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2023 Food Trade Shows You Need to Know About

Top Food and Beverage Industry Brands Go to Many Trade Shows


round 79% of trade show attendees say that going to a trade show influences their decisions on what to buy. Marketers agree that trade shows are an excellent way to form business relationships.

Food trade shows give you the opportunity to network. You can discover new products and food processing technology. You can gain insight into industry trends and strategies.

You have a growing variety of food and beverage trade shows to choose from. Throughout 2023, you can find events in cities across the country. Learn more here about some of the food industry trade shows you can't miss.

SNAXPO: March 19-21, Orlando

SNAXPO is the only vertically-integrated supply chain trade show for snack producers. You'll find innovative processing, new packaging solutions, and trend-setting ingredients.

The event has something to offer, no matter the size of your business.

A new incentive program is ideal for startups and companies poised for growth. It helps your team connect with industry mentors and connect with manufacturing partners. You can gain visibility while learning about essential trends in the industry.

American Food Innovate Summit: March 30-31, Chicago

The American Food Innovate Summit focuses on improving how you launch new products. The event features unique presentations by industry experts. You'll hear from food scientists, developers, researchers, and marketers.

They share case studies, best practices, and industry insights. You can learn from the stories of successful and less successful product introductions. The American Food Innovate Summit is an excellent professional development and networking opportunity.

SupplySide East/SupplySide West: April 18–19, Secaucus/October 23–27, Las Vegas

The SupplySide trade shows bring together suppliers and ingredient buyers. It attracts over 200 suppliers and more than 2,700 attendees. You can choose the most convenient location: Secaucus, NJ, or Las Vegas.

SupplySide is co-located with Food ingredients North America (FiNA). It lets you connect with industry professionals, including:

  • Ingredient suppliers
  • Contract food manufacturers
  • Flavor and fragrance suppliers
  • Equipment and machinery companies
  • Packaging and labeling suppliers
  • Wholesalers, distributors, and brokers

You can learn about the science and strategy of product development. Industry experts offer educational sessions on a range of timely issues.

SupplySide East and West give you the opportunity to source new ingredients and suppliers. You can develop your existing business relationships.

Sweets and Snacks Expo: May 22–25, Chicago

The Sweets and Snacks Expo is known as the largest confectionary trade event in North America. The visitor count can reach 15,000, with more than 1,000 exhibitors.

The event features new product launches and merchandising innovations. You can learn strategies to grow your business.

Exhibitors at the Sweets and Snacks Expo range from multinational corporations to groundbreaking startups. Attendees include confectionary and snack retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers. The organizers ensure that everyone is truly a member of the industry who intends to do business at the show.

The event goes beyond product debuts and displays. You can make connections and develop new partnerships. Food industry experts provide their insights into current trends and strategies for success.

International Dairy Deli Bakery Association: June 4–6, Anaheim

IDDBA (International Dairy Deli Bakery Association) 2023 is also known as the Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo. IDDBA attracts more than 10,000 attendees and over 800 exhibiting companies. It bills itself as the largest industry-only show for dairy, deli, bakery, and food service.

IDDBA features new products and trends. It helps you develop relationships and expand the reach of your business.

The event includes informative presentations and motivational insights from expert speakers. You can browse thousands of exhibition booths. You can develop your network to buy and sell products and services.

IFT FIRST: July 16–19, Chicago

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) manages the world's leading food technology event. FIRST stands for Food Improved by Research, Science, and Technology. The name sets the stage for what you can gain from this innovative trade show.

IFT FIRST connects science and business. You can be part of developing solutions to the complex challenges in the global food and beverage industry. This year's event has five main focus areas:

• Novel technology and innovation

• Sustainability and climate

• Health and nutrition

• Food safety

• Consumer insights and education

The expo helps you find new products and technologies. You can learn about the latest industry developments and applications.

Americas Food and Beverage Show: September 18–20, Miami

The Americas Food and Beverage Show is an excellent opportunity to network with other food and beverage professionals. It features more than 600 exhibitors from countries throughout the Americas.

The Americas Food and Beverage Show lets you discover new products, marketing trends, and ideas. The conference includes sessions on the most pressing issues for the industry. Food and beverage experts will provide insight into staying competitive in the modern business climate.

NACS Show: October 3-6, Atlanta

The NACS Show is one of the most comprehensive food industry events for the convenience and fuel retailing industry. It attracts more than 23,000 attendees every year. Over 1,200 companies take part in the expo.

You can discover ideas and strategies for:

• Increasing sales

• Attracting new customers

• Building your brand

• Improving your profitability

Educational sessions help you deepen your expertise in areas like technology, operations, and leadership.

FPSA Process Expo: October 23–25, Chicago

Process Expo is one of the most extensive food equipment and technology shows. The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and Messe Frankfurt manage this top-tier event.

Process Expo brings together food and beverage processors, packaging professionals, equipment manufacturers, and leading academics. It features the latest innovations. You'll find cutting-edge research, technologies, and business practices.

The trade show has almost 600 exhibitors. They represent diverse product categories from each step in food processing and beverage production.

The event is a valuable networking opportunity. More than 70% of attendees have purchasing authority and often make decisions at the show. You can meet new partners and develop existing relationships.

Take Advantage of This Year's Food Trade Shows

Food trade shows are an excellent way to learn about new products. You can develop your network while deepening your industry expertise. You can choose food and beverage trade shows focusing on the most critical areas for your business.

You need a partner to help you implement the insights you gain from trade shows. It's All Goods is ready. We provide various services, including research, marketing, and logistics.

Contact It's All Goods today to discuss how we can work together.

April 21, 2023