DIARY DATE – Foodex 2016


What: 

Foodex 2016 is the the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries. A one-stop shop for manufacturing professionals, Foodex 2016 brings the industry together to do business, focusing on eight key sectors, including:

•    Bakery
•    Beverage
•    Dairy
•    Fresh
•    Ingredients
•    Logistics
•    Meat
•    Seafood

Run over three days at the NEC, Birmingham, the show will shine a light on the top trends making an impact across the food manufacturing industry. Visitors can discover the latest new ingredients and super foods to make an impression on the industry as well as discovering how to improve traceability and consumer trust and transform productivity.

Foodex 2016 is once again co-located with a number of other key trade shows including Food & Drink Expo, Farm Shop & Deli Show and the National Convenience Show.

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

            
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
 
Where:

The NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
        
The exhibition is free to attend – visitors may register via the website. Visitor badges are valid across all three days of the show and will allow entry into co-located shows. As this is a trade show, no under 16s will be admitted.

Contact:     

For details on exhibiting at the show, contact Mitch Broadstock on 01293 610 365 or email mitch.broadstock@wrbm.com

Features:     Live events at Foodex 2016 will include feature competitions such as the National Meat Products Competition and Young Butchers Competition, presented by the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT).
    
    Meanwhile, the centre stage will host a comprehensive programme of demonstrations, interactive debates and seminars across all three days.

Online: 

For further details, including information on how to register, visit http://bit.ly/Foodex2016

    Follow Foodex on Twitter: http://bit.ly/FX-Twitter
    Join us on LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/FX-LinkedIn
    Watch us on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FX-YouTube

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.

Parking:     The NEC has its own on-site car parks located close to the exhibition halls (Foodex is located in Halls 19 and 20) and is within easy walking distance. Please refer to the NEC site map for more information.

Accommodation: 

For hotel discounts in the area, please visit www.phrweb.co.uk/events or call 08454 6123 602 and use the event code: “fx”.


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For further press information please contact the Foodex 2016 press office on 0207 240 2444 or email wrbm@stormcom.co.uk