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14th Global Dairy Congress
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day


Zenith Global’s Global Dairy Congress is the premier industry event devoted to marketing and brands, consumers and innovation, designed for industry leaders, innovators, suppliers, customers and advisers worldwide.

This 14th annual Global Dairy Congress will be hosted virtually, featuring two days of interactive conference sessions with a focus on the latest market developments, trends and opportunities, plus extensive time for informal networking and discussion.

Speakers include many of the industry’s leading businesses and advisers as well as key innovators, with a particular focus on dairy’s co-existence with non-dairy to explore the event’s theme of a ‘Sustainable Future’.

For full event information and to register, visit:

For information on sponsorship opportunities, visit, or contact Zenith Events on e [email protected] t +44 (0)1225 327900

Food & Drink Expo @ National Exhibition Centre (NEW DATES)
Jul 5 – Jul 7 all-day
Caffe Culture Show 2021
Sep 2 – Sep 3 all-day

Caffè Culture Show is bringing the industry back together. It’s time for you to reconnect with your industry.

With coffee at its core, visiting Caffè Culture will enable you to source the latest products and services to enhance your business. From the latest coffee machines and grinders, packaging to furniture and food suppliers, the event will showcase a diverse mix of suppliers that can help give your business that competitive edge, as well as providing a host of engaging and interactive features.


  • NEW Batch Brew Bar – Challenge your sensory skills and palate, with live sessions, masterclasses and takeovers from some of the UK’s finest roasters and baristas
  • NEW ESTA Tea Hub – Discover a variety of tea suppliers, taste award-winning teas and learn how to incorporate a more professional and profitable tea offering into your business
  • Attend over 30 FREE inspirational talks from 70+ leading international experts in our multi-streamed Talks Programme. Coffee Studies, The Roasters Forum, People & Culture, and Caffé Insights will provide a diverse and specialist series of talks designed to inform, educate and inspire
  • Feel the tension and excitement build watching the finals of the SCA UK latte Art Championships as competitors will demonstrate their latte art skills in pouring matching pairs of drinks, with the most complex and visually appealing designs possible
  • Re:connect with Victoria Arduino – Come and share a coffee and meet your new favourite coffee roasters
  • Book a space in our half day workshop with John Richardson, as he shows you how to create a Profit-Producing System without you having to constantly “be there
  • See over 100 innovative brands ranging from tea, artisan food, bakery and chocolate right through to equipment, technology and packaging
  • A great opportunity to network with industry peers and clients 


Why not check out  our full programme…? We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s show.   

Speciality & Fine Food Fair
Sep 6 – Sep 7 all-day

With over 700 fine food & drink suppliers from the big names in the industry all the way down to your local producers, Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the UK’s leading showcase for artisanal food & drink. If you are a buyer across the retail, hospitality, foodservice, manufacturing, import & export, and wholesale sector, then the Fair is a must-attend event in your calendar.

Whether it’s unearthing innovative and inspiring products from 200 brand new companies in The Discovery Zone, or debating the latest trends on our Food for Thought stage, Speciality & Fine Food Fair will allow you to experience the finest products in food & drink in a way that simply cannot be done from sitting behind your desk. We are confident you will uncover all the inspiration you are search for when visiting the Fair!

Taking place from the 6-7 September at Olympia London, the Fair is an Aladdin’s cave of artisan food & drink and is a fantastic opportunity to hear and learn from top retail specialists, industry disruptors and entrepreneurs. Condense a year’s worth of product sourcing into an inspiring journey of discovery.

Click here to register for your free ticket today!

Vertical Farming World Congress 2021
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

Following the success of the inaugural 2020 event, attended by 180 delegates from 40 countries,
Zenith Global is delighted to return with an expanded 2nd Vertical Farming World Congress.

Bringing together vertical farming operators, investors, suppliers and customers, the event will again
assemble key industry leaders from around the globe, to debate and advance the future’s sector.

