Food Industry Events & Trade Shows

Petfood Forum 2023

May 1-3, Kansas City, MO

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.

Petfood Forum 2023 will take place in-person on May 1-3, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

Petfood Forum brings the global pet food and treat industry together to network, learn and move business forward. Register today to take your pet food industry knowledge to the next level. Multiple pass options are available allowing attendees to select a package that best fits their needs.

Audience: Attendees include professionals working in pet food nutrition, ingredient and processing technologies, packaging, food science, R&D, product development, food safety, QA/QC, purchasing, import/export, regulatory compliance, marketing and sales.

Agenda: The conference features educational sessions led by industry experts, providing insight on connecting with pet food consumers, nutrition, ingredients, processing, sustainability and much more.

Exhibit hall: Showcasing over 300 companies vital to global pet food manufacturers and brand owners. Exhibitors include ingredient suppliers, packaging material and equipment suppliers, processing equipment and technology suppliers, co-packers, consultants and more.
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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

Beverage

Dairy

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association Show
Anaheim, June 4-6, 2023
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, July 18-21, 2023
At the American Cheese Society Annual Conference, you’ll celebrate a vibrant and growing market for world-class American-manufactured cheeses.

Foodservice

Future Restaurants
2023
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.

Bar & Restaurant Expo
Las Vegas, March 27-29, 2023

Get ahead of the curve by hearing about (and tasting!) the latest trends, troubleshoot the challenges facing your business, hear what’s working (and what’s not), and learn what the future will look like… and how to get there, fast.

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

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.

SNAXPO 
Orlando, March 19-21, 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.

Smart Manufacturing Food & Beverage Summit
Chicago, March 28, 2023
The rise in consumer demand for personalized and organic products is driving the food and beverage industry to manufacture higher quality, more complex products at an accelerated rate.

Leveraging emerging technologies such as AI, IIoT, Automation Robotics and more enables increased efficiency, and higher-quality product generation, and ensures long-term ROI. However, the current labour skills gap and lack of digital maturity prevent manufacturers from achieving a successful digital transformation pace.

Join industry 4.0 leaders at the Smart Manufacturing Food & Beverage Summit to acquire the necessary tools, hear the latest strategies, and discover the latest solutions to streamline your industry 4.0 journey.

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.

The White Label World Expo
Las Vegas, May 3-4, 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!

Food Safety Summit
Rosemont, IL, May 8-11, 2023
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.

Kansas City, June 4-6, 2023
Since 1978, the Sosland Publishing’s Purchasing Seminar has been held in June each year as a forum that has brought together purchasing executives and suppliers. Over three days each year, executives associated with purchasing gather for an intensive look into the commodity market situation and outlook, for networking, and to conduct business.

IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo
Chicago and Online, July 16-19, 2023
IFT FIRST stands for Food Improved by Research, Science, and Technology. The world’s leading food technology event plus the biggest B2B food expo makes a return to Chicago starting July 10, 2022. Take in this dynamic, reimagined experience in person or join virtually.

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.

SupplySide West 2023 | Food Ingredients North America
Las Vegas, October 23 – 27, 2023
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 14-15, 2023
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.

PACK EXPO
Philadelphia, March 18-20, 2024
PACK EXPO offers the latest solutions for retailers and consumer packaged goods, as well as educational seminars and learning centers featuring the latest case studies and reports.

PACK EXPO
Chicago, November 3-6, 2024
PACK EXPO offers the latest solutions for retailers and consumer packaged goods, as well as educational seminars and learning centers featuring the latest case studies and reports.

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Grocery

Meat & Poultry

Annual Meat Conference 2023
Dallas, March 6-8, 2023
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.

Poultry Tech Summit
Atlanta, November 6-8, 2023
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.

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 Produce Summit 2023
Monterey, July 12 – 13, 2023
OPS 2023 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.

Organic Grower Summit
Monterey, November 29 – 30, 2023
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. Through engaging educational sessions, insightful Keynote presentations and a trade show floor featuring nearly 100 exhibitors offering supply chain and service provider opportunities for growers, OGS 2022 is an event not to be missed!

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, 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, 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.

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

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

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

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

Specialty

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.

Petfood Forum
Kansas City, May 1 – 3, 2023
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.

Plant Based World Expo
New York, September 7-8, 2023
Now in its third year, Plant Based World Expo is where you’ll discover innovative plant-based products, hear from industry leaders and pioneers, and connect with the right people from the trade including retailers, investors, buyers, distributors, and brokers. And you’ll be the first to sample mouthwatering plant-based food from ground-breaking U.S. based and international companies.

Natural Products Expo East
Philadelphia, September 20-23, 2023
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.

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 28-30, 2023
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.

drinktec
Messe München, Fall 2025
drinktec worldwide is a powerful network that embraces the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry: drinktec, which is held in Germany, as well as drink technology India, and CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE.

Foodservice

Restaurants Canada Show
Toronto, April 10-12, 2023
Hospitality comes from the heart—from the tables of celebrated chefs to the Colonel’s buckets to the mom-and-pop roti shop on the corner. It’s about sharing a family recipe, your skill and food culture to feed communities.

Hustle is the sound and soul of the industry we love, and what drives us to shape its evolution. We are willing to work smart, but not harder. Been there, done that. We are invigorated and inspired by the true spirit of hospitality and devoted to keeping our doors open for family, friends and food. Forever.

General Packaging & Processing

FOODtech JAPAN [Osaka]
Osaka, March 8-10, 2023
FOODtech JAPAN [Osaka] is newly launching in March 2022 with huge expectations from the 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, and restaurants and serves as the best gateway to expand your business into the food industry in Japan and Asia.

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.

Cibus 2023
Parma, March 29-30, 2023
Cibus offers a unique opportunity for food industry professionals to discover the best of 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.

Food Industry Meetings
Toluca, Mexico, April 19-20, 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.

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.

The White Label World Expo
Messe Frankfurt, October 11-12, 2023
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!

Morocco Siema 2023
Casablanca, October 17-19, 2023
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 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.

Gulfood Manufacturing
Dubai, November 7-9, 2023
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 6-8 , 2023
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!

Meat & Poultry

IFFA
Frankfurt, May 3-8, 2025
A premiere event for the meat industry, IFFA joins industry professionals in Frankfurt am Main. The massive show features over 1,000 companies from 50 countries, giving visitors an unmatched opportunity to learn about the newest trends and innovations in the meat industry.

Produce

Fruit Expo 2023 & World Fruit Industry Conference
Guangzhou, 2023
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

Technology

 

Last update: January 30, 2023