Foodservice Industry Events & Trade Shows
With trade shows and other events, the food industry is full of opportunities for education, innovation, networking, and discovery. Here are the major upcoming events, organized by category.[/text_box] [/ux_banner] [title text=”Food Industry Events and Trade Shows”]
General Packaging & Processing
Spokane, WA, February 17 – 19, 2020
Formerly the Northwest Food Processors Expo & Conference, Northwest Food & Beverage World is the premier food and beverage show in the Northwest and the largest regional trade show in the United States. Covering 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, this show brings together hundreds of equipment manufacturers and food and beverage makers. It also offers an extensive education program and lunchtime keynote speakers.
Orlando, February 23-26, 2020
The Refrigerated Foods Association Exhibition & Conference features heavy-hitting speakers that cover topics ranging from sustainability to employee retention and industry trends. The exhibition is also a must-see for attendees, as it hosts suppliers that showcase the latest ingredients, equipment, packing, and services for the refrigerated foods industry.
Las Vegas, February 29-March 3, 2020
AFFI-CON is the premier event for frozen food and beverage makers, industry suppliers, and logistical partners. It brings together over 500 companies and 1,600+ attendees in a single location, allowing them to meet one-on-one to discuss current and future opportunities.
Chicago, March 2-3, 2020
Each year, the American Food Sure Summit covers a myriad of food industry topics ranging from safety to manufacturing and quality. Industry leaders from all over America travel to the summit to participate in panel discussions, present keynote speeches, and share case studies, making it a can’t-miss event for food safety and professionals.
March 3-5, 2020
PACK EXPO offers the latest solutions for retailers and consumer packaged goods from over 400 exhibitors, as well as educational seminars and learning centers featuring the latest case studies and reports.
Miami, April 26-29, 2020
Food Engineering’s Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo brings food and beverage professionals together to explore a variety of topics about the industry. Attendees can expect to learn about the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability, and food safety at the 2 1/2 day event.
Rosemont, IL, May 4-7, 2020
As the slogan states, the Food Safety Summit is all about “solution for today, planning for tomorrow.” This solutions-based expo is for growers, processors, retailers, distributors, foodservice operators, regulators, and academia. There is also a number of educational opportunities: workshops, breakout sessions, and certification courses.
Dusseldorf, May 7-13, 2020
In 2020, interpack will once again be a hotspot for innovation and knowledge sharing. It’s an essential event for the food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food, and industrial goods sectors.
Bangkok, June 17-20, 2020
ProPak Asia is the international processing and packaging technology event for Asia. Over 40,000 attendees from 60+ countries will see the latest in automation and technological advances for packaging in processing for food, beverage, and other sectors.
Chicago, July 12-15, 2020
Over 1,000 exhibitors and 23,000 attendees gather at IFT Food Expo every year to explore food science and technology. The expo will also host more than 100 educational sessions developed by industry leaders, aimed at professionals who want to keep up with the latest research in food science.
Austin, July 20-22, 2020
Digital Food and Beverage will bring together 300+ digital marketing and ecommerce innovators from the industry’s most disruptive, retailers, category disruptors, and brands for a collaborative debate on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities.
Chicago, November 8-11, 2020
PACK EXPO International brings together a marketplace of 2,500+ exhibitors, showcasing the latest packaging equipment and technologies and over 50,000 attendees. This show features solutions for virtually every vertical market with dedicated Pavilions for Printing, Containers and Materials, Confectionary, Reusable Packaging, and Processing.
Chiba, Japan, November 25-27, 2020
FOODtech JAPAN is an international B2B trade show designed for food processing and automation technology professionals. Over the three day expo, visitors will get the chance to discover and connect with world-class food industry suppliers.
New Orleans, February 4-6, 2021
The NAFEM Show features over 500 industry-leading cooking, prep, storage, and table service equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Industry pros at NAFEM get an exclusive look at the newest kitchen innovations and make valuable connections along the way.
