IFE 2019 - Bursting with Food and Drink Inspiration!

IFE 2019 (The International Food & Drink Event) is the UK’s biggest and most important food & drink trade show. Bursting with inspiration, this biennial exhibition provides an unrivalled opportunity to source pioneering and new food & drink for your business. Taking place 17 to 20 March 2019 in London, the home of innovation, visit this four day extravaganza to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and network with the industry’s finest. TRADE ONLY

IFE 2017 was split into 9, easy to navigate, sections. The sections were Bakery, Cheese & Dairy, Drinks, Great British & Irish Food, Grocery, Health & Wellbeing, Ingredients, Meat & Seafood and Snacks & Confectionery. Click here to see the 2017 exhibitor list.

NEW to IFE 2017 - Trend Trails - highlighted products being showcased that followed key food & drink trends within the industry. Click here to find out more...

IFE 2017 showcased an array of exciting and innovative food & drink products... Click to hear from some of our exhibitors.

Whether you're a multiple or an independent retailer, convenience store, wholesaler, distributor, hotel, cafe, restaurant or contract caterer, you'll discover exciting products and original ideas that will inspire you and ensure your business is bursting with renewed energy. 

Buyers come from:

  • Aldi
  • Amazon
  • Asda
  • Baxter Storey
  • Bidvest 3663
  • Booths
  • Brakes
  • British Airways
  • Carluccio's
  • Cineworld Cinemas
  • Compass Group
  • Costco
  • Crussh Juice Bars
  • Daylesford Organic
  • Eventful Catering
  • Fenwick
  • Flat Iron
  • Fortnum & Mason
  • Greene King
  • Harrods
  • Harvey Nichols
  • HelloFresh
  • Ibis Hotels
  • John Lewis Food Hall
  • Le Cordon Bleu
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Locanda Locatelli
  • Marks and Spencer
  • NHS
  • Ocado
  • Partridges
  • Sainsbury's
  • Selfridges
  • Soho House Group
  • SPAR
  • Tesco
  • TGI Fridays
  • Unilever
  • Waitrose
  • Whole Foods Market

Who Exhibits at IFE?

food items

Food and drink manufacturers and suppliers

Click here to see the 2017 exhibitor list

From Farm to Fork to Fertiliser and Fuel

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Co-located with IFE is Pro2Pac, the UK’s only food & drink packaging event and Waste-Works, the UK’s only waste & sustainability event for the food industry. The 3 events together cover the entire supply chain.

Opening Times

Sunday 17 March: 11.00 – 17.00 (IFE ONLY)
Monday 18 March: 10.00 – 17.30 (IFE, Pro2Pac and Waste-Works)
Tuesday 19 March: 10.00 – 17.30 (IFE, Pro2Pac and Waste-Works)
Wednesday 20 March: 10.00 – 16.00 (IFE, Pro2Pac and Waste-Works)

Please click here to read the Admission Policy.

Please note, the event is trade only. Students and children are not allowed entry.


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

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7069 4000
Travel Discounts
View ExCeL website


2017 Partners Slideshow

  • Food is Great

  • Speciality Food

  • Quickbite

  • FoodBev

  • The Grocery Trader

  • Wholesale Manager

  • The Caterer


2017 Sponsors Slideshow

  • Empire Bespoke Foods

  • Lloyd's

  • Smithfield Foods

  • SOS Wholesale

  • Unisnacks

  • Innovative Bites