Best Food and Beverage Shows Around the World

In this post, we have listed the best food and beverage shows around 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.


Here we list 14 of the best Food and beverage shows around the world.


1. IFT Food Expo


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

It’s held every two years.

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



A huge number of industry stakeholders converge in this 4-day event to showcase a wide variety of food products 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. American Food and Beverage Show


Its last Food and Beverage Show Miami were held between 26th-27th September 2016, at Miami Beach Convention Center.

Next show is happening on 1st and 2nd October 2018.

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. CRFA Show


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

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.

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 shows…



4. Hong Kong Food Festival


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

This 5-day show that will be held in Hong Kong, from 24th-28th 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


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 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


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

FoodTec ensures it fulfils your technology appetite.

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


This 3-day event is scheduled for March 3-5 2019 at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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 show with participation increasing almost every year.


Best Food & Beverage exhibitions in 2018


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.

Here are the best food and beverage exhibition in 2018 and 2019:


8. Northwest Food & Beverage World- January 2019.


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

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 2018- October 12th 2018.


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


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 2019


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.


12. The Food processing Expo 2018- Sacramento, February 21-22, 2018 (The show is now completed)


The Food processing expo is California’s largest and one of the most successful 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 just been completed as an update and we will update this post with new dates as we are informed of the same.


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


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

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.

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.