Food Processing Industry Events

Food Processing offers a comprehensive list of the biggest food and beverage industry events around the world. From short courses to conferences, be sure to check out our Industry Events page for updates.

Food & Beverage Industry Events & Trainings in 2024

Cellular Agriculture Innovation Day 2024
January 11, Medford, MA/Virtual
Cellular Agricultural Innovation Day will bring together industry experts and leaders to discuss the state of the industry and the future of cellular agriculture. The event is an opportunity for researchers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and investors to come together for candid discussions about the challenges in the industry as well as collective conversations about issues such as safety, scaling and taste in order to advance the field.

International Production & Processing Expo
January 30-February 1, Atlanta
IPPE welcomes a global audience of meat, poultry and animal food professionals while showcasing the newest solutions, technologies, research, processes, services and products that the global animal food and protein industries has to offer.

Ronald D. Gardner Food Processing Pest Management Workshop 
February 6-7, Henrietta, NY
Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program, this event provides a full day of presentations on food facility pest management followed by a half day on structural pest management. (You can register for just the first day if you wish.) There will also be an Exhibitor Hall with vendors who service the pest management industry.

Food Processing Expo
February 13-14, Sacramento, CA
The Food Processing Expo is held each in February and the largest event of its kind in California with some 270 exhibitors and several thousand attendees. Many food processors make it a must attend event each year to visit the many vendors on the expansive trade show floor. The Expo also offers educational seminars about topical industry events.

NGA Show 
March 10-12, Las Vegas
The NGA 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 National Grocers Association is the only industry association devoted exclusively to the needs of independent grocers.

Ice Cream Technology Conference
April 9-10, Clearwater, FL
The Ice Cream Technology Conference is the premier event for ice cream and frozen dessert professionals. It is the only meeting that focuses specifically on innovations in frozen dessert research, technology and new market trends. It provides unique opportunities to learn from experts on food safety, labeling and regulations that affect the industry.

GFSI Conference
April 8-11, Atlanta, GA
The three-day Conference will bring hundreds of food safety leaders and experts from all over the world to Atlanta.

Food + Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC)
April 16-19, Miramar Beach, FL
FBEC is the premier and most comprehensive environmental event for the food and beverage industry in the United States. This event discovers the latest trends and innovations affecting water reuse, waste minimization, supply chain challenges, regulatory compliance and many more, all while priding itself on a platform that promotes networking and like-minded individuals within the industry. 

Food Safety Summit
May 6-9, Rosemont, IL
The Food Safety Summit is a solution-based conference and expo designed to meet the educational and informational needs of the entire food industry. The Food Safety Summit draws leaders and key stakeholders from government, regulatory and academia community as well as retailers, food processors, distributors, food manufacturers, growers, foodservice, testing laboratories, importing/exporting, law firms, and other food safety professionals.

National Restaurant Show
May 18-21, Chicago, IL
The National Restaurant Association Show is the must-attend event for every member of the restaurant and foodservice industry­. As the world’s most influential showcase of foodservice innovation and inspiration, it’s where every trend, solution and category are represented — connecting you with the people and products you need to thrive in today’s business environment.

Food Extrusion Workshop
June 25-28, Columbus, OH
The Ohio State University’s Food Extrusion Workshop offers a comprehensive and diverse curriculum designed to provide participants with a thorough understanding of food extrusion technology, its applications, and the latest innovations shaping the industry.

IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo
July 14-17, Chicago, IL
IFT FIRST — Food Improved by Research, Science and Technology — is IFT’s response to the transformative nature of the global food system. IFT FIRST is a place where professionals can discover the latest global trends, newest innovation, and cutting-edge solutions while making strategic connections to advance their business and careers.

Taste & Trade 360 Expo
October 9-11, 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Welcome to Taste and Trade 360, an event meticulously curated to light the path for entrepreneurs, startups, and passionate individuals in the Food and Beverage industry. This stage is not just a showcase of flavors and cuisines, but a platform for knowledge, insight, and strategies required to carve a unique niche in this industry.
Our exhibition offers a forum where industry veterans share their journeys and startups can engage, learn, and collaborate. Whereas our exhibitors provide practical insights and success stories that inspire curiosity and equip you with essential tools to elevate your business.

PACK EXPO International 2024
November 3-6, Chicago, IL.
The event is the largest and most comprehensive packaging and processing show worldwide for 2024. According to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the industry's growth underscores the need for manufacturers to access innovative solutions tailored to their diverse needs. From sustainability initiatives to automation advancements and AI integration, businesses now more than ever seek a central hub to discover solutions, stay abreast of the latest topics and trends, and build impactful connections.

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