Food and beverage industry events can be a great way to make new connections, get inspired, and stay ahead of trends in the restaurant space. As you plan your year ahead, it's a good idea to make time for at least one of these vital events.
Good Food Awards Marketplace - San Francisco - January 19, 2020 - 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 18-21, 2020
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 3-7, 2020
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 23-26, 2020
Where coffee companies learn and exhibit, and cafe owners and coffee sellers come to find great products.
Craft Brewers Conference -Philadelphia, PA - April 19-22, 2020
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 - Denver, CO - June 8-11, 2020
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 19-21, 2020
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 28-30, 2020
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 11-15, 2020
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 - February 1-5, 2020
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 - Philadelphia, PA - September 23-26, 2020
THE trade show for makers and buyers in the natural foods, body, beauty and nutraceuticals space, with educational sessions and a massive exhibit hall. Here's why new food startups should check out the natural product trade shows.
Anuga - Cologne, Germany - October 9-13, 2021
Anuga is the world’s largest food and beverage fair with 7,000 suppliers exhibiting.
SIAL - Paris, France - October 18-22, 2020
Paris hosts this large and hugely popular international food and beverage trade show.
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 happenings in your area. For example:
- Renegade Craft Fair (in several cities nationwide)
- Patchwork Craft Shows (mostly West Coast)
- Unique USA (in several major cities)
- Crafty Wonderland (where Portlandia comes to life)