Top US Food & Beverage Industry Conferences 2022

Have you attended any food or beverage industry conferences yet? If your answer is no, and you’re not sure where to devote your time (and money), allow us to help.

  • Experiential & Events
by Kaela Napier
December 23, 2021

The food & beverage industry in the US is as fascinating as it is diverse. From traditional family recipes to innovative fusion flavours, it is a treasure trove to explore.

We’ve rounded-up what we think are some of the best food & beverage events in the US.

Due to COVID-19 and varying regional restrictions, some of the following information is subject to change. We have done our best to reflect the current schedule, but shifts may occur from time of reporting. 

Last updated: December 2021

Food, Beverage & Agricultural Events 2022

Winter Fancy Food Show

Feb. 6-8, 2022
Las Vegas, NV

Tens of thousands of specialty food and beverage products will be available for discovery. Hundreds of brands and countless flavors will be showcased at a premier, one-of-a-kind, trade show destination.

National Grocer's Association - NGA Show

Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2022
Las Vegas, NV

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.

Expo West

Mar. 8-12, 2022
Anaheim, California

Natural Products Expo for the Western US.

Seafood Expo North America & Seafood Processing North America

Mar. 13-15, 2022
Boston, MA

The 2022 conference program will feature over 25 educational sessions, presented by top industry experts. Attendees will take away informative, engaging and practical information covering the most important and timely issues relevant to today’s seafood business environment.

Nation Restaurant Association - NRA Show

May 21-24, 2022
Chicago, IL

The National Restaurant Association Show is back! After the unprecedented challenges the industry has faced over the past year and a half, we are gearing up for the best Show ever, and we can’t wait to celebrate together in Chicago at McCormick Place, May 21 - 24, 2022. From expert-led sessions unpacking new industry challenges and opportunities to industry-leading products and solutions for growth, the 2022 Show will help you find what you need to navigate today’s new business realities.

Sweets & Snacks Expo

May 23-26, 2022
Chicago, IL

The Sweets & Snacks Expo has been a can’t-miss event for 25 years, bringing endless product innovations, insights and industry connections to thousands of confectionery and snack retailers, manufacturers and suppliers. Get a jump start on this year’s historic Sweets & Snacks Expo by signing up to receive a notification when registration for the show opens.

American Packaging Summit

Jun. 2-3, 2022
Chicago, IL

The Generis American Packaging Summit is designed to provide packaging executives with current trends, strategic insights and best practices in packaging innovation, design, materials and branding. This unique summit brings together leaders from across all industry sectors – food and beverage, CPG, cosmetics, pharma, retail, toys and more – involved in the business of packaging. Network with over 150 of your peers, connect with exhibitors and learn from the top industry influencers as we explore strategies to drive innovation, growth and profitability in an ever-evolving market.

Summer Fancy Food Show

Jun. 12-14, 2022
New York, NY

Traditionally the largest U.S. event focused exclusively on the specialty food industry. Exhibitors include SFA maker members and international importers.
Attendees must supply current business credentials to register – the show is strictly B2B and not open to the general public.

Texas Restaurant Assoc - TRA Marketplace

Jul. 9-11, 2022
Dallas, TX

TRA Marketplace provides dynamic education presented by industry experts about leading-edge trends in food, techniques, technology, beverages and more.

FIRST - IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo

Jul. 10-13, 2022
Chicago, IL/Virtual

In 2022, IFT is excited that FIRST will return with a brand-new hybrid experience that lives at the intersection of education, research, and true scientific innovation. 2022 Theme: Hacking the Food Supply: Can We Synthesize a More Sustainable Future?

With an estimated account of 17000 visitors and 1100 exhibitors, this food and beverage expo is held annually. 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 is 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.

Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference

Jul. 28-29, 2022
Monterey, CA

The food and beverage exhibition, PMA is back in Monterey, California, to celebrate its 41th 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.

Americas Food & Beverage Show

Sept. 12-13, 2022
Miami, FL

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 11,000 visitors. Held on September September 12-13, 2022, Miami Beach Convention Center on an annual basis, it is accessed by 450+ exhibitors.

Grocery Shop

Sept. 19-22, 2022
Las Vegas, NV

Groceryshop serves as the industry’s personal GPS, helping businesses navigate the rapid rise in ecommerce, the latest business models and technologies, and the changing consumer behaviors that are leaving a lasting impact on the industry.

Natural Products Expo East

Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Philadelphia, PA

With an estimated account of 65,000 visitors and 775 exhibitors, participate in this expo to achieve maximum returns on your investments and build your brand value to new horizons.

Expo East

Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2022
Pennsylvania, PA

Natural Products Expo for the Eastern US.

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2022
San Fransisco, CA

Now in its 10th year, the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit has become the annual meeting place for the global agtech ecosystem. Growers, agribusiness leaders, technology pioneers and investors come together to exchange insights, be inspired, and identify future partners.

World Dairy Expo

Oct. 2-7, 2022
Madison, WI

World Dairy Expo is an international dairy product expo that takes place in an annual place. 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.

Process Expo - FSPA

Oct. 23-25, 2022
Chicago, IL

Process Expo showcases all aspects of the food and beverage processing industry, uniting all industry sectors.

Have you been to one of these conferences? What did you think? Did we miss an event or is information out-dated? Let us know!

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