After the session was over I had hoped for myself to attend some of the inspiring sessions later that day but…I was too busy on the stand! What a great problem to have! Lots of interest and engaging conversation with food and beverage brands at different stages of development.
The only opportunity I did have was to nip in and hear a small part of Laurra Davies’ from Brilliant Social Media talk on social media (surprise surprise!) which was fantastically engaging and great to show some support to a fellow Leeds based company!
The Sunday, whilst quieter, was also a worthwhile day. With more lulls in the exhibition footfall then it was a great opportunity to network with fellow exhibitors, understand more about what they do and grow my peer to peer network. I also was added to the Food Hub Facebook group (join it if you haven’t already!) and have enjoyed virtually networking with many others that I didn’t physically meet over the two days.
Was it worth it?
So what’s the verdict on this first Bread and Butter festival? For me and my business as an exhibitor, it was a really positive experience and well worth it! It allowed me to reconnect with some of the F&B brands whose journey I have been following for a while, plus discover plenty of new ones not to mention generate some new client possibilities which I am hugely excited about. Time will tell how they develop.