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DIT (the Department for International Trade) hold a number of events, highlighting export markets around the world.

The Bulgarian Embassy is promoting a forthcoming INTERFOOD & DRINK exhibition that will take place on 8-11 November in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The event is taking place for the 8th consecutive year and is gathering under one roof specialists, manufacturers and retailers.  It is said to be the largest exhibition in the food and drink sector in Bulgaria that welcomes more than 21 000 visitors and 400 exhibitors each year. Parallel to INTERFOOD & DRINK, in the six halls of the Inter Expo Centre, the international exhibitions MEATMANIA, THE WORLD OF MILK, BULPEK , SALON DE VIN and SIHRE will be held.
The Embassy is considering the opportunity to have a DIT stand as theybelieve this is a great opportunity for UK companies to showcase and promote their products and brands in Bulgaria. Please note participation will be free of charge on the stand.  UK delegates would only need to consider travel and accommodation costs. There are many low budget airline flights from the UK to Sofia, and good hotels generally cost around £60-£70 per night.
Look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions about the exhibition or the market in general, please do not hesitate to contact the


Food - confectionery and chocolate products, vegetable oils, olives and olive products, canned foods and convenience foods, jams, spices, dried fruits, nuts, legumes, deli, ice cream, fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals, honey and bee products others.
Drinks - tea, coffee, instant drinks, mineral and spring water, juices, juice drinks, milk alternatives and others.
Food additives, flavors, emulsions, dyes, stabilizers, flavors, ingredients and more.
Machines and technologies for production and processing, convection cookers, means for professional cleaning, packing machines, bottling systems for the purification and processing of drinking water, purification of natural, process waters and wastewater, and others.
Storage equipment, storage systems and solutions for internal logistics
Packagings - plastic crates, boxes, pallets, packaging, paper bags, stickers and more.
Specialised vehicles

Explore India: Meet the buyer
Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough University LE11 3GR
7 November 2017, 09:30-16:30

The Explore India Meet the Buyer event is a fantastic opportunity for Midlands Engine businesses to meet face-to-face with a range of food and drink buyers from India to promote their goods and services...
Why India?

India, the third largest economy in the world, is one of the fastest growing economies. It is also predicted to have the largest middle-class consumer market by 2030 and UK goods have a strong reputation with the Indian market. All of the buyers at our event are actively looking for UK suppliers.

Food and drink – buyers include: 
•    Max Food
•    Godrej Natures Basket
•    Indospirit
•    Future Consumer
•    MRK Foods Pvt


Click here to visit the Explore India website and then follow the application process. You will be required to register and submit your submission for the buyer(s) of your choice. These details will then be passed on to the buyers who will choose suppliers to meet with who best fit their portfolio requirements.

Deadline for registration is Friday 27th October. Suppliers will be notified of the outcome of their submission shortly after.

Coventry World Trade Summit - Accessing New Markets

Monday 13th November 2017, 09:00 start
Ricoh Arena, Judds Lane, Longford, Coventry, CV6 6AQ
Free for IOE&IT members and £30+VAT for non members

The Institute of Export & International Trade is bringing some of the UK's leading trade specialists and key industry figures to Coventry for the latest World Trade Summit.

The key theme for this summit will be accessing new markets and the opportunities and challenges this brings - especially with Brexit looming!

The summit is a great opportunity to get valuable advice and hear practical tips on how to make the most of this rapidly changing trade landscape.


Lasma Orlovska, Head of Trade & Working Capital Product Management - Barclays

Jane Cooper, Export Finance Manager - UK Export Finance

Elizabeth Belhadj, Business Development Manager - Coventry Chemicals

Cheryll Rawbone, Chairman - Arthur J Gallagher

Ajay Desai, Trade Director - Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce

Robert Affleck, Head of Sales - Currency UK

Adam Taylor, Customs & Excise Duties Senior Manager - Grant Thornton UK LLP

Robert Lawton, Business Development Director - The Lawton Tube Company Ltd

Mike Josypenko , Senior Director of Special Projects – IOE&IT

Where next?

In an ever changing business environment, the Institute is working in partnership with Barclays to raise the skills of those involved in international trade by exploring some of the opportunities that are available to businesses in the Midlands. Following the Brexit vote, the event will focus on ‘Where next?’ and will define the routes to new markets and relevant technological advances to improve and enhance trading relationships.

To sign up CLICK HERE

Exporting is GREAT – 2017 Webinars

To view forthcoming webinars CLICK HERE and for further information CLICK HERE

All export opportunities are located at .

A comprehensive list of DiT activities is located at



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