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.
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U.S. Trade Shows
Bakery & Snacks
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.
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.
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.
BevNET & NOSH Virtually Live
Online, June 22-23, 2021
Gathering within a unique virtual event environment, BevNET and NOSH’s Virtually Live will welcome attendees to an event filled with refreshing opportunities to interact, learn, and partner with colleagues who are both familiar and new.
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
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.
American Cheese Society Conference
Online, July 28-30, 2021
At the American Cheese Society Annual Conference, you’ll celebrate a vibrant and growing market for world-class American-manufactured cheeses.
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.
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 brings together operations, technology, design and marketing executives from all facets of the restaurant industry. Future Restaurants fills the need for a conference that explores how restaurants can utilize tech and innovation to drive better, more efficient customer experiences both in location and via digital touchpoints.
Midwest Foodservice Expo
The Midwest Foodservice Expo provides the latest products, training, trends and solutions, specifically for the restaurant and foodservice industries. Food, beverage, and hospitality professionals unite with industry suppliers for new ideas and new products.
General Packaging & Processing
Digital Food & Beverage Connect
Online, June 15-16, 2021
Digital Food & Beverage Connect is a virtual, cross industry, invite-only event customized for senior digital marketing and ecommerce executives from the most disruptive companies in food and beverage. The mission of Digital Food & Beverage 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.
FIRST (IFT Annual Event & Digital Experience)
Online, July 19-21, 2021
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.
WSJ Global Food Forum
Online, June 24, 2021
The Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum will tackle the critical issue of sustainability, from seed research to farming practices to packaging to the food we eat. Farmers, suppliers, consumers, investors, and governments are focusing increased attention on how to maximize production while assuring the availability of resources in the future.
Charlotte, August 22-24, 2021
Join a global network of suppliers, producer,s 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.
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.
The NAFEM Show
Orlando, August 26-28, 2021
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.
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.
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
Food Safety Consortium Virtual Conference Series, Fall
Online, Every Thursday October 7 – November 4, 2021
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.
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.
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.
American Food Manufacturing Summit
Online, November 16–18, 2021
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 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.
Northwest Food & Beverage World 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.
Natural Products Expo West
Anaheim, CA, 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.
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.
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.
Food Safety Summit
Illinois, 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.
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.
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.
3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. Annual Meeting and Education Program
2021 Event On Demand
The online program will feature experts on a range of leading topics and issues in the hygienic design of food processing equipment. The 2021 education events will open Monday, May 17 with a fast-moving full-day program, beginning with an overview of 3-A SSI and an introduction to the elements of hygienic equipment design that distinguish 3-A Sanitary Standards. The second program day, May 18, will feature expert perspectives on The Role of Hygienic Design in Food Safety Plans.
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.
Grocery Delivery Connect
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
Chicken Marketing Summit
Fernandina Beach, FL, July 18–20, 2021
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 31 – November 2, 2021
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.
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.
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 2022 Convention and Expo
Boston, May 9-11, 2022
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 and Online, 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.
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.
Fancy Food Show 2021
New York City, September 27-29, 2021
Fancy Food Show 2021 will feature an in-person event at the GBAC Star Certified Jacob Javits Center in New York City, along with a digital counterpart that will include education programming. The in-person and digital events will allow many options for attending and will showcase the exploration and purchase of specialty food and beverage products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frontline Future 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.
Tuck’s Virtual Summit on AgTech
The Tuck AgTech Summit aims to bring together some of the most important people and organizations pushing this space forward in order to accelerate the spread of knowledge, create new connections, and generate ideas.
International Trade Shows
Bakery & Snacks
Wabel Sweet & Confectionery Summit
Online, November 2-3, 2021
The Wabel Sweet & Confectionery Summit will consist of two days to meet potential business partners during pre-matched and pre-scheduled B2B Smart Meetings™ to bring together curated buyers and vetted suppliers from the Sweet & Confectionery industry.
These real one-on-one conversations will last 25 minutes (10 min presentation + 10 min Q&A) and be held in a private meeting.
Toronto, April 2022
Join thousands of industry professionals from bakeries (retail, wholesale, commercial, in store), grocery and food-service outlets.
