National Food and Drink Summit 2024



National Food and Drink Summit 2024

Tuesday, 12th March 2024 at 10:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Albert Hall Conference Centre, North Circus Street, Nottingham, NG1 5AA
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An event for food and drink SMEs across England to network, share best practice, and explore opportunities for business growth.

Join food and drink SMEs for the National Food and Drink Summit 2024, a Defra event for SME producers in England supporting their growth and resilience.

The third Defra food and drink Summit will include a choice of workshops covering sustainability, innovation, public procurement and exports and SME growth journeys, to help inspire you on the next steps for your business’s growth. The full agenda will be published closer to the event.

As well as hearing from businesses who have trodden similar paths, the event’s Marketplace will feature a number of support bodies who will be on hand for you to discuss your business’ needs.

  • Network with likeminded food and drink businesses and industry experts
  • Gain cutting-edge industry insights from our growth masterclasses
  • Apply to pitch your product to interested buyers

DEFRA’s National Food and Drink Summit is a free event for small and medium food and drink businesses to inspire the next steps of your business growth journey.

Meet the Buyer

This year we are pleased to include a ‘Meet the Buyer’ session, where selected attendees will have the opportunity to speak to a buyer about their products. We will notify attendees when applications for this session open.

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