Industry: Food & Beverages

Food & Drink Expo 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Food & Drink Expo has been postponed to September 7-9, 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19. Please find more information HERE.

Food & Drink Expo 2020

The UK Food Shows bring together five premium events under one roof, covering the complete food and beverage supply chain and attracting 30,000 buyers and decision-makers from across the industry, including grocery, wholesale, specialty retail, ingredients, foodservice, and manufacturing.

The event also features live programs such as demonstrations, master classes, topical seminars, and debates, with expert speakers providing guidance, advice, and solutions to everyday challenges.

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The UK Food shows are partnered with the event marketing experts at Facetime to provide information to help exhibitors make the most of their participation. Access the Exhibit Planning Guides

What Exhibitors Say

USDA Market Access Program (MAP)

Through funding from USDA’s Market Access Program (MAP), USA Pavilion exhibitors may be eligible to receive 50% reimbursement of the costs of exhibiting.

For more information on the Market Access Program, contact your local State Regional Trade Group:

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The UK Market

The UK has strong social and cultural ties to the United States, demonstrated by the similarities in consumer trends in the retail and foodservice markets. The UK presents strong market opportunities for many U.S. consumer-orientated products, including specialty food products, “healthy” food items, wine, sauces, fruit, nuts and juices. “Health” and convenience foods are main driving forces in the UK value-added food and beverage market. Consumers in this wealthy country are looking for variety in high quality food products, especially those perceived to have health benefits.

The UK is very receptive to goods and services from the United States. With its $2.78 trillion GDP, the UK is the United States’ top European market and the fifth largest market worldwide for all goods, after Canada, Mexico, China and Japan. In 2016, the United States exported $55.4 billion of industrial and agricultural goods to the UK. USDA FAS Exporter Guide 2017

Key market drivers and consumption trends:
  • Aging population and increased health consciousness of consumers is fueling the demand for health and wellness products, as well as functional food products.
  • Increasingly high-paced society and the rising number of single households are driving the demand for convenient ready-to-eat meals, desserts, and baking mixes.
  • Ethnic foods, health and super foods, “free from” products (e.g. gluten or lactose free), and locally grown are further trends that attract more and more UK consumers.
  • Increasing share of consumers who view their purchasing decision as a political or lifestyle statement (no GMO, only free-range eggs, vegetarian or vegan diet).
  • Consumers increasingly require traceability and information about production methods.
  • Fair trade and organic products are becoming increasingly popular.

USDA FAS UK Retail Foods Report 2019

Africa Food Show 2020

Africa’s Premier B2B Event for the Global Food Trade

Africa Food Show (AFS) is a global business to business platform showcasing leading international food producers, manufacturers and technologies.

Held in Nairobi, the Eastern Gateway into the African market, AFS brings together food industry leaders, buyers, and importers from across Kenya and its neighboring countries.

Key Areas:

  • Food-tech / Equipment
  • Fresh Convenience Food, Fresh Delicatessen, Fish Fruits and Vegetables
  • Bread, Baked Goods and Spreads
  • Frozen Food and Ice Cream Products
  • Dairy Products

B2B Matchmaking

In order to facilitate meetings between exhibitors and visitors, the event organizer offers B2B matchmaking during the entire show to guarantee effective meetings, negotiations, and business deals.

Market Information

Kenya’s imports of consumer-oriented food products grew at an annual average rate of 12.6 percent between calendar years (CY) 2013 and 2017. U.S. exports grew by 21.2 percent in the same period. The aforementioned growth is attributed to a fast-growing middle class and expanding food service and food retail sector. The growth is projected to continue. Best product prospects include snack foods, dairy products, pasta, sauces and condiments, pet food, and specialized food ingredients. Kenya’s ban on genetically engineering foods limits access for U.S. agricultural exports. Bulk and intermediate products continue to dominate U.S. agricultural exports to Kenya, accounting for 84 percent of total U.S. agricultural exports in CY 2017 totaling US$ 73 million. USDA Exporter Guide 2018

Asia Fruit Logistica 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Asia Fruit Logistica has been made an all digital event for 2020, you can find more information about this new format, called Asia Fruit Logistica ON, HERE.


ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is Asia’s leading trade show for the international fresh fruit and vegetable business, attracting more than 12,000 top decision-makers from 40 countries to Hong Kong and over 800 exhibitors in 2019.


ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is accompanied by Asiafruit Congress, which takes place on the day before the trade show, and combines the experience of FRUIT LOGISTICA, the world’s leading fresh produce exhibition, with Asia’s top international conference event.

This premier fresh produce event includes a range of topics on the program to cover the fast-developing Asian markets. From the newest trends in consumer behavior and food retail to the latest developments in marketing, production, and packaging, Asiafruit Congress highlights the key changes in Asia’s fresh produce business, helping you to make better business decisions.

Market Information

Singapore’s highly import dependent, multi-billion-dollar food industry is driven by robust consumer spending, high disposable incomes, and intense urbanization. The country’s trade and regulatory policies are focused on ensuring consistent foreign supply of high-quality food and agricultural products. Singapore’s total agricultural product imports in 2018 reached $10 billion USD, roughly ten percent of which was sourced from the United States. USDA GAIN Report – January 12, 2020


International Green Week Berlin 2021

International Green Week Berlin 2021

Established in 1926, International Green Week will take place for the 86th time in 2021. The IGW is a one-of-a-kind international exhibition for the food, agricultural and horticultural industries, as well as the point of origin for the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture with more than 60 departmental ministers. Producers from all over the world come to IGW to test market food and luxury items and reinforce their brand image.

