Top 15 Food & Beverage Industry Trade Shows in USA in 2019

Top 15 Food & Beverage Industry Trade Shows in USA in 2019

The food and beverage industry in the United States of America amounts to USD18,968 million in 2019 in revenue. Revenue in the food and beverage industry in the USA is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2019-2023) of 10.0%, resulting in a market volume of USD 27,760 million by the year 2023.

As we look forward to a new year of growth in the food and beverage industry in the United States, two facts are apparent.

First, there are a lot of opportunities to earn revenue, drive sales and make things happen in the market.

The second and more important question is how does your marketing team aim to expand its outreach in the market before audiences of professionals and users? Given that the F&B industry is highly monopolistically competitive with close but not perfect substitutes, branding has traditionally been and shall be the most critical driver of top line and bottom line growth.

What is better than taking part in trade shows to achieve all your branding goals seamlessly? We have listed below 15 top shows for your convenience if you are planning to participate in trade show(s) this season with eye-catching trade show booth displays.

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1.  National Restaurant Association – NRA Show
2.  Sweets and Snacks Expo
3.  Dairy – Deli – Bake Seminar & Expo – IDDBA
4.  Summer Fancy Food Show – NASFT
5.  IFT Meeting and Food Expo
6.  School Nutrition Association – SNA
7.  Texas Restaurant Association – TRA Marketplace
8.  Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
9.  Coffee Fest
10.  Natural Products Expo East
11.  World Dairy Expo
12.  Americas Food & Beverage Show
13.  Process Expo – FPSA
14.  Supply Side West 2019
15.  Kosherfest 2019


1. National Restaurant Association – NRA Show


Held on an annual basis, it offers the exhibitors an opportunity to gather and exhibit their products and services that encompass tools and technologies to enhance the restaurant business. Attracting an audience of 61,503+ and a count of approximately 1958 exhibitors, it is a promising trade show event to look forward to.

It will be going to start from May 18th and end on May 21st, 2019 at McCormick Place, Chicago. Feature your best brand offerings at this event to catch the attention of leading business professionals to achieve your marketing goals smoothly.




2. Sweets and Snacks Expo


Popularly known as the largest confectionery, sweets & snacks trade event in North America, the trade show is held annually. It enables the exhibitors to explore the opportunities to grow their business by showcasing their brand products before your targeted prospect comprising influential business professionals, retailers and end users.

With an estimated visitor count of 18000 and 850 exhibitors, the expo is going to commence from 21st May and lasts till 23rd May 2019 at McCormick Place, Chicago, USA.

Sweets and Snacks Expo


3. Dairy – Deli – Bake Seminar & Expo – IDDBA 


Offering widespread opportunities, the trade show event gathers the leading industry experts to find and explore products and innovative solutions for bakery, dairy, and food & beverages segments.

With a huge gathering of approximately 10,000 visitors and 891 exhibitors, this trade show offers great opportunities for the brands hailing from the food and beverage industry vertical. It will be held at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from June 2nd-4th, 2019.

Dairy – Deli – Bake Seminar & Expo – IDDBA


4. Summer Fancy Food Show – NASFT


Held annually, this trade show event provides an opportunity to the exhibitors to put on display a wide range of their various bold and flavorsome foods, along with other products and services.

Inviting an approximate gathering of 35,000 visitors and 2700 exhibitors, it offers the industry experts to gather together and build their business networks and enjoy the various programs & exciting events. The show is due to be held from June 23rd-25th, 2019 at Javits Center, New York.


Summer Fancy Food Show – NASFT


5. IFT Meeting and Food Expo


With an estimated account of 23000 visitors and 1200 exhibitors, this trade show event is held annually in the month of June. It focuses on valuable year-round marketing and sponsorship opportunities.

It provides a chance to exhibitors to showcase the best and exclusive range of food equipment to a vast profile of audience comprising directors, managers, presidents, and CEOs. It encourages food professionals to transform the collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the overall benefit of the global population.


IFT Meeting and Food Expo


6. School Nutrition Association – SNA 


Housing in-depth educational essence in each of the activities taking place at this trade show, this event makes for the best opportunity for brands to showcase cutting edge solutions to enhance school nutrition.

It is going to be held from July 14th-16th, 2019 at America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, USA with approximately 3500, and accessed by 385+ exhibitors. Participate in this exhibition to meet with leading professionals hailing from the food industry and access wide opportunities to build productive business relations with them.


