14 Best Food and Beverage Shows Around the World

In this post, we have listed the best food and beverage shows around the world. Stay with us for the list of 14 extremely popular food and beverage trade shows and food exhibitions in the world

Food and beverage niche is a mammoth of an industry that rakes in trillions of US dollars in revenue each year and employs millions of people across the globe.

While the market for food and beverage products is naturally huge, the competition in the industry is stiffer than ever as well.

In response, Hospitality industry stakeholders organize annual or biannual trade shows around the world to offer members a canvas to showcase their products, services, and eventually learn from each other.


14 Best Food exhibitions around the world in 2020 and beyond


1. IFT Food Expo – July 2020


With the previous show just concluded on 18th July 2018 in South Hall, Chicago – USA, IFT Food Expo is certainly the biggest food and beverage show in the USA and among the biggest around the world.

It’s held every two years.

So, the next food and beverage trade show is scheduled in the year 2020 in July.

It is estimated that over 1100 exhibitors are going to grace this trade show.

A huge number of industry stakeholders converge in this 4-day event to showcase a wide variety of food products, beverages and services.


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These include food materials, ingredients, raw materials, food supply services, packaging products and services.

These also include the latest food making technologies, food preparing and processing equipment, and a plethora of other food-related products and services.


2. Americas Food and Beverage Show and Conference- September 2020


World trade centre Miami, USA organises this annual food and beverage exhibition for small and medium hospitality traders looking for exports/imports.

Its last Food and Beverage Show Miami were held on 23rd-24th September 2019, at Miami Beach Convention Center.

Next show is likely happening in the month of September in 2020.

This two-day food and beverage show hosts a vast number of exhibitions.

The show showcases products that include noodles, marinated meat, spring rolls, drinks, herring, smoked salmon, and much more.


3. RC Show 2020 Canada- March 2020


This is the biggest hospitality foodservice and trade show in Canada. RC Show is also said to be the foodservice and hospitality event of the year.

The biggest Toronto food and beverage show is a 3-day event that was held at TDEC Toronto, Canada, from February 24th-26th in 2019.

The next one is scheduled for 1-3rd March 2020.

As you might expect, this trade show exhibits food and beverage products, including chocolates, candy, juices, beef, restaurant-grade meals, pork, and an array of other services offered by food & beverage industry.

From Hospitality awards to leadership conference and more, one can find it all during this extremely popular hospitality event.

Food and Beverage Shows ensure that the Hospitality industry never falls short of innovation in its most loved sub-industry; food and beverages.

While the Americas lead the back in these shows, Europe and Asia doesn’t fall behind in the race. Read on for more food and beverage trade shows…





4. Hong Kong Food Festival- December 2019


If you need to catch up on one of these best food and beverage shows, this one is still available for the year.

Hong Kong hosts a lot of international food shows some of which one are extremely popular like:

  • Wine and Dine Festival
  • Marco Polo German Bierfest

and more Wine & Beverage shows.

This 5-day show that will be held in Hong Kong, from 25th-29th December, showcases a raft of food and beverage products from across Asia and beyond.

So, get to this show if you wish to take an Oriental dip.



5. The Sandwich Snack and Show, London – March 2020


This an extremely popular Fast food and beverage show that is usually held every year in March in London, UK.

It showcases fast food products, snacks, sandwiches, pasta, pizzas, and other products from all over Europe.

So, health-conscious fast food lovers; this food and beverage trade show is for you.

When we have a host of healthy Fast Food chains now, this show is going to get more popular year on year.



6. FoodTec, Finland- March 2020


Can we stay away from innovation in this technology-driven era?

Craving for top hospitality innovation and the latest hospitality trends. Then, this show is a must-attend for you if you are in or around Finland.

FoodTec ensures it fulfils your technology appetite.

This is an international trade event for food technology professionals.

Held in Helsinki, Finland every September, this 3-day event offer players in food processing and preparation technologies and equipment to showcase their latest works.


7. New England Food Show, Boston- March 2020


This 3-day event is scheduled for March 22-24 in 2020 at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

This Food & Beverage Exhibition is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association and The MRA making it one of the biggest food shows in the USA and in the world.

It will feature product and services from meat, agriculture and forestry, poultry, seafood, tea and coffee, and wine & spirit industries.

This is an extremely popular food show with participation increasing almost every year.




8. Northwest Food & Beverage World, Portland USA – January 2020.


This is a great show held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland USA.

An estimated 450 exhibitors make it a huge food show attracting over 4000 paid visitors.

This 3-day food exhibition is held mostly in January every year.

This regional show has a huge impact on the food industry as it brings together vendors and key decision-makers in the field.


9. Foodex Japan – March 2020.


Japan offers some of the best opportunities for US food exporters and Foodex Japan is one of the largest yearly professional food and beverage tradeshows in Asia.

The 45th International Food and beverage event is scheduled from 10th March 2020 to 13th March 2020.


10. Food and hospitality Africa 2020- March 1-3 2020


This food and industry Tradeshow will take place in Johannesburg South Africa.

The trade show is the largest pan-African food and drinks trade show that can introduce new vendors to the African market.


11. National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show- May 2020


The NRA show is held in Chicago every year and it brings together dealers and suppliers, owners and managers of hotels and restaurants, motel operators and foodservice operators with the intention of learning, networking and generating leads.

This hospitality trade show aims to inspire, learn, collaborate and innovate. It is one of the best platforms for hospitality innovators and experts to collaborate.

If you are looking for hotel & restaurant management tips required for business growth, this show is a perfect place to be in May 2020. Some 45000 visitors attend it approximately making it a huge exhibition.



12. The Food processing Expo- Santa Clara, USA – February 2020


The Food Processing Expo is California’s largest and one of the most successful foods and beverage shows featuring more than 270 exhibitors from the food and beverage industry.

The expo not only allows people to network, but it also holds educational sessions that instruct on important issues such as water conservation and food safety.

The show has a new location in Santa Clara Convention center in 2020 and will be held on February 12 and 13 in 2020.

The 2019 Food Processing Expo was held in Sacramento and the Expo will return to this very center in 2021.


13. The Anuga FoodTec- Cologne, Germany, March 23-26, 2021


This international trade fair connects all the parties in the spectrum of the food and beverage industry from processing to packaging.

The Anuga expo is a highly successful global event that is held every three years.

Most exhibitions include solutions in packaging, manufacturing, equipment, and tech.


14. ProPak Asia, Bangkok, Thailand – June 2020


ProPak is an international processing and packing technology summit that is held for experts in Asia.

The hospitality trade show is scheduled in Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre between 17th-20th June in 2020.

The event features the newest automation and technological innovations in the field of beverage, processing and other sectors. The event sees over 40, 000 attendees from more than 70 countries.




Here you go. We listed some of the most popular and best Food and beverage shows around the world.

Food & Beverage trade shows, as well as food and beverage exhibitions, are essential because they present opportunities for individuals in the industry to learn, discover, network and discuss the latest innovations in the industry.

Because trends in the hospitality and restaurant business are constantly changing, food and beverage exhibitions allow professionals in the field to keep up with the imminent changes in a bid to stay ahead of the competition.

These shows are not only a great place for knowing the best practices in the industry but are equally effective for excellent networking.

So, block the dates for the next show closer to your area.