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. 

= 2021 event canceled
= Online only event
= In-person event
 = Hybrid event

U.S. Trade Shows

Bakery & Snacks

ABA 2022 Convention
Palm Springs, March 27-30, 2022
The premier annual event for baking industry leaders. Events include trends presentations, customer panels, and B2B networking for bakers, suppliers, and industry partners.

Sweets & Snacks Expo
Chicago, May 23-26, 2022
The Sweets & Snacks Expo is a can’t-miss event for thousands of confectionery and snack retailers, manufacturers and suppliers for a reason – here you’ll find all the product innovations, insights and industry connections you need to build a world-class in-store or online experience that will delight your shoppers.

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.

Las Vegas, September 17-21, 2022
Become a true master of your craft. Find new ingredients and process formulations. Increase your sales and profits. At IBIE, you’ll access the largest baking event education program in the world—and get the expert insights you need to take your bakery to the next level. Choose from 100+ sessions that address the hottest topics across the entire professional baking spectrum.


BevNET Live Winter 2021
Santa Monica, December 6-7, 2021
BevNET Live speakers are leaders in the beverage industry talking about their experiences and focused on moving the industry forward. They deliver talks on best practices, battle scars, data insights, or cases that focus on breaking through or getting to the next level and the lessons learned in the process.

Digital Food & Beverage
Austin, 2022
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.


International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association Show
Atlanta, June 5-7, 2022
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
Portland, July 20-23, 2022
At the American Cheese Society Annual Conference, you’ll celebrate a vibrant and growing market for world-class American-manufactured cheeses.


National Restaurant Association Show
Chicago, May 21-24, 2022
At the National Restaurant Association Show, you’ll discover the innovations, ingredients, and insights that will help you overcome your current challenges and prepare for what’s ahead.

Future Restaurants
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.

General Packaging & Processing

Midwest Food Products Association 2021 Annual Convention & Processing Crops Conference
Wisconsin Dells, November 30 – December 2, 2021
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.

 Food Northwest Process & Packaging Expo 2022
Portland, February 3-4, 2022
The largest regional food manufacturing trade show 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.

Food Processing Expo
Sacramento, February 15-16, 2022
Food Processing Expo 2022 will be held at the newly renovated Sacramento Convention Center! The Expo attracts a wide variety of attendees, including CLFP member food processors, non-member processors, those with ideas for new food products, university personnel and students, food processing industry vendors, suppliers, and more.

2022 Positive Nutrition International Broadcast Series
Online, March 15-31, 2022

The 2022 Positive Nutrition Series will consist of nine category focused events between March 15-31, 2022 with regionally specific content. Each day will include live/interactive presentations.

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.

10th American Food Sure Summit
Chicago, 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.

SupplySide East
Secaucus, NJ, April 12-13, 2022
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.

Food Safety Summit
Rosemont, IL, May 9-12, 2022
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.

3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. Annual Meeting and Education Program
Bloomington, MN, May 16-19, 2022
The 2022 education events will open with the comprehensive introductory and networking session on Monday, May 16. 3-A SSI for Beginners and the Basics of Sanitary Design will be a fast-moving full-day program, beginning with an overview to 3-A SSI and an introduction to the elements of hygienic equipment design that distinguish 3-A Sanitary Standards. The second day, May 17, will feature a full day of leading experts and timely topics reflecting the current developments, future challenges and new opportunities for hygienic design. The 3-A SSI Annual Meeting will open on Wednesday morning, May 18, with reports on 3-A SSI programs and services. Work Group sessions will begin Wednesday morning and continue through Thursday afternoon, May 19.

The White Label World Expo
Las Vegas, May 25-26, 2022
New York City, September 29-30, 2022
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 Edge 
May 2022
Food Edge is New England’s leading food summit that brings together the industry’s largest brands, disruptive startups, and top researchers to collaborate for the betterment of the food industry.

Kansas City, June 5-7, 2022
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.

WSJ Global Food Forum
Chicago and Online, June 28, 2022
Global Food Forum gathers together an influential audience of senior executives and experts from across the food industry and agricultural economy, including stakeholders from the worlds of law, finance, government, academia and advocacy.

IFT Food Expo
Chicago and Online, July 10-13, 2022
At FIRST, you will gain the insights to move your work, your business, and our global food system forward. Because when we all work together as one, we bring the world better food. FIRST—food improved by research, science, and technology.

 Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo
Miami, September 11-14, 2022
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 event.

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.

SupplySide West 2022 | Food Ingredients North America
Las Vegas, October 31 – November 3, 2022
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.

American Food Manufacturing Summit
The Generis American Food Manufacturing Summit sets the standard for industry connections and idea exchange, and 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. Network with over 150 of your peers, connect with exhibitors and learn from the top industry influencers as we explore strategies to improve automation, operational excellence, quality and safety.

The NAFEM Show
Orlando, February 1-3, 2023
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.

Las Vegas, September 11-13, 2023
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 23-25, 2023
Process Expo showcases all aspects of the food and beverage processing industry, uniting all industry sectors.
Make powerful partnerships, preview, touch, and learn about emerging trends and technology, and take home proven solutions for the year ahead.

