May 2024 dates for your diary!

May 2024 holds action packed schedule for the food and drinks industry, in this blog we are  sharing some important dates coming up in the UK that you will want to have scheduled in your calendar.


29th April to 1st  May 2024 – Farm Shop and Deli Show @ Birmingham NEC –

Explore the finest local and regional produce, alongside cutting-edge equipment, labeling, and packaging solutions offered by top-notch suppliers. Spanning three days, the Farm Shop & Deli Show promises an array of new product launches, captivating live events, informative sessions, and trendsetting culinary delights, offering a glimpse into the dynamic industry and the trailblazers shaping its future in 2024.

Running concurrently with the Food & Drink Expo, National Convenience Show, The Forecourt Show, and The Restaurant Show as part of the UK Food & Drink Shows, attendees can access all five shows with a single badge. Additionally, the event will unveil the winners of the prestigious Farm Shop & Deli Retailer Awards. #FSD2024


29th April to 1st  May 2024 – Food & Drink Expo @ Birmingham NEC –

Food & Drink Expo serves as the premier gateway to the UK’s vibrant food and beverage market, providing a platform for numerous companies to showcase their exceptional offerings. Buyers and decision-makers from various sectors, including grocery, wholesale, specialty retail, foodservice, and manufacturing, are invited to explore the latest trends, product launches, and the industry’s forward-looking perspective.

Within Food & Drink Expo, visitors can delve into the newest innovations and developments in the Healthy & Natural and Plant-Based zones.

In 2024, Food & Drink Expo will be held alongside the Farm Shop & Deli Show, National Convenience Show, The Forecourt Show, and The Restaurant Show, collectively forming the UK Food & Drink Shows. This convergence unites the grocery, specialty retail, wholesale, foodservice, and hospitality sectors, offering a comprehensive showcase of the industry under one roof.


29th April to 1st  May 2024 – The Restaurant Show @ Birmingham NEC –

Ready to tantalize your taste buds with exciting new offerings for your customers? Seeking efficient systems to enhance your operations and boost profits? Eager to glean insights from industry leaders in hospitality to elevate your performance?

Look no further than The Restaurant Show, the premier gathering for food and hospitality professionals in the UK. Now a part of the UK Food & Drink Shows at the NEC, Birmingham, taking place from April 29th to May 1st, 2024, this event stands as the largest of its kind in the UK. Missing out is not an option!

Featuring a diverse array of producers, a dynamic blend of established suppliers and groundbreaking innovations, live cooking demonstrations, product showcases, and enriching learning sessions, attending The Restaurant Show is essential for any forward-thinking business owner. Stay ahead of the competition and chart a course for success by joining us at The Restaurant Show.


4th May to 6th May 2024 – The Great British Food Festival @ Trentham Gardens –

In 2024, the beloved national food festival returns with an even greater abundance of delicious food, refreshing drinks, and captivating music set amidst some of the nation’s most cherished venues. It’s your opportunity to come together for a memorable day out. Experience the ultimate culinary adventure for any foodie!


4th May to 6th May 2024 – Foodies Festival @ Brighton –

At the Foodies Festival 2024 prepare to indulge in the culinary delights of top chefs, savor mouthwatering food and drinks, and groove to the beats of live music. It’s a feast for all the senses!


15th May 2024 – PRBG Breakfast Forum @ Ace Cafe and SEGRO V-Park Grand Union –

Join me at @westlondonbusiness PRBG Breakfast Forum, Wed 15th May 9am to 11am.
Great opportunity to meet other local business owners as well as talk from speaker Peter Mclenna on ‘Making AI your unfair business advantage’. We will be meeting at the @acecafe._ and then moving to the brand new new V-Park Grand Union site next door from 9.30am. Guests can enjoy an optional tour of facilities from 10.30am.


15th to 18th May 2024 – The 155th Balmoral Show @ Eikon Exhibition Centre, Lisburn –

On 15th to 18th May 2024 I will be a guest of @invest_ni for the 155th @balmoralshow.
I’m looking forward to catching up with the food and drinks business I have worked with on prior projects as well as meeting new brands and trying new products.


20th May to 22nd May 2024 – London Wine Fair 2024 @ London Olympia –

Calling all drinks industry professionals! Join London Wine Fair from May 20th to 22nd, 2024, at Olympia London for the UK’s largest drinks trade event, welcoming over 10,000 attendees.

Immerse yourself in a dynamic showcase of the latest trends and innovations, featuring an extensive selection of exceptional wines from across the globe. Explore abundant networking opportunities and enriching content designed to inspire and educate.

This year, the will introduce an array of exciting new features and content, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience for all drinks trade professionals. Don’t miss out on this essential event!


May 21st – International Tea Day 21 May


May 23rd – UK Coffee Leader Summit 2024


25th May 2024 – Free From Festival @ The Woolwich Works –

Indulge in a delectable foodie festival experience at Free From Festival! Join the event for an unforgettable day filled with culinary delights, where you can explore and savor a diverse array of delicious products worry-free.


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