Food and Drink Wales Newsletter October 2018

October 2018 • Issue 0010




Taste Wales
Food and Drink Wales Industry Board

Food and Drink Wales Industry Board - Chair's Update

It’s hard to believe that just two short months ago we were in the throes of one of the greatest heatwaves the country’s ever seen, but aside from scorching temperatures the summer of 2018 will also be remembered for a number of fantastic industry events. Most notably, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, which as usual was a highlight of the calendar year.

Future Stratergy of the Food and Drink Wales Industry

Future Strategy & Planning for Food and Drink in Wales - Outcome of initial engagement exercise 

The initial engagement exercise with our stakeholders is drawing to a close. The full report gives you a flavour of the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities of the industry. We will continue to analyze our findings and refine these broad themes in preparation of our formal consultation exercise, which is expected to start in the New Year. Thank you for your support and cooperation.


Welsh in Business

Welsh in Business

Want to use more Welsh in your business? There are 12 Welsh in Business officers who can help you free of charge.

Wrap Cymru

Free resources and support for Welsh food and drink manufacturers

Unavoidable food and drink wastes and by-products can be costly; however, WRAP Cymru has a suite of free resources and bespoke support available to assist manufacturers to explore how they could potentially replace this expense with increased revenue, via valorisation – the process of converting wastes and by-products into products of value.  Please contact WRAP Cymru at or on 02920 100 100.


Register Your Interest - Producer Application Form

Taste Wales 2019
Brexit ready

Is Your Food and Drink Business Brexit-Ready?

With Brexit just around the corner and increasing speculation about the nature of the final deal (if any), it's more important than ever to stay ahead of the game by ensuring your food and drink business is prepared for Brexit.

Export Club

Your Invitation to the Food and Drink Export Club Event

We are pleased to announce that the next 2018 Food and Drink Export Club event will take place on Wednesday 7th November at the Porth Eirias conference venue in Colwyn Bay from 3-6pm.

Mumbai India

Trade Development Visit Mumbai, India

We would like to invite you to participate in a food and drink trade development visit organised on behalf of the Welsh Government to Mumbai, India.

Gulfood Dubai 2018

Gulfood, Dubai 2019

Recruitment is now underway to exhibit with the Welsh Government under the Cymru/Wales banner at Gulfood, Dubai 17 – 21 February 2019. The deadline for receiving your application form has now been extended to the 9th November 2018.

IFE London

International Food and Drink Event (IFE) Excel, London

Recruitment is now underway to exhibit with the Welsh Government under the Cymru/Wales banner at International Food and Drink Event (IFE) Excel, London 17 – 20 March 2019. Deadline for receiving your application form is the 25th November 2018.

Events Calendar for 2018 - 2019

Events Calendar for 2018 - 2019

Have you seen our trade events calendar?  Opportunities to grow your business.


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News, events and matters relating to the industry in Wales.

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