The Wabel Online China Wine & Spirits Summit will consist of two days to meet potential business partners during pre-matched and pre-scheduled B2B Smart Meetings™ to bring together Chinese curated buyers and vetted suppliers. These real one-on-one conversations will last 25 minutes (15 min presentation + 10 min Q&A) and be held in a private online meeting. This means no travel costs, no pollution, but the same result. No need to shake hands to close the deal!
Wabel China Wine & Spirits Summit: June 9-11, 2021
Wabel Beers & Ciders Summit: November 16-17, 2021
Wabel Spirits Summit: November 18-19, 2021
Wabel Wine Summit: November 18-19, 2021
Wabel Drinks Summit 2021
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.
Wabel Chilled & Dairy Summit
Online, September 23-24, 2021
The Wabel Chilled Food To Go Summit will consist of two days to meet potential business partners during pre-matched and pre-scheduled B2B Smart Meetings™ to bring together curated buyers and vetted suppliers from the industry. These real one-on-one conversations will last 25 minutes (15 min presentation + 10 min Q&A) and be held in a private meeting.
RC Show is the event to gather inspiration, capture insights, network, and discover innovative solutions to boost your bottom line.
General Packaging & Processing
Rennes, June 9-11, 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.
Online, June 9-23, 2021
Bangkok, September 15-19, 2021
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.
Parma, 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.
THAIFEX – Anuga Asia 2021
Bangkok & Online, September 29 – October 3, 2021
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.
Geneva & Online, October 4-8, 2021
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.
Tokyo, October 13-15, 2021
FOODtech JAPAN is an international B2B trade show designed for food processing and automation technology professionals. Over the three day expo, visitors will get the chance to discover and connect with world-class food industry suppliers.
FHC China 2021
Shanghai, November 9-11, 2021
After more than 20 years of development, FHC – Shanghai Global Food Trade Show has become a leading trade show in China’s Food & Hospitality market. Under the huge market demand of the Chinese catering industry, FHC is committed to creating an important platform for multinational companies to enter the Chinese food and beverage market. In its 23rd edition, it had 180,000㎡exhibition area space, 133,751 trade visitors (+13% over last year), and 3,500 exhibitors, breaking all records of previous exhibitions.
Fi Europe 2021
Frankfurt & Online, November 22 – December 2, 2021
Fi Europe 2021, co-located with Hi Europe, will take place nline 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.
Morocco Siema 2021
Casablanca, 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.
Anuga FoodTec 2022
Cologne & Online, April 26-29, 2022
Flexible, innovative, hybrid! Anuga FoodTec is heading into the future and presents itself in 2022 in a new hybrid format. The mixture of a compact presence trade fair and the digital platform Anuga [email protected] creates the best conditions for the industry’s re-launch.
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.
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.
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 Wabel Summits will consist of two days to meet potential business partners during pre-matched and pre-scheduled B2B Smart Meetings™ to bring together curated buyers and vetted suppliers. These real one-on-one conversations will last 25 minutes (15 min presentation + 10 min Q&A) and be held in a private meeting.
Meat & Poultry
Online, June 17-18, 2021 & September 16-17, 2021
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.
Canada International Meat Exhibition
Toronto, 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.
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
Guangzhou, 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.
Refrigerated & Frozen
Wabel Online Frozen Summit
Online, March 2022
The Wabel Online Frozen Summit will consist of two days to meet potential business partners during pre-matched and pre-scheduled B2B Smart Meetings™ to bring together curated buyers and vetted suppliers from the Frozen industry. These real one-on-one conversations will last 25 minutes (15 min presentation + 10 min Q&A) and be held in a private online meeting. This means no travel costs, no pollution, but the same result. No need to shake hands to close the deal!
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.
Wabel Online Pet Summit
Online, October 27-28, 2021
The Wabel Online Pet Summit will consist of two days to meet potential business partners during pre-matched and pre-scheduled B2B Smart Meetings™ to bring together curated buyers and vetted suppliers from the Pet industry. These real one-on-one conversations will last 25 minutes (15 min presentation + 10 min Q&A) and be held in a private meeting.
Melbourne & Online, Australia from July 12-14, 2021
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: June 8, 2021