Top US Food & Beverage Industry Conferences 2024

Discover upcoming food industry conferences, expos, and trade shows across the United States. This list covers shows from the east coast, to the west. Let us know if you think we're missing anything.

  • Experiential & Events
by Crew
November 22, 2023

We’ve rounded-up what we think are some of the best food & beverage events in the United States. These shows are the ideal opportunity to explore the latest global trends across a wide spectrum of industries; from seafood to baked-goods innovations. Explore new products, meet distributors and retail partners, discover wellness and nutrition trends, or explore the latest in food safety, sustainability and packaging. These events offer a treasure trove of opportunities from innovative brands, industry leaders and keynote speakers.

Food & Beverage Events 2024

Winter Fancy Food Show 2024

January 21-23, 2024
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.

Food Processing Expo 2024

February 13-14, 2024
Sacramento, CA

In 2024, the show returns to Sacramento, California. The Expo is the largest event of its kind in the state, bringing together thousands of food processors and allied industry members.

National Grocer's Association - NGA Show 2024

March 10-12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV

Over the course of three days, the National Grocers Association Show brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers, and service providers for unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage, share, network, and innovate.  The NGA is the only industry association devoted exclusively to the needs of independent grocers.

Seafood Expo North America & Seafood Processing North America

March 10-12, 2024
Boston, MA

This exposition gathers exhibiting suppliers from 50 countries under one roof, year-after-year, with one goal in mind: provide North America’s seafood buyers a one-stop-shop to access everything seafood, face-to-face. This includes discovering, sampling and sourcing products; meeting with current or new suppliers; networking with industry colleagues; and so much more!

Expo West 2024

March 12-16, 2024
Anaheim, CA

Natural Products Expo West is the Western US' largest natural, organic and healthy products event which attracts more than 85,000 attendees looking to shape the future of healthy products.

Sweets and Snacks 2024

May 14-16, 2024
Indianapolis, IN

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. Beginning in 2024, the Sweets & Snacks Expo will be located at rotating venues. Cycling through two years at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, followed by one year at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas until 2032.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2024

June 23-25, 2024
Javits Center, New York City

Traditionally the largest U.S. annual conference focused exclusively on the specialty food industry. This trade show is a great place for B2B brands, international importers, and SFA maker members to exhibit and network. Attendees must supply current business credentials to register – the show is strictly B2B and not open to the general public.

IFT FIRST - Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2024

July 15-17, 2024
Chicago, IL

IFT FIRST - which focuses on food improved by research, science and technology - is the only place you can get what you need to advance your knowledge, network, business, and push the future of food forward. Because when we all work together as one, we bring the world better food.

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.

Americas Food & Beverage Show 2024

September 16-18, 2024
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.

Groceryshop 2024

October 7-9, 2024
Mandalay Bay, 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 2024 (Discontinued)


In 2023, the New Hope Network announced the sunsetting of Natural Products Expo East and the launch of a new event in 2024 called Newtopia Now. You can read the Press Release here.


What are some of the top food conferences to attend?

From our perspective, the top two food conferences to attend in 2024 include the Fancy Food Show, Natural Products Expo West. These conferences bring together industry professionals, showcase the latest food trends, and provide valuable networking opportunities.

What conferences in the US attract food safety professionals?

The US hosts several prominent food safety conferences throughout the year, notably the Food Safety Summit which will be held in Rosemont, Illinois in 2024. This show brings together health practitioners and industry professionals to discuss the latest advancements in food safety, leveraging AI, and innovative practices to promote safer and more sustainable food production and distribution in the country.

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