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London Produce Show now open for registration

7 May 2014

Registration is now open for the inaugural London Produce Show & Conference, scheduled for 4-6 June. Presented by the FPC and organised with Produce Business magazine, the new event will celebrate the very best of the global fresh produce industry in the heart of London offering a new perspective on the world of fresh produce and flowers.

A series of events within the main exhibition, including workshops and seminars, chef demonstrations and bespoke programmes for horticulture and culinary students and the consumer and trade media, will run alongside the exhibition, giving every participant the opportunity to meet, share and learn with their counterparts from the global fresh produce industry.

The Opening Cocktail Reception will kick off the show on 4 June from 6.30pm at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, on the balcony of The Great Room. Sponsored by New Covent Garden Market, the event will include canapés featuring fresh UK produce designed by Grosvenor House’s executive chef Nigel Boschetti, English sparkling wine, elaborate fresh fruit and vegetable displays by floral designer Sophie Hanna, and music from The London Producers.

Breakfast Panel
On Thursday 5 June, the exhibition will begin with a breakfast panel discussion, sponsored by Prophet. Hosted by Jim Prevor, the Perishable Pundit, the discussion will be led by Bruce Peterson, former senior vice president of perishables at Wal-Mart Stores at 7.30am in the ballroom at the Grosvenor House. The breakfast panel will also include Gary Marshall, chairman of the Covent Garden Tenants’ Association, Doug Gilchrist, head of supply chain at catering business Gather & Gather, Tony Reynolds, managing director of foodservice provider Reynolds Catering, Christopher Mack, chairman of Fresca Group, chef and author Valentine Warner (pictured top), Andrea Felsted, senior retail correspondent for the Financial Times, and James Anstead, a director within equity research at Barclays and retail specialist at the bank.

The Exhibition
A boutique one-day exhibition will showcase 150 exclusive exhibitors from every continent and across the realm of fresh produce categories to a wide range of produce buyers from the retail, foodservice and wholesale sectors. The main focus of the entire event, the exhibition will take place in Europe’s largest 5-star exhibition space - The Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

Seminars & Workshops
A series of educational workshops and seminars will take place in and around the exhibition floor during the day and chef demonstrations sponsored by Westlands Wow and the Chilean Blueberry Committee will run alongside the trade exhibition throughout the day on 5 June to showcase new trends and cooking techniques from a star-studded lineup of chefs including Valentine Warner and Miranda Gore Browne (pictured bottom).

There will also be a culinary student programme, a horticulture student programme and programmes for consumer and trade media on 5 June. Industry tours to take in the whole supply chain from farm and port to wholesale market and retailer on 6 June.

For more information on the London Produce Show & Conference, to exhibit or sponsor, please contact:
Tommy Leighton tommy.leighton@londonproduceshow.co.uk / +44 7773428325
For more information on the chef demonstrations or culinary student programmes, contact:
Liz O’Keefeelizabeth.okeefe@londonproduceshow.co.uk / +44 7510993771
For more information on attending or operational aspects of the show, go to our website or contact:
Emma Grantemma.grant@londonproduceshow.co.uk / +44 7585793695

See the www.londonproduceshow.co.uk for the digital brochure
Follow @londonproducesh for regular updates

 

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