Xtend2 Projects

Seminar – The UK Spirits Market – QUEBEC Government Office, London

Seminar – The UK Spirits Market – QUEBEC Government Office, London - December 2018

Gerald Lawson Tancred, Managing Director, Xtend2 presented an overview of the UK Spirits market to a group of Canadian Drinks companies visiting the UK on a tasting programme.

Marketing report- Italian Furniture – PROMOS MILAN

Marketing Report - UK – November 2018 - Italian Furniture – PROMOS MILAN

We created a list of potential stores, architects and interior designers interested in importing high end Italian furniture into the UK complete with contact names, emails and phone numbers.

B2B Meetings Agenda – British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

B2B Meetings Agenda UK – British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce - October 2018

SKINERIE - are a top selling skincare brand in Portugal and wanted to introduce their brands to the UK market. We were asked to contact relevant UK buyers to arrange meetings before and during the Pharmacy Show 2018.

Trade Mission – FIAB (Spanish Food & Drink Federation)

Trade Mission Manchester – FIAB (Spanish Food & Drink Federation) - September 2018

Working with the Spanish Food & Drink Federation (FIAB) a group of companies visited Manchester on a trade mission to meet food and drink buyers from the food service, retail and wholesale sectors.

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Hosted Buyers Programme – IFEMA – Meat Attraction 2018

Hosted Buyers Programme – IFEMA Madrid – Meat Attraction September 2018

Xtend2 Limited was contracted by IFEMA to invite UK & ROI buyers for the Hosted Buyer Programme at Meat Attraction Show, Madrid 2018.

B2B Meetings Agenda at London Wine Fair  – INFO Murcia

B2B Meetings Agenda at London Wine Fair – INFO Murcia - May 2018

Xtend2 Limited arranged and organised a programme of meetings for ten producers from the DO Jumilla and DO Bullas who were exhibitors at the London Wine Fair...

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Market Research  – Clos Cor Vi Winery, Spain

Market Research - UK – May 2018 – Clos Cor Vi Winery, Spain

Xtend2 prepared a brief overview of the white wine market in the UK. We created a profile and database of potential importers, distributors / buyers for the Spanish wine producer and also assessed the interest in the wines of those attending Wines from Spain Tasting.

UK & ROI Hosted Buyers Visit to Alimentaria Trade Fair Barcelona 2018

UK & ROI Hosted Buyers Visit to Alimentaria Trade Fair Barcelona 2018

Xtend2 Limited was contracted by Alimentaria BCN to invite and accompany 20 UK & ROI food and wine buyers for the Hosted Buyer Programme.

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Procomer Costa Rica – Meetings Agenda UK for Productos Agricolas Guimaya

Procomer Costa Rica – Meetings Agenda UK for Productos Agricolas Guimaya
January 2018

Xtend2 was contracted by Procomer Costa Rica to organise a meetings agenda in the UK for Productos Agricolas Guimaya who produce cassava (yuca) products.

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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

UPDATE

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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Trade Mission - FIAB (Spanish Food & Drink Federation)

Working with the Spanish Food & Drink Federation (FIAB) a group of companies visited Manchester on a trade mission...

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