Looking back at the UK Food & Drink Shows in April this year, we’ve had some great feedback from exhibitors and visitors on their experience of the shows. Take a look below at what some of our exhibitors had to say about the shows this year.  

“Farm Shop & Deli Show is very important to us as it gives us great exposure. I can absolutely and categorically state that we have recovered our investment already directly through sales from the show.”

Charl Ferreira - Market Manager (UK & Ireland), Avery Berkel

“In terms of the who’s been in attendance at the National Convenience Show, I’ve seen everyone from IT Directors, independent store operators through to category buyers, commercial leads and independent businesses. Actually, you can really see people from each sector and each level within the business coming here for a specific need.”

Neil Robinson - Strategic Account Manager, BP Oil UK

“I think exhibiting at Food & Drink Expo is really important, especially for new and existing brands. Everyone is here. We’ve got buyers here, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, ingredients manufacturers as well.”

Richard Fox - Chef/Founder, Jampa’s

“Foodex is vibrant, informative and interactive. I think the show generates a lot of value because you can experience the wide variety of what the industry has to offer. Here we’re surrounded by machinery and software. Over the other end of the hall and you’ve have all the different types of food that people are producing and you can see a lot of the trends that are becoming prominent in the industry.”

Charles Wright - Data & Analytics Director UK, Columbus Global

As well as exhibitors, we’ve had an abundance of positive feedback from our visitors this year, reflected in the stats below:

92% of visitors tell us Farm Shop & Deli Show is extremely important/important for their product sourcing and purchasing decisions.

87% of visitors intend to return to the next edition of Foodex Manufacturing Solutions.

84% of visitors tell us it is extremely important/important to their business to attend Food & Drink Expo

90% of visitors to NCS influence or make the final decision to spend.

The UK Food & Drinks Shows, incorporating Food & Drink Expo, Farm Shop & Deli Show, National Convenience Show and The Forecourt Show, will take place next year from 29 April – 01 May at the NEC, Birmingham!

Stands are booking up quickly for 2024, so be sure to take a look here for more information about the shows. Please click on the relevant show logo to make an enquiry regarding booking your stand!