, Chocolate and Confectionary
- Cured Meats
- Condiments & Sauces
- Snacks / Nuts / Crisps
- Dry / Canned / Bottled Goods
- Free-From / Organic / Health / Vegan & Vegetarian
- Alcohol and Non-alcoholic drinks
The Department for International Trade (DIT) in conjunction with the Great British Food Programme are bringing together buyers and distributors from across the globe to sample some of the UK's finest produce and meet with the innovative companies behind the brands.
Over 600 meetings will be held over the course of the showcase which will be taking place at the award-winning Belfry Hotel situated on the edge of Birmingham. Around 60 International buyers from various countries will be attending for what promises to be an action packed day where new business relationships are guaranteed to be made.