Xtend2 Projects

Discover Food from La Mancha Exhibition

Discover Food from La Mancha Exhibition

The Royal Garden Hotel, London
1st June 2017

Xtend2 was invited by the Chamber of Commerce of Ciudad Real Spain, to organise an exciting one day food exhibition in London, featuring a range of artisan and organic foods from La Mancha.

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UK Meeting Agenda

UK Meeting Agenda

May 2017
British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

As a continuation of UK Meetings’ Agendas we organised through the BPCC (British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce) we have arranged two follow-on meetings for Alfacar, a luxury packaging company in May. We identified both companies, organised the meetings, advised on travel and a member of the Xtend2 team accompanied Alfacar providing introductions and logistical support.

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MAPAQ – Successful Seminar & Meetings at the IFE March 2017

MAPAQ – Successful Seminar & Meetings at the IFE March 2017

Xtend2 was delighted to be working for the first time with MAPAQ (The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for Quebec) at the IFE in March. Five Canadian companies representing artisan regional products including gin, maple syrup, cheese and herbs and spices travelled to London where they were provided with comprehensive sector reports and Gerald Lawson-Tancred, Managing Director of Xtend2, gave a seminar on the UK food and drink sector with emphasis on post-Brexit trade. This was followed by pre-organised meeting agendas with major UK importers, distributors and retailers at the IFE.

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Forometal, Gijon, Asturias, Spain

Forometal, Gijon, Asturias, Spain 30th May to 1st June 2017

Xtend2 will be the Asturex representative for the fifth time for Foro Metal. Procurement managers from all over the world will be attending and we are inviting managers to join the UK and ROI delegation to these B2B meetings organised by ASTUREX, the regional government export department representing the Metal Industry in Asturias.

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The SIPPO Programme at Biofach Nuremberg 2017

The SIPPO Programme at Biofach Nuremberg 2017 - 15th to 18th February 2017

Xtend2 was contracted as an international consultant by Switzerland Global Enterprise to work on their Swiss Import Promotion Programme [SIPPO] at BIOFACH, the world's leading trade fair for organic food. This was the third year running that Xtend2 has worked on the SIPPO programme at Biofach.

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The Fenavin Wine Fair, 9th to 11th May 2017, Ciudad Real, Spain

The Fenavin Wine Fair, 9th to 11th May 2017, Ciudad Real, Spain

As the appointed UK delegate for Fenavin, Xtend2 identified and invited 20 UK buyers to the 2017 Fair. The buyers left this influential Spanish wine fair satisfied, with orders in place and more in the pipeline.

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Market Introduction to Spanish wines - organic & old vine grapes

Market Introduction to Spanish wines - organic & old vine grapes

We are currently working with Bodegas Verum www.bodegasverum.com introducing their wines to UK companies. The Bodega is from La Mancha in Spain and produces a full range of organic and non- organic wines using traditional Spanish grapes including Malvasia and Airen and more modern blends.

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British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

OTA in Switzerland

Seminar on Organic Equivalency at the Hotel Schweizerhof, Bern - October 12 2016

Xtend2 are working with the OTA (US Organic Trade Association) to assist with an Organic Trade Seminar in Bern. We identified and invited traders, buyers, retailers, certification bodies, quality control and science officers and media based in Switzerland with interest in the organic sector.

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British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

In-Market Agendas with the BPCC

We have been working closely with the BPCC (British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce) on successful in-market meeting agendas for individual Portuguese companies throughout 2016.

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PROCOMER

PROCOMER

Business Lunch with President of Costa Rica

PROCOMER (Institution in charge of promoting exports of Costa Rican goods and services around the world) organised a business lunch at the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill on 23rd May, giving UK companies the opportunity to meet President Luis Guillermo Solís of Costa Rica...

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FENAVIN CONTACT

FENAVIN CONTACT

The Business Meeting Place for the Spanish Wine Market
Ciudad Real, Spain. - June 21st & 22nd 2016

Xtend2 is the UK representative for Fenavin Contact– the Business Meeting Place for the Spanish Wine Market. We have successfully recruited and accompanied UK wine buyers from specialist wine importers, distributors and retailers....

