Showcasing Scotland - West

“Bringing together Scottish food and drink producers with local and regional buyers”


Wed, 07 Mar 2018
(1 day)


Demand for local food and drink is growing and Scotland Food & Drink, in partnership with Connect Local, want to help businesses make the most of the opportunity to buy and sell more local produce

Through a series of Showcasing Scotland regional events, industry leaders Scotland Food & Drink will bring together regional buyers, producers and suppliers at unique ‘meet the buyer’ events held in regions across Scotland throughout 2018/19, starting with Showcasing Scotland – West on 7th March 2018 at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

The one-day event will help grow the sales of local and regional food and drink in the West by making introductions as easy as possible through the successful 'speed-dating' style of event.

If you’re one of Scotland’s growing quality food and drink producers, you can:

• Create demand for your products in local Scottish markets and generate new sales

• Build key relationships with one-to-one meetings with buyers 

• Exhibit your products to a wide range of buyers under one roof

• Make the most of the free ‘buyer ready’ workshops to build your sales skills

If you’re a wholesale, retail or foodservice buyer or a hotel, restaurant, farm shop or deli, you can: 

• Take advantage of a cost efficient and easy way to reach new and exciting suppliers

• Fulfil growing consumer demand for quality, authentic and locally produced food and drink

• Take part in a ‘speed-dating’ style event of pre-arranged, one-to-one meetings

• Enjoy an afternoon exhibition with the chance to look at the huge variety of food and drink producers available in each region

Connect Local will be delivering a series of FREE workshops prior to the event, open to all businesses in the West of Scotland who are looking for support and advice to develop their commercial capability. The workshops will help ensure businesses are in a strong position to maximise the potential if they are attending Showcasing Scotland – West. 

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