There are a wide range of food and beverage exhibitions on around the UK ranging from organic foods, soft drinks, beers etc. The events industry has struggled in recent years due to the growth of the internet (making it cheaper to look at new products for free) but also the cost of exhibiting during times of recession is higher than it once was. The planned food and beverage exhibitions during 2001-12 are as follows:
Food and drink are two things that will never really be effected by recession in the same way as sectors such as finance, automotive and construction; as above there are lots of shows and events occurring right around the UK over the next few months.
Whatever sort of food and beverage exhibitions you are attending (a small local fayre or large international exhibition) having the right sort of stand is important. There are hundreds of exhibition stand designers around the UK to choose from, so care needs to be given to selecting one that is local, cost effective and good. Stand designers that work in the food industry are wise to talk to. One type of stand that is popular (due to it being relatively low cost) is pop up stands, small and portable they are very effective despite being small. Events play an important roll in marketing for food companies.
There are many things to consider when attending events, one of the crucial things to consider is the things at the exhibition planning stages (sales and marketing, branded gifts). It is unwise to just get a stand and then turn up, marketing needs to be done before and after the event in order to milk the responses for all you can. For all for and beverage exhibitions, we do suggest comparing prices. As a price comparison website, we do encourage shopping around. All marketing agencies set their own rates, so comparing is very wise.