Did you know that there are over 140 food and beverage trade shows left in 2013? 70 of which are taking place in the United States alone? For exhibitors that are in this industry, now is your chance to discover which food and beverage trade shows your company should exhibit at in 2013.
To help you narrow your search, we’ve done the work for you! We’ve searched the United States looking for the most important food and beverage trade shows to exhibit at in 2013 and compiled a list for you below.
Upcoming Food and Beverage Trade Shows of 2013
Natural Products Expo West & East -
Anybody who’s anybody in the natural and organic food and beverage industry will be exhibiting or attending one of these huge food and beverage trade shows. With an estimated 60,000 attendees, Natural Products Expo West is one of the largest food and beverage trade shows in the country.
Natural Products Expo West 2013 occurs March 7-10 and is one of the most popular Anaheim expos.
Natural Products Expo East 2013 is a Baltimore expo that occurs September 26-28.
National Restaurant Association (NRA) –
According to the National Restaurant Association Show’s website, the restaurant industry is currently booming with sales and is expected to increase 3.8% over last year’s sales. With over 57,800 attendees, this food and beverage trade show is a must attend for exhibitors that want to get ahead in the restaurant business. To help interact with as many attendees as possible, consider hiring trade show models to assist your trade show team by greeting attendees, passing out promotional items, and generating leads.
National Restaurant Association 2013 is a Chicago trade show that occurs May 18-21.
Sweets & Snacks Expo –
This year the Sweets & Snacks Expo expects to have at least 15,000 attendees which represent over $150 billion of the worldwide buying power in the confectionary, snack, and cookie categories. With such high buying power, the Sweets & Snacks Expo 2013 is an important show for exhibitors in this sector.
Sweets & Snacks Expo 2013 is a Chicago trade show that occurs May 21-23.
Summer Fancy Food Show –
The Summer Fancy Food Show is the East Coast’s largest specialty food and beverage trade show. This year it anticipates over 24,000 attendees. The Summer Fancy Food is an ideal trade show for exhibitors to participate in because it provides exhibitors with the opportunity to connect with buyers through 1 on 1 business meetings. Many of these 1 on 1 business meetings lead to large sales and important business partnerships.
Summer Fancy Food Show 2013 occurs June 30-July 2 in New York, NY.
Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo –
According to their website, the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is the only comprehensive food and beverage trade show devoted to Western U.S. restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality. This food and beverage trade show is ideal for exhibitors that are looking to makes sales because 67% of attendees admit that they plan to spend at least $50,000 on products and services seen at the show, while 20% admit they plan to spend more than $1 million. To stay connected on the latest trade show industry trends and tips, add us to your RSS feed!
Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo 2013 occurs August 18-20 in Los Angeles, CA.
International Baking Industry Exposition –
20,000 baking industry professionals are expected to attend the 2013 Baking Expo looking for equipment, products, and services at every level of the supply chain. By exhibiting at the Baking Expo, exhibitors will have the ability to build relationships and generate leads with attendees and buyers across the United States and internationally.
International Baking Industry Exposition 2013 occurs October 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV.
Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit (PMA) -
Each year over 18,000 attendees take part in the PMA Fresh Summit, 85% of which are involved in purchase decisions for their company. The PMA Fresh Summit is an ideal food and beverage trade show for exhibitors interested in meeting their customers, growing their business, and building business relationships.
Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit 2013 is a New Orleans trade show that occurs October 18-20.
Americas Food & Beverage Trade Show & Conference –
2013 will be the 17th anniversary of the Americas Food and Beverage Show with over 6,000 expected attendees. This show is ideal for exhibitors that manufacture or distribute food and want to extend their business into the Western Hemisphere. By exhibiting at this show, exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet new prospects, makes sales, and wow current customers with their products and/or services.
Americas Food & Beverage Trade Show & Conference 2013 occurs October 28 &29 in Miami Beach, FL.
So, there you have it, our top food and beverage trade shows for exhibitors in 2013. Which ones did we miss?
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