More than 30 companies within the Welsh Development Agency area will contribute to the product showcase Wales will have its largest IFE presence to date, with more than 30 companies exhibiting within the Welsh Development Agency area. Wynfford James, WDA agri-food director, says: "The exhibition is important to us both in terms of the UK market and the fact that it is an international showcase for Welsh produce. "Food plays a vital role within the Welsh economy, accounting for the equivalent of 55,000 full time jobs in production and processing alone, with an estimated export value of £140m a year." He adds: "The WDA's extensive events programme shows our commitment to putting Welsh food and drink on the map, promoting and marketing produce in Wales, in the UK and internationally." The Patchwork Traditional Food Company from North Wales says its hand-made patés, pies and quiche have a presence throughout the UK and in the Irish Republic. Patchwork will be showing three new ranges at IFE, three flavours of hummus; three varieties of rolled, stuffed oatcake; and four ready made stuffings for fish, poultry, meat and game. Parsons Pickles bottles cockles and mussels, and produces a range of traditional pickles, which have recently been given a new look. Two new lines, canned laver bread and canned cockles -- neither of which are vinegar-based -- will be launched at the show. South Wales-based Peter's Food Service has a mix of customers from small independents to large chains of caterers and supermarkets. Peter's also supplies the European market and more distant countries with savoury pastry products, bacon and sausages. Icebox Drinks, the sales and marketing arm for Llanllyr Water Company and 1180 Water Company, will be exhibiting still and sparkling Llanllyr Source in 750ml and 330ml sizes, plus the 1180 brand in PET/plastic 1.5ltr, 1ltr and 500ml sizes. Visitors to the show will see the launch of the 1180 brand in burgundy-shaped 750ml and 330ml glass bottles in still or sparkling variants. Spadel UK will be displaying its recently repackaged Brecon Carreg mineral water, together with its Sports Cap and Rockspring spring water lines. The company will also be exhibiting in the Belgian pavilion, where it will be displaying its Spa mineral water, new Spa & fruit flavours, plus Kinjipouches, aimed at children aged eight to 12. Radnor Hills will be showing its new Kids Club range of still, flavoured spring water with added vitamins in five flavours -- rhubard and custard, bubblegum, sherbet lemon, orange and strawberry. Cheesemakers Association of Wales will be exhibiting a raft of cheeses, including Wales' first Stilton and Brie-style products. Sirhowy Valley Foods -- trading as The Real Crisp Company -- will offer a range of 150g packs in three varieties for supermarkets and promises to launch a new product, not manufactured in the UK, at the show. The farmer-owned dairy cooperative South Caernarfon Creameries will show its vintage and reserve cheeses, while Brio Foods will display a range of natural and innovative ingredients. {{FOCUS SPECIALS }}