What's On

IFE 2017 was packed with inspiring talks, debates and cooking demos. Each presentation was carefully choreographed to address key issues and highlight current food & drink trends. The aim: to ensure you left with new ideas and a greater knowledge of solutions to industry issues.

The Big Picture Theatre

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New to IFE 2017, the Big Picture theatre was the keynote speaker stage focusing on hard-hitting UK and international issues within the food and drink industry.

The Talking Trends Stage

people on stage

New to IFE 2017, the Talking Trends stage focused on innovation and key food & drink trends. Topics covered included healthy eating habits and the growth in specific food sectors.

The Staff Canteen Live

The Staff Canteen Live was a live kitchen area focusing on practical advice, on-trend ingredient combinations and top trade tips from some of the industry's finest chefs.

The Ice Cafe

The British Frozen Food Federation, Craft Guild of Chefs and Fresh Montgomery presented the Ice Café at IFE 2017. A celebration of frozen food...


chef with food

Celebrating creativity and innovation in the international food, drinks & dairy industries, IFE was delighted to host the World Food Innovation Awards for the second time.

Networking Hubs

group networking

New to IFE 2017, were two Networking Hubs – designed with your needs in mind – these areas provided a comfortable place to sit, chat and create new business connections.

The Business Lounge

The Department for International Trade Business Lounge provided an opportunity to meet international experts and Trade Advisers.

The Green Seed Group

The Green Seed Group's Managing Director, Simon Waring, was on-hand to give free consultations to people looking for UK and International Market Advice.

Exporting is GREAT Hub

Provided advice and practical guidance for all UK businesses on how to begin the export journey and start to sell products and services in a global market.


pro2pac logo

Co-located with IFE was Pro2Pac, the UK’s only packaging event for the food & drink industry. Pro2Pac showcased cutting edge developments in food & drink packagaing. 

Grocery Accelerator

The Grocery Accelerator Discovery Zone provided the opportunatity to taste, meet and discover 20 new food & drink brands.

Packaging Hazards Seminar

The Packaging Hazards Seminar, organised by Campden BRI, provided the opportunaity to learn more about "Packaging hazards: what they are and how they affect your business".

1,350 Exhibitors

Looking for innovative, new food & drink products? IFE 2017 showcased around 1,350 global suppliers displaying pioneering and on-trend products to add to your business offering. 


2017 Partners Slideshow

  • Food is Great

  • Speciality Food

  • Quickbite

  • FoodBev

  • The Grocery Trader

  • Wholesale Manager

  • The Caterer


2017 Sponsors Slideshow

  • Empire Bespoke Foods

  • Lloyd's

  • Smithfield Foods

  • SOS Wholesale

  • Unisnacks

  • Innovative Bites