Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, Convention Centre, 02 InterContinental

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  • Future Brands 2020 Competition Now Open

    Building on the success of the UK Future Brands competition, Food Matters Live is now rolling out a wider prestigious annual competition for UK and international entrepreneurial and challenger food and drink producers who can demonstrate innovative and sustainable solutions serving the food, health and nutrition sectors.

Awarding Sustainable and Innovative Brands

Food Matters Live invites UK start-ups, UK challenger brands and international brands that are new to the UK market to compete for the title of “Future Brands 2020”.

Judged by a jury of esteemed food and drink buyers, the shortlisted entrants will be exclusively invited to exhibit in a prestigious showcase to a captive buyer audience in the curated Food Matters Live exhibition at preferential exhibition rates.

Where: the 5 star convention centre situated within the 02 Intercontinental, London

When: 13 – 14 October 2020

Each category will have a gold, silver and bronze winner to be announced in a prestigious reception on Monday 12th October 2020.

The judging panel will be announced here soon. 

Future Brands 2020 

Do you have products in the food, health and nutrition sectors that offer innovative and sustainable solutions?

Enter your products into the Future Brands 2020 competition today. 

Entry Criteria and Terms

The competition is divided into three core business types:

1. UK start-ups

2. UK challenger brands

3. International brands new to the UK

Check entry criteria and T&Cs

Entries now open 

Enter the Future Brands competition now for a chance to showcase your products at the curated Food Matters Live exhibition in London on 13 – 14 October 2020.

Entries close on the 30th April 2020. 


Enter the competition

Benefits of Entering the Future Brands 2020 Competition

In addition to enjoying preferential exhibition rates, our successful shortlisted entrants will be able to enjoy the following: 

  • access to our match making portal for one-to-one meetings with buyers and distributors of food and drink products and innovative ingredients. In 2019, our match making programme created over 300 business connections in one-to-one sessions, private meetings and social networking settings
  • editorial coverage in our weekly Table Talk Newsletter that is distributed to 100,000 industry professionals
  • a detailed profile on the Food Matters Live website which has 55,000 unique page views a month
  • social media support (reaching over 14,000 followers across LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook) 
  • a branded area within the exhibition 

In addition to the above, the winners will receive: 

  • a video interview onsite to be shared in digital communications
  • invitation to be part of a live winners podcast, recorded during the event and broadcast the week after
  • winner marketing collateral to be used on packaging, as well as a physical award
  • enhanced marketing presence during the exhibition showcasing the Gold, Silver or Bronze win


For any questions please contact:

Sofia Rodrigues
Event Coordinator
T: +44 (0)20 3848 9460