Join a global network of suppliers, producers and emerging tastemakers from the entire supply chain at the most comprehensive expo dedicated to your industry, where you’ll savor a full range of hot new flavors, see groundbreaking packaging options, watch state-of-the-art machinery in action and hear from people who can help move the needle for your company.

Food Safety Consortium Conference
Organized by Food Safety Tech, the Food Safety Consortium Conference has been an educational and networking event since 2012 for Food Protection that has food safety, food integrity, and food defense as the foundation of the educational content of the program. With a unique focus on science, technology, best practices and compliance, the “Consortium” features critical thinking topics that have been developed for both industry veterans and knowledgeable newcomers.

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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.

PLMA’s Private Label Trade Show
Rosemont, IL, January 30 – February 1, 2022
Store brands enjoyed record double digit growth last year across all U.S. channels. All signs point to that growth continuing. The best way for you to get in on the action is by exhibiting at PLMA’s Private Label Trade Show, set for January 30 – February 1, 2022, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.

Meat & Poultry

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.

Chicken Marketing Summit
Braselton, GA, July 25-27, 2022
The Chicken Marketing Summit brings together a unique cross-section of poultry industry stakeholders to network, share, learn, and dialogue together about the opportunities and challenges for chicken being driven by fast-changing consumer trends. Attendees include poultry marketing and sales executives, supermarket and foodservice buyers, allied industry sales and marketing executives, distributors, and more.

Poultry Tech Summit
Fall 2022
The Poultry Tech Summit focuses on the transition of innovative technologies from researchers and entrepreneurs into commercial applications for the benefit of the poultry industry. This event is the only one of its kind being offered to connect researchers and entrepreneurs with poultry sector technology experts, financiers, bankers, and venture capitalists looking for new projects to fund.


Organic Grower Summit
Monterey, CA, December 1-2, 2021
The Organic Grower Summit presented by Western Growers and OPN provides growers firsthand knowledge and information in a variety of areas ranging from agtech to food safety to sustainability. The 2021 Summit will provide both organizations an opportunity to offer their members and subscribers greater access to information, education, and networking opportunities on new organic products, services, and technology.

United Fresh Convention and Expo
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.

Refrigerated & Frozen

Dallas, February 19‑22, 2022
AFFI-CON is the premier business event for frozen food and beverage makers, industry suppliers and logistical partners. Year after year, AFFI-CON brings together 600+ companies and 1,500+ attendees, creating the space and time for them to meet one-on-one to discuss current and future business needs. 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.

RFA 41st Annual Conference & Exhibition
Amelia Island, FL, February 20-23, 2022

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.

The Refrigerated Foods Association (RFA) Fall Symposium
Salt Lake City, September 18-21, 2022
RFA Symposiums are offered annually in the fall in areas across the U.S. They provide informative presentations and discussion sessions on important business and marketing issues and food safety and regulatory topics affecting the refrigerated foods manufacturers and suppliers. They also include site visits and tours to companies and organizations of interest to our membership.


NOSH Live Winter 2021
Santa Monica, December 2-3, 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.

Plant Based World Conference & Expo 
New York City, December 9-10, 2021
Mingle. Network with professionals who have successfully embarked on both personal and professional plant-based journeys, many of whom have created some of the world’s most revolutionary plant-based products and foods. Share experiences, learn from peers, and immerse yourself in a truly collaborative plant-based environment. It’s a unique opportunity to help both established and start-up brands move from niche to mainstream with a captive and inspired audience.

PTNPA Convention
Miami, January 14-17, 2022

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.

The Winter Fancy Food Show
Las Vegas, February 6-8, 2022
The Show has traditionally been the largest West Coast event focused solely on the specialty food industry. Open only to the trade, attendees will be prequalified. Retail and foodservice buyers, distributors and brokers, business service providers, and members of the media who cover the industry are all eligible to attend.

Natural Products Expo West
Anaheim, March 8-12, 2022
Natural Products Expo, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, brings together an inspired community of industry members and exhibiting companies.

Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America
Boston, March 13-15, 2022
This is leading trade event for seafood buyers in every market category including retail, restaurant, catering, foodservice and processing. Meet with suppliers from around the world and source the seafood, new products, equipment and services to meet your business needs.

Petfood Forum
Kansas City, May 2-4, 2022
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.

Natural Products Expo East
Philadelphia, September 28 – October 1, 2022
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.

Food as Medicine Summit
The Food as Medicine Summit brings together multiple stakeholders from healthcare and the food industry for a networking and learning opportunity truly grounded in evidence. Learn the latest of the whole field, and address the key obstacles standing in the way of widespread adoption and success for evidence-backed food for health.

Food as Medicine Summit Bay Area
The Food as Medicine Summit brings together multiple stakeholders from healthcare and the food industry for a networking and learning opportunity truly grounded in evidence. Learn the latest of the whole field, and address the key obstacles standing in the way of widespread adoption and success for evidence-backed food for health.


ProFood Tech
ProFood Tech is a biennial event designed to showcase the latest innovations and technologies for all sectors of the food and beverage processing industry, including baking and snack, beverage, frozen and prepared foods, dairy, and meat, poultry, and seafood.

