Last chance opportunies at London Produce Show

Registrations remain open and the final exhibition stands are selling out for the immersive three-day fresh produce trade event of the year.

The London Produce Show and Conference (LPS) has announced a handful of remaining opportunities to get involved with the biggest gathering of fresh fruit and vegetable buyers and suppliers on UK soil when the fifth edition of the world-class business-to-business event convenes in three weeks’ time on June 6-8.

Registrations are still open via the website, and entry remains free of charge for all global organisations involved in the buying of fresh produce and flowers.

There are also a limited number of exhibition stands available for any UK or international organisation wishing to showcase their offer to an unmissable audience of global buyers and senior-level decision makers at the UK’s largest trade exhibition for fresh fruit and vegetables.

Presented by the FPC and Produce Business magazine, the LPS is an intimate and immersive three-day trade event where exhibitors and visitors from all four corners of the globe network directly with international produce buyers from the retail, foodservice and wholesale sectors.

Jim Prevor, Produce Business Editor in Chief, explains: “The LPS is an unmissable date in the fresh produce calendar where attendees have the opportunity to meet the right partners to drive forward their business.

“Are you looking for a new supplier? Have you got an innovative product for buyers? Do you need cost-effective solutions? The LPS18 has it all, and more, to help you expand your business horizons.

“Don’t miss out on this unrivalled opportunity to get involved; register today to attend, or book one of our last exhibition stands!”

Unrivalled agenda
The LPS will be #CelebratingFresh once again this year at the five-star Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel on Park Lane; combining business, networking and education in one of the world’s most iconic cities.

This year’s Show Ambassador is London-based GP Dr. Rupy Aujla, the founder of The Doctor’s Kitchen and one of the most exciting new names on the UK health and food scene. On a mission to inspire more people to eat nutrient-dense food, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, Dr. Aujla creates and shares recipes, together with clinical research behind the ingredients he uses.

Dr. Aujla comments: “I believe that what you choose to put on your plate is the most important health intervention you can make. As a doctor, my USP [unique selling point] is that I go by the science, and what you find in all the research articles and all the clinical and academic studies looking at the longest-living, healthiest, happiest populations is that they have a largely plant-based diet. This is music to the ears of the produce industry!”

Wednesday 6 June
The London Produce Show and Conference 2018 kicks off on Wednesday 6 June with The Foodservice Forum, and a special seminar session titled ‘Accessing The UK Market’ hosted by The Fresh Produce Consortium, which will detail how to access and supply the UK market, particularly following Brexit.

Taking place in the Ballroom of the Grosvenor House from 8.30am until 5.00pm, The Foodservice Forum attracts major UK and international buyers, chefs, operators, suppliers and influencers from across the foodservice, catering, hospitality and fresh produce sectors.

Topics to be explored include: how fresh produce can contribute to the bottom line; the role fresh produce has to play on menus with respect to health and wellbeing; the impact on kitchens of plant-based, vegan and vegetarian trends; how to grow your foodservice business; the changing face of procurement; the start-up newcomers to watch out for, and much more!

A stellar line-up of prominent foodservice, hospitality and catering industry experts, entrepreneurs and start-ups are confirmed to take part as speakers and panellists at The Foodservice Forum, in addition to event host Jason Danciger, a Paris-trained chef and restaurateur, who is now the UK Managing Director of the Hana Group.

A live chef demonstration will also take place on the stage starring Paul Gayler MBE. Representing LifeWorks Restaurant Group, Gayler is one of the UK’s Culinary Masters and a pioneer of vegetarian haute cuisine.

Danciger explains: “This is a show that stands out from the rest of the pack by its vibrancy of relevant market information and fresh produce trend setting. It’s a must-see event that boasts a crystal ball to fresh produce innovation and market news in both retail and hospitality.”

The UK’s fresh produce networking event of the year will round off the first day’s proceedings in the form of the official LPS18 Opening Cocktail Reception, which takes place in the Great Room at the Grosvenor House hotel from 6.30pm until 8.30pm in the evening.

Thursday 7 June
The main day (Thursday 7 June) begins at 7.30am with the ever-popular Thought Leaders Breakfast Panel, chaired by world-renowned fresh produce writer and analyst, the Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, who will gather the sharpest minds from across the globe to address the key topics of the moment.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will follow at 9.30am to open the fifth annual edition of the LPS at which point the one-day trade show will get underway, alongside an educational seminar programme that gives each attendee the opportunity to create and strengthen business relationships, whilst learning new developments and sharing ideas.

Running alongside the trade exhibition, The Chef Demonstration Kitchen will further explore the role of fresh produce in foodservice, in addition to the latest cooking techniques.

This year’s line-up includes a number of high-profile chefs from a diverse background of culinary disciplines, including: Robert Ortiz (LIMA restaurants), Dipna Anand (Brilliant Restaurant and Dip in Brilliant), Tom Cenci (Duck & Waffle) and Dr. Rupy Aujla (The Doctor’s Kitchen), plus Christian Weij (Puur-e), a celebrated Dutch chef, fermentation specialist, food designer and author.

The main day of the LPS18 also features a Media Masterclass during which members of the trade, consumer and national media will attend an exclusive chef demonstration by Dr. Rupy Aujla, and a presentation on the latest trends and innovations in the culinary industry.

Friday 8 June
The London Produce Show and Conference comes to a close on Friday 8 June with a series of bespoke tours to key fresh produce and foodservice industry locations in London and the south of England, each hosted by experienced professionals from the relevant sector.

This year’s programme features a Production Tour of Wilkin & Sons in Tiptree, Essex; a Foodservice Tour in London that will visit Freshii, Bill’s and Sticks’n’Sushi; a Wholesale Market Tour of New Spitalfields Market in east London; and a Retail Tour of some of the main supermarket operators in central London.

Throughout the three-day event, the LPS18 will also be nurturing the leaders of tomorrow via a bespoke Student Programme led by several fresh produce and foodservice industry professionals and mentors.

By offering the opportunity for students of horticulture, business and culinary subjects to meet, learn and engage with representatives of the fresh fruit, vegetable and flower industries, the LPS is committed to supporting the produce industry in its constant drive to attract new talent.

For more information on exhibiting at or sponsoring The London Produce Show and Conference, contact:

Linda Bloomfield
T: +44 (0)7711 509709

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