The UK’s increasing appetite for innovation in the food and drink sector will make this September’s TCS&D exhibition the biggest yet, as it is hosted for the first time in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

The exhibition, which takes place on September 13th and 14th, has moved from its original base in Peterborough to the much bigger venue in Coventry. With extra space and strong transport links, it is expected more exhibitors and visitors will attend than ever before.

Supported by the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), it is the only UK tradeshow dedicated to the storage and distribution of temperature-controlled products.

Latest figures from the BFFF estimate the current value of the British frozen food market at £8.13bn(1), with sales predicted to grow at between one and two per cent over the next five years, driven by innovation and demand for convenience.

In addition to transporting fresh produce from ‘farm to fork’, reefer fleets also move pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. The Global Cold Chain Market for Pharmaceuticals 2015-2019 report forecast the market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.53 per cent (2).

Rob Fisher, TCS&D Event Director, explains: “Latest figures show both the frozen food market and the global cold chain market for pharmaceuticals are growing, so it was important for us to reflect the increased level of business and interest by moving the exhibition to a bigger arena in Coventry.

“This year’s show promises to provide a strong platform for industry professionals to understand the current business environment, witness the latest innovations which offer true sustainability, network with suppliers and peers, and listen to industry leaders explain their approach to the future.”

TCS&D 2017 will be supported by a comprehensive seminar programme, plus the annual TCS&D Awards Dinner, a strong networking opportunity with more than 300 guests confirmed.

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Source (1): BFFF Frozen Food Report II –

Source (2): Global Cold Chain Market for Pharmaceuticals 2015-2019 –


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About TCS&D

TCS&D 2017 is the UK’s dedicated event for temperature controlled storage and distribution.
It is a proven business platform showcasing the latest innovations for temperature controlled storage and distribution. The event, taking place on 13-14 September 2017, focuses on solutions for the storage and transportation of chilled and frozen foods.   By taking part in TCS&D, you will meet over 1,500 buyers and senior decision makers keen to find the latest technology and solutions to ensure food is safe whilst in storage and whilst on the move.
For the first time, TCS&D will be at the RICOH Arena, Coventry, a centrally located venue, at the heart of the UK’s distribution hub.


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