See what our exhibitors said about Food Matters Live 2016...

"As head of buying at Planet Organic contributing to Food Matters Live was a logical thing for me to do. The event concentrates on food and drink innovation and provides a unique forum for discussion, debate and an opportunity to source new products. The Planet Organic team will be back again next year."
Al Overton, Head of Buying, Planet Organic

"Both our suppliers and ourselves made useful contacts throughout the show and we’re looking forward to working with the Food Matters Live team in 2017."
Tim Smith, Suma Wholefoods

“We found Food Matters Live to be a high-quality event where food and drink producers can successfully promote new products; meeting a great cross-section of buyers, influencers and thought leaders.  It has been helpful for the really well established brands as well as helping newer companies to grow their businesses. We established some great new connections during the event and will be back again next time.”
Mike Kilcourse, Commercial Director, Tree of Life

 “We were thrilled to welcome a diverse range of visitors to our stand at Food Matters Live 2016 for the third year running. We met with businesses, dietitians, health professionals, media contacts and more.” 
Abigail Stevens, Trademark Relations Officer, Vegan Society

“We had a great time at Food Matters Live 2016, met with some key buyers and generated many invaluable connections throughout the show. As a start-up business there are great opportunities to get in front of the right people.”
Anya McKenna, Account Manager, Bam Life Drinks

“This show just keeps getting better and it is really easy to quantify the reasons why. There is a high percentage of people walking around who are quality decision makers. The best and most innovative event of our year.”
Jonny & Dave, Founders, Bingham & Jones

“The show was well organised and the number of visitors to our stand exceeded our expectations and more importantly many of the guests who stopped by at our stand over the three days to sample our Boka bars were our target audience. Overall the show was enjoyable and a valuable three days and a success from Boka Food’s perspective.”
Caroline Beer, Business Relationship Manager, Boka Food

“The focus on innovation by bringing together industry suppliers, retailers, brands and the science works well and created a show that is new in Europe. We have booked again!”
Erik Bakkers, Business Development Manager, Van Eeghen Functional Ingredients

“As a first time exhibitor we were delighted with the quality of delegates and the dynamic atmosphere around the exhibition halls, presenting us with ample opportunities for networking and generating new business leads.”
Natalia McDonagh, Head of Marketing, Brenntag

“As a show, Food Matters Live excels at focusing on innovation. Our customers expect us to help them drive innovation so Food Matters Live is a logical place we want to be.”
Andrew Jacobs, Chair - UK Pulses Promotion Group & Director - AGT Foods & Ingredients

“We had a great time at the Food Matters Live show 2016, there was a steady footfall throughout the show, and the visitors had a genuine interest in the latest healthy, sustainable foods. It was also great to re-connect with fellow brand owners, which always inspires me and often leads to new collaborations in unexpected ways.”
Christine Spliid, Founder, Crobar by Gathr

“Next to meeting existing customers, we meet new contacts as potential buyers and we also increased our network within the food industry. It is great fun being here, and we will be back in 2017.”
Roel van Dam, Vice President Sales, VSI – Your bar

“It has been an important exhibition for the Italian companies and a good opportunity to meet buyers and share new ideas with the industry sector in an innovative and functional space.”
Alessandra Vighetto, Italian Ministry of Economic Development

“As a new exhibitor to Food Matters Live 2016, we found the show a great mechanism to promote our business and generate new business leads and contacts.”
Robert Lutz, UK Sales Manager, Huegli UK Ltd

“Food Matters Live is a fantastic show, full of variety but still highly focused on the fast moving world of food futures and investments. It is deservedly highly regarded and ahead of its time. A unique mixture of showcasing new products and ideas, networking and knowledge sharing through the many workshops and seminars.”
Ed Martin, Chair, Slow Food Kent

“This year an even larger group of Dutch companies participated at Food Matters Live, highlighting their innovative food products and concepts. We look back at an interactive and fruitful event!”
Jeroen Wouters, Director International, Food Valley Netherlands


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