Food 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 and region. 

Petfood Forum

April 29 - May 1, 2024 • Kansas City, Missouri 
 

Petfood Forum provides an educational experience for learning about pet food consumer purchasing behavior, trends and innovations. With expert insights and networking, the conference and exhibition can help you react faster to shifting market opportunities and demands. Petfood Forum 2024 will take place in-person on April 29 – May 1 in Kansas City, Missouri. Register today to take your pet food industry knowledge to the next level.

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U.S. Trade Shows


Bakery & Snacks

2025 ABA Annual Convention 
Orlando, FL, March 23-26, 2025
The premier annual event for baking industry leaders. Events include trends presentations, customer panels, and B2B networking for bakers, suppliers, and industry partners.

SNAXPO25
Orlando, FL, March 30 – April 1, 2025
SNAXPO is the premier full equipment sourcing expo where you’ll discover state-of-the-art processing, innovative packaging solutions and ingredients, seasonings, and flavors that will help you reach the next level of excellence. Simply put, SNAXPO is where the bright, innovative minds of our industry gather to set their companies up for growth. SNAXPO is the only vertically integrated supply chain trade show that exclusively targets cutting edge resources to snack producers. Whether you’re a start-up brand or a well-established manufacturer, SNAXPO is your source to create better tasting, nutritious snacks, while improving production, quality, and overall profits.

Sweets & Snacks Expo
Indianapolis, IN, May 13-15, 2025
The Sweets & Snacks Expo is the premier event for the candy and snacking industries, convening thought leaders and industry experts to discover insights, connect with fellow professionals, and drive these industries forward.

Beverage

Dairy

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association Show
Houston, TX, June 9-11, 2024
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.

American Cheese Society Conference
Buffalo, NY, July 10-13, 2024
At the American Cheese Society Annual Conference, you’ll celebrate a vibrant and growing market for world-class American-manufactured cheeses.

Foodservice

2024 Summer Fancy Food Show
New York, NY, June 23-25, 2024
Get ready to see, sample and discover at the 68th Summer Fancy Food Show, June 23-25, 2024, in New York City. The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest trade-only specialty food event in the United States. Serving up the newest and best in specialty food and beverage, the Summer Fancy Food Show attracts thousands of makers, buyers, brokers, distributors, and other industry professionals for three days of product discovery, networking, and business opportunities.

Bar & Restaurant Expo
Las Vegas, NV, March 24-26, 2025
Bar & Restaurant Expo is specifically tailored to address the unique challenges facing the hospitality industry by offering practical solutions and innovative ideas to unlock untapped revenue streams. From single-unit bar and restaurant operators, to national chains, hospitality groups, bartenders, and newbies just entering the business, join 13,000+ movers and shakers for an exciting and insightful event where experts and successful entrepreneurs come together to share their knowledge and strategies for maximizing profitability in the food and beverage sector.

New England Restaurant & Bar Show
Boston, MA, March 30-31, 2025
New England Food Show Rebranded to New England Restaurant & Bar Show. The region’s largest restaurant and foodservice event serving both the foodservice and retail sectors. The latest products, services, and technologies will be showcased along with a leading-edge program of education and demonstrations that provides restaurants, retail, and foodservice establishments from New England with the best tools to grow and improve their business.

General Packaging & Processing

Kansas City, MO, June 2-4, 2024
Since 1978, the Sosland Publishing’s Purchasing Seminar has been held in June each year as a forum that has brought together purchasing executives and suppliers. Over three days each year, executives associated with purchasing gather for an intensive look into the commodity market situation and outlook, for networking, and to conduct business.

IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo
Chicago, IL, July 14-17, 2024
Collaboration + Innovation: How Can Food Science and Technology Transform the Food System? What is essential for making our food systems more safe, equitable, and sustainable? You can see for yourself at IFT FIRST, the leading global science of food event focused on innovation, thought leadership, and intentional networking. IFT FIRST brings together professionals from across job fields and disciplines to collaborate on science-based solutions that are intended to transform and innovate. FIRST = Food Improved by Research, Science and Technology.

SupplySide West | Food Ingredients North America
Las Vegas, NV, October 28 – November 1, 2024
SupplySide West & Food Ingredients North America is the premier gathering of health and nutrition professionals bringing together buyers and suppliers from throughout the industry. It is all about science and strategy around the development of finished products that drive the global business economy.

PACK EXPO
Chicago, IL, November 3-6, 2024
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.

American Food Manufacturing Summit
Chicago, IL, November 7-8, 2024
The American Food Manufacturing Summit is a private leadership conference that connects executives from leading companies in food and beverage processing and supply. This fall, the 5th annual event will gather 100+ leaders from PepsiCo, USDA, Constellation Brands, General Mills, Tyson Foods, Kellogg Company, and other prominent organizations.

