The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is hosting an event on 19 October to help small to medium sized food and drink manufacturers crack the exporting journey.

Steve-Barnes-FDF[4]Companies will hear from successful exporters and experts on food & drink export trends, retail trends abroad and what support is available to UK businesses. Topics such as the role of a distributor and knowing when is the right time to expand and break out into exporting will be explored via a series of talks, panel discussions and case studies.

The line-up of speakers includes:

• Ed Salt, Managing Director, Delamere Dairy

• Steve Barnes, Commercial and Membership Director, FDF

• Angela Coleshill, Economics Director, FDF

• Simon Waring, Managing Director, Greenseed Group

• Rob Furse, Food and Drink Sector Specialist, UKTI

• Elsa Fairbanks, Director, Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA)

Case studies from successful exporters such as Delamere Dairy will arm attendees with practical examples of how best to engage to ensure success and how to put international sales at the core of an established business model.

FDF’s Commercial and Membership Director Steve Barnes said: “In the current economic climate, exports continue to be a key area for growth for food and drink manufacturers. Our event aims to provide expert knowledge and practical solutions that can be easily tailored to any food and drink business looking to start exporting or expanding their exports business.”

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the food and drink manufacturing industry – the UK’s largest manufacturing sector.

To find out more about FDF’s ‘How to successfully export in the Food & Drink Industry’ event visit:

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