Food networking event invites traders from across south west Wales

67 days ago

Traders are invited to showcase and sample the top tastes of south west Wales at a food networking event next month.

The Supplier to Buyer food and drink trade show returns on Wednesday, 13th March, 10am to 3pm, organised in partnership between Pembrokeshire County Council, Carmarthenshire County Council, Cywain and Visit Pembrokeshire.

Spaces are limited and suppliers are asked to place an expression of interest as soon as possible via the link below.

Taking place in the stunning setting of the National Botanic Garden of Wales greenhouse, the event is expected to attract producers, wholesalers and distributors from across south west Wales and offers an opportunity for talented local producers to showcase their products and services.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Rural Affairs and Planning Policy - Cllr Ann Davies said:

This is an excellent opportunity for food and drink makers in Carmarthenshire to promote their produce and develop relationship with others within the sector to enhance their own businesses.”

Pembrokeshire County Council Food Development Officer Joe Welch said:

It’s a great opportunity to increase the cross border trade opportunities and showcase current, new and additional ranges and services to the hospitality, retail and tourism businesses of the south west Wales area.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Paul Miller, who is also Cabinet Member for Place, the Region and Climate Change, added:

This is a great example of partnership working across south west Wales. I would urge traders to get involved and hopefully make lasting connections that will benefit all parties going forward.”

The event also offers a chance to network with others in the food industry, with a dedicated area available for business meetings.

Exclusive ‘Preparing for Supplier to Buyer’ and 'Sealing the Deal' webinars will be provided to all booked stallholders at no extra charge by Cywain.

Alex James, Cywain Manager, said: 

Cywain are pleased to be working in collaboration with partners in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to support this supplier-to-buyer event. This will be a great opportunity for food and drink businesses from both counties to showcase their amazing products, create new connections and develop sales within the tourism and hospitality sector.”

Emma Thornton, Chief Executive Officer at Visit Pembrokeshire, added:

Visit Pembrokeshire is delighted to be supporting this year’s Supplier to Buyer food and drink show this year.   
Enjoying local food and drink and local produce is very important to our visitors and this event presents a wonderful opportunity to showcase the best of our local producers to buyers across South West Wales; a great event to make new connections.”

Spaces are limited and priced at £50 each. Every confirmed booking will receive a standard table space, lunch and drinks throughout the day.

An expression of interest is to be made via the link: https://forms.office.com/e/9chMcAQnX9