Upcoming events in our community

january

28janallday30International Production and Processing ExpoAtlanta, GA

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Event Details

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) continues to evolve and grow to meet the needs of its attendees and exhibitors. In 2019, IPPE expanded the show floor to all three halls (A, B and C) of the Georgia World Congress Center, resulting in the largest trade show floor ever in the event’s history. For 2020, IPPE will again be in all three halls and will bring together more than 1,300 exhibitors and 32,000 visitors in Atlanta, Georgia. Mark your calendar to join us Jan. 28-30, 2020. You will not want to miss it!

IPPE focuses on Innovation – bringing together buyers and sellers of the latest technology of products and services to make your business successful; Education – learning from the experts in free- and fee-based world-class programs on topics that cross industry interests; Global Reach – attracting more than 8,000 International visitors from 130 countries; and Networking – meeting new and rekindling old relationships with leaders across the industries.

Time

january 28 (Tuesday) - 30 (Thursday)

Location

Atlanta, GA

28janallday31CiderCon 2020Oakland, CA

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CiderCon® is only open to USACM Members.

Tuesday, January 28:

  • Cider Tours:
    • East Bay Area Food & Cider Tour with guide Jennie Dorsey (All Day) $125
    • Sonoma County Cider Tasting Tour with guide Darlene Hayes (All Day) $95
    • Parajo Valley and San Jose Cider Tour with guide Ria Windcaller (All Day) $90
    • California Apple History Panel at Filoli Gardens with guides Tom Hart & Brandon Buza (1/2 Day) $45
  • Elements of Style—a cider evaluation workshop with Charles McGonegal ($65)
  • Regional Association Leaders Symposium (Invite Only)

Wednesday, January 29

  • Advanced Orcharding Workshop—back by popular demand!
  • Research Poster Presentations – click here to submit your poster
  • Certified Pommelier™ Exam
  • Extended TTB Workshop
  • Opening Reception: Cider Share – register early for a chance to share your cider!

Thursday, January 30

  • CiderCon® Trade Show – Sponsored by Fruit Smart
  • CiderCon® Educational Seminars

Friday, January 31

  • CiderCon® Trade Show – Sponsored by Fruit Smart
  • CiderCon® Educational Seminars
  • Grand Tasting & Final Toast

Time

january 28 (Tuesday) - 31 (Friday)

Location

Oakland, CA

february

04feballday06NAFEM ShowNew Orleans, LA

Event Details

Everything you need to fine-tune your foodservice machine — or build one from the ground up — is at The NAFEM Show, North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM). Welcome to a show that reveals the inner workings of foodservice success. Browse exciting products from 600+ of the world’s leading equipment and supplies manufacturers. Meet and learn from leaders across all foodservice segments. And see the trends that are just around the corner. One thing’s for sure: awe-inspiring innovations and light-bulb moments await.

Time

february 4 (Tuesday) - 6 (Thursday)

Location

New Orleans, LA

17feballday19Northwest Food & Beverage WorldSpokane, WA

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Why Spokane? Why not! Northwest Food & Beverage World will capture the best elements, people and solutions from Portland and expand on these to provide more networking, more education and a user-friendly trade show floor highlighting the vendors you need to see. All this will happen in easy to get to Spokane February 17-19, 2020 at the lovely Spokane Convention Center.

Time

february 17 (Monday) - 19 (Wednesday)

Location

Spokane, WA

22feballday23Sourdough Bread FestivalCherry Valley, CA

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Learn about the health benefits of consuming naturally-fermented sourdough made with ancient grains. Meet the grain farmer, sample different types of sourdough bread and attend various fermented workshops

Time

february 22 (Saturday) - 23 (Sunday)

Location

Cherry Valley, CA

23feballdayFerment PittsburghPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Event Details

Ferment Pittsburgh is a project created to influence the growth of fermentation culture in our area. We offer classes, put on the annual Pittsburgh Fermentation Festival, and do activities to promote a better connection with harmoniously natural living. Please contact us with any questions regarding fermentation and culturing, whether you need advice or are looking for some starters. Perform, present, be a vendor,  demo, or related, at the festival: fermentpittsburgh@gmail.com

Time

All Day (Sunday)

Location

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

march

03marallday07Natural Products Expo WestAnaheim, CA

Event Details

Natural Products Expo West is part of the world’s largest natural, organic, and healthy products trade show produced by the New Hope Network. Over 3,000 companies from more than 100 countries were represented last year. The entire event includes the trade show and education conference with breakout sessions led by industry leaders.

Time

march 3 (Tuesday) - 7 (Saturday)

Location

Anaheim, CA

09marallday11Midwest Foodservice ExpoMilwaukee, WI

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The Midwest Foodservice Expo features educational seminars on operations, restaurant marketing, workforce solutions, business building, and more. Hundreds of exhibitors attend every year, making it the perfect opportunity to network with the best vendors in foodservice.