The NAFEM Show
Atlanta, GA, February 26-28, 2025
Discover the equipment and supplies to support your recovery. Get inspired by cutting-edge technology. And make connections that can change the game for your business. It all happens at The NAFEM Show.

Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference
Orlando, FL,  March 18-20, 2025
Planned by AFIA’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Committee, this conference is AFIA’s largest individually hosted event, boasting over 700 attendees in 2018. It’s slogan, “Where Business Gets Done,” refers to PISC’s main goal: the networking of buyers and sellers within the feed industry. It also offers a robust line-up of speakers and a suppliers’ showcase.

SupplySide East
Secaucus, NJ, April 8-9, 2025
At SupplySide East, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with 290+ exhibitors featuring the most innovative ingredients and formulation techniques to drive your brand forward. You’ll also gain insight and network with the leading health and nutrition industry professionals from across the globe.

The White Label World Expo
Las Vegas, NV, April 16-17, 2025
This unmissable event places thousands of online sellers, suppliers, and buyers from across the globe all under one roof, ensuring that our attendees leave full of inspiration and ready to take the industry by storm!

Food Safety Summit
Rosemont, IL, May 12-15, 2025
The Food Safety Summit is dedicated to providing attendees with highly relevant, mission-critical information to assist all segments of the food and beverage supply chain monitor, defend, and solve food safety issues.

PACK EXPO East
February 17-19, 2026
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.

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Grocery

Meat & Poultry

CattleCon
San Antonio, TX, February 4-6, 2025
CattleCon is where the beef industry meets! CattleCon is heading to San Antonio, Texas February 4-6, 2025. Only at CattleCon will you find education, networking, business, advocacy, and fun for the whole family under one roof. Mark your calendars, Registration & Housing for CattleCon2025 will open August 19, 2024.

Annual Meat Conference
Orlando, FL, March 24-26, 2025
Hosted by Food Industry Association (FMI) and Meat Institute, the Annual Meat Conference is the premier event industry for meat operations. It features 1,800+ attendees from all facets of the meat industry, an education program on emerging consumer and industry trends, and suppliers from across the globe showcasing the latest in meat products and state-of-the-art technology. With professional growth and networking being key components of the event, attendees with similar responsibilities and challenges have a place to meet, share ideas, and find solutions.

Produce

WSJ Global Food Forum
Chicago, IL, June 25-26, 2024
On June 25–26, the WSJ Global Food Forum will bring together leaders from every corner of the food industry and agricultural economy to explore the forces shaping the future.

Organic Produce Summit 2024
Monterey, CA, July 10-11, 2024
Organic Produce Summit is an annual event created specifically to serve the organic fresh produce industry. The show features 175+ brands, exciting field tours and dynamic education sessions and influential keynote presentations for a full 2-day experience.

Chicken Marketing Summit
Birmingham, AL, July 29-31, 2024
Join the Chicken Marketing Summit on July 29-31 in Birmingham, Alabama, as they explore the factors that shape the food choices of Gen Z and Gen Alpha, who will soon become the primary food purchasers for themselves and their families. The 2024 edition features a new theme, “Chicken 2035: Anticipating Trends, Adapting Strategies.” Globally recognized speakers and panelists will provide data and insights on the consumers of today so that you can fine-tune your marketing and sales efforts. This year’s Summit will also look forward to the consumer of 2035 and the issues that will impact their protein choices.

FFVA Annual Convention
Sept. 16-18, 2024
FFVA 2024 registration information and full details will be available on FFVA.com in June. This year’s convention will bring together the leading voices in Florida agriculture for thought-provoking conversations on the top issues facing the industry today.

The Blueberry Summit
Denver, CO, Sept. 25 – 27, 2024
The blueberry industry has never been more dynamic: high consumer demand, strong pricing and robust industry innovation. In this environment you can’t afford to be left out. The Blueberry Summit provides blueberry growers, marketers, suppliers and stakeholders with the information and products they need to succeed. Join The Blueberry Summit on September 25-27 in Denver, Colorado to explore inspiring blueberry possibilities that are sure to boost your bottom line!

Transform Food USA 2024
Minneapolis, MN, October 2024
Learn, Connect, Collaborate at Transform Food 2024. Transform Food 2023 was not a traditional food conference. Instead, its impact agenda and curated attendee list were designed to break down silos, overcome echo chambers, and bring food leaders together to ask the critical questions needed to unlock truly transformational approaches.

To achieve this, the conference leveraged an innovative schedule and format to bring attendees the expertise they really need, and then amplified this with critical guided discussions, workshops, and breakouts needed to transfer lessons learned into actionable takeaways for their businesses. The organizers are excited to bring this engaging and insightful format back in 2024.

