Food Industry Events & Trade Shows

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 UPDATE:  

The following trade shows and events have been canceled, rescheduled, or postponed due to coronavirus.

Virtual, on-demand, hybrid events

2021 cancelations 

Rescheduled or postponed 

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. 

U.S. Trade Shows

International Trade Shows


U.S. Trade Shows


General Packaging & Processing

Digital Food & Beverage Connect Virtual Event  

January 20-21, 2021

This January, you’re invited to our kick off 2021 with a bang at the Digital Food & Beverage Virtual Event, where we’ll be laying out a bold vision of the future with a day of incredible content.

Team up with speakers from all backgrounds of food & beverage bringing you behind the scenes on their 2021 strategy, and get the hard questions answered in real-time with Q+A & networking opportunities.

Register here.

Annual Frozen Food Convention [VIRTUAL EVENT]

February 17-26, 2021

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.

Register here.

Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Conference [VIRTUAL EVENT]

March 23-25, 2021

Join over 1,200 food industry leaders from 50+ countries at the global GFSI Conference! The event has become the premiere meeting place for key decision-makers. At the GFSI conference, participants can share knowledge, strengthen their networks, showcase their learnings, and do business.

American Food Sure Virtual Summit [VIRTUAL EVENT]

March 29-30, 2021

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.

Register here.

Northwest Food & Beverage World

Spokane, WA, April 26-27, 2021

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.

Register here.

Food Safety Summit [HYBRID EVENT; 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT AVAILABLE ON DEMAND]

Rosemont, IL, May 11-13, 2021

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.

3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. Annual Meeting and Education Program

May 17-20, 2021

At this annual education and networking event, you’ll join leading authorities on virtually all aspects of hygienic equipment design from across the U.S. and around the world. Whether you’re searching for hygienic equipment design fundamentals or a more specialized education, this event is for you.

SupplySide East 

Secaucus, NJ, June 22-23, 2021

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.

IFT Food Expo [2020 VIRTUAL EVENT NOW ON DEMAND]

Chicago, July 18-21, 2021

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.

The NAFEM Show [RESCHEDULED]

Orlando, August 26-28, 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.

Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo 

Miami, September 12-15, 2021 

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.

Register here.

PACK EXPO

Las Vegas, September 27-29, 2021

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.

PROCESS EXPO

Chicago, October 12-15, 2021

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.

SupplySide West 2021 | Food Ingredients North America

Las Vegas, October 25-28, 2021

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.

Digital Food & Beverage

2021

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.

Food Processing Expo [2021 EVENT CANCELED]

February 15-16, 2022

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).

Refrigerated Foods Association Exhibition & Conference [2021 EVENT CANCELED]

Amelia Island, FL, February 20-23, 2022

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.

PACK EXPO East

Philadelphia, March 21-23, 2022

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.

Pack Expo International [2020 VIRTUAL EVENT NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND]

Chicago, October 23-26, 2022

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, confectionery, reusable packaging, and processing.

Food Edge Summit [2020 VIRTUAL EVENT NOW ON DEMAND]

Food Edge is New England’s leading food innovation conference, bringing together nearly 400 brands, investors, and entrepreneurs to connect, share, and find their EDGE. The event highlights industry trends, explores strategies to drive innovation, and reveals breakthrough technologies that help food companies stay ahead of the curve. From plant-based proteins to retail technology and the future of beverages, the educational sessions will highlight the best strategies for scaling innovation and driving the industry forward.

ProFood Tech [2021 EVENT CANCELED]

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.

American Food Manufacturing Summit 

The Generis American Food Manufacturing Summit is designed to bring food and beverage processors and suppliers together to discuss current trends, strategic insights, and best practices in an ever-evolving environment. This event gives you the opportunity to network with over 150 of your peers, connect with exhibitors, and learn from the top industry influencers as you explore strategies to improve automation, operational excellence, quality, and safety.

Food Safety Consortium 

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.

Midwest Food Products Association Virtual Processing Crops Conference

The Midwest Food Products Association’s Annual Convention brings together leaders in the food processing industry to discuss trends, view new technologies, share expertise, and network with professionals in different companies and disciplines.

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Bakery & Snacks

American Bakers Association (ABA) Annual Convention [HYBRID EVENT]

Orlando, March 21-23, 2021

For this convention’s 101st anniversary, you’ll gain industry insight through education, explore trends, and network with bakers, suppliers, and industry partners.

Sweets & Snacks Expo [RESCHEDULED]

Indianapolis, June 22-25, 2021 

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 National Confectioners Association.

SNAXPO [RESCHEDULED]

Charlotte, August 22-24, 2021

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.

International Baking Industry Exposition

Las Vegas, September 17-21, 2022

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.

