Trade Shows & Services

The following appendices list services and sources of assistance and are meant to be neither conclusive nor to serve as an endorsement.

ANUGA (American Foods Pavilion)

World Food Market Cologne, Germany
Contact: USDA, Room 4939,
Washington, DC 20250-1000
202-720-7420 Website: fas.usda.gov
This show held in October on odd-numbered years.

Boston Gift Show

Boston, MA Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Contact: George Little Management, Inc.
10 Bank Street
White Plains, NY10606-1954
800-272-7469; Fax 914-948-6180
Website: glmshows.com

The Boston Gift Show features New England specialty food products that can also be successfully merchandised via the gift trade. Attendees include retailers with strong pur­chasing power from a variety of gift, sta­tionery, and department stores, as well as representatives from mail-order catalogs, specialty stores, craft shops, college stores, museum shops, garden centers, and gourmet stores. The show is held in April and September.

International Dairy Deli Bake Association Seminar & Expo

Contact: IDDBA on 608-310-5000
608-310-5000; Fax: 608-238-6330; Website: iddba.org

International Gift Basket, Floral and Balloon Jubilee!

Contact: Festivities Publications, Inc.
815 Haines Street
Jacksonsville, FL32206
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International Fancy Food and Confection Show

Contact: Specialty Food Association (SFA)
136 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
800-627-3869, 212-482-6440; Fax: 212-482-6459
Website: fancyfoodshow.com/specialtyfood.com

These are owned and sponsored by the Specialty Food Association (SFA), the largest association in the United States specializing in the repre­sentation and promotion of specialty food and confectionery products. It sponsors three very important annual food shows for its members, which attract buyers and deci­sion-makers from all segments of the spe­cialty food industry. The association also sponsors food processor seminars devoted to food marketing and distribution issues.

International Bottled Water Association

Contact: Mark Miller at InterBev
703-934-4700; email interbev@cmqexpo.com
This show is held in Las Vegas, NV annually in October. Members can exhibit for $27.00 per square foot, non-members for $37.00 per square foot.

International Food & Drink Expo India

Contact: IMEX Management
704-365-0041
This show will be held in the new USA Pavilion in New Delhi, India from December 2-4, 2009. India boasts the 4th largest economy and the 6th largest food market and is a key target for US exporters.

International Halal Food Conference

Contact: Grace Tjahjono
Sponsor: Isalmic Food & Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA)
777 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847-993-0034, ext. 214
email: halalcong@gmail.com; Website: ifanca.org

The 11th annual International Halal Food Show was held in Brussels, Belgium in March 2010. The show is sponsored by the Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) and is dedicated to promote halal food and halal certification.

International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York

Contact: Reed Exhibitons
383 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT06851
800-840-5612 or 203-840-4800 Fax: 203-840-5805
Website: internationalrestaurantny.com

Heavy emphasis on foodservice with over 900 exhibitors of food, freezers, utensils, uniforms, beverages, baked goods, etc. Sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association and produced and managed by Reed Exhibitions.

NASDA—U.S. Food Export Showcase

Contact: Convention Management Group 703-876-0900
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 1020
202-296-9680; email: ammccormick@cmgexpo.com

The Showcase is held each year at Chicago’s McCormick Place in conjunction with the Food Marketing Institute’s Supermarket Industry Exposition,  and All Things Organic. It attracts supermarket industry executives from around the world.

National Restaurant, Hotel & Motel Show

Contact: National Restaurant Association
150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60601
312-853-2525; Fax: 312-853-2548

Natural Products Expo

Contact: New Hope Natural Media Group
1401 Pearl Street, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80302
303-998-9232; Fax: 303-998-9020
email: info@newhope.com

More than 52,000 retailers, manufacturers, functional ingredient suppliers and industry professionals attended the country’s largest natural, organic, and healthy products trade show, Natural Products Expo offers two annual Shows Expo East & Expo West.

New York International Gift Fair

Contact: George Little Management LLC (GLM)
Ten Bank Street
White Plains, NY 10606-1954

This is a trade only show held twice a year in January and August at the JacobJavitsCenter and surrounding venues with 2,700 exhibitors offering nine divisions featuring current and trendy home furnishings and specialty food gift items. Exhibit pricing depends on which category your product falls into or the physical location of your booth on the exhibit floor. Prices range from $34.75-$44.00 per square foot.