NAWG/USW Fall Conference
Phoenix, AZ, Nov 10 – 14, 2024
Every Autumn, NAWG holds its annual Fall Conference in order to bring its policy committees and full board together. This event incorporates strategic planning of policy, discussions on wheat grower advocacy and a full list of important topics such as trade and wheat breeding. This is a joint meeting with NAWG and USW as well as a networking opportunity.

American Hop Convention
Coronado Island, CA , January 21-25, 2025
The 69th Annual American Hop Convention, hosted by the Hop Growers of America, will be held at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa from January 21st to 25th, 2025. Hop Growers of America is a nonprofit corporation representing hop growers through membership of statewide hop grower organizations or as individual members.

2025 WORLD AG EXPO®
Tulare, CA, February 11-13, 2025
World Ag Expo® is one of the largest Agricultural trade shows in the world with more than 1,200 exhibitors on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. The show offers a wide range of ag-related exhibitors and seminars. Learn about innovative agricultural products while you also network, try, and buy. See the future of agriculture at World Ag Expo®!

Women Managing the Farm Conference
Manhattan, KS, February 13 – 14, 2025
Women Managing the Farm is a comprehensive program to connect women involved in the many aspects of agriculture. The annual conference provides valuable tools and materials to address production, price, human, financial, and legal risks of farm women at all levels. This project increases overall support through comprehensive training, area networks of support and an online discussion group.

2025 Spring Conference
Scottsdale, AZ, March 8-11, 2025
The NAMA Spring Conference is NAMA’s largest annual education conference. The three-day program includes a number of education sessions addressing a variety of topics of interest to wheat, corn, and oat millers, including the annual Soft Wheat Crop Report & Forecast. Several NAMA committees and the Soft Wheat, Corn, and Oat Divisions also meet at the Spring Conference. The program also provides attendees opportunities to network with industry colleagues. The conference is considered a “must-attend” event by many and nearly 200 attendees and guests attend the meeting every year.

Agri-Marketing Conference​
Kansas City, MO, April 9-11, 2025
The Agri-Marketing Conference, organized by the National Agri-Marketing Association, is an annual event designed to provide agri-marketing professionals with fresh ideas, innovative strategies, and extensive networking opportunities.

National Ag Day
2025
National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA). ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

Refrigerated & Frozen

RFA 44th Annual Conference & Exhibition
Orlando, FL, February 16-19, 2025

The Refrigerated Foods Association (RFA) is an organization of manufacturers and suppliers of prepared, refrigerated food products united by a common interest: to advance and safeguard the industry.

RFA 45th Annual Conference & Exhibition
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, February 15-18, 2026

The Refrigerated Foods Association (RFA) is an organization of manufacturers and suppliers of prepared, refrigerated food products united by a common interest: to advance and safeguard the industry.

RFA 46th Annual Conference & Exhibition
San Diego, CA, February 14-17, 2027

The Refrigerated Foods Association (RFA) is an organization of manufacturers and suppliers of prepared, refrigerated food products united by a common interest: to advance and safeguard the industry.

Feed & Grain

U.S. Grains Council | The 22nd International Marketing Conference and 65th Annual Membership Meeting
Austin, TX, February 12-14, 2025

The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability.

Specialty

​World Brewing Congress 2024
Minneapolis, MN, August 17-20, 2024
The brewing industry is a dynamic and ever-evolving landscape faced with various complex issues, such as sustainability, supply chain resilience, market trends, and regulatory shifts. WBC 2024 aims to provide a compass for the brewing community to chart its course through the challenges that brewers and brewing professionals encounter on a global scale.

Plant Based World Expo
New York, NY, September 11-12, 2024
Plant Based World Expo is the only 100% plant-based event in the U.S. designed exclusively for food service professionals, retailers, distributors, buyers, brokers and non-profits. Plant Based World Expo connects and empowers businesses within the global supply network to successfully develop, source and distribute plant-based products.

Midwest Food Products Association’s Annual Convention & Expo
Wisconsin Dells, WI, December 3-5, 2024
The Midwest Food Products Association’s Annual Convention & Expo
is your great opportunity to make meaningful connections with others in the food processing industry via showcasing or learning about current technology through exhibiting, speaking or chatting with our exhibitors, invited speakers and other attendees during the show. The MWFPA Convention & Expo is currently hosted at the Kalahari Convention Center which lends this event a beautiful yet fun, friendly and professional environment our attendees enjoy.

Natural Products Expo West
Anaheim, CA, March 4-8, 2025
Natural Products Expo, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, brings together an inspired community of industry members and exhibiting companies.

Petfood Forum
Kansas City, MO, April 28-30, 2025
Petfood Forum provides an immersive educational experience for learning about pet food consumer purchasing behavior, trends, and innovations. With expert insights and in-person networking, the conference and exhibition can help you react faster to shifting market opportunities and demands.