School Nutrition Association – SNA


7. Texas Restaurant Association – TRA Marketplace


Grab the opportunity to learn the latest techniques and trends of food technology, beverages and much more from some of the most sought-after restaurant professionals to increase your efficacy and enhance your business growth. It provides a productive platform for the buyers and sellers to come together and explore innovative ways to make your business successful.

With an estimated account of 30,000 visitors and 150+ exhibitors, the expo is going to take place at George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, from July 14th to 15th, 2019. Participate in this exhibition to display your best brand offerings to get maximum ROI, and get a chance to meet the renowned industry professional.


Texas Restaurant Association – TRA Marketplace


8. Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo


This annual trade show enjoys the position of being the most exciting platform where professionals hailing from hospitality industries gather and put forth their contribution to fulfilling the market and consumer needs.

It will bring together more than 8000 visitors and approximately 400 exhibitors at a single ground at Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, USA from August 25th-27th, 2019. Plan to exhibit in this trade show event to gain greater visibility for your brand, and realize your trade goals.


Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo


9. Coffee Fest


Held on an annual basis, this trade show provides a productive platform to the leading professionals hailing from coffee and related beverages industries and restaurants from across the country to gather and explore emerging market trends.

The trade show offers a wide range of opportunities to the exhibitors to showcase their wide range of products and related services. Participate in the event to up your business sales from August 25th-27th, 2019 at Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, USA.

Coffee Fest


10. Natural Products Expo East


Being an annual trade show fair, this flagship event endeavors to connect the business professionals of the healthy lifestyle industry. With an account of approximately 29000 visitors and 451 exhibitors, the event is going to begin from 12th September till 14th September 2019 at The Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, USA.

Exhibit in this renowned trade show to launch your innovative and novel products, get access to build impactful connections with the leading business magnates hailing from your industry vertical.

Natural Products Expo East


11. World Dairy Expo


World Dairy Expo is an international dairy product expo that takes place in an annual place. This year, it will start from 1st October and continue till 5th October 2019 at Alliant Energy Center, Madison, USA. It attracts the attention of dairy farmers to find the latest dairy technology and innovations, including animal health supplies, feeding products, forage handling and much more.

With an estimated account of 65000 visitors and 775 exhibitors, participate in this expo to achieve maximum returns on your investments and build your brand value to new horizons.


World Dairy Expo



12. Americas Food & Beverage Show


This trade show offers an excellent opportunity for exhibiting companies to participate and explore unparalleled opportunities to discover new markets and share innovative solutions with approximately 50,000 visitors. Held on an annual basis, it is accessed by 500+ exhibitors, and it generally takes place in the month of September every year.


Americas Food & Beverage Show



13. Process Expo – FPSA


Organized by FPSA, this trade show is one of the biggest platforms that enable the exhibitors to get the latest insights on technological advancements and integrated solutions of the food & beverages packaging and processing industry.

With an estimated count of more than 20,000 visitors and 3350 exhibitors, this trade show attracts a multitude of professionals hailing from food and beverages packaging industry to expand their avenues of business networking and establish viable trade relations with the renowned brands on the floor of the show. The expo is going to start from October 8-11, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.


Process Expo - FPSA


14. Supply Side West 2019


The trade show event brings together the suppliers and ingredient buyers on a single platform to explore products belonging to beverages, dietary supplements, personal care, and sports nutrition industries. An approximate number of 17,000 suppliers and ingredient buyers and 1300+ exhibitors are going to be participating in this trade show that is held on an annual basis.

The event is slated to commence from October 15th to 19th, 2019 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA.

Supply Side West 2019


15. Kosherfest 2019


Join the 30th edition of this trade show event to connect with the professionals from the global kosher industry to expand your business ventures. It will bring together more than 50,000 visitors and approximately 500 exhibitors at a single ground in Secaucus, the USA from November 12th to 13th, 2019. Plan to exhibit in this trade show event to gain greater visibility for your brand, meet with decision-makers, display your kosher-certified items and realize your trade goals.

Kosherfest 2019


You can choose to participate in one or more of these trade shows and food festivals as per your business requirements. Examine the scope of these trade show events if you belong to the same or a similar industry vertical and while this list should suffice for a pilot study, we recommend your marketing team to do in-depth research.

Plan your event participation today by collaborating with an experienced trade show booth design company that enables you to achieve maximum returns on your marketing investments.