IFEX 2018 gathers steam

Interest mounts in premier food, drink, retail and hospitality event.

IFEX, Northern Ireland’s premier food, drink, retail and hospitality event, returns to the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast from Tuesday 20th – Thursday 22nd March 2018, and with thousands of visitors expected to attend, it’s one of the most eagerly anticipated industry events of the year.

As a biennial event, IFEX 2018 is the only chance within the next two years for buyers to meet with over 200 suppliers and manufacturers, watch hundreds of chefs compete, and network with thousands of industry colleagues, as the next IFEX isn’t until 2020.

Following the highly successful 2016 show, event specialists Fresh Montgomery have worked hard to create an exhibition that is set to be even bigger and better than previous shows and one which delivers exceptional value to both exhibitors and visitors alike. With the addition of Meat@IFEX, which will be home to the World Butchers’ Challenge skills event, and news that the Great Taste Market, showcasing the finest in award-winning products, is returning, IFEX 2018 is set to become a ‘one stop shop’ for discovering and tasting some of the best food and drink products that Northern Ireland has to offer.

Indicating that the demand and anticipation for IFEX is high, both exhibitor numbers and visitor pre-show registration figures are incredibly strong. There is a distinctive buzz in the atmosphere as anticipation mounts, and March draws closer.

IFEX visitors will meet a huge number of exhibitors at this year’s show including big brand names in foodservice – such as Lynas Foodservice, Henderson Foodservice, Stephens Catering Equipment, Bunzl McLaughlin, Flogas, Hugh Jordan, Golden Glen Catering, Nestle (Ireland), Galgorm Group and Musgrave MarketPlace –  who will sit alongside successful local companies such as Morelli’s Ice-cream, Love Olive, Suki Tea, Cavanagh Free Range Eggs, S.D. Bells, Papas Mineral Company and Yellow door.

Is IFEX for you?

“With an exciting mix of exhibitors, hundreds of talented chefs and live competitions, if you’re a stakeholder in the food, drink, retail and hospitality industries, IFEX is a show not to be missed,” comments Caroline McCusker, IFEX Event Manager.

She adds: “As the trade event that really galvanises all of those in the food, drink, retail and hospitality sectors, it is important for us to keep evolving and growing the show, and the addition of Meat@IFEX is really exciting for all those in the industry.

“We’re set to welcome thousands of visitors over the three days, who will uncover new products and solutions that will help their business moving forward.”

IFEX is the must-attend show for the industry for those in the food service, catering, retail or hospitality industries. IFEX 2018 runs 20-22 March at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast. Advance registration is free via the website: www.IFEXexhibition.co.uk.

Follow IFEX on twitter @IFEX_NI or via Facebook.com/IfexBelfast or join the IFEX NI Group on LinkedIn.

10 reasons to visit IFEX in 2018

  1. Be inspired
  2. Source new products
  3. Find solutions for your business
  4. Meet 100s of key suppliers
  5. Network and create new business opportunities
  6. Be amongst the first to witness the next culinary stars of the future
  7. Sample thousands of products
  8. Watch live cookery demonstrations
  9. Visit the Great Taste Market
  10. Check out the latest trends and exciting industry innovations


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