Dates for your diary

21st – 23rd Mar
ExCeL London

This huge show is the destination to experience product innovation. For three days, all visitors will have the chance to meet and connect with over 1,500 suppliers from across food and drink, professional catering equipment, design and décor, and hospitality tech to discover, taste and test the latest products created specifically for hotels, restaurant and catering professionals. 

It also serves up various features to explore, watch and take part in. These include hosting one of the UK's most prestigious cooking competitions, International Salon Culinaire, and welcoming the UK's top chefs to cook up a storm on The Staff Canteen Live stage.

31st Mar – 3rd Apr
London Coffee Festival
Truman Brewery, Shoreditch

The London Coffee Festival celebrates the capital’s bustling and vibrant coffee scene. With over 30,000 coffee lovers and foodies, professional baristas, café owners and top decision-makers expected to attend, the Festival promises to be a unmissable event for caffeine afficionados and industry folk alike.

The event will feature over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls; tastings and demonstrations from world-class baristas; interactive workshops; street food; coffee-based cocktails; live music and DJs; and art exhibitions, hosted across an array of uniquely themed zones. All this and it will also host the prestigious Latte Art and Coffee Masters competitions.

21st Apr
National Tea Day

The Tea Group established National Tea Day on 21st April 2015 in order to raise awareness, as it felt that the drink’s integral place in British culture was starting to wane. This celebration also falls on the Queen’s official birthday, which is on the same date.

Celebrating all things tea in the UK, National Tea Day has now became the top trending hashtag on the day itself, accruing billions of media impressions. Each year, the nation shares its love of tea through exciting events, fun, informative online content and, of course, the quintessentially British afternoon tea.

25th – 27th Apr
Food and Drink Expo
NEC, Birmingham

This event aims to provide the number one route to the UK food and drink market and help hundreds of companies showcase their wares. Buyers and decision makers across the whole industry, from grocery, wholesale and speciality retail to foodservice and manufacturing, converge to uncover the hottest trends, latest product launches and the industry’s vision for the future.

It will run alongside Farm Shop and Deli Show, National Convenience Show and The Forecourt Show. You can be part of this huge gathering where you can discover over 1,000 brands. A free visitor badge provides access to all four events.