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‘Fresh’ Success for IFEX

Fresh Montgomery Scoops AEO Award for IFEX

IFEX – one of Europe’s longest-established food, hospitality and retail events – has scooped the top prize for ‘Best Tradeshow Exhibition under 2,000sq.m’ at the recent AEO Excellence Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday past, 17th June.

Organised by Fresh Montgomery, IFEX, which took place from 8-10th March in Belfast, exceeded all expectation with an action-packed three-day event.

Taking place in a new show venue, the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, the event recorded one of its biggest-ever attendance numbers, increasing by an incredible 24% on the previous show – IFEX 2014.

Collecting the award from host Sir Lenny Henry, Toby Wand, Managing Director of Fresh Montgomery, commented: “We are thrilled to have won Best Trade Show for IFEX 2016! The IFEX team worked incredibly hard to firmly establish IFEX in its new home, delivering a sold out event, that welcomed thousands of visitors through the doors.

“Winning the award is a huge testament to our team’s commitment in making IFEX the very best it could be, and a massive thank you must go to everyone involved in IFEX’s success, including our exhibitors, visitors and association partners for their ongoing support.”

Running for 23 years, the AEO Excellence Awards represent the best that the events industry has to offer and showcase the amazing achievements from within the industry.

Commenting on why IFEX took home one of the top accolades, the AEO Excellence Awards’ judges said: Capable and professional as you would expect from Fresh Montgomery; good local publicity and great results.”

Working across the UK, Fresh Montgomery are a specialist exhibition organiser and have built up a reputation for delivering unparalleled business opportunities for the food and hospitality industries.  The company is a dominant force in the exhibition industry, organising market-leading events in the food, drink and hospitality sectors.

This AEO Excellence Award is the latest award win for the company, following national acknowledgement for its work, including being included in ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ in 2015.

IFEX returns in early 2018.  For further information, please see www.IFEXexhibition.co.uk. For further information on Fresh Montgomery, visit www.freshmontgomery.co.uk or follow the company via twitter – @FreshMontgomery.

Speciality & Fine Food Fair Goes East

Fresh Montgomery to launch the UK’s biggest gourmet trade show in Asia

It is set to be one of the most hotly anticipated new launches in the trade show calendar. London’s greatest gourmet trade-only event – Speciality & Fine Food Fair – is launching in Asia.  The eagerly-awaited show, which also incorporates Speciality Chocolate Fair, will debut in Singapore on July 18th-20th 2017.

Run by food and hospitality experts Fresh Montgomery for the last 17 years, the two UK speciality fairs are a huge success story. Showcasing innovation from the finest artisan food and drink producers from across the globe, the two fairs are vibrant – and pivotal in unveiling new brands, and inspiring exciting trends. By launching in Asia, Fresh Montgomery and its sister company Montgomery Asia,  are offering a unique opportunity for fine food and drink producers to reach new global markets.

Delivering Speciality

The inaugural events in Singapore will mirror the dynamic UK concept – which draws in more than 850 exhibitors, and 12,000 trade attendees each year. There will be artisan exhibitors in a wealth of food and drink categories from across the world.

Speciality & Fine Food Asia will host top attractions including Fine Food Live – an inspiring chefs’ demo theatre hosted by a top chef; a Small Business Forum – where SME experts are on hand to offer free one-to-one advice; and a Start Up Village – a zone devoted to 30 new artisan food producers. There will also be Speciality Chocolate Asia – Singapore’s only trade event dedicated to the premium chocolate.

Fresh thinking

With an unrivaled line-up, the show is a must-visit for trade buyers from retail, foodservice, travel, import, wholesale and distribution – drawn from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and The Philippines.

Fresh Montgomery is owned by exhibition giant Montgomery Exhibitions, which has established an enviable reputation running world-leading exhibitions since 1895. It runs 70 events, serving 12 sectors – in 18 countries around the globe, including the UK’s largest food and drink event – IFE.

Speciality & Fine Food Asia and Speciality Chocolate Asia will meet huge demand from exhibitors and buyers. The events will be held in Singapore’s Central Business District at Suntec Singapore – the world’s leading conference centre.

Christopher McCuin, for Fresh Montgomery and Montgomery Asia, said: “We are delighted to finally announce the exciting launch of Speciality & Fine Food Asia and Speciality Chocolate Asia.

This is an exciting new chapter for Fresh Montgomery – and a much anticipated addition to the trade show calendar. The culmination of months of planning, Speciality & Fine Food and Speciality Chocolate Asia have been designed to inspire food and beverage buyers from across South East Asia.

“These two new shows will bring the vibrancy, buzz and excitement buyers love about our much-heralded London event to Asia – creating a new centre for food innovation. These are exciting times, not just for Fresh Montgomery – but for the fine food industry as a whole. We can’t wait for the doors to open.”




The AEO Excellence Awards

AEO Awards Winner - IFEX and Best Moment

The annual AEO Awards saw Fresh Montgomery take home a couple of hard-earned awards on 17th June at the Grosvenor Hotel. Congratulations to all those who contributed and worked on earning the prizes for the Best Trade Show under 2000sqm and Best Event Moment of 2015. A great night was had by all!

                                   AEO 3              AEO              AEO 2

Take a look at some of the video’s from the awards below…


IFEX Delivers a Sizzling Show Belfast’s Titanic Exhibition Centre – Wins major award

24% increase in visitors to event

The culmination of 18 months’ work, helping to bring to fruition a new show venue, and taking place during Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink, IFEX has exceeded all expectations with a sizzling three-day event.

The event, which took place from 8-10th March, has just recorded one of its biggest-ever event attendance numbers, which have increased by a huge 24% since the last event in 2014. This and other impressive factors meant IFEX won the prestigious AEO Exhibition of the year 2016. The oldest show ever to do so.


Hotelympia 2016 Sees 15% Surge in Visitor Numbers

Visitors arrived in their droves to Hotelympia 2016 – with the show welcoming over 26,000 attendees* through its doors and recording a massive 15% surge in numbers, for its four-day run.

With almost 1000 innovative Food and Drink, Technology, Catering Equipment, Interiors and Waste Management companies set across the show’s 300,000 square feet, the throng of visitors was rewarded with ground-breaking new products, new features and big names.

The show floor was alive with talk of high quality, big-hitting visitors, those with purchasing power and national account representatives, proving that Hotelympia has the contacts book and pulling power to attract the right people at the right time.