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, and 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


Bakery & Snacks

ABA 2021 Virtual Convention: On-Demand
For this convention’s 101st anniversary, you’ll gain industry insight through education, explore trends, and network with bakers, suppliers, and industry partners.

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.

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.

Sweets & Snacks Expo
Indianapolis, June 23-25, 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.

Beverage

BevNET Live
New York City, June 9-10, 2021
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

American Cheese Society Conference [Virtual]
July 28-30, 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.

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.

Foodservice

Future Restaurants
Austin, TX, September 16-17, 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.

National Restaurant Association Show
May 21-24, 2022
While we can’t meet in-person just yet, we’re committed to supporting the foodservice community through this time of transformation and new challenges. We’re dialing up our free digital resources. We’re making it easier to find the products and partners you need to reimagine your business right now and prepare for what’s ahead, with The Show To Go. And we are, above all, here for you.

General Packaging & Processing

10th American Food Sure Summit
March 28 – 29, 2022
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.

3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. Annual Meeting and Education Program [Virtual]
May 17-18, 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.

American Food Manufacturing Summit 
November 16-18, 2021
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.

Annual Frozen Food Convention [Hybrid]
February 19-22, 2022
Whether in person or online, AFFI provides the tools needed to make connections, secure business meetings, network and attend education sessions focused on timely business insights for the frozen food supply chain. If frozen foods are your business, AFFI-CON is a can’t miss event!

Digital Food & Beverage Connect Virtual Event
April 14 – 15, 2021
Digital Food & Beverage is THE meeting place where 450+ digital marketing and ecommerce professionals from the most disruptive companies in food and beverage come together and benchmark to better serve their customers while growing their online business, faster.

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.

Food Safety Consortium Virtual Conference Series – Spring & Fall
May 06, 2021 – November 04, 2021
Food Protection Themed Episodes featuring critical thinking topics that have been developed for both industry veterans and knowledgeable newcomers.

Food Safety Summit [Virtual]
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.

Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Conference
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.

IFT Food Expo [Virtual]
July 19-21, 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.

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.

Northwest Food & Beverage World 2022!
Portland OR, February 3 – 4, 2022
The largest regional food manufacturing tradeshow in the U.S. is back. Join us for exhibits featuring the latest technologies and innovative solutions, valuable networking with new and established colleagues, and cutting-edge education including interactive sessions.

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.

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
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.

PROCESS EXPO
Chicago, November 2-5, 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 East
Secaucus, NJ, August 24-25, 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.

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.

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.

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Grocery

Grocery Delivery Connect
TBC, 2021
Grocery Delivery Connect is a private, invitation-only virtual event customized for senior logistics executives from grocers, specialty retailers, and F&B brands. During crisis comes opportunity. The mission of Grocery Delivery Connect is to provide an interactive, high-level platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices, and timely perspectives on moving beyond these turbulent times.

Meat & Poultry

Canada International Meat Exhibition
Toronto, Canada, February 3-5, 2022
From February 3rd – 5th, 2022, MeatEx will highlight the most important ways the meat industry is moving into the future. From high-tech processing facilities to the newest packaging trends and food safety to the growing expectations of meat quality, the exhibitors will be showcasing innovative solutions to the demands of the meat-processing industry and the butchers’ trade.

IPPE
Atlanta, January 25-27, 2022
IPPE focuses on Innovation – bringing together buyers and sellers of the latest technology of products and services to make your business successful; Education – learning from the experts in free- and fee-based world-class programs on topics that cross industry interests; Global Reach – attracting more than 8,000 International visitors from 130 countries; and Networking – meeting new and rekindling old relationships with leaders across the industries.

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

Fancy Food Show 2021 [Rescheduled]
New York City, September 27-29, 2021
The 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.

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.

NOSH Live Summer 2021
New York City, June 7-8, 2021
NOSH Live is a show designed to grow the better-for-you food industry by supporting the needs of the food brands driving it forward. The event brings community all-stars to the stage to provide actionable insights that help food businesses grow responsibly.

NOSH Live Winter 2021
Santa Monica, CA, November 30 – December 1, 2021
NOSH Live is a show designed to grow the better-for-you food industry by supporting the needs of the food brands driving it forward. The event brings community all-stars to the stage to provide actionable insights that help food businesses grow responsibly.

Petfood Forum
Kansas City, 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.

PTNPA Convention 2021
San Diego, 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.

Seafood Expo North America Reconnect – Online Conference
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.

Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America
Boston, July 11-13, 2021
New dates for the 2021 edition of the in-person event, Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, have been released. The event, which was recently postponed from March 14-16, will be held on July 11-13, 2021 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The expo will bring seafood suppliers and buyers from the North American market back together for three days of business meetings, networking and educational sessions.

Seafood Marketplace for North America
Boston, March 13-15, 2022
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.

Technology

Frontline Future 2021 [Virtual]
May 6, 2021
Frontline Future is a full-day groundbreaking virtual summit exploring trends, themes, and technologies that will define the future of frontline work. Join frontline leaders from around the globe at this must-attend event as we look at new ways to empower your frontline workforce with the information, tools, and support they need.

International Trade Shows


General Packaging & Processing

Anuga FoodTec 2022 [Hybrid]
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.

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.

Cibus 2021
Italy, August 31 – September 3, 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.

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.

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 2021 Online & In-Person
Virtual – November 22 – December 2, 2021
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.

FOODtech JAPAN
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.

Morocco Siema 2021
Casablanca, Morocco, December 7-9, 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.

ProPak Asia [Hybrid]
Bangkok, June 16-19, 2021
Virtual, June 9-23, 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.

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.

Vitafoods Europe [Hybrid]
Geneva, October 5-7, 2021
Virtual, October 4-8, 2021
This annual event is adopting an exciting new hybrid format for 2021, providing industry professionals with access to more exclusive experiences, insights, and networking opportunities than ever before.

Bakery & Snacks

Bakery Showcase
Toronto, April 2022
Join thousands of industry professionals from bakeries (retail, wholesale, commercial, in store), grocery and food-service outlets.

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.

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

Fruit Expo 2021 & World Fruit Industry Conference
China Import & Export Fair Complex, September 24-26, 2021
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 [On Demand]
Available from now until April 30, 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.


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: February 1, 2021