Beverage

BevNET Live [2020 VIRTUAL EVENT NOW ON DEMAND]

The premiere event brings together beverage industry professionals for two days of networking and learning opportunities. BevNET Live also features a New Beverage Showdown, Sample Bar, and an expo to discover the latest beverage products and services.

Dairy

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association Show

Houston, June 6-8, 2021 

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

Des Moines, Iowa, July 29-31, 2021

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.

Dairy Farmers of America Annual Meeting [POSTPONED]

Kansas City, TBD

Each year, the Dairy Farmers of America Annual Meeting attracts about 1,500 people. Several speakers present at the event, giving attendees an inside look into the dairy industry’s current trends and challenges.

Meat & Poultry

2021 IPPE Marketplace℠ Week [VIRTUAL EVENT]

January 25-29, 2021

During the 2021 IPPE Marketplace℠ Week (Jan. 25 – 29), IPPE is offering a week full of attendee/exhibitor engagement, education programs, on-demand TECHTalks and innovative products through the Innovation Station/New Product Showcase. Starting Jan. 4, attendees and exhibitors will also have access to the industry publications that are typically offered during IPPE.

Produce

United Fresh 2021 Convention and Expo

Los Angeles, June 24-26, 2021

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.

Specialty

The Winter Fancy Food Show [2021 EVENT CANCELED]

San Francisco, January 17-19, 2021

Specialty Food LIVE! [VIRTUAL EVENT]

January 19-22, 2021

The second iteration of Specialty Food Live!, taking place in January 2021, will be an all-inclusive digital marketplace event, where members and buyers can conduct business and continue to put specialty food on store shelves, safely and economically. The January event will also include new and unique educational programs, fun virtual networking events, and our new and very popular Virtual Product Tasting Experience.

Register here.

Seafood Expo North America Reconnect – Online Conference [VIRTUAL EVENT]

Week of March 14, 2021

During the week of March 14, 2021, Seafood Expo North America Reconnect will feature an online conference program. Live and pre-recorded educational sessions will cover market trends and timely topics relevant to today’s evolving seafood business environment. More information on Seafood Expo North America Reconnect online conference will be shared as we develop the program.

Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association Convention and Trade Show

Carlsbad, CA, May 13-18, 2021

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.

Natural Products Expo West

Anaheim, CA, May 24-27, 2021 

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. 

The Summer Fancy Food Show

New York City, June 27-29, 2021

The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food industry event in North America and the premier showcase for industry innovation. This show is a must-attend to see and taste the future of food.

Seafood Expo North America  

Boston, July 11-13, 2021

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.

Register here.

Petfood Forum

September 22-24, 2021

The Petfood Forum conference and exhibit serves the global pet food manufacturing industry. Attendees learn about the latest research and innovative information on pet nutrition, global pet food market growth, pet food safety, processing, packaging, and much more, all from leading pet food industry experts.

Natural Products Expo East

Philadelphia, September 22-25, 2021

Natural Products Expo East is part of the world’s largest natural, organic, and healthy products trade show produced by the New Hope Network. The entire event includes the trade show and education conference with breakout sessions led by industry leaders.

Petfood Essentials CONNECT•ED [2020 VIRTUAL EVENT NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND]

The Petfood Forum conference and exhibit serves the global pet food manufacturing industry. Attendees learn about the latest research and innovative information on pet nutrition, global pet food market growth, pet food safety, processing, packaging, and much more, all from leading pet food industry experts.

Register here.

NOSH Live [2020 VIRTUAL EVENT NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND]

This two-day event features an all-star speaker lineup as well as ample time for networking, tasting, and seeing what’s next in the natural food industry. Attendees can also swing by the Sampling Experience + Expo and see what innovations are on the horizon at the competitive Pitch Slam.

Grocery

Grocery Delivery Connect 

TBD, 2021

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.

Foodservice

Future Restaurants Virtual Event

January 14, 2021

At the Future Restaurants Virtual Event, attendees will hear from other senior-level executives on how to use technology and innovation to meet their customers where they are through delivery, curbside, or outdoor dining experiences.

Through easily accessible presentations, group panels, interviews, and Q&As, you’ll gain valuable insights on your most critical challenges and the strategies necessary to thrive in these challenging times and beyond.

Register here.

National Restaurant Association Show

Chicago, May 22-25, 2021 

The National Restaurant Association Show celebrated its 100th year in 2019. From innovative equipment and supplies to emerging food and beverage technology, the National Restaurant Association Show features it all.

Register here.

Future Restaurants

2021

Future Restaurants brings together operations, technology, design and marketing executives from all facets of the restaurant industry. Future Restaurants fills the need for a conference that explores how restaurants can utilize tech and innovation to drive better, more efficient customer experiences both in location and via digital touchpoints.

