Mid and East Antrim Food and Drink Network

Amplify is leading the establishment of an industry-led food and drink network.

The food and drink network will facilitate and encourage:

  • The development of a brand/identity for the network in-order to promote the sector and local provenance regionally and beyond.
  • Provide growth opportunities to the sector through:
    • Workshops
    • Networking opportunities
    • Access and support to showcase at high profile food events & exhibitions
  • Support the area’s food and drink producers to become an active component in the overall NI regional food and drink offering.

Agri-food Workshops

The Future of Food – Food Trends & Innovations in the Industry. 

Keynote Speaker: Renowned Food Writer, Charles Campion

Tuesday 31 January 10.30am-12.30pm, Ballygally Castle Hotel, Larne

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Future Agri-food Workshops

Selling Skills

Wednesday 21 February, 10am -12pm, Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena

R&D Support and Product Development

Wednesday 28 March, 10am-12pm, Adair Arms Hotel, Ballymena

Showcase Opportunities


20 – 22 March 2018  

Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast

Ifex is the Premier Showcase of the latest food & drink products, catering equipment, technology and services.  IFEX attracts over 5000 key buyers from Northern Ireland, Ireland & GB; making it a must attend event. It is the essential platform for Agri-Food Producers to promote their products to active industry buyers throughout the region.

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Balmoral Show – NI Food Pavilion

16 to 19 May 2018

Watch this space for further details.