Food & Drink Expo 2020Neil Hardie
Discover regional produce from a collective of producers showcasing the best of Tay Cities Region food and drink in one place. This showcase highlights the richness and diversity of the region’s natural larder, giving hoteliers, chefs and food manufacturers/retailers the chance to meet producers and buy high quality, authentic products who pride themselves on the provenance of their produce and opportunities for strengthening local supply chains.
Food and drink has always been inextricably linked to Scotlands natural environments including rural landscapes and coastal areas but increasingly linked to our vibrant cities and towns. Making connections to these can help visitors to develop a strong sense of place. Visitors spend around £995 million on eating and drinking when on holiday and food tourism offers significant opportunities.
The regions have a rich heritage from soft fruits to potato vodka, with everything from oils, dressings and condiments to artisan chocolate and ice cream and from award-winning meats to traditional bakes and confectionery. You will be able to talk directly to the producers, hear why they are so passionate and their credentials.
Who should attend:
Food and drink businesses which are looking to develop business and collaboration in the tourism and hospitality sector, visitor attractions, venues, transport and tour operators, retail, bars and restaurants, brewers and distillers and accommodation providers looking to develop their businesses through authentically sourced food and drink.
3m x 3m stands are available now for first and secondary food and drink producers based in Angus, Dundee, Perthshire or Fife (at no cost) but must be able to showcase your product story and services. Producers will be able to register by emailing – firstname.lastname@example.org
What to expect:
Understand the opportunities around local food and drink resources and sense of pride in our heritage, culture and legacy and how to capitalize on these.
Find out about food and drink tourism trends and tap into them. Work with producers on their ideas and branding to tell food and drink stories at different stages of the customer journey.
Identify opportunities for collaboration, cross selling, create shorter supply chains and developing ideas for food and drink experiences that is uniquely local.