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Spanish Food & Drink Promotion at Fenwicks Newcastle

'A TASTE OF SPAIN' TRIUMPHS IN THE FENWICK FOOD HALL

The Spanish Food & Drink Federation

Xtend2 worked with FIAB (the Spanish Food & Drink Federation) to organise this three week long in-store promotion at the Fenwick flagship store in Newcastle. We have received excellent feedback from Fenwick who were pleased with our organisation and planning for the project, impressed with the quality of the Spanish products and the support from Spanish companies regarding in-store tastings and events.

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Alimentaria Barcelona

Alimentaria Barcelona

Hosted Buyers Programme for the UK & ROI
April 25th to 28th 2016

This year Alimentaria celebrated their 40th anniversary, celebrating the many years they have been working and growing with the national and international food & drinks industry.

Xtend2 worked with Alimentaria on the Hosted Buyers Programme and successfully recruited and accompanied 10 UK and ROI delegates to the Fair. We also invited the Spanish Wine Buyer for Direct Wines to speak at the Fair about the perception of Spanish wines in the UK. Direct Wines is an International independent wine merchant with a current turnover of £350m.

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PROCOMER – Meetings Agenda

PROCOMER – Meetings Agenda

The Packaging Innovations Birmingham
24th to 25th February 2016

Xtend2 are working with PROCOMER through February, looking at market entry opportunities in the UK cosmetics industry for a pharmaceutical company from Costa Rica.

Following talks with industry leaders we will consider organising a meetings' agenda for this company around Packaging Innovations in Birmingham between 22nd and 25th February...

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UKForo Agroalimentación Asturias

Foro Agroalimentación Asturias

Foro Agroalimentación is a regional food exhibition in Asturias, Spain; showcasing the best of regional, artisan food to international buyers. Products include cheeses, dairy, meat and more.

Xtend2 has been contracted by ASTUREX (the regional government export agency for Asturias) to invite UK and ROI buyers to the Exhibition for meetings with the artisan companies.

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UK Hosted Buyers Programme at ALIMENTARIA Barcelona

UK Hosted Buyers Programme at ALIMENTARIA Barcelona

Xtend2 have been contracted by ALIMENTARIA - a leading international food and drink trade fair in Spain - for their Hosted Buyers Programme aimed at leading UK food and wine buyers. The programme offers travel and accommodation for up to 10 buyers and Xtend2 will manage all logistics, allowing buyers to focus on the important things – meeting new suppliers and exploring new products and opportunities.

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SIPPO PROGRAMME at BIOFACH Nuremberg

SIPPO PROGRAMME at BIOFACH Nuremberg

We have been contracted as an international consultant by Switzerland Global Enterprise to work on their Swiss Import Promotion Programme [SIPPO] at BIOFACH, the world's leading trade fair for organic food. Xtend2 will be introducing European buyers to companies from South Africa and Peru who produce a wide range of organic products including essential oils, dried fruit and vegetables, botanical extracts, fruit and vegetable powders, teas, herbs and spices.

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SIPPO Programme at the Food Ingredients Fair, Paris

SIPPO Programme at the Food Ingredients Fair, Paris

We have also been contracted as an international consultant by Switzerland Global Enterprise to work on their Swiss Import Promotion Programme [SIPPO] at FIE Paris (http://www.figlobal.com/) in the food ingredients sector.

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Buyers Mission to meet Rias Baixas Wine Producers

Buyers Mission to meet Rias Baixas Wine Producers

We are collaborating in a project to identify and invite UK/ROI wine buyers to visit Galicia and meet over 20 wine producers who are in the DO Rias Baixas.

Rias Baixas the most important Denomination of Origin (DO) in the Galicia region of north-western Spain. The DO was formally established in 1988 and owes much of its acclaim to the white Albariño grape, which has been elevated by many in Spain and abroad to cult status.

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Caribbean Kitchen at ANUGA Cologne

Caribbean Kitchen at ANUGA Cologne

October 10th – 14th 2015

HALL 5 STAND A021G – A029G

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We have successfully completed our project to promote Caribbean Kitchen to the European Buyer Market through a range of marketing activities, B2B matchmaking and trade fair assistance at Anuga - the world´s leading food fair for the retail trade and the food service and catering market.

