Access over 50 hours of trade secrets and industry insights from more than 90 leading food and drink icons this November at the Institute of Directors. Join the discussion in our four workshop and talk rooms and get involved in our activity zones. 


Workshops, Talks & support


Hear from highly esteemed industry icons, serial entrepreneurs and the hottest trend spotters in this lecture theatre reserved for high profile speakers. View agenda.

Take part in animated, industry-focused panel discussions uncovering the trade secrets of successful food and drink businesses. Ask questions & share your opinion too. View agenda.

Attend these startup masterclasses to help you get your food business off the ground. Ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs, producers in their first 0-18 months of trading and startups. View agenda.

Powered by Unleashed. These skill building sessions explore scaling up and tackling in-depth industry issues. Ideal for trading food businesses with a turnover in excess of £100,00 per annum. View agenda.

Activity Zones


Meet 24 hand-picked exhibitors from the food and drink industry who are passionate about supporting independent brands. Learn more.

Have your burning business questions answered by an incredible range of industry experts in our quick-fire question advice bar.

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Get instant feedback on how to get your product flying off the shelf from industry leaders including retail buyers, press, chefs and product developers. Learn more.


Join us for drinks and networking on Saturday night for our afterparty, where we'll be joined by our speakers, retailers & media.