More than 25 Lebanese agri-food companies, including 12 wineries and distilleries, will participate in the UK Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London on September 6 and 7, 2021. This initiative provides Lebanese companies with a platform to meet an elite range of buyers, hoteliers, retailers, chefs, restaurateurs and other stakeholders. The event will take place under the patronage of the Lebanese Embassy in the UK, with the joint support of a number of private and public entities and international organizations, including Fair Trade Lebanon (under the Business Innovation and Enhance Exports for Lebanon), Lebanon Agri Food Innovation Cluster (QOOT), René Moawad Foundation (RMF), the Investment Development Authority for Lebanon (IDAL), and the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI).
This event is an opportunity for Lebanese businesses to expand into the UK market and increase visibility and competitiveness of Lebanon’s food products. The products will be showcased as part of the Taste of Lebanon pavilion, one of the biggest at the fair. It is divided into two parts: wine and spirits, and specialty foods.
The event is set to gather more than 10,000 industry buyers and F&B professionals and over 700 producers and suppliers of artisan food and drink from around the world. The UK is a promising market for Lebanese exporters, as the country is looking for new suppliers, particularly those selling premium and specialized food products. With Lebanon having signed a bilateral trade agreement with the UK in 2019, Brexit is bound to create new opportunities for Lebanon’s agri-food sector.