For the first time since 2018, the Foodex Manufacturing Solutions Exhibition will take place this April in Birmingham.

As the most renowned UK trade event for the food processing, packaging, and logistics industries, Foodex Manufacturing Solutions has established itself as a must-visit for those seeking to innovate in the food industry.

Every other year, thousands of visitors flocked to the National Exhibition Centre – the largest events space in the UK – for the three-day event. But, due to Covid-19, Foodex have had no choice but to postpone the show since 2018.

This year, Foodex Manufacturing Solutions (FMS) returns in full force. And our team at Klipspringer are excited to announce that we will also be returning to FMS23.

Read on to learn more about FMS23’s key details, speakers, and how to register for this free event.

What is Foodex Manufacturing Solutions?

FMS23 will run between 24-26 April 2023, packed to the brim with focus sessions, keynote speakers, and opportunities to network with industry professionals.

This year’s show is particularly important. Not only is it Foodex’s triumphant return to food sector events, but it also comes amid ongoing debate around the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

In relation to agricultural production, this revolution will be centred on technology, automation, and sustainability. Analysts have forecasted several key trends for the future of food and farming across the next decade, from smart greenhouses to livestock healthcare.

Commencing on 24 April, more than 25,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors will gather in the National Exhibition Centre for FMS23. It will be the place to learn about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and meet the innovators – both speakers and exhibitors – making sense of it all.

FMS23 can help you connect with suppliers and make valuable contacts as the whole industry comes together under one roof, engage with issues shaping our industry, and source new and exciting products that boost efficiency and drive compliance in food manufacturing.

In the words of Alan Ellis, Engineering & Technology Director at Coca-Cola European Partners: “It’s absolutely fantastic to see what other people are doing, what is out there, and these events are fantastic for getting your name out there, getting customers like ourselves to see what’s available in the market”.

Key Info about the Foodex Manufacturing Solutions Exhibition


Date: April 24th, 25th & 26th (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm (except Wednesday, which is 10:00am-4:00pm)

Location: National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

Price: Free


If you or your team are interested in FMS23, you can follow this link to learn more and register your attendance.

The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham - the UK's largest events space.

Klipspringer's Attendees

At this year’s show, Klipspringer are sending our finest to represent our team at Foodex.

This includes…

Feel free to pop along and visit our friendly team at Stand D149 during FMS23.

FMS23 Ones to Watch

There are numerous presentations and panel sessions at this year’s FSEC which look highly promising.

Below, we’ve outlined a few which caught our eye…

The Challenges & Opportunities of Innovative Foods (Mon 24th April, 12:30pm-1:15pm)

Located in the Education Hub, this session will be led by Robin May, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Food Standards Agency. On the agenda are insights around the challenges and opportunities posed by innovative foods, including alternative proteins, insects, probiotics, and more.

Food Allergies – A Threat or an Opportunity? (Tues 25th April, 10:30am-11:15am)

This session will be hosted by a panel of four food safety experts, including Iain Ferris (Lecturer in Food Safety, Standards & Law at the University of Birmingham) and Lilijia Polo-Richards (Director & Founder at Allergy Companions Ltd).

It will be located at Food Manufacture Live and will explore consumer trust around food businesses’ product labelling – particularly important to allergen management.

Will Factories Scrap People in Ten Years? (Weds 26th April, 11:15am-12:00pm)

A somewhat controversial topic, this session delves into the increased focus on automation amid the current skills crisis due to post-Brexit immigration rules. In the Food Manufacture Live, Mehdi Adjiri (Technical Controller for Nature Delivered Limited) and Christine Walsh (Education Council for FTC) will discuss the impact for food factories.

If you have any queries or questions ahead of Food Manufacturing Solutions 2023, feel free to contact our helpful team at 01473 461800, or by filling out the below form.