International Trade Shows

Bakery & Snacks

Bakery Showcase
Toronto, April 10-11, 2022
Join thousands of industry professionals from bakeries (retail, wholesale, commercial, in store), grocery and food-service outlets.


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.


RC Show
Toronto, February 27 – March 1, 2022
RC Show is the event to gather inspiration, capture insights, network, and discover innovative solutions to boost your bottom line.  

General Packaging & Processing

 Fi Europe 2021
Online, November 22 – December 2, 2021
Frankfurt, November 30 – December 2, 2021
Fi Europe 2021, co-located with Hi Europe, will take place online and in person, bringing you the best of both worlds. Attendees can look forward to discovering and sourcing new ingredients, connecting with suppliers, and learning from a comprehensive content program featuring top industry experts.

The White Label World Expo
London, March 2-3, 2022
Messe Frankfurt, October 12-13, 2022
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!

CFIA Rennes
Rennes, March 8-10, 2022
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.

FOODtech JAPAN [Osaka]
Osaka, March 9-11, 2022
FOODtech JAPAN [Osaka] is newly launching in March 2022 with huge expectations from food industry, following the success of FOODtech JAPAN [Tokyo]. The show is B to B trade show for automation technologies for food factories, manufacturing facilities, restaurants and serves as the best gateway to expand your business into food industry in Japan and Asia.

Morocco Siema 2022
Casablanca, March 15-17, 2022
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.

Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Conference
Barcelona, March 29-31 2022
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.

  Anuga FoodTec 2022
Cologne and Online, April 26-29, 2022
As the leading global trade fair, Anuga FoodTec is the most important source of impetus for the international food and beverage industry. As the world’s only supplier fair, it covers all aspects of food production . Here, the industry presents its latest innovations and technological visions – from process technology to filling and packaging technology to food safety, from packaging materials to digitalization and intralogistics. And beyond that, there’s plenty more to discover.

  Vitafoods Europe
Geneva and Online, May 2-13, 2022
Over the past 22 years, 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. Located in Geneva, 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.

Cibus 2022
Parma, May 3-6, 2022
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, 2022
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.

THAIFEX – Anuga Asia
Bangkok and Online, May 24-28, 2022
THAIFEX – Anuga Asia is the leading annual international trade exhibition for food & beverages, foodservice, food technology, retail, and franchise in Asia. It is a trade event to meet, establish new business networks, and to heighten your success. This one-stop food exhibition also features latest food producing technologies, food safety standards, related businesses and services, as well as a most fascinating culinary experience from the world of food.

ProPak Asia
Bangkok, June 15-18, 2022
ProPak Asia is returning in its 29th installment as the Premier Processing & Packaging event of its kind in Asia and continuing in its commitment to provide the industries with the latest advancements in machineries, technologies and innovative solutions.

Gulfood Manufacturing
Dubai, November 8-10, 2022
Leaner, powerful, faster and more profitable food processing, packaging and supply chain were the way forward at Gulfood Manufacturing 2021. Attendees from over 140 countries gathered to procure the latest F&B production technologies. Business leaders, industry ministers and heads of global F&B brands were present to lead the conversations at the Foodtech Summit, along with masterclasses by Michelin Star chefs.

FOODtech Week Tokyo
Tokyo, December 7-9, 2022
FOODtech Week Tokyo serves as Asia’s leading business platform for food industry. Food/ beverage/ confectionary/ dairy products manufacturers, restaurants, hotels, etc., visit FOODtech Week Tokyo to introduce latest automation technologies/equipment into their factories and restaurants/kitchens. Join the show and find your business partners!

interpack 2023
Düsseldorf, May 4-10, 2023
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.

Cibus Tec
Parma, October 24-27, 2023
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
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.

Meat & Poultry

MeatEx Canada
Toronto, February 3-5, 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.

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.


Fruit Expo 2021 & World Fruit Industry Conference
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.


Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global
Barcelona, April 26-28, 2022
Conveniently located in Barcelona, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global is the world’s largest seafood trade fair. The fair features more than 2,000 exhibiting companies from 89 countries. If you are a professional seafood buyer, do not miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet and do business with seafood suppliers from every corner of the globe.

 BlueTech Forum 2022
Vancouver, June 7-8, 2022
The global water and climate dialogue is seeing a shift away from making the environment ‘less-worse’ and towards  initiating regrowth and regeneration. That is the view of Paul O’Callaghan, founder and chief executive of BlueTech Research, who is observing the transition.

“Radical collaborations between industry and the supply chain are now needed if bold ambitions are to be realised,” he says.

With this in mind, BlueTech Forum 2022,which is hosted by BlueTech Research, will have the theme Radical Collaboration for Regeneration, and will seek to catalyse new partnerships to enable companies to achieve their water and carbon goals. The organisers are building an immersive and inspiring experience to bring the story of water to life and ensure enduring impact.


The annual conference on Food Science and Technology will offer an all-encompassing perspective on the underlying concepts behind food science and their application towards food technology.

Last update: December 1, 2021