Trade Show

Presented by Libra Drinks and First Choice Foodservice

2018 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Libra and our customers.

We are delighted to announce the inaugural Signature Food and Drink Trade Show will be taking place at the
Derby Arena and Velodrome, Pride Park, Derby on Tuesday 2 October 2018.

Save the date
As one of the region’s most prestigious event venues, Derby Arena is the perfect place to showcase the very best
in food and drink. Alongside a vibrant and packed show schedule will be a superb range of exclusive ‘one-dayonly’
trade show offers. Tuesday 2 October 2018 promises to be one of those days you absolutely must include
on your yearly planner.

Event highlights

  • 150+ trade stands
  • Exclusive ‘One-day-only’ offers
  • New products
  • Leading industry experts
  • The biggest names in food and drink
  • Fantastic prizes
  • Trade only event
  • Live demonstrations
  • Centrally located venue
  • Free parking
  • Free samples
  • Free to attend

The Signature food and drink trade show offers a unique platform to come and sample some of the latest
products and innovations from across the food and drink arena.

Our line up of suppliers includes the biggest names in food and drink together with an impressive selection of
independent brand names. Many of the suppliers you will be familiar with and others will be a nice surprise –
and there will be loads of opportunities to try before you buy.

Increasing the day’s value further, will be the chance to join in the conversation with other food and drink
industry professionals, amid lively discussions with like-minded individuals. Quiz the experts about your own
catering sector, sit back and enjoy live presentations and product demonstrations, and use the day as a means
to gain some novel and helpful first-hand tips from the leading lights in food and drink.

Great offers, for one day only
If that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, we have asked suppliers to bring only their very best food and drink
deals and offers. So you can expect to enjoy some exceptional savings too. Remember, these deals will only be
available on the day. Miss the show and you’ll miss out on the very best deals – full details will be published
later in the year.

Something a little bit special
Attending and registered Libra Drinks and First Choice Foodservice customers will have ‘unlimited access’ to
any deal on the day of the show. This will mean Libra customers can order from First Choice suppliers and
vice versa. This is likely to be a key benefit for those attending the show, plus there will be added incentives for
customers who sign up on the day to either business (for example Libra customers who may wish to become a
First Choice customer).

Forthcoming announcements
As the event takes shape and gets nearer to the big day, we’ll be making more announcements, including details
of prizes, give-aways and exclusive incentives that will only be available if you attend on the day... so be sure to
save-the-date: Tuesday 2 October 2018, and check back soon for regular show updates and look out for more
information as we release it.

Make sure we have your up to date email address, so we can keep you updated as event news is released. You
can sign-up here to receive regular company and trade show updates.

Who can come to the trade show?
There are no restrictions on numbers, so you and your team can attend as a group if you wish. Why not make
the event part of a broader team-building exercise, and make a day of it?

Signature Food and Drink – teamwork and exciting opportunities
The idea of meshing a food and drink event under one banner and one name, came as a result of a longstanding
association between Libra Drinks and First Choice Foodservice. Both businesses felt that a combined
trade show would offer suppliers and customers alike, a number of exciting and valuable opportunities. Vastly
experienced in the delivered wholesale food and drinks sector, the trade show will give a real insight in to the
size and scope of each company, their respective product ranges and their key service points.

Many customers will be surprised at just how much we can offer them, in terms of our reliability and reach
- not to mention the range of products available. Signature Food and Drink aims to ensure that by the time
you leave the trade show, you will have a clear idea of the many benefits that Libra Drinks and First Choice
Foodservice can bring to your business.

The idea for the ‘Signature’ name was conceived as a way to differentiate the event from just another industry
trade show... and to give it a fresher and more exclusive feel. Signature dishes or signature drinks are often
unique and original but more specifically they provide an identifiable link to their creator. And that is precisely
what the Signature Food and Drink event is all about: creating a vibrant and exciting platform for industry
experts to really show off the very best in food and drink and to connect with like-minded individuals who strive
to be the very best at what they do.

Thank you to our trusted suppliers
The event wouldn’t be possible without the fantastic support of our suppliers. So now is a great opportunity to
say a really big thank you to all our suppliers for helping us get this year’s event off to a flying start.

Be part of it
We very much hope that as one of our many valued customers, you’ll help to keep the momentum moving in
the right direction and acknowledge the support and involvement of our suppliers. We are very much relying on
yours and our supplier’s support to really make this event the success it deserves to be.
In return, we’ll do our absolute best to make sure you have a great day out, and that you benefit from all that
the show has to offer. Thanks for being part of it.

That date again...
Tuesday 2 October 2018 at the Derby Arena and Velodrome, Pride Park, Derby.

Contact 0845 130 1623 for more information or email Jo Groves: