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Cold chain event in new venue to accommodate demand

Cold chain event in new venue to accommodate demand

The UK’s increasing appetite for innovation in the food and drink sector will make this September’s TCS&D exhibition the biggest yet, as it is hosted for the first time in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

The exhibition, which takes place on September 13th and 14th, has moved from its original base in Peterborough to the much bigger venue in Coventry. With extra space and strong transport links, it is expected more exhibitors and visitors will attend than ever before.

Supported by the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), it is the only UK tradeshow dedicated to the storage and distribution of temperature-controlled products.

Latest figures from the BFFF estimate the current value of the British frozen food market at £8.13bn, with sales predicted to grow at between one and two per cent over the next five years, driven by innovation and demand for convenience.

In addition to transporting fresh produce from ‘farm to fork’, reefer fleets also move pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. The Global Cold Chain Market for Pharmaceuticals 2015-2019 report forecast the market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.53%.

Rob Fisher, TCS&D Event Director, explains: “Latest figures show both the frozen food market and the global cold chain market for pharmaceuticals are growing, so it was important for us to reflect the increased level of business and interest by moving the exhibition to a bigger arena in Coventry.

“This year’s show promises to provide a strong platform for industry professionals to understand the current business environment, witness the latest innovations which offer true sustainability, network with suppliers and peers, and listen to industry leaders explain their approach to the future.”

TCS&D 2017 will be supported by a comprehensive seminar programme, plus the annual TCS&D Awards Dinner, a strong networking opportunity with more than 300 guests confirmed.

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