Meet the Buyer

Our Meet the Buyer event will, once again, be running at IFE 2017 and offers all exhibitors the chance to be seen by the exclusive companies involved this year: Dean & Deluc‚Äča, TGI Friday’s, Compass, Cavendish Ship Stores, Fairway Foodservice, Bidfood and Aramark. 

This time around the buying teams for these companies will each choose from the exhibitor list which of you they would like to meet with, remember they have specific buying criteria and sadly can’t accommodate you all.

However, rest assured that each of their timetables have time factored in to walk the show floor, something they all agree is essential to their visit. The buyers like to meet with existing suppliers alongside seeing new products so we encourage you to do what you can to ‘stand out from the crowd’. 

We wish you every success for the show this year. 

Good luck!




Testimonial Slider

  • Testimonial 5

    Events like this are really important to the industry

    Michel Roux Jr

  • Testimonial 1

    The calibre of buyers is outstanding.

    Ally Thomas, Cradoc’s Savoury Biscuits

  • Testimonial 2

    IFE has been a great show for us this year. It was very well organised, the staff are the loveliest people to work with and the calibre of visitors was outstanding. It's a 10/10 rating from us, well done Fresh Montgomery and thank you for making it such fun!

    Patience Arinaitwe-Mugadu, Vegessentials

  • Testimonial 3

    We’ve been going to IFE for the last 21 years. The marketing has exploded in the last five years. Through IFE we have seen an increase in sales, both in grocery and online.

    Ellis Ward, Gluten Free Foods

  • Testimonial 4

    This is the pinnacle of UK trade shows and we have had an excellent time; plenty of great leads and a number of actual orders.

    Guy Springett, Whole Blueberries


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