Trade shows are an ideal way to learn about the latest and greatest technologies and brands in your industry, all while networking and meeting new contacts. The food, beverage and nutrition shows coming up in 2024 are no exception; they’ll be jam-packed with speakers, exhibitors, networking opportunities and more!
And we did the research so you don’t have to—check out this compiled list of our favorite shows coming this year. Mark your calendar!
The 2024 IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo, taking place in Chicago July 14-17, will boast over 1,000 exhibitors sharing the latest in food science intelligence, food tastings and food tech innovations, as well as hosting over 100 educational sessions. In our experience, IFT is the B2B food & beverage show to attend, so don’t miss out! And, IFT offers smaller, regional events throughout the year if you’re looking to network specifically in your region.
Natural Products Expo West
As natural and organic foods continue to grow in popularity with consumers, Natural Products Expo West is the place to learn everything you need to know about the industry and get familiar with emerging and pioneering brands. Natural Products Expo West is being held in Anaheim, California March 13-26.
Previously known as Expo East, Newtopia Now welcomes CPG changemakers from across the globe to gather together August 6-8 in Savannah, Georgia. Designed specifically for natural and organic buyers, the conference helps buyers find their next big CPG product inspiration.
SupplySide East & SupplySide West
SupplySide East is a leading ingredient and solutions trade show on the East Coast. It’s being held April 16-17 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Later in the year, Oct 28-Nov 1, SupplySide West is being held in Las Vegas. Both events are an opportunity for food, beverage and nutraceutical companies to showcase their innovative ingredients and solutions.
The National Restaurant Association Show
For the food service industry, the National Restaurant Association Show is the ultimate showcase. It’s the largest gathering of food service professionals in the Western Hemisphere. This event has the resources, information and opportunities you need—all in one place. Join in on the action May 18-21 in Chicago.
Winter & Summer Fancy Food Shows
The Winter Fancy Food Show and the Summer Fancy Food Show are two specialty food events hosted by the Specialty Food Association (SFA). They are exclusively B2B and are great places to connect with buyers, distributors and retailers, with access to more than 40 product categories. The winter show will be held Jan 21-23 in Las Vegas and the summer show will be June 23-25 in New York City.
International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)
This year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will be held in Atlanta from January 30 to February 1. This trade show is the largest annual poultry, meat and animal food expo in the world. Attendees will get the chance to explore the latest technologies, engage with industry leaders and learn about the current trends in the food production & processing industry.
Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
Being held in Los Angeles from August 25-27, the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo focuses on hot menu trends, business education and design and decor. Discover the latest innovations alongside restaurant and bar operators, chefs, caterers and hotel foodservice personnel.
Calling all coffee lovers, roasters, baristas, cafe owners and more! Coffee Fest has four shows in 2024 located in Orlando, New Orleans, New York City and Los Angeles, so you can attend the location that best suits you. These events are designed for attendees who want to experience new products, discover new trends and gain education from professionals in the specialty coffee community.
Bar & Restaurant Expo
Join over 13,000 experts, entrepreneurs and other foodservice professionals at the Bar & Restaurant Expo, also known as World Tea Expo, which is specially tailored to practical and innovative solutions to help tackle challenges facing the hospitality industry. From single-unit bar and restaurant operators to national chains and everywhere in between, attendees come together to learn and share insights. At the same time, March 19-21, International Pizza Expo—the world’s largest pizza trade show—will convene in Las Vegas for its 40th anniversary.
Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) Convention & Trade Expo
Tortillas are a specific sub-section of the baking industry that is rapidly growing. Join industry professionals at the Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) Convention & Trade Expo in Las Vegas on May 9-10 where you’ll see all the latest in tortilla equipment, ingredients and supplies all under one roof.
Sweets & Snacks
The Sweets & Snacks Expo is where you can find the latest and tastiest products customers love. This event showcases a wide range of flavors—sweet treats such as chocolate, candy and cookies and savory delights like chips, popcorn and meat snacks—and how to use them to drive sales for your business.
PACK EXPO East
An opportunity that only comes around every two years is here! PACK EXPO East will take place March 18-20 of this year, where packaging and processing professionals gather to share their insights on all things materials, machinery and more.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
Join us for the only global event for convenience stores from October 7-10! NACS features experts and speakers, access to education sessions and the experience of viewing cool, new products up-close. From in-store merchandise and store operations, to food equipment and foodservice programs, explore over 425,000 square feet dedicated to your interests.
International Dairy Deli Bakery (IDDBA)
From June 9-11 in Houston, Texas, learn about the latest trends and technology in the dairy, deli and bakery spaces at IDDBA. It is the largest industry-only show for these industries, with three days dedicated to growing your business. 2023’s show saw over 9,500 registrations and 81% of attendees were busters and key decision-makers.
Private Label Manufacturing Association (PLMA)
From center store food to personal care, PLMA will yet again hit the show floor running with the latest industry innovations from November 17-19 in Chicago. Last year, about 13,000 attendees explored products and services offered by PLMA member manufacturers and suppliers.
National Restaurant Association
The future of the restaurant industry is here, with another show set on May 18-21. Discover tastes and palettes to inspire a whole new menu or connect with peers who are making a splash on the scene in Chicago for another special National Restaurant Show.
Plant-based World Expo
Plant-based products continue to grow in number—and popularity. That’s why Plant Based World Expo is the only 100% plant-based trade show for retail and foodservice. Don’t miss it from September 11-12 in New York City.
BevNET presents the leading industry events for food, beverage and beer. In 2024, join them for a two-day event—June 12-13 in New York City—that’s dedicated to the beverage industry.
This invite-only, exclusive event is limited to nutrition industry CEOs and executives and is a great gathering of vitamin, mineral and supplement (VMS) industry professionals. In 2024, NBJ Summit will take place from July 29 to August 1 at the Terranea Resort & Spa in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
VitaFoods Europe is a world-leading nutraceutical show and a relevant place for vitamin, mineral and supplement industry leaders to get connected with their target audience. With over 160 countries represented at the event, you won’t want to miss it! Join other experts May 14-16 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Food Ingredients Europe
Attend a global trade show specifically for food and beverage tastemakers! Food Ingredients Europe features more than 1,400 exhibitors, 25,000 attendees and more. And in 2024, you can join other industry experts in Frankfurt, Germany from November 19-21.
Check Us Out on the Road!
ColinKurtis loves heading to industry trade shows to learn the latest trends from experts in food, beverage and nutrition. If you’re looking to connect with us at a trade show or discover what ColinKurtis can do for your brand, contact Mitch Robinson at Mitch@colinkurtis.com or call 815-965-6657 EXT. 1.
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