Venue The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, March 17-20 2002 Opening times Sunday-Tuesday 9.30am-6pm, Wednesday 9.30am-4pm Free exhibition admission Admission is free. Simply complete and send off a registration form available from the hotline on: Telephone 0870 429 4668; Fax 0870 429 4669 Alternatively, save time and register online at Once you have registered, you will be sent an entry badge Entrance policy As this is a trade-only event. No one under the age of 16 will be admitted Additional ingredients Visitors will have free and easy access to the three other major food industry events which will be taking place concurrently with Food & Drink Expo 2002 Convenience Retailing Show ­ the only independent event in the UK for the whole convenience sector (Hall 20) Foodex Meatex ­ the UK's largest exhibition of equipment and services for food processors and manufacturers (Halls 4 & 5) Food & Bake ­ the flagship event for the bakery industry (Halls 1 and 2) Sponsors and patrons The Grocer, The Soil Association, Food from Britain, National Farmers' Union Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Organiser Food & Drink Expo is run by William Reed Exhibitions, part of the William Reed group, publisher of The Grocer. Tel: 01293 613400 {{FOCUS SPECIALS }}