Stockport based FoodSync, a food-focused business, is hosting the Stockport Food & Drink Trade Show to showcase the areas great food & drink offering, celebrating the best in local provenance and attracting in excess of 500 visitors throughout the day.
Stockport’s Food & Drink Trade Show is taking place on Wednesday 20th June in the historic Market Place bringing together great food and drink products in one place to help the hospitality sector thrive.
There will be lots of opportunities to meet local producers, suppliers, service and support agencies that can help people in the trade do business better, creating lasting connections, building stronger and more resilient supply chains, which will ultimately keep businesses ahead of the game.
FoodSync will be curating a number of industry relevant conversations and ‘drop in’ sessions to help build knowledge and help business innovate to sustain their operations in a competitive, fast paced sector.
A traditional trade show, 50+ exhibitors will all be showcasing produce and offering tasters. The event will take place in both the covered market hall and outside trading area. There will also be a limited number of professional services/suppliers into the sector (e.g. EPOS, equipment suppliers, security providers, universities) exhibiting.
FoodSync will be hosting 8 ‘conversations’ covering various topics. We aim to attract in excess of 500 visitors throughout the day. When?
Where? The Market Place, Stockport
Timings? 10am – 4pm Trade Show; 5pm-7pm Drinks Reception/Awards (Hosted by Robinsons Brewery & Stockport Business Awards)
Information for Visitors
The event is free to attend. Visitors types include owner/operators/decision makers in: Food service, hospitality, caterers, cafes, guesthouses, hotels, restaurants, takeaways, pubs, retail outlets, delicatessens, farm shops and grocers, supermarkets, and independent stores. Also food influencers, bloggers, people with a desire to set up a food and drink business.
Visitors can sign up via Eventbrite
Information for Exhibitors:
Food & drink producers within a 60-mile radius of Stockport, especially small and regional food and drink producers. The show will give them the opportunity to meet new customers and tell their stories about their products direct to local buyers. Examples of exhibitors signed up so far: Stockport based Robinsons and Noones, and Greater Manchester artisans such as Cloudwater Brewery, Heart & Graft Coffee
A traditional trade show with 50+ Exhibitors all showcasing produce and offering tasters. We will use both the covered market hall and outside trading area. We’ll also have a limited number of professional services/suppliers into the sector (e.g. EPOS, equipment suppliers, security providers, universities) exhibiting. We will also be hosting 8 ‘conversations’ covering various topics. We aim to attract in excess of 500 visitors throughout the day.
Sam Buckley, Where The Light Gets In (WTLGI) how he’s developed his supply chain, how he builds relationships with suppliers.
Matt Nutter, Allotment, the rise of veganism and creating a business in Stockport.
Paul Jones, Cloudwater Brewery, in today’s fast paced food and beverage industry delivering excellent value requires both a breadth and depth of focus to create high expectations, and to work to exceed them. Paul Jones, managing director and co-founder of Cloudwater Brew Co, joins us to talk about creating value through customer relationships built on openness, unflinching honesty, and mutual trust.
Tom Prescott, Barker Proudlove, Tom provides leasing and asset management advice on a range of shopping centre and high street instructions across northern England. He’ll be giving a property tour and sharing insights into the opportunities for the food and beverage sector in Stockport.
Emma Underwood, WTGI and Co-founder, The TMRW Project, she is a major rising star in hospitality, having been an integral part of the success of Gary Usher’s first restaurants, and now as restaurant manager for acclaimed Stockport indie Where The Light Gets In. And in addition, she organises debates and events for The TMRW Project, which supports those making their way into hospitality. Emma will shine a light on the wonderful world of Front of House, create positive narratives and examples of this career being an exciting and viable career choice.
Sarah Evans, Kuits Lawyers, a law firm that advises start-ups and multi-site operators such as brew dog and alchemist. They’ll be running a drop in session answering any questions you might have.
For more information contact Jo McGrath at FoodSync