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London, UK
Food & Beverage, Wines
Montgomery International
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Latest news Concerning IFE

The next live event for IFE will be held in 2023 from March 20th until March 22nd at ExCeL London. These latest updates come from organisers  who have expressed their gratitude for all the participants who attended the 2022 live edition of the event. At present, the UK does not have Covid-19 domestic restrictions regarding trade or business events such as IFE 2023. However, attendees of the trade show should note that a strong encouragement of wearing face masks in indoor spaces and providing a continuous supply of air for indoor meetings. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the event!


IFE (shortened from the International Food & Drink Event) has been the most awaited and biggest international exhibition dedicated to the food and drink industry in the UK. The exhibition is held for four days on average during March and is organized by Montgomery International Ltd.


  • The audience that runs over 27,000 trade visitors;
  • More than 100 countries have sent representation;
  • Specific Show Sections like Gourmet Drinker, Artisan Market, Grocery, Frozen Food and International Gourmet, Baked Goods and Ingredients;
  • Anima Insight, Planet Organic, Tesco and Think Hospitality in a long lineup are leading the support program;
  • Become a witness to the entire production chain in action.

Where in London is the best place to host such a massive event? Why, it’s ExCeL London and professional visitors will have access to the variety of products and events daily from around 10:00 in the morn until 17:00 in the afternoon, though be sure to check for the specific work hours on the day.

Audience and Statistics

You have top exhibitors showcase innovations in everything from dairy products, bakery, confectionary products and drinks to health foods, meat products and even British food. This is a benchmark event that allows you to tap into the UK market. IFE has remained relevant, because it’s the place where buyers have access to the entire product spectrum and there’s a lot for related professionals like scientists and chefs to do. The supporting program combines high-value information with adrenaline-fueled excitement. Case in point, the life chef demonstrations, a gala, thematic discussions on industry trends and a lot of high-stakes cooking competitions like the pizza championships. Think Hospitality, Anima Insight, Tesco and Planet Organic, TEA REX and Burts Potato Chips are some of the companies that exhibit here.

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Business travel doesn’t need to be a time-intensive and expensive process, when you have Trade Fair Trips ltd on your side. We make sure you cut down on your expenses and offer you hotels near ExCeL London with good public transport options to minimize your commuting. We’re also here to assist with any additional services like providing you with meeting rooms or helping you with buying and installing your exhibition stands. Trade Fair Trips makes work trips easy!

Past Renditions of IFE

Rendition 2022 

The 2022 edition of IFE signified the successful restart of the trade fair after an enforced break due to Covid-19. The rendition occurred at ExCeL London as a face-to-face trade show between the dates 21.03.2022 - 23.03.2022. It received approximately 760 exhibitors.

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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
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
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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