Belfast Food and hospitality industry looks ahead to IFEX 2020

IFEX, which is Northern Ireland’s largest food, hospitality and retail event, will take place at the in Belfast on March 24th until the 26th 2020.

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A Welcome Boost

In addition IFEX has in the past attracted a significant investment from Fresh Montgomery, its owners and one of the UK’s largest event organisers.

Fresh Montgomery has played a pivotal role in preparing IFEX for the foreseeable future.

Toby Wand, the MD of Fresh Montgomery, has said that IFEX has its roots in Northern Ireland’s hospitality industry and that utilising a venue in Belfast was integral to the event’s ongoing success. The event has grown considerably since it was held at Kings Hall in 2014, and the Titanic Exhibition Centre provides the ideal alternative.

A Growing Audience

IFEX attracts a huge number of exhibitors. Food machinery auctioneers, food service traders, sellers of Lin Bins sourcing products from sites like,  chefs, suppliers and other relevant parties all flock to the heart of NI to attend the three-day event. The exposure gained by appearing at this event is invaluable, and entities such as food machinery auctioneers benefit greatly from exhibiting goods and services to the more than 5,000 visitors from the retail, hospitality and food sector who visit the centre.

IFEX is one of the industry’s longest-running trade exhibitions. At the 2016 event, Masseys, Nestle Ireland, Lynas Food Service and Stephen’s Catering are amongst the brands that have already confirmed exhibits.

An Unmissable Industry Event

For those in the industry, IFEX has become an event that should not be missed and the 2016 programme has once again improved and built on the success of previous years’ exhibitions.

IFEX has also established itself as a training ground for aspiring chefs, and skills development is a core focus of the agenda. The intention is to not only showcase every aspect of the food, hospitality and catering industry but to encourage involvement and continually raise standards.