When is IFE, International Food & Drink Event?

IFE, International Food & Drink Event, takes place 20 - 22 March 2023 at ExCeL London. 

The opening times are: 

Monday 20 March: 10:00 - 17:00        

Tuesday 21 March: 10:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 222 March: 10:00 - 16:00 

Where is IFE, International Food & Drink Event?

ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

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Who can attend?

This is a business-to-business event for professionals and buyers to source the latest products and innovations from across the food and drink sector. 

We do not permit entry to anyone under the age of 18. You may be asked to show proof of age upon entry of the event, we reserve the right to request proof of age at any time during the event. 

Can students attend IFE?    

No, IFE is a business-to-business event for buyers to source the latest products and innovations from across the food and drinks sector. We do not invite junior members of staff because the event is not relevant to them and with this in mind, we unfortunately cannot provide access for students. 

We reserve the right to request proof of business (i.e. a scan of your business card, copies of invoices etc) before issuing a badge. 

Can I bring a child with me?

Unfortunately, as this is an industry only event, we do not permit entry to anyone under the age of 18. 

If you need child care for the event, ExCeL London have a nursery on-site. Find out more here

How do I get tickets? 

IFE is free-to-attend for any food and drink professionals and registration will be go live in November. In the meantime, you can sign up to our newsletter here to be notified when registration is open. 

What does my pass give me access to?

IFE is co-located with IFE Manufacturing, Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC)The Pub Show and The London Produce Show. Your pass grants you access to all of these events across all 3 days.

Your pass will give you unrivalled access to listen, learn and debate with our incredible line-up of speakers, meet and interact with the World Innovation Awards Finalists, and wander through our international pavilions to sample products from around the world. 

To find out more about what IFE has to offer and news on the event, why not subscribe to our newsletter.  

Do I need to specify what day I will be visiting when I register?    

No, your pass grants you access to all days of the event.

Is WiFi available?

ExCeL London provides free and fast WiFi to all attending. It is suitable for browsing, social media, and email. All you need to do is when arriving at the venue just sign in to '_ExCeL FREE WiFi' using their standard log in, or via LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. And you’re ready to post away.

Don't forget to tag our pages @IFE­_Event (Twitter) or @ife_event (Instagram) in your posts with #IFE22

Is parking available?

Yes, there is onsite parking available. Visit ExCeL London Parking Map to see the parking available to you. 

Find out more about parking costs and accessibility here.


Covid-19 Safety FAQs

What are the current Covid-19 guidelines?

As per ExCeL London's health and safety guidelines, attendees may be asked to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 status for entry to this event. This could be one of the following:

  • Proof of completion of a full course of vaccination two weeks prior to arrival via the NHS COVID Pass or equivalent for internationals. Please note we will not accept the vaccination card.
  • Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test result taken within 48hrs of arrival. We will ask to see the NHS email or text message you received once you reported your result to the NHS. The fastest way to report your Lateral Flow Test result is online. We will not accept the physical test or a photo of the test.
  • Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.

You can read ExCeL’s current Covid-19 procedures here.

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