International Trade Shows


Bakery & Snacks

Beverage

drinktec
Munich, September 15-19, 2025
As the world economic summit for the beverage and liquid food industry, drinktec brings the industry together in Munich every four years over five days. Solution providers and suppliers from all over the world meet national and global producers of beverages and liquid food. Manufacturer of raw materials and ingredients, supplier of process technology and machinery for filling and packaging of beer, soft drinks, water, fruit juice, milk and liquid dairy products, wine, sparkling wine and spirits as well as ketchup, soy sauce, cooking oil and other liquid food products are all represented.

Foodservice

Restaurants Canada Show
Toronto, April 7-9, 2025
3 DAYS OF INSPIRATION, EDUCATION, AND SOLUTIONS TO HELP YOU LEVEL UP
Restaurants Canada brings the industry together to shop, taste, learn, connect and grow. Gather inspiration, capture insights, network and discover innovative solutions to boost your bottom line.

General Packaging & Processing

2024 Food Taipei Mega Shows
Taipei, Taiwan, June 26-29, 2024
The leading food show in Asia, Food Taipei Mega Shows 2024 will present Food Taipei, Foodtech Taipei, Bio/Pharmatech Taiwan, Taipei Pack, and Taiwan Horeca (Taiwan International Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Show) under one roof. The mega event represents a comprehensive supply chain, covering raw material, food products, food machinery, packaging, and catering equipment, serving as a one-stop sourcing platform for global buyers.

Morocco Siema Expo 2024
Casablanca, September 25-27, 2024
Morocco SIEMA Expo is a food processing, packaging, and machinery exhibition with international participants exhibiting a wide-ranging product line including food processing machines, food packaging machines, refrigeration technology products, food industries equipment, milling machinery, agricultural tractors, products and equipment, glass products, and more. In 2018, the exhibition hosted 187 companies from 16 countries as well as 6,400 professional visitors.

Gulfood Manufacturing
Dubai, November 5-7, 2024
Gulfood Manufacturing represents the pinnacle of the global food and beverage manufacturing industry evolution, offering a decisive destination for those seeking to accelerate the adoption of technology, and improve efficiencies and productivity to meet new challenges it offers a comprehensive showcase of solutions for industry professionals seeking to stay at the forefront of the industry and presents a prime opportunity to network, form new global partnerships, announce new innovative products, deals, collaborations and signings.

FOODtech Week Tokyo
Chiba, November 20-22 , 2024
Asia’s leading! B-to-B trade show for Food Factory Automation/Smart Restaurant & Kitchen Technologies! FOODtech Week serves as Asia’s leading business platform for food industry. Major food manufacturers/restaurants/hotels visit from Japan and Asia to introduce the latest automation technologies/equipment. Do not miss the chance to join the show and find your business partners!

White Label World Expo
London, February 25-26, 2025
From product sourcing to online selling, White Label World Expo is the ultimate destination for online retailers & sellers, start-up businesses, entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level. The show is an unmissable opportunity that connects thousands of professionals with white & private label goods suppliers and manufacturers!

CFIA Rennes
Rennes, March 4-6, 2025
Every year, the CFIA is the meeting point for the agri-food community for 3 days . All the sectors and services that make up the agri-food fabric are present and fill the aisles of the show. They come from large groups , mid-sized companies and VSEs/SMEs with a majority of decision-making positions .

interpack 2026
Düsseldorf, May 7-13, 2026
2,865 exhibitors, 170,500 visitors, great positive feedback from the participating companies, quality of German and international visitors, conspicuously high willingness to place orders, concrete orders during a trade fair. These and many other advantages are offered by participation in #interpack.

Meat & Poultry

IFFA
Frankfurt, May 3-8, 2025
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.

Produce

Fruit Logistica
Berlin, February 5 – 7, 2025
At FRUIT LOGISTICA you can find the complete range of products, services and technical solutions from every part of the value chain – whether in seed, fruit and vegetable development or packaging and automation. The fair covers the entire spectrum of the value chain – from the producer to the consumer.

Specialty

World Potato Congress 2024
Adelaide, June 23 – 26, 2024
The WPC 2024 functions to promote sharing of information on all aspects of the potato industry. Delegates represent industry sectors in both developed countries and countries with developing potato industries. It is envisaged that 1,000 delegates, from developing and developed countries across the globe, including growers, researchers, producers, traders, processors and manufacturers, will attend the Congress.

Agriculture

FOODEX Japan 2025
Tokyo, March 11 – 14, 2025
FOODEX Japan, held at Tokyo Big Site, is Asia’s most respected international food and beverage trade show, and welcomes the highest quality buyers from Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia – making it a powerful regional show.

Technology

 

Last update: May 27, 2024