What: Food & Drink Expo is the UK’s largest food and drink trade event taking place in 2016.

Free-to-attend, the 2016 show will provide unrivalled opportunities for buyers and key decision makers from major grocery stores, convenience and speciality retailers, small and large-scale wholesalers, manufacturers, and the HORECA sectors to uncover the latest food and drink products, ingredients, packaging innovations and services. Food & Drink Expo is the perfect place to develop new business partnerships, while discovering the most recent industry updates and trends.

For more information, please visit http://www.foodanddrinkexpo.co.uk/

Where: The NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom

When: 18 – 20 April 2016
• Monday, 18 April 10.00 – 17.00
• Tuesday, 19 April 10.00 – 17.00
• Wednesday, 20 April 10.00 – 16.00

Contact: For details on exhibiting at the show, contact Dan Dixon or Mat Rose on 01293 610 228 or 01293 846 606 respectively, or email dan.dixon@wrbm.com or mat.rose@wrbm.com

Co-location: Food & Drink Expo will be co-located with the Farm Shop & Deli Show, Foodex and the National Convenience Show, bringing together suppliers from across the whole food and drink industry, from retailers to manufacturers.

Visitors: This is a trade only event. No under 16s will be admitted.

Exhibitors: More than 650 suppliers of products and services, from the following sectors:
• Bakery and biscuits
• Confectionery and snacks
• Chilled and frozen
• Dairy
• Ethnic
• Fairtrade and organic
• Food Safety, hygiene, equipment and packaging
• Seafood, meat and poultry
• Fruit and vegetables
• Hot, soft and alcoholic beverages
• Ingredients
• Olives, oils, sauces and condiments
• Logistics and supply chain

Website: For further details, including information on how to register for free entry, visit http://www.foodanddrinkexpo.co.uk/

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Directions:

By Rail - The NEC is situated adjacent to Birmingham International Rail Station. Depending on your start location, you can travel directly by train to the NEC by alighting at Birmingham International. Alternatively there is a connecting service to Birmingham International from Birmingham New Street. For further information on travelling by train to Birmingham International Station, please contact National Rail enquiries.

By Bus and Coach - National Express coaches run services between Digbeth coach station, near Birmingham city centre, to Birmingham Airport.
From the airport you can get to the NEC in minutes. Birmingham New Street station is approx. 11 minutes walk from Digbeth coach station. The NEC is approximately 10 miles by taxi from the coach station at Digbeth. There are also buses from Digbeth via Moor Street Bus/Rail Interchange (also in Birmingham city centre): the 900 local bus service runs every 20 minutes during the day, journey time approximately 30 minutes.

By Air - The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX).
From the airport, simply take the free and fast Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International railway station and then it’s just a short walk to the entrance. The Air-Rail Link runs every two minutes and takes just 90 seconds to reach the NEC. It leaves the airport from the upper level of Terminal 1, and operates daily between 5:15am and 2:00am.

By Taxi - ComCab black cabs are available at clearly marked ranks outside the NEC’s main entrances. They’re an easy and convenient way to get to your hotels and the towns and attractions around the NEC. As one of the appointed NEC suppliers, ComCab are committed to providing a reliable, good value service to enhance your NEC experience.
You can book ComCab taxis by phone on 0121 226 6666, online or pick one up outside the NEC main entrances if available.

By Car: The NEC is situated at the hub of the UK motorway network allowing visitors travelling from any direction to access the site directly via the M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42.

The NEC is signposted on motorways and major roads and is marked on most good maps. If using a satellite navigation system please enter the postcode B40 1NT.

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For further press information please contact Ted Woodward or Astrid Dickinson in the event press office on 020 7240 2444 or email ted.woodward@stormcom.co.uk and astrid.dickinson@stormcom.co.uk