Foodex 2016, a trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 18-20 April 2016 with an action packed feature programme.
Organisers said visitors will have the opportunity to join lively debates and interactive masterclasses while seeing who’s crowned the winner in a number of industry competitions.
Dan Dixon, event director, said, “This year’s show has a fantastic programme with a whole host of new and returning features. At Foodex 2016, there truly is something for everybody. I’m thoroughly looking forward to hearing from the likes of the Food & Drink Federation and viewing the latest innovations from the competition entrants.”
The show will play host to the Great New Idea competition. Exhibitors will be asked to submit a new product/idea that has been launched in the last six months. The award will be voted for by visitors leading up to the show online, with the finalists taking to the stage to present their innovations to judges and an audience before the winner is announced.
Foodex will also host the National Meat Products and Premier Young Butcher competitions in conjunction with the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT). The National Meat Product Competition 2016 will also return for the sixth consecutive event, featuring 20 categories.
Visitors will have access to a rich programme of content both at Foodex as well as co-located shows Food & Drink Expo, Farm Shop & Deli Show and the National Convenience Show. With over 100 sessions and 250 speakers confirmed, attendees can hear from industry experts on a wide range of topics including food and drink fraud, protecting supply chains and opportunities and threats in exporting.