Fri 5 Feb 21
We are delighted to announce this year's Tay Cities Food & Drink Expo is taking place on the 15th & 16th March.This B2B event is a fantastic opportunity to introduce farmers, producers & manufacturers from Angus, Fife, Dundee & Perthshire to restaurants, chefs, cafés, bars, retailers & accommodation providers and more.
Who is the event organised by?
This event is brought to you by Appetite for Angus in partnership with; Great Perthshire, Food from Fife, Dundee Eats and Invest in Angus.
When is the event happening?
Monday 15th & Tues 16th March 9 am- 5 pm.
Where is the event taking place?
This is a virtual event which will be held on Zoom.
Who should attend the event?
This is a business to business event which is an opportunity to introduce farmers, producers and manufacturers from across Angus, Fife, Dundee and Perthshire to restaurants, chefs, cafés, bars, independent retailers, accommodation providers and more.
How do I register my interest to attend the event as either a supplier or buyer?
To register your interest as a supplier or buyer please contact Appetite for Angus on [email protected] by close of business Fri 19th Feb.
How much does it cost for me to participate in the Expo?
The event is free to attend for suppliers and buyers.
What if the event is oversubscribed with producers?
If we are unable to fit in every producer who wants to take part we may run two streams concurrently.
How long does each producer speak for?
15 minutes in total. Producers deliver a 5-minute pitch to introduce their product then there will be 10 minutes for questions.
How do I ask a question?
Questions will be submitted via the chat function, and producers will be encouraged to publish their own contacts and make themselves available after their presentation to talk to buyers.
How do I contact producers after their presentation for more info or private discussion?
Anyone taking part as a Producer will have to have their own zoom account, and buyers will be able to book slots with them after their presentation via email which the producers will have to provide. These will be one on one zoom calls which they will control. So our involvement ends once the seller and buyer are in one to one contact.
Do I have to attend both days to take part?
The event is planned and timed so you can choose which producers you want to find out more about. In accordance with Scotland Food and Drink, the regions will be grouped in the following categories. Dairy, Alcoholic drinks, Non-alcoholic drinks, Confectionary, Fruit and Veg, Bakery and Cakes, Fish and Seafood, Food ingredients, Free from and Vegan, Meat, Game and Poultry, Prepared Foods, Preserves and Sauces. We will produce a programme which will detail timing and Zoom links for each session so you can book onto the ones you want.
What do I need to do before the event?
Suppliers- Notify your contacts you will be attending the event and post on social media to promote the event. Attend one of our virtual digital workshops which will help you get “Expo Ready”. The workshops are designed to equip you with the skills to pitch professionally to a buyer. Head over to our events section of our website or events section on our Facebook page for full listing.
Buyers- Visit our Eventbrite and book on to the sessions you would like to attend.
Do I need to provide samples to offer to buyers?
No, you don’t need to for the Expo however you may like to offer them when following up with Expo buyers who have expressed interest in your product.
What software do I need to access the event?
You need to have an Eventbrite account to book your appointments and a Zoom account to access the event.
Will the event be recorded?
The event will be recorded and added to our website and YouTube channel.