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. 


U.S. Trade Shows


Bakery & Snacks

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.

IBIEducate
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.

International Baking Industry Exposition
Las Vegas, September 18-21, 2022
The International Baking Industry Exposition is 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

Digital Food & Beverage
Austin, July 25 – 26, 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.

BevNET Live Winter 2022
Santa Monica, December 5-6, 2022
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.

Dairy

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.

American Cheese Society Conference
Des Moines, July 2023
At the American Cheese Society Annual Conference, you’ll celebrate a vibrant and growing market for world-class American-manufactured cheeses.

Foodservice

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
2022
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.

New England Food Show
Boston, April 2-4, 2023
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

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 
Online, May 3-5, 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 27-28, 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.

FIRST 2022 Expo & Virtual Experience
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.

Food Safety Consortium Conference
New Jersey, October 19-21, 2022

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.

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 4, 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
Chicago, November 8-9, 2022
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.

Midwest Food Products Association 2022 Annual Convention & Processing Crops Conference
Wisconsin Dells, November 30 – December 2, 2022 
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.

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.

SupplySide East
Secaucus, NJ, April 18-19, 2023
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.

PACK EXPO
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.

SNAXPO 
2023
The world (and the world of snacks) may have changed, but the need for tactile experiences remains the same. Be part of the event that’s about more than just looking—you can sample new flavors that’ll bring your bright ideas to life. You can test innovative sanitation solutions and speak directly with manufacturers who can help you stay ahead of developing trends. But best of all, you’ll walk away with the products, partners and strategies that will make a lasting impact on the future of your business.

 

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Grocery

U.S. Private Label Trade Show
Chicago, November 13-15, 2022
To help member companies meet retailers from the U.S. and Canada, PLMA organises its U.S. Private Label Trade Show in Chicago each November. Buyers from all major supermarkets, supercenters, drug chains, mass merchandisers, convenience stores, online retailers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, discounters, and even military exchanges participate.

Meat & Poultry

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
Atlanta, October 30 – November 1, 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.

IPPE
Atlanta, January 24-26, 2023
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.

Annual Meat Conference 2023
Dallas, March 6-8, 2023 | 2022 Event Canceled
NAMI and FMI, in partnership with Sealed Air, will host a virtual discussion series regarding The Power of Meat analysis hosted beginning February 7. More information coming soon.

Feed Strategy Conference
This paid half-day conference delves into the economic and nutrition issues influencing 2022 poultry and feed production. From the examination of global protein trends to strategies for successful antibiotic-free production, poultry and feed industry stakeholders will attend this forum to glean leading-edge insights on the critical issues impacting their poultry operation’s productivity and profitability.

Produce

Organic Grower Summit
Monterey, CA, November 30 – December 1, 2022
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.

Organic Produce Summit 2022
Monterey, CA, July 13 – 14, 2022
OPS 2022 includes a series of informative educational sessions, engaging keynote presentations, and a sold-out trade show floor, featuring over 150 organic growers, shippers, and processors from across North America. Registration for OPS is all-inclusive.

Refrigerated & Frozen

AFFI-CON
San Diego, February 25‑28, 2023
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 42nd Annual Conference & Exhibition
Kiawah Island, SC, February 26 – March 1, 2023

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 43rd Annual Conference & Exhibition
Scottsdale, AZ, March 3-6, 2024

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.

Specialty

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.

Food as Medicine Summit
Chicago and Online, May 25-26, 2022
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 in the whole field, and address the key obstacles standing in the way of widespread adoption and success for evidence-backed food for health.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2022
New York City, June 12-14, 2022
The Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, Sunday through Tuesday, June 12-14, 2022. Additional details will be posted when they are finalized.

National Pizza & Pasta Show
Rosemont, IL, August 23 – 25, 2022
Pizza continues to be America’s favorite food and the pizza industry continues to grow in size and sophistication. To aid operators in running the best possible restaurants, the  National Pizza Show comes to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in suburban Rosemont, Illinois – adjacent to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for its annual convention and conference

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.

NOSH Live Winter 2022
Santa Monica, December 1-2, 2022
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.

Natural Products Expo West
Anaheim, March 7-11, 2023
Natural Products Expo, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, brings together an inspired community of industry members and exhibiting companies.

PTNPA Convention
2023

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 that shell, process, salt, and/or roast peanuts and tree nuts, and those that supply equipment and services that are critical to the industry.

International Trade Shows


Bakery & Snacks

Beverage

BrauBeviale
Nuremberg, November 14-16, 2023 | 2022 Event Canceled
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.

Foodservice

RC Show
Toronto and Online, May 9-11, 2022

RC Show is the event to gather inspiration, capture insights, network, and discover innovative solutions to boost your bottom line.  

General Packaging & Processing

The White Label World Expo
Messe Frankfurt, October 12-13, 2022
London, February 28 – March 1, 2023
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!

FOODtech JAPAN [Osaka]
Osaka, March 8-10, 2023
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, September 13-15, 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.

Vitafoods Europe
Online, May 2-13, 2022
Geneva, May 10-12, 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
Online, May 18-20, 2022
Shanghai, December 7 – 9, 2022
Since 2000, SIAL China has served as a launchpad for food and beverage companies looking to expand abroad, and inspiring food business through sharing valuable insights and trends, connecting exhibitors and buyers, hosting industry-recognized events, and celebrating innovation.

FHC South China Global Food Trade Show
Guangzhou, May 24-26, 2022

Relying on the influential world food Guangzhou Exhibition in South China and the reputation platform of its joint exhibition in the same period, the exhibition will introduce more high-quality resources in the fields of leisure food and high-end food material supply chain for the Guangzhou catering market, explore a wider regional market for the exhibitors of FHC Shanghai global food trade show, and efficiently connect with retailers and wholesalers in South China Professional purchasers such as star hotels, chain restaurants, supermarkets and group units share a one-stop platform for procurement and information integration.

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 heighten your success. This one-stop food exhibition also features the 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 and Online, 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.

CFIA Toulouse
Toulouse, September 20 – 22, 2022
Attached to the values ​​of CFIA – conviviality, exchanges, and proximity – this new event, which will take place on September 20, 21, and 22, 2022 in Toulouse, aims to allow all actors of the IAA of the South-West to carry out a technological watch by giving them the benefit of a fair close to their production units.

Food Industry Meetings
Mexico, October 19 & 20, 2022 | February 22-23, 2023
International business convention dedicated exclusively to the development of the supply chain for the Food & Beverage Processing Industry in Mexico.

The official venue for the Food & Beverage industry to explore the market, identify new commercial relationships and investment opportunities on an international scale.

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.

Fi Europe 2022
Online, November 28 – December 8, 2022
Paris, December 6-8, 2022
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.

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!

CFIA Rennes
Rennes, March 14-16, 2023
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.

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.

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.

MeatEx Canada
Toronto, September 28-30, 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.

Produce

Fruit Expo 2022 & World Fruit Industry Conference
Guangzhou, November 18-20, 2022
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.

Specialty

Petfood Forum Europe
Nuremberg, Germany, May 23, 2022
Petfood Forum conferences and exhibitions serve the global pet food manufacturing industry, with each event providing unique and exclusive networking and learning opportunities. Each event offers education on the latest research and newest information on pet food nutrition, global pet food marketing trends and growth, pet food safety, processing, packaging, and much more—all delivered by the industry’s leading subject-matter experts.

BlueTech Forum 2022
Vancouver, June 7-8, 2022
The global water and climate dialogue are 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.

Technology

 

Last update: April 25, 2022