Trade fairs, conferences, business events, economic forums, and exhibitions can be defined in a unified manner as a sophisticated platform for conducting business on a national and international scale. A stage-setting event in which firms of several nationalities present their products or services to prospective clients in a pre-formatted setting, usually a booth of a certain size that is located adjacent to other potential suppliers. 

  • Among other benefits, these fairs provide the business houses and individuals a face to face meeting point, which is seen as a perfect cost-effective means for achieving trade objectives.
  • Also, it is the best strategy for a growing company to market products and services to a large specified group of potential customers is by exhibiting at a trade show. Each year, thousands of trade shows across the country offer opportunities for buyers and sellers to meet face-to-face. The beauty of a trade show is that you can share your product or service with a pre-selected audience while investigating the competition and building relationships with new customers.
  • 4%

    Expected growth of global exhibition industry by 2023

Trade fairs are by far the most important instrument in B2B communications. This is one of the main reasons why the exhibition business is one of the leading service sectors in Germany. It encompasses all companies, associations, and persons that organize fairs or provide services for organizers and exhibitors. The sector also enjoys a high status internationally. 

According to the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), there are around 1,200 exhibition venues worldwide and 31,000 exhibitions a year.

Food Processing Industries trade shows are essential for business today. Expos and conferences help to gather industry peers together, share new innovations, host education sessions, and facilitate imperative networking.

The trend of Food Processing Trade shows:

1. America’s Food & Beverage Show

Meet 11,500 buyers from across the globe. This show delivers an opportunity to showcase, explore and sample the largest selection of foods and beverages from around the world catering to the taste of the Americas. Takes place annually in Miami, FL.

2. Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo – FNCE

FNCE is the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts — more than 10,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers, and industry leaders. Attendees can experience dynamic educational opportunities and review products/services from over 380 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest offerings in food and nutrition.

3. Food Processing Expo

With more than 280 exhibitors and 2,600 attendees, Food Processing Expo is the largest trade show in California devoted exclusively to food processing. The Expo brings the industry together by offering a trade show floor with exhibits featuring machinery, equipment, supplies, services and other vendors with innovative industry products. The Expo also features informative, topical educational sessions, dynamic speakers and networking events, offering something for everyone in the food processing industry. The Expo is produced by the California League of Food Producers (CLFP).

4. International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association Show

This once-a-year experience targets serious buyers, merchandisers, and executives who all share an appreciation and passion for dairy and deli. Attracts more than 10,000 attendees and exhibitors and features more than 2,000 booths and offer networking opportunities and educational experiences.

5. Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo

IFT’s Annual Event and Food Expo is one of the largest events of its kind bringing together food science professionals (23,000 attendees) from around the globe representing all segments of the science of food profession—research and design, ingredients, safety and quality, technology, equipment, processing, packaging, manufacturing, suppliers and buyers, policymakers, and academics.

Trade Shows related to Food Processing Industries

1.BLUE WHALE EXPOShanghai (China): 11/25/2020

Chinese Label & Flexible Packaging & Film Expo. Blue Whale Expo covers a wide range of end-packaging applications in food and beverage, alcoholic products, pharmaceuticals, daily chemicals, electronics, etc

 2. MAFPEX:  Lagos (Nigeria)Federal Palace Hotel: Dec. 2020

International Manufacturing Machinery Agriculture, Food & Packaging Exhibitions

3. VINITECH - SIFELBordeaux (France)Parc des expositions de Bordeaux-Lac: 12/01/2020

International Trade Show for the Wine, Fruit and Vegetable Production Sectors


International exhibition on packaging, packaging machinery, ancillaries, food processing and other package user sectors

Mega Food Park