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.
General Packaging & Processing
Sacramento, February 21-22, 2018
This is California’s Largest Food Processing Trade Show, featuring over 270 exhibitors for food processing equipment, supplies, services, and technology. There are also two days of educational sessions on issues such as water conservation and food safety inspections. And don’t forget about the Tasting Pavilion and the Vegetable, Fruit, & Nut Putting Contest. The Expo is produced by the California League of Food Processors (CLFP).
Cologne, Germany, March 20-23, 2018
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.
Bonita Springs, FL, April 8-11, 2018
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.
Philadelphia, April 16-18, 2018
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.
Rosemount, IL May 7-10, 2018
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.
Pasco, WA June 13-14, 2018
2018 show info not yet available.
Bangkok, June 13-16, 2018
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 16-17, 2018
Digital Food and Beverage will bring together 200+ digital marketing and e-commerce innovators from food and beverage retailers for a collaborative debate on the latest industry trends, challenges, and opportunities. Monetize your strategy, redefine your business model, and deliver the best service and customization to your customer.
Chicago, July 15-18, 2018
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.
Schaumburg, IL, November 12-16, 2018
The Food Safety Consortium focuses on food safety education and networking for FSQA professionals.This show brings together all the best information on best practices and new technology solutions in the food industry. It features multiple educational tracks, “Ask the Expert” discussions, workshops, training programs, and more.
Portland, OR, 2019 Date TBD
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 7-9, 2019
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.
Chicago, March 26-28, 2019
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.
Las Vegas, September 23—25, 2019
PACK EXPO offers the latest solutions for retailers and consumer packaged goods, as well as educational seminars and learning centers featuring the latest case studies and reports.
Chicago, October 8–11, 2019
PROCESS EXPO is dedicated to the latest technology and solutions for the food and beverage industry. Attendees can take advantage of over 25 hours of education and training on food safety, trends, and leadership, as well as prime networking opportunities with 15,000 industry professionals.
Parma, October 22-25, 2019
Cibus Tec focuses on the latest technology in the food and beverage industry. Visitors from any sector can find suppliers for ingredients, processing technology, logistics services, and much more at Cibus Tech. The event also features workshops and seminars that explore the future of the food industry.
Dusseldorf, May 7-13, 2020
2020 show info not yet available.
Bakery & Snacks
Atlanta, March 12-14, 2018
SNAXPO brings innovation and imagination together as they showcase the newest technology and tools in the snack industry. 2017’s show drew nearly 150 vendors and over 1,000 industry professionals. The show doesn’t end at the expo room floor: educational opportunities are available as well.
Toronto, April 29-30, 2018
Every other year, the Baker Showcase in Toronto brings together over 4,500 industry professionals including bakers, grocers, and foodservice outlets. The two-day event features educational sessions and over 400 booths showcasing the latest in baked goods, baking ingredients, equipment, packaging services, and technology.
Chicago, May 22-24, 2018
Join 17,000 confectionery, cookie, and snack professionals from 90 countries for the largest collection of new candy and snack products. Over 760 exhibitors cover four acres of event space in this annual expo sponsored by the The National Confectioners Association.
Las Vegas, September 7-11, 2019
The International Baking Industry Exposition the largest, most important trade event for the global grain-based food industry in the Western Hemisphere. Every three years, IBIE offers industry professionals the opportunity to conduct face-to-face meetings, explore innovations, build relationships, and much more.
Nuremberg, November 13-15, 2018
BrauBeviale is a leading European exhibition for the production and marketing of beer, water, non-alcoholic drinks, spirits, wine, sparkling wine, and liquid dairy products. The event includes a forum, over 1000 exhibitors, and networking opportunities with industry leaders in Germany and around the world.
New Orleans, June 10-12, 2018
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.
Meat & Poultry
Atlanta, February 12-14, 2019
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.
Chicago, June 25-27, 2018
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.
Palm Springs, January 18-21, 2019
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 7-11, 2018
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. This year’s keynote speakers will include the presidents of Trader Joe’s and Campbell’s Soup Company.
Boston, March 11-13, 2018
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.
Last update: February 2018