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Key information for IFE exhibitors

Build-up Vehicle Procedures

Due to the building work at ExCeL London, the delivery process has slightly changed from previous years. 

All vehicles need to abide by the following directions when delivering goods to the events. 

The new delivery location is situated 2.1 miles from ExCeL London. Our Gallions Reach Booking Facility is easily accessible by road via the A13 and A406.From the A13 /A406 Beckton Roundabout, exit onto the A1020 Royal
Docks Road, and proceed until the traffic light junction with Armada Way. At this junction, turn left onto Armada Way, and follow the road to remain on Armada Way until the third roundabout.

Our booking facility is located at the first exit from this roundabout.

Download the delivery details here

2023 Floorplan

IFE Manufacturing, IFE, International Food & Drink Event, Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC), and The Pub Show create the UK's largest gathering of food, drink, and hospitality professionals and the layout can be quite overwhelming if you're new to the events.

You can download the floorplan below which showcases helpful areas to ensure you have the smoothest exhibiting experience as possible. These include wash up areas for you to wash utensils, cooking equipment, and glasses. We have also highlighted the Lowe cold storage area so you can find your way to your samples when needed, as well as the organisers office in case you need to speak to any of the IFE & IFE Manufacturing organising team. If you do need to call the organisers office, please use the following number: 020 7069 5150/1

Download the 2023 Floorplan here

Source the latest product development innovations at IFE Manufacturing

Running alongside IFE is IFE Manufacturing, the event that offers solutions for food and drink manufacturers and brand owners to take their products from concept through to finished. Whether you are looking for new innovative ingredients, processing or packaging technology, packaging solutions or supply chain services, there is a wealth of solutions here to not only help your business develop but thrive! Do take some time to visit this part of the event and discover the wealth of product solutions on offer.

If you would like to invite your NPD teams to attend IFE Manufacturing, they can register for their visitor badges here

IFE Manufacturing

Join us for a drink on Monday 20th March 

Make the most of your time at IFE and join us for the exhibitor drinks reception which will take place in the Bridge Bar in the Central Boulevard at ExCeL.

Taking place on Monday 20th March from 5:00pm - 7:00pm in the Bridge Bar, get ready to network and connect with the food and drink industry face-to-face at this exclusive event after the show, sponsored by Aptean.

Utilise this intimate networking experience to meet industry friends and celebrate the resilience of the food and drink sector by raising a glass together! 

RSVP for the drinks here

Exhibitor Drinks sponsored by Aptean

Complimentary exhibitor breakfast - Tuesday & Wednesday

As part of our commitment and as a way of simply saying thank you, please do pop by the Exhibitor Sales Lounge, stand number 2151, in the Grocery & Wholesale Section from 8:30am on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

There will be a selection of teas, coffees, and croissants for you to enjoy, complimentary from the IFE Team.

IFE 2023 - Exhibitor Breakfast Morning

Secure your stand for 2024

The IFE Team are on hand to answer any queries you may have. We hope you have a great show again this year and as always,  it is our privilege to bring the industry together.

The sales team will have already been in touch, and you will have received a couple of emails regarding the new rebook process.  The new process has ultimately resulted in a huge number of companies having already rebooked their existing locations with even more ready to book alternative locations elsewhere on the floorplan.

If you've not already spoken to the commercial team about opportunities in 2024, please speak to the event support team– by the time you read this, you will have met your main contact at the show who will be able to assist. Stand availability is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

All bookings for IFE and IFE Manufacturing will benefit from preferential onsite rates until 4pm on Wednesday 22nd March, the last day of the show. After this, the price will increase to the standard rate.

IFE 2022 - Secure your stand for 2023

All bookings will benefit from a 2-week cooling off period, meaning that your booking will not become legally binding until Thursday 6th April, giving you the time and flexibility you need to assess the success of the show.  Should you wish to not go ahead with your booking, all you simply need to do is to email your account manager on or before 5th April and the contract will be cancelled.

In the meantime, you can secure a premium location and take advantage of the best price with zero initial commitment or obligation. If you would like to discuss your involvement in IFE 2024, please contact the team onsite or visit the team in the sales lounge on Stand 2151, in the Grocery & Wholesale Section. To help drive additional value for our customers, discounted 2-year deals are also available.


Surplus Food Donations - City Harvest

City Harvest rescues food, people, and planet by preventing food waste, providing life-changing support to communities in every London borough through free food, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from waste.
We collect surplus food from retailers, distribution centres, farms, manufacturers, markets & wholesalers, film shoots and all parts of the hospitality sector, and deliver it to 350+ charities in every London borough.
Our recipients include homeless shelters, hostels, soup kitchens, mental health charities, community centres and kitchens, schools, family centres, children’s programmes, and domestic abuse refuges.

City Harvest can collect fresh, frozen, and ambient food. All vans have freezer and chiller capability. All food must be unopened and within its use-by date. City Harvest does not collect hot meals or canteen style food, open food or compromised packaging, food past its use-by date, and alcohol.

When the event closes at 4pm on Wednesday 22nd March please bring your donations to one of the collection points. The City Harvest and Montgomery Group Teams will be on hand to help. The organisers will be setting up 2 collection points at the IFE Hub 4151 and the HRC Lobby H1749.

City Harvest

Breakdown Information

Please ensure you read the full breakdown procedures as supplied by Montgomery Group. Breakdown will occur from:

Wednesday 22 March 16:30-22:00
Thursday 23 March 08:00-18:00
Friday 24 March 08:00-16:00

It depends what event section you're in, what breakdown procedures you will need. Please see below the three separate sections for breakdown:

Speciality Food, Bakery, Snacks & Confectionery, International Pavilion 2, Chilled & Frozen Food and Drinks @ HRC & IFE - view your breakdown procedures here

International pavilion 1 - view your breakdown procedures here

Health & Wellbeing, Startup Market, Grocery & Wholesale - view your breakdown procedures here

365 Opportunities

At Montgomery Events, we work with many exhibitors not just at our market leading food, drink and hospitality events, but increasingly we are helping businesses year-round with their marketing and business development activities.

Whether this is to increase lead generation, increase brand/product awareness, launch new products, support with seasonal promotions or position as thought leaders, there is a huge range of promotional activities we can offer both online and offline that isn’t within the confines of our events.

If you’d like to arrange an initial conversation about this at the event, please email Daniel Gray, Head of Sales, IFE here

365 Opportunities

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