National Grocers Association (NGA)

1825 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 22090-5317
703-437-5300; Fax: 703-437-7768
Website: nationalgrocers.org

The NGA is the national trade association exclusively representing the retail and wholesale grocers who comprise the inde­pendent sector of the food distribution industry.

Philadelphia National Candy, Gift, and Gourmet Show

651 Allendale Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
610-265-4688 or 610-369-1044
email: rcap@rcaphila.org; Web site: rcaphila.org

Private Label Trade Show (PLMA)

Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
email: info@plma.com; Website: plma.com

This trade show showcases fresh, frozen and refrigerated items, snacks, beverages and ethnic specialties sold under private label. It attracts major supermarket and drug chains as well as mass merchandisers.

SIAL (American Foods Pavilion)

39, Rue de la Bienfaisance 75008, Paris, France
Website: fas.usda.gov
Contact: IMEX Management Inc.
4524 Park Road, Suite B-103
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-356-0041
or
Contact the Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA, Room 4647, South Building, Washington, D.C. 20250-1000
202-690-1182; Fax: 202-690-­4374.

This show is held in October on even-numbered years. SIAL and ANUGA are bi-annual food shows which are particularly beneficial to European producers desiring to introduce products to the United States, and for U.S. producers wishing to export products to European markets. Average cost for a booth in the American Pavilion at SIAL, for example, is $13,495 (Euro 8541.00). Use the Web sites, above, for initial contact. USDA employs one of those won­derfully convoluted telephone answering sys­tems that generally requires making a long-distance call, listening to a listing of options, and then getting a voice messaging system.

In addition to SIAL and ANUGA, noted above, there are numerous other interna­tional trade promotion events that may be of some value to food producers ready to explore international markets. SIAL China has been announced as an additional international trade show at the ShanghaiNewInternationalExpoCenter in the spring of 2009.
Website: sialchina.com.

There is also the SIAL Canada Show (formerly SIAL Montreal) serving the markets of North America annually at the Palais des Congres de Montreal Exhibition Center every April of every year.
Contact: SIAL Canada
P. O. Box 159, Place du Parc
Montreal, Quebec H2X 4A4 Website: sialmontral.com

SNAXPO

Contact: Talley Management Group
19 Mantua Road
Mount Royal, NJ 08061

This show is sponsored by the Snack Food Association in Orlando, FL. Members pay between $7,800-$11,500 for a 10’X10’ booth depending on exhibit hall location and non-members may exhibit for an additional $1,250 fee. See contact information in Resource Listings under “Associations”.

Sweets & Snacks Expo

Contact: www.sweetsandsnacks.com
Formerly: All Candy Expo.
Expo 2010, 25-27 May 2010
Chicago, IL

THRIVE Allergy Expo

2023 West Carroll Street, Suite C-401
Chicago, IL 60612
866-617-3976; Fax: 312-243-0728
email: info@thriveallergyexpo.com; Website: thriveallergyexpo.com

THRIVE is the only allergy and gluten-free expo in North America. “Be Informed, Live Better, THRIVE!” is their motto.

Coffee Fest Minneapolis

This annual conference and exhibition is held in Minneapolis, MN every spring and attendance averages 8,000. The trade show is geared toward the coffee retailer and addresses issues of competition and profitability. Information and details can be found at the conference website coffeefest.com or by calling 425-295-3300 ext 123.

Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Los Angeles

Contact: Reed Exhibition
383 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851

Los Angeles Convention Center, is sponsored by the California Restaurant Association, Multi-Cultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) from Rhode Island and the Multiple Unit Operator Alliance (MUOA). The show is geared to restaurant professionals with focus on enhancing their businesses and learning the latest industry trends.

TRADE SHOW SERVICES

FrontLine Trade Show Displays
Contact: Noreen Louthan
2114 Dabney Road, Suite B
Richmond, VA 23230
804-359-2422; Fax: 804-359-1763
email: frontlndis@aol.com; Website: frontlinedisplays.com