With some excellent meetings at the stand and confirmed orders, the participating companies were very pleased with the results of this project.

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Design Caribbean at the Autumn Fair NEC Birmingham

Design Caribbean at the Autumn Fair NEC Birmingham

September 6th – 9th 2015

Design Caribbean, representing 11 of the finest designers in wood and metal work, jewellery, accessories and ceramics, successfully exhibited at the Autumn Gift Fair at the NEC in Birmingham, leaving the Fair with confirmed orders.

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Success at Fenavin 2015

Success at Fenavin 2015

June 2015

Following our visit to Fenavin this year, feedback has started to come in from the buyers mission. Although it is very early days we already have reports of 11 new suppliers being taken on, an order for 15,000 cases being progressed and companies becoming UK distributors for producers new to the UK ...

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Swiss Global Enterprise and the SIPPO Programme

Swiss Global Enterprise and the SIPPO Programme

In 2014 Gerald Lawson-Tancred, Managing Director of Xtend2 Limited, was appointed as an International Consultant for Switzerland Global Enterprise www.s-ge.com working on their SIPPO (Swiss Import Promotion) Programme in the natural ingredients sector ...

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Trade Mission from Costa Rica to the UK - March 2015

Trade Mission from Costa Rica to the UK - March 2015

Working alongside PROCOMER (organisation responsible for foreign trade and investment in Costa Rica), we put together an extensive meetings agenda for the companies visiting the UK. Xtend2 arranged for the representatives from the Costa Rican companies, which included exporters of Palm Hearts, Premium Rum and Bottled Water ...

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Chamber of Commerce, Ciudad Real, Spain - Visit to the UK

Chamber of Commerce, Ciudad Real, Spain - Visit to the UK, March 2015

In March this year Xtend2 , accompanied a group of Spanish business studies students sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Ciudad Real, Spain. The students came to the UK to learn about the export trade between the two countries – Spain and the UK ...

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FENAVIN

FENAVIN 12th and 14th May 2015

Xtend2 Limited, the official UK representative for 7 editions of Fenavin Wine Fair www.fenavin.com successfully fulfilled their brief for 2015, escorting 22 UK buyers and importers to fair. Our select group of delegates included buyers from Berry Brothers, Bibendum, Berkmann, Matthew Clark and Direct Wines. Also included in the group was Andrew Catchpole who will be editing Harper Wine & Spirits Spanish supplement later in the year ...

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Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona Projects

Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona Projects

As a result of our hard work for Cafes Novell, a well known coffee producer from Barcelona, we have organised London meetings with buyers from restaurant chains. We are now looking forward to signing off on further projects from Barcelona ...

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Forometal, Gijon, Asturias, Spain

Forometal, Gijon, Asturias, Spain

24th to 26th March 2015

Xtend2 will be the Asturex representative for the fourth consecutive year for Foro Metal. Procurement managers from all over the world will be attending and we are inviting managers to join the UK and ROI delegation to these B2B meetings organised by ASTUREX ...

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Piedmont artisan food at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair London

Piedmont artisan food at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair London
7th and 9th September 2014

The Piedmont agency of investment, export and tourism will be introducing eight regional food producers at their stand at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair at Olympia between 7th and 9th September.

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Seminars

Seminars

Gerald was in demand in April from a number of chambers of commerce in Spain, giving seminars to regional businesses on opportunities in the UK market generally and for specific food sectors including meat, pastries, fruit and beverages ...

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Aragon Exterior

Aragon Exterior - Fruit and Artisan Food introductions to the UK markets

Gerald Lawson-Tancred, Xtend2’s Director, attended the annual Encuentro International AREX in Aragon, Spain in October. In his role as the UK and Republic of Ireland in-market representative he met with regional producers and manufacturers ...

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UK Exports to Europe – SLOE motion

UK Exports to Europe – SLOEmotion

SLOEmotion is a wonderful family business based in the heart of North Yorkshire, producing a range of premium quality sloe-based liqueurs, chocolates and chutney using the sloes that grow in the local hedgerows.