There will be two days of conference sessions, where industry leaders, innovators, suppliers, advisers
and investors will share their insights through a series of presentations, interviews and interactive
panel discussions.

Extensive networking opportunities, from dedicated networking breaks and group workshops to
welcome receptions, will enable all delegates to connect with other industry peers.
Attendees joining in person at London Heathrow will additionally have access to vertical farm tours,
produce tasting, policy forums and training courses.

For full event information and to register, visit:
For information on sponsorship opportunities, visit,
or contact Maxine Harle on e [email protected] t +44 (0)1225 327900

Vitafoods Europe 2021
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day

The nutraceuticals community is set to reunite once more in a new hybrid event format, with in-person elements enabled by comprehensive Informa AllSecure safety guidelines.

For over 20 years, Vitafoods Europe has been at the heart of the nutraceutical community as the leading event to network and forge long-term collaborations, share ideas, source innovative ingredients, discover new product development solutions, and hear from technical experts or industry thought-leaders. The world of events and networking has been impacted significantly by the pandemic in the last 18 months and as a result, Informa Markets, the organisers of Vitafoods Europe, has accelerated the evolution of its market-leading portfolio. This summer, it announced the much-anticipated return of Vitafoods Europe in a brand-new hybrid format. Allowing attendees to join from all over the world, Vitafoods Europe 2021 is designed to reconnect a community in its mission to promote global nutritional health.

Combining an in-person programme at Palexpo in Geneva (5-7 October) with an online event (4-8 October), Vitafoods Europe 2021 is set to bring together leading brands, manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers from across the globe once again in a safe, yet inspiring environment.

Health and safety first
Responding to understandable concerns around the risks of COVID-19, Vitafoods Europe 2021 will adhere to strict COVID-19 public safety regulations, working with the Swiss authorities to follow all local legislation and guidelines in place at the time of the event.

In addition, Vitafoods Europe will be run in accordance with Informa AllSecure health and safety standards, which have been created collaboratively with association partners, peers, venues, suppliers, contractors and health, government and local authorities. This means all visitors, exhibitors and staff will be required to adhere to critical safety measures in place at the Geneva Palexpo venue, including:

  • Checks on vaccine proofs and negative tests prior to entrance
  • Enhanced cleaning and personal hygiene, via sanitising stations, throughout the venue
  • Non-contact registration, food and beverage stations and social distancing
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in line with local government and health authority advice.

This may include wearing a face covering and the use of gloves or face screens in certain roles. Guidelines may be subject to change, so visitors are advised to visit the Vitafoods Europe website for updates from the Informa team.

Event highlights

This years’ exhibition will see the return of both popular and new features, designed to inspire, educate, and connect the nutraceutical industry. Highlights include:

Global connectivity via a new hybrid format

A seamless blend of Vitafoods Europe’s cutting-edge online platform and the traditional physical event will integrate presentations, knowledge-sharing and networking across both platforms.

Next level networking through data-driven matchmaking

Whether attending in-person or online Vitafoods Europe 2021’s networking service has Intelligently designed to drive business opportunities by matching attendees with shared goals, the right backgrounds and in-demand expertise.

The latest insights on ingredients, innovations, and trends

Discover the very latest ingredients and products at the New Product and Ingredient Zones, explore new research and innovations in themed resource centres, and hear Innova Market Insights present the latest market trends live in Geneva.

Sustainability success stories

Visit the Sustainability Corner and attend expert-led sessions to explore some of our industry’s greatest challenges and the success stories making the industry more sustainable.


With an agenda exploring market trends, regulatory complexities, packaging and labelling challenges and more, the event will provide plenty of opportunities to explore and learn about the industry, keep up to date with the latest developments, and discover key insights that will allow you to plot a competitive course for your business.

Registration for Vitafoods Europe 2021 is now open. Discover more about the new hybrid format, in-person safety guidelines, registration options and much more at

Plant Based World Europe
Oct 15 – Oct 16 all-day

Plant Based World Expo Europe is the only 100% plant-based event for trade professionals – retailers, foodservice, hospitality, distributors, manufacturers and investors.

