Food and Beverage Industry Events and Tradeshows Calendar

Trade Show to Consider, Whether You're Buying, Selling or Developing Products

Beyond Meat at Expo West
The early days at Beyond Meat, dishing up meatless tacos at Expo West. Susie Wyshak

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Good Food Awards Marketplace - San Francisco - January 17, 2016  - The Good Food Marketplace showcases winners of the Good Food Awards who set up tasting stands at the Ferry Building Marketplace.

Fancy Food Winter Show - San Francisco, CA - January 17-19, 2016
North America’s largest specialty food and beverage trade show featuring more than 180,000 products from around the world.

Natural Products Expo West - Anaheim, CA - March 9-13, 2016
A massive trade show for makers and buyers in the natural foods, body, beauty and nutraceuticals space, as well as trendy pet foods, with educational sessions, lots of alcohol and a huge exhibit hall. 

Specialty Coffee Association Expo - Atlanta, GA - April 14-17, 2016
Where coffee companies learn and exhibit, and cafe owners and coffee sellers come to find great products.

Craft Brewers Conference - May 3-6, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA
Presented by the Brewers Association, CBC is the leading industry event, and the only one that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries.

World Tea Expo - June 13-17, 2016 - Las Vegas, NV
Retailers, tea room owners, distributors, food and beverage directors, spa managers, specialty grocers, mass merchants and other business professionals attend World Tea Expo to see more than 200 high-quality tea suppliers and other vendors.

Sweets & Snacks Expo - Washington DC - May 24-26, 2016
An annual show run by the National Confectioners' Association that's all about candy and snacks.

National Restaurant Association Restaurant (NRA) & International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event - Chicago, IL - May 21-24, 2016
If you're targeting restaurant and foodservice buyers, or seeking products for your restaurant or store, this is your show — promising to connect you with 44,000 attendees.

Interbev Beverage - Chicago, IL - early Summer
Featuring approximately 100 beverage exhibitors, at this event co-located with FMI Connect, Private Brands Summit, United Fresh, Sabor Latino Food Show, U.S. Food Showcase and the International Floriculture Expo.

Fancy Food Summer Show - New York, NY - June 26-28, 2016
This international specialty food and beverage trade show features thousands of booths including many European and Middle East vendors who don't exhibit at the Winter show in San Francisco.

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo - Chicago, IL - July 16-19, 2016
Join more than 23,000 top food science and technology professionals, ingredients suppliers, food manufacturing equipment and more from over 90 countries, many from highly respected organizations in the global food industry.

NY NOW (Gift Fair) - New York, NY - January 30-February 4, 2016
This event showcases the very best lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum, making it worth considering for food and beverage companies targeting boutiques, corporate gift buyers and gift basket makers.

Natural Products Expo East - Baltimore, MD - September 21-24, 2016
THE trade show for makers and buyers in the natural foods, body, beauty and nutraceuticals space, with educational sessions and a massive exhibit hall.

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Anuga - Cologne, Germany - 2017
Anuga is the world’s largest food and beverage fair with early 7.000 suppliers exhibiting.

SIAL - Paris, France - October 16-20, 2016
Paris hosts this large and hugely popular  international food and beverage trade show.

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Connect With Consumers at Craft, Food and Wine Gift Fairs

Come holiday season, if you're making small batch, craft foods and beverages, look to the many pop ups, craft gift fairs and other seasonal haps in your area. For example:

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