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Leisure Food & Beverage Expo caters for all at NEC
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11 October 2023

Leisure Food & Beverage Expo caters for all at NEC

Leisure Food & Beverage Expo returns to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on 15-16 November with invaluable insight and opportunities for tourism and food businesses. Building on its previous success, the event will once again run concurrently with three other shows – Farm Business Innovation, Holiday Park & Resort Innovation and Family Attraction Expo. Together, the four shows form the largest gathering for businesses in the fields of land, leisure and tourism. Gain valuable insights from thought-provoking seminars, panel discussions and keynote presentations delivered by industry experts. Stay up to date with the latest trends, consumer preferences and best practices in food and beverage management, sustainability, menu development and more. Exhibitor showcase Exhibitors will provide an extensive range of products and services essential for building successful tourism businesses. From biodegradable packaging and independent food wholesalers to renewable energy solutions and software packages, every aspect of providing a first-class experience is covered. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a large exhibition space, spanning two halls and immerse their selves in a world of cutting-edge innovation, with over 420 exhibitors showcasing tailored products and services designed to meet unique business needs. A host of leading companies will be exhibiting, including BioPak, Hopwells, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Melitta Professional Coffee Stations, Polar Krush, Ribble Valley Crafted and Sir Woofchesters. Other highlights include A&F Gelati Italia, who supply the most authentic artisan gelato outside of Italy, alongside waffle cones, sauces, toppings and other associated products. Small, family-run bakery Dough’ay will also be in attendance and are makers of cookie dough with various sweet filings, while Brownie Che will be on hand to showcase their handcrafted artisanal brownies. Other exhibitors, such as SumUp and Hunters4Staff, are exhibiting and will be on hand to help support and advise visitors with their business needs. Seminar highlights The extensive seminar schedule of 140 sessions across both days of the show will feature experts from a wide range of specialisms sharing top tips and advice for start-ups and existing businesses. Our speakers come from diverse backgrounds, boasting a wealth of experiences and specialities. Together, they converge to ignite inspiration and provide enlightening education to all attendees at the Leisure Food & Beverage Expo. Highlights include Nimbus Disability, who is returning to share advice for improving accessibility in your food and beverage venture. Verity Hyland, events director for Agriconnect, said: "As the UK tourism industry continues to thrive, many business owners are looking to invest in their businesses with new innovations and diversification options. Providing an exemplary food and beverage offer is a really important part of that, and we are really excited to launch Great Taste of the Country." “Leisure Food & Beverage Expo provides a unique platform to learn from a diverse range of experts, connect with like-minded rural entrepreneurs, and acquire actionable takeaways to enhance the profitability and sustainability of your business. We look forward to welcoming everyone to The NEC on 15-16 November.” With longer opening times this year, from 9am to 5pm on day one and 9am to 4pm on day two, entry to Family Attraction Expo, and the other three events, is free of charge. Registration is open now here.

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