Midwest Foodservice Expo [2021 EVENT CANCELED]

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.

International Trade Shows


General Packaging & Processing

Morocco Siema Expo

Casablanca, Morocco, March 23-25, 2021

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.

Cibus 2021 

Parma, May 4-7, 2021 

Cibus offers a unique opportunity for food industry professionals to discover the best of the authentic Italian food, meet over 3,000 Made in Italy food producers, attend conferences and workshops, and learn about the latest innovations in the Cibus Innovation Corner area.

SIAL China

Shanghai, May 18-20, 2021

Since 2000, SIAL China has served as a launchpad for food and beverage companies looking to expand abroad, and inspiring food business though sharing valuable insights and trends, connecting exhibitors and buyers, hosting industry-recognized events, and celebrating innovation.

CFIA Rennes

Rennes, France, June 8-10, 2021

This three-day event brings together representatives from over 1,600 companies in the food industry. At this must-attend show, you’ll learn about innovative products and explore the current trends and challenges in the food industry.

ProPak Asia [HYBRID EVENT]

Bangkok, June 16-19, 2021

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.

Vitafoods Europe [HYBRID EVENT]

Geneva, October 5-7, 2021

Over the past two decades, Vitafoods Europe has established itself as the meeting place for the nutraceutical industry with 24,000+ industry experts attending the show every year from 110+ countries.

The annual show offers the perfect platform to network, learn and forge long-term collaborations within the health and nutrition industry, source innovative quality ingredients and products, discover product development solutions, and meet technical experts and thought leaders.

FOODtech JAPAN

Chiba, Japan, October 13-15, 2021

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.

FHC China 2021

Shanghai, November 9-11, 2021

After more than 20 years of development, FHC – Shanghai Global Food Trade Show has become a leading trade show in China’s Food & Hospitality market. Under the huge market demand of the Chinese catering industry, FHC is committed to creating an important platform for multinational companies to enter the Chinese food and beverage market. In its 23rd edition, it had 180,000㎡exhibition area space, 133,751 trade visitors (+13% over last year), and 3,500 exhibitors, breaking all records of previous exhibitions.

Fi Europe Connect 

Frankfurt, November 30 – December 2, 2021

Across an exhibition area of more than 80,000 m2, Fi Europe & Ni connects food and beverage industry experts including product developers, decision-makers, and representatives of major brand companies. Attendees can look forward to extensive networking and learning opportunities at this leading food and beverage event.

Anuga FoodTec 2022 [HYBRID EVENT; 2021 EVENT CANCELED]

Cologne, Germany, April 26-29, 2022

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.

Cibus Tec

Parma, October 25-28, 2022

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.

interpack [2021 EVENT CANCELED]

Düsseldorf, May 2023

interpack will remain in its usual cycle and take place in May 2023 for the next time. It’s an essential event for the food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food, and industrial goods sectors.

Vitafoods Digital Week [AVAILABLE ON DEMAND]

Over this week, a range of webinars, podcasts, downloadable reports, articles, and galleries will be published and made available to support the industry professionals in finding new ways to work smarter and seek inspiration, drive conversations and connections online.

Bakery & Snacks

Bakery Showcase Trade Show & Conference [2020 EVENT CANCELED]

Toronto, September 26-27, 2021

The Bakery Showcase 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.

Beverage

BrauBeviale 

Nuremberg, November 8-10, 2022

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.

Dairy

Dairy Asia Pacific Summit 

This summit gathers dairy industry leaders to share their expertise on the latest regulatory dynamics and industry trends. Attendees will share their own professional experience and learn about successful marketing strategies, the liquid milk and other product sectors, packaging, farm management, sustainability, and more at this two-day event.

Meat & Poultry

IFFA

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.

Produce

Guangzhou International Fruit Expo

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.

Foodservice

RC Show 2021 [VIRTUAL EVENT]

February 28 – March 3, 2021

Canada’s leading foodservice and hospitality event is back – RC Show 2021 goes ONLINE LIVE for four action-packed days of empowering thought leadership, research, trends and insights,  showcasing cutting-edge products and innovative solutions, and much more.

Register here.


Upcoming and On-demand Webinars


How to Build and Sustain a Lean Manufacturing Culture

Presented by Poka | On-demand

In this webcast, Poka hosts lean manufacturing expert Mike Hoseus, who shares his thoughts on how to select, develop, and inspire people as part of your lean system.

Speakers:

Mike Hoseus, Executive Director at CPQO
Johan De Langhe, Global CI Champion, Barry Callebaut

Alex Leclerc, CEO & Co-Founder, Poka

Last update: December 30, 2020