Network with professionals who have successfully embarked on both personal and professional plant-based journeys, many of whom have created some of the world’s most revolutionary plant-based products and foods. Share experiences, learn from peers, and immerse yourself in a truly collaborative industry. Plant Based World is a unique opportunity to help both established and start-up brands move from niche to mainstream with a captive and inspired audience.

Experience the food revolution. Enjoy mouth-watering culinary innovations and test the newest products that will be the talk of 2021. This will be the Decade of Wellness and we are thrilled to provide a platform that will contribute to a healthier, more empowered population.

The plant-based sector is one of the fastest growing food categories with double digit growth in 2019 and that trend is expecting to continue with sales estimated to reach $80 billion worldwide by 2024. Be a part of that growth.

Register to attend today!

Global Water Drinks Congress 2021
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day

Zenith Global’s annual Global Water Drinks Congress is regarded as the highest level and most
influential forum for the global water drinks industry.

It is designed for industry leaders, suppliers, customers and advisers to gain a complete overview of
the latest market trends, developments, innovations and issues, alongside extensive networking

The Congress will feature two days of conference sessions, alongside a tour of Highland Spring’s
bottling facilities, a welcome drinks reception, a gala industry dinner featuring the 2020 Global Water
Drinks Awards, and dedicated networking breaks.

Leading international and regional manufacturers, industry suppliers and advisers will present on the
latest market and strategic developments, as well as topical issues ranging from packaging and
sustainability to water stewardship and innovation.

For full event information and to register, visit:
For information on sponsorship opportunities, visit,
or contact Maxine Harle on e [email protected] t +44 (0)1225 327900

Coffee Shop Innovation Expo 2021
Nov 9 – Nov 10 all-day

Save the Date!

The Coffee Shop Innovation Expo is making it’s much-anticipated return to London’s ExCeL on 9th & 10th November. This show will provide you with THE ultimate platform to gain invaluable insights from industry experts, helping you boost your profits, build your brand and grow your business.

This event will give 15,000 industry-defining leaders access to 1,000 exhibitors and their diverse range of innovative products, ideas and strategies, 500 inspirational seminars, panel debates, innovation awards, networking opportunities and much more!

Attending this event will give you an all access pass to the best this thriving industry has to offer. Whether you are a large chain or a start up, we guarantee you will walk away with the inspiration and ideas that you need to keep pushing your business forward.

Europe’s leading event for coffee shop owners is also running alongside 5 other industry- leading events collectively forming #FES21, THE biggest business growth event dedicated to the world of food & drink.

Tickets are FREE and limited so get yours now! Doors open at 10am, and with an exhibitor floor plan and speaker schedule as packed as ours, be sure to get there early! We don’t want you to miss a thing.

Save the 9 th & 10 th November in your calendar and secure your free ticket now!

Restaurant & Bar Tech LIVE
Nov 9 – Nov 10 all-day

Restaurant and Bar Tech Live makes its much-anticipated return to London’s ExCeL on 9th & 10th November, forming THE ultimate event to help you boost your profits, build your brand and grow your business.

Grab your FREE TICKETS before they’re gone!!!

Restaurant and Bar Tech Live will be transforming the London Excel Centre into an engaging and exciting space that will send you home with the ideas and drive you need to keep pushing your business forward.

Not only do these tickets give you access to the Restaurant and Bar Tech Live, you will also have an all access pass to 5 other industry-leading events all running alongside each other collectively forming #FES21 together.

As part of #FES21, we are bringing the biggest and the best of the industry together to provide 15,000 industry-defining leaders access to a show packed with access to 1,000 innovative exhibitors alongside 500 inspirational seminars including keynote speakers spearheading and driving the industry forward.

Whether you’re an independent establishment or a big QSR, we can’t wait to finally have you all back in one space with our industry experts.

So what are you waiting for?

Save the 9th & 10th November in your calendar and secure your FREE ticket now at

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