Food from Britain will once again be hosting a pavilion at the event, which will act as a showcase for a number of companies from across the UK.

Many of the companies attending will be making a return trip following a successful event last year, including Discovery Foods, which will be showing its range of Tex Mex products, tortilla wraps, dinner kits, sauces and seasonings, and Percy Dalton's Famous Peanut Company. Ethnic food manufacturers Mayur Foods and Simtom Food Products are also returning, with their breads, poppadoms, chutneys, pickles and cooking sauces.

This year's event has also attracted new companies such as North Downs Dairy, which produces Pilgrims Choice, and The Silver Crane Company, which will exhibit its confectionery, cookies and nuts.

Butt Foods, Northumbrian Fine Foods, Patak's Foods, Weetabix, RHM Bread Bakeries, Natco Foods and Abergavenny Fine Foods will also be in attendance. As part of its long-term export strategy, Greencore Grocery will also be exhibiting at the show again.

"The exhibition is a key component of our approach to establishing sustainable and profitable international business," says Dave Sedgwick, category export manager.

"Participation in recent years has proved to be extremely valuable and, as a direct result of exhibiting at PLMA, we have opened up many new relationships, including the supply of salsa and dips to Greece, cooking sauces to Hong Kong, condiments to the US and a diverse selection of other grocery lines to retailers across Europe and the Far East."

Sandra Sullivan, head of exhibitions and events at FFB, also voices the importance of the event for UK companies. "PLMA is one of the most focused events in our programme, with targeted retail buyers making up the majority of visitors."

The Welsh Development Agency will also be present at the event as part of the FFB pavilion, representing companies such as Headland Foods, Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company and Sirhowy Valley Foods.