London Produce Show a must in June
Industry professionals from every continent are expected to attend the London Produce Show this year. Among them will be a wide array of British and international retail, foodservice and wholesale buyers, growers, exporters, importers and service providers, the trade and consumer media, horticulture, business and culinary students and several top chefs, LPS organisers say. Being held June 7-9 at Grosvenor House on Park Lane, this boutique event for the global fruit, vegetable and flower sectors gives trade exhibitors direct access to a wide range of international produce buyers. A series of networking occasions, seminars and chef demonstrations run alongside the exhibition, delivering participants the opportunity to meet, share and learn with their counterparts from around the world.
This year's event begins on Wednesday June 7 at 6.30pm with a cocktail event that combines a fun, informal party atmosphere with valuable networking opportunities. The main exhibition starts on Thursday June 8 and runs from 9:30am-5:30pm with seminars and top-chef demonstrations throughout the day. It will be preceded by an energetic and thought-provoking breakfast panel discussion chaired by the Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, from 7:30am. The final day, June 9, offers a series of bespoke tours to key produce locations in the south of England, with each tour hosted by experienced professionals from the relevant sector. This year’s tours include a production tour of one of the UK’s leading family businesses, Chandler & Dunn in Canterbury, Kent; the Reynolds’ Foodservice Tour around selected London eateries; an educational retail tour of the grocery supermarket scene in London; and a wholesale market tour featuring New Spitalfields Market.