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Open Call For Sponsorship: Food and Drink Meet the Buyer 

21st-23rd March 2023

Open Call for Sponsorship: Food and Drink “Meet the Buyer” Event

The Department for International Trade (DIT), the UK Government department responsible for securing UK prosperity by promoting international trade and investment, is seeking sponsors to help deliver a UK food & drink “Meet the Buyer Event” taking place on the 21st-23rd of March 2023.

We expect 50+  international food and drink importers and buyers from around the world to travel to London  to meet approximately 220+ UK food and drink producers. Producers will represent the UK’s most exciting and innovative products, ready to be exported and sold to the world. Through bringing international buyers to the UK, we bring our leading manufacturing sector to the global stage.

As an annual event for DIT, we know this tried and tested model brings success for UK businesses who want to start or are looking to increase exporting. In an opportunity like no other, UK food & drink producers from all regions and the four nations will meet 50+ international buyers in one place, resulting in new export business and growth within this key sector.

A range of opportunities are available, including but not limited to, content, programme and catering sponsorship, offering an exceptional platform for companies to:

  • Gain significant commercial exposure with international buyers and UK producers.
  • Showcase their products and services to the target audience of international buyers.
  • Become part of an exciting programme of events and engagement throughout the duration of the event, including a high-profile reception.
  • Align with the UK Government and British values supporting growth and prosperity in our largest manufacturing industry, the Food & Drink sector.

How to sponsor this event

Any company or organisation wanting to explore these opportunities, in either cash or value in kind sponsorship, should contact the food and drink team.

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