Food and Drink Wales Newsletter - October 2016

October 2016 • Issue 0003


BlasCymru - TasteWales

23 - 24 March 2017

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Celtic Manor Resort

This first-time, unique event brings together Welsh food and drink producers with national and international buyers to showcase, sample and discuss the very best of the industry in Wales.


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Food and Drink Wales Industry Board - Chair's Update

Welcome to my first update as Chair of the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board, which has been created to help grow, promote and enhance the Welsh food and drink industry as it strives to reach a target of 30% growth – or £7bn in sales – by the year 2020.

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Innovation and investment top of the agenda at food and drink conference

Ambitious food and drink producers from all over Wales are being urged to attend a conference exploring innovation and supporting funding opportunities, in a bid to drive growth within the industry.

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Welsh food and drink businesses get set for Paris showcase

SIAL will have over 7,000 exhibitors from 105 countries and is seen as a key platform for the food and drink sector to promote their produce to buyers from all over the world.

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Innovative growth continues in the Welsh food and drink industry

Welsh food and drink producers will once again be at the fore of an important London exhibition, Food Matters Live, showcasing new products, the latest developments and proving once more that innovation and quality are at the heart of the food and drink revolution in Wales.

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Welsh Government supports businesses to reach new markets

Welsh companies, Nimbus Foods and Dairy Partners Wales, have reported around £2 million extra business following Welsh Government support to help reach new markets abroad and increase the international recognition of quality Welsh food and drink.

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Industry stands up and is counted

Stand by to be bamboozled by statistics. Here’s a selection of headline figures about what the food and drink sector in Wales represents


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Food Innovation and Investment for Growth Conference 2 Nov 2016

With keynote speakers from the Food Industry, Finance, Food Innovation and Intellectual Property

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Food and Drink Trade Development visit to Netherlands and Belgium

A Trade Development Visit (TDV) to Netherlands and Belgium (Utrecht and Brussels) will be taking place on 6 – 9 February 2017

Events Calendar

Events Calendar for 2016 - 2017

Read on for further information of our events calendar

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Love Food Hate Waste

We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink every year from home, costing us £12.5bn a year. Find out why it's important to reduce food waste and how to get involved.


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