Fresh Montgomery, the UK’s leading organiser of food, drink and hospitality events, has announced the acquisition of the Food & Drink Innovation Network (FDIN)
FDIN states that the change in ownership will help to double its high-level community over the next two years. Building on founder Jeffrey Hyman's legacy, Fresh Montgomery is keen to ensure that FDIN continues to be at the forefront of industry innovation and influence; ensuring a nurturing community remains at its core.
Fresh Montgomery is built on over 20 years’ experience running events including IFE, Hotelympia and the Speciality & Fine Food Fair.
With a number of other acquisitions and launches in the pipeline, Fresh Montgomery has plans to grow both in the UK and overseas over the next two years. This acquisition will strengthen FDIN’s position as a channel for industry insight and influence and Fresh Montgomery expects to increase the company’s reach within the food and drink industry.
Jane Milton, food industry expert, will lead FDIN forward as chief inspiration officer. She said, “Fresh Montgomery and FDIN are a perfect match, as we’re both built on similar beliefs and values. We’re both industry leaders within the food and drink categories and are at the forefront of innovation, influence and trends. Our insight is second to none, and our passion to drive the industry forward by supporting food and drink companies is at the core of everything we do.”
Soraya Gadelrab, portfolio director at Fresh Montgomery who will take on the role of chief experience officer said, “The partnership will inject enormous value across the food, drink and hospitality categories, considerably enhancing the industry. FDIN’s network is a key cornerstone of what makes it great, and adding this to the Fresh Montgomery portfolio will heighten its offering, making it a truly remarkable experience and a driving force for innovation and new product development for the industry. For Fresh Montgomery, the acquisition will increase its reach across the food and drink industry with many more touchpoints throughout the year and a much larger community of food and drink professionals.”