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Buyers Mission to Piemonte Gourmet

Buyers Mission to Piemonte Gourmet
Piemonte Agency for Export Italy
March 2014

We are delighted to be working with the Piemonte Agency for trade, investment and export again after the successful meeting agenda programme arranged in the UK last year. We invited UK and ROI buyers to attend PIEMONTE GOURMET in Turin Italy presenting regional artisan and specialist producers. With only two places available we generated a lot of interest and selected two excellent companies to travel to Italy as guests of the Piemonte Agency.

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Agent Search

Agent Search
ASTUREX , Spain
February 2014

As a short marketing project we created a list of companies interested in acting as agents for this leading supplier of large manufactured equipment as well as all types of Vessels and Drums.

We provided a short list of companies in this sector with potential interest in being agents, complete with contact names, emails and phone numbers.

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Meetings Agenda at BETA International 2014

Meetings Agenda at BETA International 2014
ASTUREX , Spain
February 2014

Working for a Spanish company who manufactured boots for horses for the barefoot sector, in the Equestrian market. Xtend2 contacted 13 specialised companies and successfully arranged four meetings at their trade stand at BETA International 2014. A further three meetings are planned for companies unable to make BETA 14.

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Trade Mission

Trade Mission
ASTUREX , Spain
February 2014

We have just completed the first stage of a three stage project and have successfully researched the UK market looking for potential agents for a manufacturer of safety equipment for electrical installations.

We undertook internet searches for suitable companies and spoke to industry associations before compiling a list with company names, websites and an overview of their business.

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Export Ready Reviews by Xtend2

Export Ready Reviews by Xtend2
ASTUREX , Spain
January 2014

Gerald Lawson-Tancred, Director of Xtend2 Limited, travelled to Asturias, Spain in January to meet with regional companies interested in exporting to the UK market.

As the official UK and ROI representative for ASTUREX, the government trade & export department for Asturias, part of Gerald’s role is to meet with companies face to face and assess their export readiness.

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Individual Meeting Agendas - Piemonte Agency for Exports

Individual Meeting Agendas
Piemonte Agency for Exports
22nd November 2013

Xtend2 Limited has successfully worked with the Piemonte Agency for Investments, Exports & Tourism introducing to the UK market two regional artisan producers , both with "*Slow Food Award "MAESTRO DEL GUSTO".

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Fenavin is the most important national wine fair in Spain.

BUYERS MISSION AND PRESS TRIP
Fenavin, Spain
May 7 – 9, 2013

The UK & Republic of Ireland representative for FENAVIN.

As the official representative for Fenavin in the UK and ROI, we are delighted with the excellent results from our Mission to Fenavin this year with high early sales figures and initial orders made from over 30 Spanish wineries. Both wine writers attending the Fair produced articles, one in Harpers and the other in the Irish Food and Wine Magazine.

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Motor homes and Tourers, Italyw

BUYERS MISSION AND PRESS TRIP
Motor homes and Tourers, Italy
July 5 – 10, 2013

We are delighted to report excellent results from this mission organised on behalf of Toscana Promozione, Italy with articles on Tuscany and Italian motorhome manufacturers dominating Practical Motorhome - one of the leading trade publications in the UK.

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Exhibit at IFEX Asia's ethnic food ingredients show

BUYERS MISSION
IFEX, Philippines
May 16 – 19, 2013

Exhibit at IFEX Asia's ethnic food ingredients show
This is the ideal show to launch your company in Asia where an affluent middle class with multi-cultural tastes is pushing forward the food industry with a rapid expansion in supermarkets, hypermarkets and convenience food stores. Growth areas of interest include ready meals, convenience food, health food, gourmet products and premium label.

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MARKET RESEARCH/ENQUIRY AND REPORT

MARKET RESEARCH/ENQUIRY AND REPORT
Safety Lighting, Spain
April, 2013

The client wanted to assess the potential for exporting safety lighting products manufactured in Spain into the UK market. We built a database of companies with potential interest, introduced the product and followed up by phone. We provided the client with a report on the responses including a contact list of interested buyers.

