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Since 2016 and by the end of 2017, 263 Bord Bia client companies will have participated in trade fairs to over 2.1 million visitors from around the world. The purpose of the Irish Food Industry’s presence at these shows is to network in a targeted business environment and ultimately gain new export business. See more information on our upcoming activities for 2019 below, including a full calendar of events. 

Upcoming Trade Fairs

Sial China, Shanghai, 14-16 May 2019

SIAL China is now the 3rd biggest food trade show in the world established for over 19 years and attracting over 110,000 trade visitors from the Asia and China region show targeting retail, food service and further manufacturing channels, in particular from the meat, dairy and beverage sectors. 

To participate: Participation on the Ireland Stand in 2019 is closed at this time, to enquire about participation in 2020 please contact us

To visit: To attend SIAL China as a visitor follow this link to the organiser’s site for registration.

PMLA's World of Private Label, Amsterdam, 21-22 May 2019

Private label market share is at its highest to date with clear scope for future growth as retailers expand internationally and take a bigger role in marketing themselves and the products that they sell under their own label. Attended by 14,000 trade visitors from 115 countries participating on the Origin Green Ireland stand gives companies access to an international network that is seeking new products and ideas for the expansion of private label programmes.

To participate: Participation on the Ireland Stand at PLMA in 2019 is closed at this time, to enquire about participation in 2020 please contact us

To visit: to attend PLMA as a visitor follow this link to the organiser’s site for registration.

NABCA, Florida, 20-23 May 2019

Foster and grow business in the US beverage market by exhibiting and networking at this member only event in the presence of the largest representative group of beverage resellers and buyers in the USA.

To participate: Participation on the Ireland Stand in 2019 is closed at this time, to enquire about participation in 2020 please contact us

Seoul Food, South Korea, 21-24 May 2019

Seoul Food takes place in the capital of South Korea and is an established trade show for retailers, further manufacturers and foodservice operators in South Korea and the Asia Region. In excess of 54,000 trade visitors attend the show to meet exhibitors from around the world. 2019 will mark Ireland’s first participation at the show following ethnographic research and a number of Trade Missions to the region by Bord Bia.

To participate: Participation on the Ireland Stand in 2019 is closed at this time, to enquire about participation in 2020 please contact us

To visit: To attend Seoul Food as a visitor follow this link to the organiser’s site for registration

Bloom, Phoenix Park Dublin, 30 May- 3 June 2019

Foster and grow your business, introduce new products and sell direct to a 120,000 strong visiting Irish public across this unique 5 day event. Considering demonstrating your design credentials as a landscape  garden designer then contact us about the opportunity of getting involved.

To participate: Participation in Bloom 2019 is closed at this time, to enquire about participation in 2020 please contact us.

To visit: To attend Bloom 2019 as a visitor follow this link to purchase tickets.

All 2019 Trade Fairs

Date Event Location
11-Jan Meat Markets Seminar Naas, Co. Kildare
22-Jan Small Business Seminar Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise
26 - 30 January Sirha Lyons
27 - 30 January ISM Cologne
13 - 16 February Biofach Nuremberg
25 - 27 April Seafood Expo Global Brussels
17 - 21 February Gulfood Dubai
5 - 8 March Foodex Tokyo
15 - 19 March Internorga Hamburg
17 - 19 March Seafood Expo North America Boston
17 - 19 March Prowein Dusseldorf
March China Trade Mission China
24 - 26 March I Meat Expo Modena
31 March - 3 April WSWA Orlando
24 - 26 April Food and Hotel Expo Vietnam
7 - 9 May SEG -Seafood Expo Global Brussels
6 - 9 May TuttoFood Milan
7 - 10 May HOFEX Hong Kong
13 - 16 May VinExpo Bordeaux Bordeaux
21 - 22 May PLMA Amsterdam
14 - 16 May SIAL China Shanghai
20 - 23 May NABCA Florida
21 - 24 May Seoul Food Korea
30 May - 3 June Bloom Dublin
2 - 4 June Mondial du Fromage France
7 - 9 June Seafest Cork
July Glas Kildare
7 - 10 August WOFEX Philippines
21 - 23 August Japan Intl Seafood Tokyo
3 - 5 September SEG Hong Kong Hong Kong
11 - 13 September Food Ingredients Asia Bangkok
17 - 19 September (TBC) National Ploughing Championships  
26 - 28 September CIMIE Chengdu
1-3 October Conxemar Vigo
5 - 9 October ANUGA Cologne
30 October - 1 November Chinese Fisheries and Seafood Expo Qingdao
November China International Import Expo Shanghai
26/27/28 November Brand Forum End of year Dinner TBC
28 - 30 November Food Ingredients Europe Paris