5 Food Industry Trade Shows in 2018

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5 Food Industry Trade Shows You Won’t Want to Miss This Year

2018 is shaping up to be a very busy year for the food processing industry. In fact, the first two months of the year have been jam-packed with food industry trade shows like the International Production & Processing Exhibition in Atlanta, GA and the Food Processing Expo in Sacramento, CA. If you missed these events or are eager to attend the next big expo or conference, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 upcoming food and beverage conferences to check out this year.

1. Natural Products Expo West

March 7-11, Anaheim, CA

The Natural Products Expo West & Engredea is the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry. You’ll learn about the newest and hottest products hitting the market, gain insights on retail trends and network with manufacturers, suppliers, agricultural businesses and more.

2. The NFRA Executive Conference

May 7-10, Rosemont, IL

The 26th Annual NFRA Executive Conference focuses on discussing today’s top trends, challenges and opportunities facing the frozen and refrigerated food industry. After opening the conference with a fishing or golf competition, you’ll network with top leaders in the frozen and refrigerated food space and gain deep insight into consumer behaviors and refrigerated foods.

3. Food Safety Summit

April 9-11, Tempe, AR

The 20th Annual Food Safety Summit is a 3-day event addressing food safety across the entire supply chain, from farmers and suppliers to food regulations. Alongside thousands of your peers, you’ll hear case studies from across the industry, take part in educational sessions and learn a wide range of applicable, real-world solutions to today’s food industry challenges.

4. IFT Food Expo

July 15-18, Chicago, IL

The IFT Food Expo is where food and science collide. At this event, you’ll learn about the latest global food trends and the products designed to address them. If you want to be engulfed in the latest in food ingredients, equipment, processing and packaging, this is the food industry trade show for you.

5. Smart Industry 2018

September 24-26, Rosemont, IL

If you’re interested in technology and the industrial internet of things (IIoT), you won’t want to miss the 4th Annual Smart Industry conference. You’ll hear about business’ digital transformation stories, see new food processing technologies in action, participate in small discussion groups and network with like-minded individuals.

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