Time

march 9 (Monday) - 11 (Wednesday)

Location

Milwaukee, WI

22marallday24SNAXPOCharlotte, NC

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When it comes to mastering the newest snack craze, it takes new approaches, fresh solutions, smart machines. It takes the next generation of innovation. That’s what you’ll find at SNAXPO, the snack industry’s go-to for every aspect of the growing market. Product development and design? We’ve got it. Marketing and distribution strategy. We know it. Manufacturing and packaging options? We showcase it. If it matters to you, it’s here.

If you’re ready to change the game, you’ll find unique ideas that pop off the shelves, fresh flavors that pique consumer taste buds, and revolutionary equipment that answers regulatory demands and efficiency concerns. Join us to get a taste of everything that matters in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 22 – 24, 2020.

Time

march 22 (Sunday) - 24 (Tuesday)

Location

Charlotte, NC

april

01aprallday03KombuchaKon 2020Long Beach, California

Event Details

KombuchaKon is the only conference and trade show specifically targeting those in the Kombucha industry. The two-day event features the World’s Largest Kombucha Sampling Bar, educational seminars, dynamic speakers and the oppotunity meet vendors and network with your peers.

Time

april 1 (Wednesday) - 3 (Friday)

Location

Long Beach, California

24apr5:00 pm10:00 pmNorth Carolina Pickle FestivalMount Olive, North Carolina

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Since 1987, A family-friendly event that features 3 stages of entertainment, car show, antique tractor show, carnival rides, karaoke, a bike ride, 5K road race, mascot race, pickle train and an 8 foot walking pickle.

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Mount Olive, North Carolina

26apralldaySan Diego Fermentation FestivalSan Diego, CA

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A family-friendly outdoor celebration of wellness and gut health through fermented foods and beverages, local food and sustainability.

Time

All Day (Sunday)

Location

San Diego, CA

30apralldayGood Food Mercantile MinneapolisMinneapolis, MN

Event Details

The Good Food Foundation and the Good Food Merchants Collaborative are proud to present the Good Food Mercantile, an un-trade show for tasty, authentic, responsible food. This industry-only, intimate gathering is an opportunity for thoughtful, responsible American food crafters to connect with the growing community of retailers that value quality, care, and craftsmanship.

Headed back to the Midwest for the first time since Chicago in 2016, the Good Food Mercantile Minneapolis will take place on Thursday, April 30.

Time

All Day (Thursday)

Location

Minneapolis, MN

may

04mayallday07Food Safety SummitRosemount, IL

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The Food Safety Summit Educational Advisory Board (EAB), comprised of industry leading experts across the entire food industry is working collectively to develop the education program for the 2020 event, The EAB members consists of leaders across the supply chain, from food manufacturing to retail, foodservice, distribution, regulatory and academia. The group had its first meeting in July to determine the educational direction of the program and is working to develop the best possible education plan to match the evolving needs of the industry.

Time

may 4 (Monday) - 7 (Thursday)

Location

Rosemount, IL

16mayallday19National Restaurant Association ShowChicago, IL

Event Details

Hungry for higher margins, lower staff turnover, and creative ideas to give your foodservice business an edge? There’s only one place to find the tastiest ingredients, efficiency-boosting equipment, hot new technology, and delicious demos you need. Learn, sample, experience, and connect with what feeds you at the National Restaurant Association Show.

Time

may 16 (Saturday) - 19 (Tuesday)

Location

Chicago, IL

19mayallday21Sweets & Snacks ExpoChicago, IL

Event Details

The Sweets & Snacks Expo brings the best of the industry together. Start turning your plans into purpose and goals into action. Discover the latest innovations in products, merchandising and retail solutions. Connect with the Sweets & Snacks Community. Take action with the latest category, consumer and shopper insights.

Time

may 19 (Tuesday) - 21 (Thursday)

Location

Chicago, IL

21mayallday23Fermentation 2020Chicago, IL

Event Details

Fermentation 2020 is the first event in the United States that brings together everyone involved in the world of fermentation – producers, retailers, chefs, scientists, authors, suppliers, and regulators to share knowledge, experience, and strategies for growth.

Together we will explore the power of fermentation to build flavor, preserve food, and enhance health, and discuss how we can document and promote these benefits to the public.

Time

may 21 (Thursday) - 23 (Saturday)

Location

Chicago, IL

31may(may 31)8:08 am02jun(jun 2)8:08 amInternational Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association ShowIndianapolis, Indiana

Event Details

The IDDBA show brings together today’s leaders with tomorrow’s innovators to all grow the future of their business. As the leading show in the industry, we attract over 9,000 attendees and exhibitors and feature over 2,000 booths. Gain valuable insights through informative presentations, buy and sell products and services, network face-to-face, and get inspired by elite speakers. This once-a-year experience targets serious buyers, merchandisers, and executives who all share an appreciation and passion for food and our industry.

Time

May 31 (Sunday) 8:08 am - June 2 (Tuesday) 8:08 am

Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

june

16junallday19United Fresh ConventionSan Diego, California

Event Details

Experience the event that will change the way you do business. United Fresh 2020 Convention & Expo in San Diego, CA is three days of enhanced networking, B2B partner meetings, education and a whole lot of energy packed into the San Diego Convention Center.

