If that isn’t enough to whet the appetite, the day will also be filled with thought-provoking conversations from some of the industry’s leading lights. Duly followed by an evening of awards and appetisers!
The whole event will be a unique opportunity to taste, learn, share and trade with some of the best the region has to offer. The assemblage will feature a number of distinctly independent Northern food and drink businesses, as well as corporate buyers from across the food service, hospitality and retail sectors.
Stockport’s historic Victorian Market Place area and the Grade II listed Covered Market Hall will play host to over 100 exhibitors, with some of the names already confirmed including:
Cloudwater Brewery • Manchester Smoke House • Manchester Gin • Marble Brewery • Wander Beyond Brewery • Stephensons • Greens Beers • Heart and Graft Coffee • Laithwaites Alderley Edge • Temperance Spirit Co • Organic North • Manchester Veg People • Kinoko Kombucha • R.Noones & son • Cave Direct • Totally Local Company • Wood Fire Smoke • Oh My Glaze • Local Wine Company
SFDS is also a platform for insight and discussion, and throughout the day we’ve programmed some topical talks to take place at St Mary’s Church.
Sam Buckley (Where The Light Gets In) • Paul Jones (Cloudwater) • Simon Martin (Mana Restaurant) • Matt Nutter (Allotment Vegan) • Kuits solicitors • Will Evans (Cave Direct) • Tom Prescott (Barker Proudlove) • Chris Dee (Gunner Cooke).
FDTS Speaker Preview
The themes touch on the future of our ever-evolving food and drink industry with subjects as diverse as the rise of plant based foods; the importance of developing a relationship-based supply chain; and how we define the contemporary dining experience.
TRADE SHOW SPEAKER PROGRAMME , St Mary’s Church, Market Place, Stockport. 20th June 2018
|From Farm to Flat White – Developing the first barista milk
|The supply chain and the direct relationship between restaurants and their producers
|Raising Private Equity – What funders look for
|Moving beyond beer; how focusing on customer needs has given birth to a beer school, full events support & customer recognition scheme
|Opportunities in the Property Market – a shift towards regional and local operators.
|Defining Dining – Addressing the generalisation of restaurant sectors and how it can negatively impact business.
|Creating value through customer relationships built on openness, unflinching honesty, and mutual trust.
|Twitter, TripAdvisor and Trade Marks: Protecting your brand in the digital age
|Plant food revolution
After Party and Awards:
Stockport Food & Drink Awards
Don’t miss the Food & Drink Trade Show After Party and informal Awards at Robinsons Brewery, 5–8pm.
Get your ticket NOW on Eventbrite – Just search ‘Food & Drink Show After Party & Awards’. With a selection of canapés from Where the Light Gets In, Angkor Soul, La Cantina and many others.
For more information visit www.fdawardssk.com