Important international food and beverage industry conferences, seminars and trade shows.

How to start a healthy food business masterclass @ Women's Collective
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Exclusive step by step masterclass on the basics of starting a food business from home.
Content includes:
– Legal requirements
– Food hygiene standards and requirements
– Routes to market
– Establishing a brand
– How to use social media
– How to find and secure stockists and supplier
– Q&A – an invaluable opportunity to pick the brains of an experienced foodpreneur

Beverage Digest Future Smarts
Dec 9 all-day
Beverage Digest Future Smarts @ New York | New York | United States

As one of the highest level and most influential conferences for the US industry, the next Future Smarts will bring together many top executives from the manufacturing, marketing and financial world to discuss the most pressing issues facing the sector.

Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum seminar
Jan 10 all-day

Timed to follow a year on from the introduction of the EU Circular Economy package of reforms, this seminar will discuss the next steps for implementing measures to improve resource efficiency and the future for the waste sector in the UK.

Delegates will assess strategies for changing consumer behaviours and the effects of the rollout in 2016 of minimum pricing for plastic bags in England, alongside ways in which sustainability can be embedded at all levels of the supply chain. Further sessions will examine the latest developments in energy from waste, the progress towards increasing recycling rates on a local and commercial level, and innovative business models in the circular economy.

Keynote presentations come from officials from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee; and the Scottish and Welsh governments.

London Health Show 2017 @ London Olympia
Jan 18 – Jan 19 all-day

Demand in the UK for health-related products and services is booming. A return to economic growth, an ageing population, and an ever-increasing consumer awareness about health issues, are all factors that are leading to unprecedented levels of growth in the health & wellness industry.

The London Health Show is the only event to bring together buyers & distributors from all sectors of the UK’s healthy living & wellness marketplace; meet, network and do business with leading UK & international suppliers.


Great Hospitality Show @ NEC, Birmingham
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day

hosp-logo-no-datesGreat Hospitality Show will be the UK’s largest exhibition for foodservice and hospitality in 2017 – a celebration of everything new in British hospitality, and the only show focusing on the business of hospitality.

Attracting exhibitors from across the UK from the core fields of food and drink, technology, catering equipment, interiors, tableware and careers, Great Hospitality Show is the place for the British hospitality industry to meet, do business and showcase the broadest range of future trends, fresh talent and new ideas to help the industry push the boundaries in quality and innovation.

The Packaging Conference @ Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Feb 6 – Feb 8 all-day
The Packaging Conference @ Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay | Tampa | Florida | United States

The Packaging Conference (TPC) is a significant event for the packaging industry.

The conference was created and is produced by people who know the industry’s value stream and who understand its challenges. TPC is designed to provide the latest information for those in the packaging supply chain. Attendees range from retailers and brand owners to resin suppliers, technology providers, equipment manufacturers and converters. TPC provides a forum which helps facilitate dialog between supply chain participants which is an important element in meeting packaging objectives.

International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks 2017
Feb 13 – Feb 17 all-day
International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks 2017 @ Innsbruck | Tirol | Austria

A joint initiative by agri-food groups of leading European and international universities and business schools providing a discussion platform for the European and international scientific community

Endorsed by international scientific associations in agricultural economics, agribusiness, engineering, and information research:
European Association of Agricultural Economists
International Food and Agribusiness Management Association
Assoc. Intern. di Economia Alimentare e Agro-Industriale
International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Intern. Network for IT in Agric., Food and the Environment

Scientific program organization of Forum 2017:
Intern. Center for Food Chain and Network Research, University of Bonn
coordinated by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schiefer and Dr. Jivka Deiters

Workshop activity is from morning to noon and during late afternoons and evenings. Afternoons are free for individual and group meetings for reflection, discussions, networking, and relaxation while skiing, walking, enjoying mountain restaurants or discovering the medieval roots of Innsbruck.

Beviale Moscow 2017 @ Crocus Expo
Feb 28 – Mar 2 all-day
Beviale Moscow 2017 @ Crocus Expo | Moskva | Moscow | Russia

Beviale Moscow is a new offshoot of BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, the world’s most important equipment show in the beverage industry this year, is offering a broad portfolio across the entire value-added chain of beverage production: from high-quality raw materials through to innovative technologies and perfectly-tailored logistics up to creative marketing ideas.

The interest in presenting oneself on the regional market and, at the same time, in an international environment is equally great for both exhibitors and associations. For the trade visitors from the Eastern European region it is thus proving to be the ideal platform for concluding individual agreements directly at the event.

Dubai Drink Technology Expo @ Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
Mar 7 – Mar 9 all-day

Dubai Drink Technology Expo is an exclusive exhibition and conference for the beverage industry in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Making it the best platform for suppliers and manufacturers to broaden their reach and enter the ever growing Middle East, Africa, Mediterranean and Asian Markets.

Mar 19 – Mar 22 all-day

IFE, The International Food & Drink Event, will return to Excel London from 19-22 March 2017. The four-day event will help companies to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, source pioneering food and drink products, and network with the industry’s finest businesses and professionals.

During the exhibition, more than 1,350 global suppliers will showcase their latest product innovations, and there will be speaker and chef demos. The event will attract an estimated 29,000 professionals from across the retail, wholesale, import/export, foodservice, hospitality and manufacturing markets.

IFE will also play host to the World Food Innovation Awards 2017.

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