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ForoMetal, Spain - 16-18 April 2013

BUYERS MISSION
ForoMetal, Asturias, Spain
April 16- 18, 2013

We had very positive feedback following the Forometal B2B workshops in the engineering, components and energy renewable sectors.
"I would like to thank Xtend2 for your excellent service and support leading up to and during Foro Metal 2013....

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MEETINGS AGENDA

MEETINGS AGENDA
Renewable Energy Company, From Spain to UK
March 4 – 8, 2013

A manufacturer of textile silos based in Spain required an importer/distributor in the UK.
Initially we developed a database targeting the right sectors, the right companies and the right people including all contact details, company information and feedback.

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MEETINGS AGENDA

MEETINGS AGENDA
Spanish Boutique Winery
February 18 - 21, 2013

A Spanish boutique winery was looking for an importer/distributor in the UK.
After initial research of the UK market and through our own databases we put together a meeting agenda matchmaking the client with four potential wine importers/distributors.

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BUYWINE 2013

BUYERS MISSION
BUYWINE, Florence Italy
February 13 – 15, 2013

In February 2013 we took a group of wine buyers from the UK and ROI to meet the producers of Tuscan wines at Buy Wine. Exhibitors at the show ranged from small boutique wineries with a distinctive portfolio to larger well recognised and highly regarded brands.

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In-store Promotion:  Flavours of Spain Festival at John Lewis Food Halls UK

IN-STORE PROMOTION
Basque Food and Wine Promotion
Partridges, London
October 2 -14, 2012

Bihartean (the cross-border Basque Chamber of Commerce representing Bayonne in France and Gipuzkoa in Spain) approached us to organise a high profile promotion of Basque artisan food and wine. Working with Partridges of Sloane Square the promotion took place between 2nd and 14th October, celebrating the best of Basque produce with a host of programmes of tastings and samplings.

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In-store Promotion:  Flavours of Spain Festival at John Lewis Food Halls UK

IN-STORE PROMOTION
Flavours of Spain Festival at John Lewis Food Halls UK

Flavours of Spain Festival at John Lewis Food Halls UK
FIAB (Spanish Federation of Food and Beverage Industries) approached us to organise a point-of sale promotion with a major retailer in the UK. We discussed this with John Lewis which resulted in promotions in the Oxford Street and Bluewater John Lewis food halls showcasing a wide range of gourmet products and high quality wines from Spanish Companies for an entire month.

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Buyers Mission to Saskatchewan Canada

BUYERS MISSION
Saskatchewen, Canada
September 25-26, 2012

Xtend2 worked with the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) to recruit European buyers and procurement managers for a buyers' mission to Saskatchewan, Canada for the STEP Trade Conference on the 25th - 26th September 2012.

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Trade Mission from Quebec to the UK

TRADE MISSION
Agri-Food Quebec
From Canada to UK
February 2012

Working with the Agri-Food Export Group, Quebec, Canada we organised a highly successful trade mission where major food companies based in Quebec visited the UK and met with buyers representing large chain supermarkets, large food manufacturers as well as niche importers.

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Buyers Mission to Espana Original 2012

BUYERS MISSION
Espana Original
2012

Espana Original is one of the most important national food fairs in the Spanish calendar and takes place every two years in Ciudad Real Spain. Representing the Fair in the UK and ROI, we have organised Missions to every Fair since 2006. This year we had invitations accepted by 9 specialist food buyers new to the Fair.

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The UK wine sector is one of the most challenging in the world. We know this because we have been organising trade events and missions for overseas organisations in the UK and ROI for the past 10 years. Our contacts include importers & distrubutors, wholesalers, retailers, supermarkets, multiples, wine media and others...

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Our expertise is in trade missions, in-store promotions, in-market meeting agendas, workshops, seminars, buyers’ missions and B2B meetings at trade fairs. Our clients benefit from our expertise, advice and meticulous support on every project...

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Xtend2 Latest Projects

Xtend2 Projects

Discover Food from La Mancha Exhibition
The Royal Garden Hotel, London
1st June 2017

Xtend2 was invited by the Chamber of Commerce of Ciudad Real Spain, to organise an exciting one day food exhibition in London, featuring a range of artisan and organic foods from La Mancha...

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