They discovered that many of the brands that it met with had a background in farming and had since diversified into food production. With a great deal to offer, in terms of food and drink, the plan is to feature as much as possible within the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020. It will offer the brands access to the Middle East’s retail and food service market through the proper channels.
The GIG team felt that there were some fantastic stories to tell around innovation within the food and drink industry in Northern Ireland which they plan to capture and relay to guests visiting the Pavilion.
The tour culminated with a tour of Belfast City Hall and lunch with the city’s Lord Mayor Councillor Deirdre Hargey.
N.B. We will be seeking and selecting suppliers for EXPO 2020 in line with our culinary vision. Details of how to register your interest have been published and can be accessed here.