Trade Associations, Shows & Conferences

Upcoming ICA Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show in UK Laden with Goodies

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The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show is slated to take place at the Yorkshire Events Centre in Harrogate, England, from February 7-9. The UK Ice Cream Alliance (ICA) is especially organized to appear to producers and retailers.

“We are delighted to have what we think is the most compelling seminar schedule we have ever put together,” said Zelica Carr, chief executive officer of the ICA. “Sellers and makers of ice cream are facing serious business challenges in the current economic climate – and I hope that the seminars will give businesses ideas, practical help and inspiration to overcome a lot of these challenges.”

Seminar program highlights include:

Getting More Energy Efficient (Renewable Utility Solutions Ltd)
How to focus on energy efficiencies and renewable suppliers.

Ice Cream Parlour of the Year (Simon Tasker)
Launch of a national competition to champion the best ice cream parlours.

DIY Marketing (Simon Brookes, BoroughPR)
How to get media publicity.

SALSA Plus Ice Cream Certification Scheme (SALSA)
This new certification is vital for those considering wholesaling ice cream to other retail of hospitality sector businesses.

Financing a New Ice Cream Van Purchase (Mark Tilley, UK Asset Solutions)
Valuable information on the finance options available.

Another highlight will be an appearance by renowned Italian celebrity chef Gennaro Contaldo, mentor to Jaime Oliver. He will be signing copies of a new book, Gennaro’s Cucina on February 8.

The Demo Kitchen hosted by Chef Steph Moon is back by popular demand and will be showcasing recipes and creative ideas. This year she will be joined by four-time National Champion Philip Mancini.

There will also be all the major flavour houses, suppliers, wholesalers and equipment companies exhibiting .Registration details are available by visiting: