Top 30 Food & Beverage Industry Trade Shows in USA in 2021

Top 30 Food & Beverage Industry Trade Shows in USA in 2021

The food and beverage industry in the United States of America amounts to USD18,968 million in revenue. Revenue in the food and beverage industry in the USA is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2020-2023) 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 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.

This is because the various operations involved in F&B production are streamlined and most improvements are incremental and not innovative. So companies in F&B have to rely on branding to get their name out there and distinguish themselves from their competition.

And what is a better way than taking part in trade shows to achieve all your branding goals seamlessly? By attending the right trade show you are guaranteed to meet potential customers and business partners who would be interested to know more about your business. A booth for rent is all your need to start exhibiting.

We have listed below 30 top shows for your convenience if you are planning to participate in trade show(s) this season with eye-catching trade show displays.

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1. Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference & Expo – FA&M

2. Sweets and Snacks Expo

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

4. Summer Fancy Food Show – NASFT

5. Americas Food & Beverage Show

6. Process Expo – FPSA

7. Texas Restaurant Association – TRA Marketplace

8. Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

9. Coffee Fest

10. Natural Products Expo East

11. World Dairy Expo

12. IFT Meeting and Food Expo (Virtual)

13. School Nutrition Association – SNA (Virtual)

14. Supply Side West

15. Kosherfest

16. Craft Brewers & Brew Expo America

17. International Pizza Expo

18. Northwest Foodservice Show

19. Ingredient Marketplace – SupplySide

20. National Grocers Association – The NGA Show

21. Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference – PMA

22. Florida School Nutrition Association – NFSA Food & Equipment Expo

23. American Association of Meat Processors Exposition – AAMP

24. NEPC Produce, Floral & Food Service Expo

25. International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York & PMQ’s NY Pizza Show

26. Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show – FRA – PMQ’s Pizza Show

27. HX: The Hotel Experience

28. Louisiana Foodservice Expo – LRA

29. North American Association of Food Equipment Mfg. – NAFEM

30. International Society of Sports Nutrition – ISSN

 

 

1. Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference & Expo – FA&M

When: September 12-15, 2021
Where: Doral Resort, Miami, FL

About The Trade Show:

Miami’s most awaited food and beverage event, FA&M is back in town! To celebrate its 22nd annual event and their first-ever hybrid event, they are calling in processors and suppliers to learn about the latest advances in engineering, automation, sustainability, and food safety. To be held at the Doral Resort, Miami from the 12th of September to the 15th of September, this is your go-to food expo!

 

2. Sweets and Snacks Expo

When: May 24-26, 2022
Where: McCormick Place Convention Center,Chicago

About The Trade Show:

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 June 23-25, 2021, Indiana Convention Center, Indiana, USA.

 

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

When: June 6 – 8, 2021
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, Huston

About The Trade Show:

Offering widespread opportunities, the food and beverage trade show event gathers the leading industry experts to find and explore products and innovative solutions for bakery, dairy, and food & beverage segments. The show has a solid attendee list with professionals from retail chains, wholesale chains, and convenience stores attending. You can expect to bump shoulders with supervisors, directors, and CEOs.

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 George R. Brown Convention Center, Huston from June 6 – 8, 2021.

 

4. Summer Fancy Food Show – NASFT

When: September 27 – 29, 2021
Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City

About The Trade Show:

Held annually, this food and beverage 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 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 27 – 29, 2021 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City.

 

5. Americas Food & Beverage Show

When: September 22-23, 2021
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center

About The Trade 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 September 22-23, 2021, Miami Beach Convention Center on an annual basis, it is accessed by 500+ exhibitors.

6. Process Expo – FPSA

When: November 2-5, 2021
Where: South Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, IL

About The Trade Show:

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 & beverage packaging and processing industry.

With an estimated count of more than 20,000 visitors and 3350 exhibitors, these food and beverage events attract a multitude of professionals hailing from the food and beverage packaging industry to expand their avenues of business networking and establish viable trade relations with renowned brands on the floor of the show. The expo is going to start from November 2-5, 2021 in South Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

 

7. Texas Restaurant Association – TRA Marketplace

When: July 10-12, 2021
Where: San Antonio, TX

About The Trade Show:

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 in San Antonio, TX, from July 10-12, 2021. Participate in this exhibition to display your best brand offerings to get maximum ROI, and get a chance to meet renowned industry professionals. You won’t be disappointed with the TRA marketplace, they are known as the largest foodservice show for a reason, and that reason is that they have restaurateurs from all over the country participating in their shows.

 

8. Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

When: August 22-24, 2021
Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim

About The Trade Show:

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. The expo has a dedicated forum devoted to exhibitors to showcase their products, innovations, and solutions to attendees.

It will bring together more than 8000 visitors and approximately 400 exhibitors who have their custom booth or their own trade show booth rentals at a single ground at Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, the USA from August 22-24, 2021. Plan to exhibit in this trade show event to gain greater visibility for your brand, and realize your trade goals.

 

9. Coffee Fest

When: August 22-24, 2021
Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

About The Trade Show:

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. This B2B event is the ideal place for exhibitors looking to grow their brand in the coffee and tea industry.

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 22-24, 2021 at Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim.

 

10. Natural Products Expo East

When: Sept 22-25, 2021
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

About The Trade Show:

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 Sept 22-25, 2021 at The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, 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. This expo is also a great place to connect with like-minded professionals and build your network.

 

11. World Dairy Expo

When: 28 Sept to 2 Oct 2021
Where: Madison, WI

About The Trade Show:

World Dairy Expo is an international dairy product expo that takes place in an annual place. This year, it will start from 28 Sept to 2 Oct 2021 at Madison, WI. 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.

 

12. IFT Meeting and Food Expo (Virtual)

When: July 19-21, 2021
Where: Virtual Exhibit

About The Trade Show:

With an estimated account of 23000 visitors and 1200 exhibitors, this food and beverage expo is held annually from 19 Jul– 21 Jul 2021. This year, IFT’s annual event into a new, AI-enabled Virtual Exhibit. It focuses on valuable year-round marketing and sponsorship opportunities. This show ideal for businesses looking to keep up with the latest trends and developments in food science.

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 collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the overall benefit of the global population.

13. School Nutrition Association – SNA (Virtual)

When: July 12-15, 2021
Where: Virtual (Schedule a 20-minute demo)

About The Trade Show:

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 12-15, 2021 SNA’s Virtual Annual National Conference (ANC) will take place over four days 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.

 

14. Supply Side West

When: October 25 to 28, 2021
Where: Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV

About The Trade Show:

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 25 to 28, 2021 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA.

 

15. Kosherfest

When: November 9 & 10, 2021
Where: Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey

About The Trade Show:

Join this trade show event to connect with 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 9 & 10, 2021. 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.

 

16. Craft Brewers & Brew Expo America

When: September 09–12, 2021
Where: Denver, CO

About The Trade Show:

The annual Craft Brewers & Brew Expo America that travels to different cities each year is now in Denver for its annual event. Presented by the Brewers Association, the event is attended by the likes of 13000+ guests and 800+ exhibitors.

Be a part of these food and beverage events to experience both on-premise breweries—brewpubs and taprooms—and packaging breweries. CBC is the perfect place for industry professionals to discuss topics on brewing education, ideation, networking, tips and tricks on improving brewery quality and performance whilst enjoying craft brews together.

 

17. International Pizza Expo

When: August 17–19, 2021
Where: Las Vegas Convention Central Exhibit Halls, Las Vegas, Nevada

About The Trade Show:

Are you ready for the most-awaited food trade shows of 2021? Embrace yourself to attend one of the largest pizza shows in the world, the International Pizza Expo 2021. Celebrating its 37th year at Las Vegas Convention Central Exhibit Halls, Nevada, the food expo is attended by the likes of 6000+ attendees and 400+ exhibitors.

Surround yourself with keynote speakers from the industry sharing insightful knowledge on how to up your game, to make the perfect pizza tips and tricks, success and failure stories, best practices that gained their success and fame, and many more.

 

18. Northwest Foodservice Show

When: August 01–02, 2021
Where: Portland Expo Center

About The Trade Show:

Mark your calendar to visit the most sought-after food and beverage trade show of 2021. The Northwest Foodservice Show, to be held at the Portland Expo Center, is a great food and beverage exhibition that provides its audience a boundless food tasting and adult beverage offerings, live cooking demonstration by both celebrity chefs as well as local restaurant favorites and networking opportunity.

The event is attended by the likes of 5000+ guests and 300+ exhibitors and is an exclusive industry trade event only. This food and beverage exhibition is NOT open to the general public.

 

19. Ingredient Marketplace – SupplySide

When: August 24–25, 2021
Where: Meadowlands Exposition Center – Secaucus, NJ

About The Trade Show:

Want to drive your brand forward? Attend the most preferred food industry trade show of 2021 and turn heads from across the globe. Drop by the Ingredient Marketplace – SupplySide event to gain insight and network with industry best people to understand the leading health and nutrition industry, whilst checking out the most innovative ingredients & formulation techniques to drive your brand forward.

To be held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center – Secaucus, NJ, from the 24th of August to the 25th of August, the event is the perfect place to meet, source, network, and discover!

 

20. National Grocers Association – The NGA Show

When: September 19–21, 2021
Where: Paris Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

About The Trade Show:

With over 3000+ guests and 400+ exhibitors, the NGA show is open to one and all. The specialized food and beverage exhibition led by retailers is the perfect destination to distribute industry knowledge, gain insight, learn from experts while showcasing innovative and game-changing products and solutions.

Learn, educate and network at the event to take back good memories and ideas to drive profitable growth for your company. To be held at the Paris Hotel and Casino, this two-day event is a must-attend food expo.

 

21. Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference – PMA

When: July 21-22 2021
Where: Monterey, CA

About The Trade Show:

The food and beverage exhibition, PMA is back in Monterey, California, to celebrate its 40th anniversary. From operators to business solutions providers, anyone from the global fresh produce and floral supply chain looks forward to be a part of this food expo.

Attended by the likes of 1900+ guests and 200+ exhibitors, this is one of the must-visit shows. This famous food and beverage event provides industry-specific solutions to attract, develop and retain talent.

22. Florida School Nutrition Association – NFSA Food & Equipment Expo

When: November 05-06, 2021
Where: Daytona Beach, Florida

About The Trade Show:

The FSNA, food and beverage events, is scheduled to held at Daytona Beach, Florida. To commence from November 05th to 06th of 2021, the event is visited by 1800+ guests and 200+ exhibitors. Industry experts and leaders come together to discuss topics like child nutrition, wellness and academic success while promoting leadership development opportunities.

 

23. American Association of Meat Processors Exposition – AAMP

When: July 15-17, 2021
Where: Oklahoma City Convention Center

About The Trade Show:

AAMP is one of North America’s most preferred meat processors and suppliers’ exhibitions.  Celebrating its success over the past 80+ years, this time the AAMP food expo is back at the Oklahoma City Convention Center from the 15th of July to the 17th of July to celebrate its 82nd anniversary.

Both members and non-members from the meat, poultry & food business, around the globe, come together under one roof looking for a vast array of ideas, supplies, and services.

 

24. NEPC Produce, Floral & FoodService Expo

When: September 29–30, 2021
Where:
Hynes Convention Center – Boston, MA

About The Trade Show:

Be a part of the famous food trade show of 2021, New England Produce Council. To be held at the Hynes Convention Center – Boston, from the 29th to the 30th of September, do not miss out on the great food and beverage exhibition.

The team at the event is all set to educate and teach both members and sponsors the importance of consuming safe and healthy fruits, vegetables and complementary products. Join the likes of 700+ guests and 200+ exhibitors to gain insights, learn emerging tips and tricks whilst networking at your best!

 

25. International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York & PMQ’s NY Pizza Show

When: : March 06-08, 2022
Where: Javits Center

About The Trade Show:

The most sought-after restaurant trade show of 2021, has a new address and date. To be held at the Javits Center from the 6th of March to the 8th of March, 2022, the show is attended by 16000+ guest and 300+ exhibitors. Experience the hottest menu trends, state-of-the-art design and décor, and the best in business education, while networking with the restaurant and foodservice community.

 

26. Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show – FRA – PMQ’s Pizza Show

When: September 19-20, 2021
Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando

About The Trade Show:

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, one of the famous restaurant trade shows of 2021is back again this year at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. Attended by the likes of 15000+ attendees and 600+ exhibitors this show has only gotten to be bigger and better over the years.

From the independent owner, quick-serve restaurant operator, chef, caterer, baker, bar or nightclub operator, hospital, hotel or commercial foodservice personnel — all can come forward in this food and beverage exhibition and be a part of this event.

 

27. HX: The Hotel Experience

When: November 14–15, 2021
Where: JAVITS CENTER | NYC

About The Trade Show:

Are you ready to meet industry leaders and experts to hear them share experience, knowledge and much more with regards to innovative ideas, new best practices emerging from the pandemic etc. while celebrating stories of resilience from the industry’s toughest year. See you at the Javits Center, on the 14th and 15th of November to experience one of the best food and beverage exhibition.

 

28. Louisiana Foodservice Expo – LRA

When: August 07-08, 2021
Where: New Orleans Morial Convention Center

About The Trade Show:

The LRA is one of the most sought-after food industry trade shows of 2021.  This two-days extravaganza food expo from the 7th of August to the 8th of August 2021 will be held at New Orleans Morial Convention Center. This event is the perfect marketplace for restaurants and foodservice professionals. Be ready for a wide variety of special events and educational seminars at the LRA.

 

29. North American Association of Food Equipment Mfg. – NAFEM

When: August 26-28, 2021
Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando

About The Trade Show:

One of the most awaited food industry trade shows of 2021 is back again at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, USA. With over 18000+ attendees and 560+ exhibitors, the NAFEM Show is dedicated 100% to the foodservice equipment, supplies and strategies industry. With industry-leading exhibitors, game-changing products, and countless connections – there’s no limit to what’s possible when you attend the NAFEM show.

 

30. International Society of Sports Nutrition – ISSN

When: June 10-12, 2021
Where: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

About The Trade Show:

Be a part of ISSN’s 18th Annual conference and food expo at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. Scheduled to commence from the 10th to the 12th of June, this is a must-visit food and beverage exhibition for knowledge enhancement on science-based sports nutrition and supplement information. Recognized by many Universities, ISSN is said to offer the latest, cutting edge, and non-biased information about the science and application of sports nutrition and supplements. In addition, ISSN regularly funds research projects too!

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 does in-depth research.

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