Almost 40% of exhibitors at this year’s IFEX will be exhibiting for the first time, when the show returns to the Titanic Exhibition Centre from 29th – 31st March 2022.

Firmly established as Northern Ireland’s leading trade event for those in the food, drink, retail and hospitality sectors, IFEX has cemented its reputation as the ultimate destination for the hospitality and foodservice industry.

Attracting the biggest names in the sector including Lynas Foodservice, Henderson Foodservice, Stephens Catering Equipment, Sysco, Hugh Jordan and Golden Glen – who will sit alongside successful Northern Ireland and Ireland based companies such as Andrew Ingredients, S.D Bell, Middleton Foods, Environmental Products and Services and Johnson Brothers.

With over 40% of exhibitors new to the show in 2022, event organisers, 365 Events Ltd, says that the strong exhibitor uptake paints an encouraging picture of growing market confidence as companies rebuild off what has been a challenging few years.

Jim Nash, Director of Wild Atlantic Distillery, who are exhibiting at IFEX for the first-time comments: As a new and award winning Distillery, Wild Atlantic Distillery is excited and delighted to be part of the prestigious IFEX Show which this year celebrates its 25th Anniversary. We are particularly excited to be part of the new IFEX Bar, which will showcase the very best in Northern Irish Spirits to many of the key decision makers in the food, drink and hospitality sectors across Ireland and the UK.”

Domaine & Demeure will also be exhibiting at the show for the first time. Speaking in the led-up to the event, Matt Salisbury, CEO and co-founder, Domaine & Demeure Interiors and Lifestyle says:

 “IFEX is the leading foodservice and hospitality trade show in N. Ireland, and one which we’re excited to be involved with for the first time in 2022.  It provides us with a fantastic platform to meet with our existing partners and forge relationships with potential new customers and key decision makers in the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries.

“Domaine & Demeure Interiors and Lifestyle offer the hospitality industry a range of five-star interior and exterior furnishings, many of which were designed and made for our three châteaux resorts in the South of France.  We look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand and showing them a range of solutions to help both enhance and increase returns from their outdoor space.”

Other new names signed up to IFEX 2022, include Cater2, Uber Eats, Elis, Plant It, Favourit, Insight6, K.E.W Cleaning Equipment, OMG, Indulgent Drinks and SmartpayNI.

A melting pot for all elements of the food, drink, retail and hospitality industries, IFEX 2022 will connect producers and makers to distributors, and those in the foodservice and hospitality trade.

In addition to the inspiring range of produce and services, IFEX’s special blend of content provides visitors with a forum to research what’s hot in the industry. With an exciting line-up of live talks and demos, presented by renowned industry figureheads and market experts, there’s also stimulating live ChefSkills competitions, with hundreds of chefs competing, all under the one roof.

A trade only event, IFEX 2022 is taking place from Tuesday 29th March to Thursday 31st March at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast. The show opens daily at 10am and runs until 6pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and to 4pm on Thursday. If you’d like to attend, simply register for your free ticket at