Immerse yourself in the newest fresh produce and the tech innovations that support growth, development, promotion, transportation and expansion across the supply chain, changing your business to meet the changing needs of our industry. See you in San Diego!

Time

june 16 (Tuesday) - 19 (Friday)

Location

San Diego, California

27junalldayGood Food Mercantile NYC

Event Details

The Good Food Foundation and the Good Food Merchants Collaborative are proud to present the Good Food Mercantile, an un-trade show for tasty, authentic, responsible food. This industry-only, intimate gathering is an opportunity for thoughtful, responsible American food crafters to connect with the growing community of retailers that value quality, care, and craftsmanship.

The Good Food Mercantile NYC will take place on Saturday, June 27 at Brooklyn Expo Center.

Time

All Day (Saturday)

28junallday30Summer Fancy Food ShowNew York, New York

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The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food industry event in North America, and the premier showcase for industry innovation. Join us and experience more new and exciting events, programs, and exhibitors than ever before. This is the place to see and taste the future of food!

The 66th Summer Fancy Food Show in 2020 will take place at The Javits Center, New York City on June 28 – 30, 2020 and registration will open in early 2020.

Time

june 28 (Sunday) - 30 (Tuesday)

Location

New York, New York

july

12julallday15IFT Food ExpoChicago, IL

Event Details

IFT’s Annual Event and Food Expo is where the most talented and creative minds in the science of food come together to collaborate, share, learn, and network. It’s is where you can be inspired and inspire, where you can gain insights and gather intel, and where you can hear the latest research and see the most innovative products.

Whether your company is looking for new customers, new suppliers, or new ideas, IFT20 is an essential part of staying on top of what’s next in the science of food and the food industry, so you and your organization can stay ahead of the competition.

Time

july 12 (Sunday) - 15 (Wednesday)

Location

Chicago, IL

19julalldayOttawa Kombucha FestivalOttawa, Canada

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Join us for the 2nd annual Kombucha Festival in Ottawa, Ontario! Don’t miss out on all the effervescent fun this year.

Last year we had 2,000+ attendees sample kombucha from 17 different kombucha companies.

This year we’ll have even more local kombucha for you to try, homemade kombucha competition, homemade kombucha workshops, fermentation seminars, groovy music, healthy food and much more!

Time

All Day (Sunday)

Location

Ottawa, Canada

20julallday22Digital Food & BeverageAustin, TX

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Digital Food & Beverage is three days of action-packed stories, conversations, and connections with 450+ digital marketing and eCommerce leaders from the most disruptive companies in food and beverage.

With an emphasis on the trailblazers, visionaries, and trendsetters that are changing the game, you’ll get actionable strategies to better serve your customers and grow your business, faster. This is THE meeting place to benchmark against the best of the best across all verticals in food and beverage.

Time

july 20 (Monday) - 22 (Wednesday)

Location

Austin, TX

august

01augalldayOntario Fermentation FestivalOntario, Canada

Event Details

Thank you everyone SO MUCH for making the Third Annual Ontario Fermentation Festival a wild success. We all had a blast and we can’t wait until 2020 to do it all over again. Check back for more agenda info.

Time

All Day (Saturday)

Location

Ontario, Canada

28augallday30Montreal Kombucha FestivalMontreal, Canada

Event Details

A magical, effervescent experience. Meet the brewers, taste new flavours from around the world, enter the home brew contest, enjoy a picnic in the park, make new friends and bring your family!

Time

august 28 (Friday) - 30 (Sunday)

Location

Montreal, Canada

september

23sepallday26Natural Products Expo EastPhiladelphia, PA

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Event Details

Attended by 24,000 industry professionals and featuring thousands of exhibits, Natural Products Expo East is the largest natural, organic, and healthy products trade show on the East Coast. With the newest and best-selling products and branded ingredients available this show features the best in organics at Organic Products Expo-BioFach America, offers an extensive retailer training program and provides an advocacy platform through a strategic partnership with Natural Products Association East. Natural Products Expo East is ranked as one of the top 200 tradeshows in the US. Natural Products Expo East education provides opportunities to learn and explore new ideas, industry trends and practical solutions to improve business practices and broaden industry knowledge. Expo education addresses the needs of all segments of the industry; from retail training and trends to understanding ingredients, sustainability in packaging and marketing to distribution and advocacy. Our speakers are industry experts, business leaders and leading thinkers who are contributing to the changing landscape of the natural, organic and healthy products industries and can guide you to success within the natural products industry.

Time

september 23 (Wednesday) - 26 (Saturday)

Location

Philadelphia, PA

november

08novallday11PACK EXPO InternationalChicago, IL

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PACK EXPO International Is North America’s Biggest Packaging Event of the Year. PACK EXPO International brings together a marketplace of 2,500+ exhibitors, showcasing the latest packaging equipment and technologies and over 50,000 attendees. This show features solutions for virtually every vertical market with dedicated Pavilions for Printing, Containers and Materials, Confectionary, Reusable Packaging, and Processing.

Time

november 8 (Sunday) - 11 (Wednesday)

Location

Chicago, IL

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