Industry Sectors

The IGW features a comprehensive range of international foods and luxury items, fresh products of all types, product markets, beer, wine and champagne, meats and sausages, seafood, teas, herbs and spices, agricultural and horticultural machinery and equipment, seeds, greenhouses and gardening supplies, breeding stock, pets, hunting and fishing supplies. Furthermore, the IGW provides a special section featuring kitchen appliances, kitchen fixtures and household items.

International Green Week attracts consumers from Germany and neighboring countries, including the following:

  • Food industry representatives, wholesalers, retailers, caterers
  • Agricultural importers
  • International specialists from all fields of agriculture, forestry, horticulture and commercial fishing
  • Agricultural policy and administration experts


For than 25 years, HIPPOLOGICA Berlin is the oldest and largest equestrian trade show of its kind in Germany. The topics, products and services discussed range from equestrian sports accessories, horse breeding to stabling systems as well as equestrian health and hygiene. As of 2018, it has been incorporated into part of International Green Week Berlin. 

Visitors can enjoy shows, jumping competitions, pony tournaments and Western cups as well as technical paper presentations and other diverse and interesting seminars.

HIPPOLOGICA Berlin continues to be the only international equestrian show to truly devote itself to those passionate about equestrian sports and those caring for the needs of horse-riding enthusiasts.

International Green Week Facts & Figures

The IGW 2020 had over 1,880 exhibitors from 72 countries, 65 agriculture ministers from all over the world, the powerful presence of domestic and international agricultural and economic policy delegations, 400,000 visitors (90,000 of whom were trade visitors), and more than 5,000 journalists (trade press and consumer media) from 70 countries. The success of IGW 2020 was widely covered in the Press with 15,000 newspaper and trade journal reports in Germany as well as in 400 telecasts and more than 1,500 radio reports.



FRUIT LOGISTICA is the world’s largest trade show for the international fresh fruit and vegetable business, covering every sector of the fresh produce business and providing a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact opportunities to the key decision-makers in every sector of the industry.

From February 3-5, 2021 some 3,200 exhibitors from across the entire fresh produce sector – from global players to small and medium-sized companies and organizations from all over the world – will again be present in Berlin, representing the entire spectrum of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector. There they will have the opportunity to meet with over 72,000 top-class trade visitors from 135 countries who attend the show.

Market Information

Germany, with a population of 82.8 million (16 percent of the EU-28 total population), has the largest economy in Europe and is a leading European market for foods and beverages. In 2017, food retail sales in Germany totaled 243 billion Euro (approx. USD274 billion). In 2013, German households spend 23 Euro (approx. USD 25) per month on fruits. Source: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service – Product Brief Fresh Fruits 2019

The European Statistics Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the main European fruit-trading nations. Along with excellent reports on production quantities and import and export information, the European Statistics Handbook also introduces the specifics and trends of each market.

Alimentaria 2020 (now 2021)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Alimentaria show organizer has rescheduled Alimentaria 2020 to May 17-20, 2021. Please find more information HERE

Alimentaria, a unique experience

Alimentaria is the leading trade show for food, drinks and gastronomy in both Spain and the Mediterranean Arc, and an international benchmark for the industry.  With 4,500 exhibitors from 70 countries and some 150,000 visitors, its ability to think ahead and its internationalization make it an enabler for the industry and a unique experience.

Creativity and innovation set the pace in a global exhibition that is increasingly geared toward gastronomy.  Every two years Alimentaria provides the opportunity to discover trends, do international business and have extraordinary gastronomic experiences.

The Spanish food and drinks industry is a global power in various sectors and Alimentaria is its landmark trade show. The show attracts thousands of international buyers in search of high quality food and a wide variety of products.


Market Information

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, Spain imported $1.7 billion worth of agricultural, fish and forest products from the United States. As Spain remains one of the fastest growing economies in the Eurozone, the retail sector continues to consolidate its position and importance in the country. Spain has one of the most competitive food processing industries in Europe, which makes this sector an important target for U.S. food ingredient exporters. USDA

HOSTELCO 2020 (now 2021)

Focus on Hospitality Business at HOSTELCO

HOSTELCO is the leading Spanish tradeshow that bonds together the Ho.Re.Ca. sectors (hotel, restaurant and mass catering).  This biennial international trade show is held jointly with Alimentaria from May 17-20 in Barcelona, Spain.  HOSTELCO brings together the most comprehensive gathering in the sector, offering everything necessary for professionals to face their projects and respond to the new challenges posed by the transformation of an industry in constant change.

In 2020, HOSTELCO reorganizes its content into six thematic areas aimed at facilitating the visit, improving the experience and promoting the creation of synergies among its 47,000+ Horeca channel visitors. As an exhibitor, you can incorporate your products into these areas to demonstrate how they work live and impact more professionals beyond your stand. And visitors, have an opportunity to take the pulse of the sector, train and discover the latest in hospitality from the hand of experts.

Market Information

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, Spain imported $1.7 billion worth of agricultural, fish and forest products from the United States. As Spain remains one of the fastest growing economies in the Eurozone, the retail sector continues to consolidate its position and importance in the country. Spain has one of the most competitive food processing industries in Europe, which makes this sector an important target for U.S. food ingredient exporters. USDA