As the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, with a turnover of £92 million, its prime time for food and beverage manufacturing professionals to discover the latest innovations for processing, packaging and logistics at Foodex 2014. The exhibition is a one-stop shop for manufacturing professionals across the full industry spectrum including bakery, beverage, dairy, fresh, ingredients, logistics, meat and seafood.
Run over three days (24-26 March 2014) at the NEC, Birmingham, the show will demonstrate just how processing and packaging professionals can improve traceability and consumer trust, improve productivity and discover the latest new ingredients and super foods to make an impression on the industry.
Speaking about the 2014 exhibition, Dan Dixon, Event Director, said: “There is no denying that manufacturers have had a tough year, but this has made the sector stronger. We’ve seen our industry adapt and change, and as manufacturers we’re in the ideal position to welcome new best practice ideas to improve performance and levels of productivity across the industry.”
Setting the agenda for 2014 and beyond
New to 2014, an advisory committee has been set up to work with the Foodex team to help set the agenda for the next 12 months and create a bigger, better and more rewarding exhibition for the industry.
The Sustainability Challenge
With plenty of products, processing and packaging equipment available for demonstration, the show will also acknowledge the leading trends and shifts within the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, as well as providing insight on how to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency, expected to be one of the top industry trends for 2014.
As part of Foodex’s ongoing commitment to the sector, the 2014 event will host a new ‘Sustainability Zone’ for the latest innovations to improve waste, energy efficiency, environmental management and steps on how to reduce your carbon footprint.
The Great British Bounce Back 2014
Returning to the NEC following its success at the 2012 event, the Great British Bounce Back returns to showcase the best practice examples from across the food and drink industry to recognise those businesses going the extra mile and investing in the future.
Engage with your peers at Foodex 2014
New to the 2014 Foodex exhibition, visitors can make the most of their time at the show by connecting with Foodex Engage. The online platform enables visitors to plan each day of the show with search capabilities organised by product and companies.
Foodex will also see the official launch of Foodex Executive, a new event to take place in September. It will offer senior buyers and business leaders a platform to exchange ideas, share the latest innovations and will be launched during an exclusive VIP lunch on Tuesday 25th March hosted by former Cabinet Minister, Michael Portillo.
Introducing comedy night at Foodex 2014
Visitors and exhibitors will also be invited to attend the first Foodex comedy night on Monday 24th March to be held in Gallery Restaurant at the NEC.
With so much variety on offer, if you want to hear about the latest news and trends in processing, packaging and logistics for the food and drink manufacturing industries, Foodex 2014 holds the key. For more information and to register today, visit www.foodex.co.uk.
For more information on Foodex 2014, please visit www.foodex.co.uk or join the conversation on Twitter (@Foodex #FDX2014) or the Foodex 2014 LinkedIn group.