FADNE Community Events
Get a taste for these upcoming FADNE Community events.
Depending on your level of engagement within the FADNE Community, events will be available to you on a pay-as-you-go, discounted or inclusive basis. Every month you will receive a monthly newsletter into your inbox from our team that will detail upcoming events, and be given priority access to book your place. Sign up now to be part of the FADNE Community.
An opportunity for individually selected suppliers and producers to meet with the most engaged buyers, to share their products, explore innovative ideas and recipe creations and collaborate for the future. As a producer, you’ll get to stand up in front of the key influencers in the sector and pitch the brilliance of your product to chefs, buyers, retailers and hospitality venues.
A range of half-day and full-day masterclasses that are specifically for small-to-medium businesses in the North East region.
ONLINE GET TO KNOW YOU
Find out more about the FADNE team and build your confidence and profile by networking with fellow producers and suppliers
Take a break from the office and come along to one of our FADNE social days at a beautiful location in the North East.
ONLINE BUYER’S MARKETPLACE
Bite-sized and convenient, an opportunity to pitch for 5 minutes online to a panel of buyers who will follow up with you directly if your offer has caught their attention.
REGISTER OF EXPERTS BITESIZE
Regular e-learning resources from our specially selected pool of experts with experience delivering tailored, specialist support and advice exactly when you need it most.
FADNE SUPPER SOCIALS
Come and network, collaborate and chat with other like-minded people in the FADNE Community at our supper social events. Held at locations throughout the North East, these informal events will help you build connections and take inspiration from other businesses looking to grow.
Enjoy seeing your products on a national level at an industry trade show. Whether its exhibiting on a stall or simply joining our FADNE coach trips to see what they’re all about, these shows are a fantastic way to learn and grow your business.
SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE
Specifically designed for the North East food and drink sector, sink your teeth into a feast of workshops and training resources that will give you the confidence to plan ahead for the future.
ASK THE EXPERT
Whether it’s troubles with export documentation, the latest legislation for your people or you’re having a digital nightmare, these sessions enable you to put your questions directly to the people who can help, bringing their expertise, advice and support to help you navigate the challenges.
REGIONAL FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS DINNER
An annual event to celebrate all the fantastic food and drink coming from the North East.
FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVALS
Find out about what food and drink festivals are happening regionally and nationally, with the opportunity to present your products on your own stall or as part of FADNE’s North East showcase.
Food and Drink North East
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
Food and Drink North East is a community interest company (CIC) whose aim is to build a vibrant and engaged community that champions positive trade, promotes a sustainable, circular economy and acts as a collective and inclusive voice for the region’s food and drink sector. Our overall objective is to grow the sector’s contribution to the regional economy to 10% GVA by 2025.