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Event Update for IFE

The latest news surrounding IFE is that the 2022 edition has been a resounding success and that the 2023 edition will take place. Organisers reveal the schedule for IFE 2023 to be March 20th – March 22nd at ExCeL London. Current, the United Kingdom does not have domestic Covid-19 preventive measures in place for trade shows. However, attendees are highly encouraged to ensure a continuous supply of aid when meeting indoors and to wear face masks in enclosed spaces. Please stay tuned for further updates regarding the event!

A Brief Overview of IFE

IFE takes place in London, UK, for four days with activities. This exhibition prides itself in being one of the most important in the food industry. Whether it’s drinks, ingredients or delicacies such as seafood, you will find highly regarded exhibitors ready to present you with high grade products. All sectors within the retail, foodservice, wholesale, distribution and import, manufacturing and export markets find full representation.

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It

Let’s dig into the numbers that prove that IFE is where you should buy a booth. The international exhibition is a world leader and commands a spectacular turnout that will convince you there is no other place to be:

  • 1350+ international exhibitors from 50+ countries showcased at the event;
  • 27,000+ international trade visitors from 100+ countries made the trip.

The numbers paint an excellent opportunity to grow your professional network and generate sales leads for the year ahead.

Industry Relevance

IFE runs on a biennial schedule with editions falling on odd years at ExCeL London and it’s been going on since 1979, in which time this international exhibition has grown into a benchmark event for the sector on a global level. Part of why IFE is so successful is the co-location with Pro2Pac – an event servicing the food & drink processing & packaging sector, thus providing a full overview of the processing chain. The product portfolio includes catering accessories, delicatessen products, sweets, wines, spirits, dairy, meat products, hotel facilities, hotel furniture, table linen, tableware and so much more. The exhibition boasts an incredible program that will take you through pizza championships, live chef demonstrations, discussions of the future of the industry as well as multiple forums, a gala event and product presentations.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

It’s easy to say that IFE will see interest from big companies in the industry and decision makers in key corporate positions, but that doesn’t really give us the right nuance to understand who you’ll meet at the event. We need context and to that end we turn to the actual trends that have come to the foreground – plant-based food and veganism, free-from movement and booze-free beverages. Sustainability has also become a unifying theme for a lot of sectors in the industry and that’s the type of professional crowd you can expect to come in contact with. The support program features talks from experts from Anima Insight, Planet Organic, Tesco and Think Hospitality.

Previous Editions

2022 Edition

IFE 2022 served as the edition that successfully restarted the event. The edition took place between 21.03.2022 and 23.03.2022 at ExCeL London as a live trade fair. Around 760 exhibitors attended the edition.

Past editions

IFE 2022

21.03.2022 - 23.03.2022


+/- 760



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How to get to IFE

On Foot

On Foot

from London City Airport is 20 min walk

from the Central Station on 37 Wharfdale Rd - N/A


By Car

from London City Airport is only 7 min car ride

from the Central Station on 37 Wharfdale Rd is 41 min drive to the venue


By Public Transport

from London City Airport (Stop J) tale bus 473 for 2 stops to Prince Regent Bus Station (Stop T) = 9 min total

from the King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station take the yellow line in direction Edgware Road to Tower Hill station. From there walk to Tower Gateway station and take the green line in direction Beckton for 10 stops to Prince Regent station. In 3 min walk you will arrive at Olympia London. (total = 51 min)

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