Cologne, Germany, March 23-26, 2021
Anuga FoodTec is an international trade fair that covers the entire spectrum of food production – from processing to packaging. This global event for the food and beverage industry occurs every three years and attracts visitors working in areas such as research and development, design, manufacturing/production, quality control and maintenance, and much more. Exhibitors feature solutions in technology, equipment, and packaging.
Chicago, April 13-15, 2021
Covering the gamut of the food and beverage sector, ProFood Tech brings together 450 processing and equipment supplier exhibitors and 7,000 attendees in their biennial event. Show attendees explore industry innovations, see full-scale machinery in action, and gain valuable insight into trends, best practices, and safety and regulatory concerns. The show covers 150,000 square feet and includes expert-led educational sessions for attendees.
Bakery & Snacks
Indianapolis, May 31 – June 2, 2020
Comprising 1,500 companies, the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) is a nonprofit trade association for food retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, brokers, distributors, and other industry professionals. This members-only event features top-notch speakers, a Show and Sell Center, and 1,900 exhibition booths with food, services, and ideas for better business.
Portland, July 22-25, 2020
Each year, the American Cheese Society hosts the foremost educational conference and world-renowned cheese competition in North America. More than 1,300 cheese professionals, purchasers, and influencers from throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe attend to network, sample products, and learn from one another.
Meat & Poultry
Atlanta, January 28-30, 2020
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is the largest annual trade show for the eggs, poultry, meat and feed industries. The expo focuses on innovation, education, global reach, and networking. Over 1,200 exhibitors will be on hand, and there are dozens of seminars and workshops for further industry education and training.
Frankfurt, May 14-19, 2022
A premiere event for the meat industry, IFFA joins industry professionals in Frankfurt am Main. The massive show features over 1,000 companies from 50 countries, giving visitors an unmatched opportunity to learn about the newest trends and innovations in the meat industry.
San Diego, June 16-18, 2020
The United Fresh Produce Association is a member-based organization that brings together companies across every segment of the fresh produce supply chain and partners with government policy-makers. The United Fresh convention will showcase the most creative new produce items and fresh food trends, cutting-edge tools and technology, business-enhancing conference sessions, and more.
The international Fruit Expo serves as a B2B platform enabling professionals to benefit from numerous networking possibilities and available industry resources. The trade fair is supported by locally based consulates and embassies of Argentina, Chile, Greece, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, USA, Vietnam and other countries. It is also attended by retailers, wholesalers, F&B manufacturing professionals and representatives of fruit chain stores, orchards, professional associations, magazines, e-commerce platforms, and more.
Orlando, January 17-20, 2020
PTNPA is an annual, members-only industry trade show. The PTNPA is a not-for-profit association that represents the owners and operators of companies who shell, process, salt and/or roast peanuts and tree nuts, and those who supply equipment and services that are critical to the industry.
Anaheim, CA, March 3-7, 2020
Natural Products Expo West is part of the world’s largest natural, organic, and healthy products trade show produced by the New Hope Network. Over 3,000 companies from more than 100 countries were represented last year. The entire event includes the trade show and education conference with breakout sessions led by industry leaders.
Boston, March 15-17, 2020
This is North America’s largest seafood expo. 1,200 exhibitors from over 40 countries will demonstrate the latest in fish and seafood products, services, equipment, processing, and packaging. Network with industry professionals, attend more than 20 seminars, and be sure to catch the Oyster Shucking Competition.
Phoenix, October 21-23, 2019
This invite-only event is designed for senior leaders to connect, share challenges, identify business solutions, and build lasting relationships. The content focuses on reducing last-mile costs while making delivery profitable, utilizing stores as fulfillment centers, and improving inventory accuracy.
May 16-19, 2020
The National Restaurant Association Show is celebrating its 100th year in 2019. From innovative equipment and supplies to emerging food and beverage technology, the National Restaurant Association Show features it all.
Milwaukee, March 9-11, 2020
The Midwest Foodservice Expo features educational seminars on operations, restaurant marketing, workforce solutions, business building, and more. Hundreds of exhibitors attend every year, making it the perfect opportunity to network with the best vendors in foodservice.
Last update: September 2019