Registration for IFE 2023 opens
Visitors can now sign up for the International Food & Drink Event (IFE), which will be held at ExCeL London from March 20-22, 2023. The event will bring together food and drink retailers, wholesalers, and hospitality professionals with food and drink suppliers.
The show will happen again with IFE Manufacturing because it is the “ultimate environment” for product developers, packaging designers, ingredient buyers, and manufacturers to meet and talk about the latest trends and find solutions and products that can change their businesses. Over 150 suppliers from all parts of the food and drink supply chain will be at IFE Manufacturing.
There will be food and drinks from all over the UK on display, as well as products from the US, the UAE, Sri Lanka, Mexico, India, and other European countries.
More than 50 countries will be represented by their suppliers at the March event.
Visitors will be able to see and try products in person, meet the people behind new brands, find out about new trends, and invest in growing product categories that are expected to shape the future of retail and food and drink manufacturing.
“IFE and IFE Manufacturing are more proof of how important the food industry is and how many new ideas are being made to meet the supply chain and environmental needs of the future. James Hague, Relationship Director for Food and Drink Manufacturing at Barclays, said, “The event really drove home how quickly the industry is changing, and it gave me a chance to talk to a lot of companies about their biggest challenges and opportunities.”
IFE Manufacturing will be split into five sections to help buyers find the food and drinks they want. These sections are packaging solutions, ingredients, processing and packaging technology, manufacturing services and technology, which focuses on technological solutions to help food and drink manufacturers run their processes more smoothly.
The Sustainability Stage, sponsored by Elopak, will be a new part of the event in 2023. Retailers, industry experts, and leaders in the food and drink industry will “deep dive” into key issues, such as packaging and processing, where products come from, and how businesses are run.
It will also have a brand-new Startup Market with some of the show’s established and up-and-coming businesses, as well as a New Product Tasting theatre where distributors and suppliers can show off their products and give buyers samples.
Leading figures in the food and drink retail and manufacturing industries will share their knowledge, insights, and strategies at the Trends & Innovation Platform. This is because trends and consumer behaviour are what move businesses forward, and innovation in technology, ingredients, and processing is what helps businesses grow.
“IFE and IFE Manufacturing bring together a great variety of events and speakers to show the opportunities and challenges in our sector. Caroline Keohane, Head of Industry Growth at FDF, said, “With so many companies and products on display, it’s a great chance to make connections and find leads that will help your business grow.”
“The FWD is happy to be working with IFE again in 2023. The event is a great chance for our members to check out new and exciting food and drink products and learn about the latest trends in the industry. James Bielby, CEO of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors, said, “We can’twait to go” (FWD).