The ethnic and speciality food market has grown a staggering 44% in the last six years with Indian and Chinese foods accounting for the largest sectors, and Mexican, Oriental, American and African/Middle East accounting for much of the rest of the market.
Covering the entire scope of ethnic and speciality foods, from Oriental and Mexican to Italian and French, World Food Market 2006 is the only trade show which brings together specialist manufacturers and suppliers from across the globe, all under one roof.
Show director Katharine Mann comments: “Completely focused exclusively on authentic international food, there is simply no other event where visitors can see, taste and smell so many unique products in one place. From the independent Indian restaurateur looking to source rare and authentic ingredients developed by small artisan producers in the most remote parts of the world, to the multiple retailers looking for ready to use products that replicate these tastes and flavours, World Food Market addresses the crucial issue of sourcing that the phenomenal rise in demand for world cuisine brings.”
Testament to this is Rashid Javid, stockbroker, KRK Cash and Carry, who visited last year and commented: “New suppliers and new products which means new business for us. Fantastic show – it saved me lots of time!”
A host of leading food and drink exhibitors includes everything from The Greek Delicatessen, Dutchess Holland, Caribbean Spirit through to Mediterranean Foods, Polish Specialities, Thaismile and The Indian Kitchen. Visitors will have access to a wealth of free information and expertise through a dedicated seminar programme, featuring celebrity chefs Maureen Swan Neo of Singapura Restaurant Group, and Orlando Satchell, executive chef at Ladera Resort in St Lucia and also director of Lime Restaurant. Comprising interactive panel discussions, workshops and keynote presentations, the programme will address the key issues affecting the burgeoning ethnic food market.
Saber Khan, director of Ethnic Focus, for example, will give a comprehensive review of tomorrow’s ethnic food and drink consumers, while Chris Brockman, head of research and consultancy, Food from Britain, will look at whether the market for Indian food has reached maturity in the UK.
Food journalist Helen Lewis will unveil her report the Magnificent Seven Food Trends to 2012, highlighting how seven key trends are influencing manufacturers, retailers and consumers, while Sam Duong, director and joint owner of Ming Foods, will detail how to successfully start up an ethnic food manufacturing business. Supply and demand for ethnic food in public sector food service, meanwhile, will be just one subject up for debate in a lively panel session.
Attracting a wide cross section of visitors from manufacturers, foodservice and retailers, as well as representatives from authoritative bodies such as Beth Din and the Halal Food Authority, the World Food Market 2006 is the place to network and share information on this ever popular market.
To register for your free ticket call 01923 690627, alternatively visit www.worldfoodmarket.co.uk