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FOODEX 2018, the UK’s leading trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging and logistics industries, will return to the NEC Birmingham this April. Te comprehensive show covers every food production sector, with a strong focus on the fast-growing UK meat processing industry, revenue of which is predicted to reach £8.2 billion by the end of 2018. Taking place over three

days (16-18 April 2018), the event will explore the hottest trends and topics that are driving the industry forward

as well as showcasing the latest products and services to improve operational efficiency. More than 500 suppliers

are expected to exhibit at the 2018 show, including Chesterfield-based Tasty Trotter. Te catering equipment specialist will showcase its innovative and unique PDQ Oven which can serve a stone baked pizza every 45 seconds and 600 burgers an hour. Also confirmed to exhibit are Addmaster UK, Busch UK, ULMA Packaging, Multivac, Handtmann, Reiser and Stephan UK. Te National Meat

Products Competition,


hosted by the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT), will return for its seventh consecutive edition. Te competition will comprise 22 categories including charcuterie, sausages, bacon, burgers, ready meals and pies.

suppliers, Foodex also offers an extensive programme of interactive events, discussions and debates, with the full educational programme announced in the coming weeks. Dan Dixon, Sales Director,

In addition, the Premier

Young Butcher event will see talented 18 to 23-year-old apprentice butchers compete to produce and display the most innovative Ready to Eat, Stuffed Roast, Seam Butchery, Barbecue and Kitchen Ready products. As well as providing

the opportunity for buyers to connect with potential

commented: “Foodex brings all corners of the industry under one roof to provoke in-depth discussion and foster new business relationships between key decision makers and leading suppliers. With almost all our floor space already booked, we’re gearing up to make the 2018 event our biggest and best yet.” Foodex is co-located with

Food & Drink Expo, National Convenience Show, Farm Shop & Deli Show, as well as William Reed’s brand new event Te Ingredients Show. To register for Foodex,

please visit http://www. n

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