Well it’s been an incredibly busy couple of weeks! A week ago I was getting up early for a trip in the dazzling (and warm) sunshine to the Food and Drink expo in Birmingham, having spent two days at the Natural Organic and Products exhibition (NOPE) at the Excel in London. Followed by a short spell in between back in Leeds for the UKTI Exporting is Great event. And for the second and third time this year I was at these trade fairs as a hustling attendee rather than an exhibitor.
Prepared for the shows with clear objectives and excited to speak to both existing and new contacts I spent the days at the shows having fruitful meetings (making progress with current clients and securing new ones) as well as walking around and taking in the general buzz of the exhibitions.
It was a really enjoyable experience and many thanks for everyone on the stands for their warmth and infectious enthusiasm –it’s both inspiring and humbling to be working in such a passionate industry.
With regards to the products and health food categories on offer for 2016, here are the highlights from these exhibitions and the ones to watch in Bolst Global’s opinion: