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

CeMAT South America 2015 @ Transamerica Expo Center
Jun 30 – Jul 3 all-day
CeMAT South America 2015 @ Transamerica Expo Center | São Paulo | State of São Paulo | Brazil

International food and beverage show with a focus on South America – São Paulo, Brazil

CeMAT South America takes place every two years at the trade fair venue Centro de Exposições Imigrantes in São Paulo.

The realization of CeMAT SOUTH AMERICA is part of the strategy of Deutsche Messe AG – largest trade fair promoter in the world, represented in Brazil by Hannover Fairs Sulamérica – to make investments in Brazil in trade shows high standard geared towards key markets.

The fair is organized in cooperation with the Chamber of Sectorial Equipment for Materials Handling and Storage (CSMAM), the Brazilian Association of Machinery and Equipment (ABIMAQ), and also has the Manufacturers Association of German Machinery and Equipment (VDMA ) as a partner.

CeMAT SOUTH AMERICA brings together all segments of the material handling, logistics and intra-logistics, with particular attention to the latest innovations of the sectors involved.

MeatUp 2015 @ National Agricultural Exhibition Centre
Jul 1 – Jul 2 all-day
MeatUp 2015 @ National Agricultural Exhibition Centre | Birmingham | England | United Kingdom

UK meat industry’s own biennial trade exhibition – Warwickshire, UK

The National Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire will host the UK meat industry’s own biennial trade exhibition on Tuesday 30th June 2015 and Wednesday 1st July 2015.

The Meatup trade exhibition is now firmly established as an important commercial networking event in the meat industry calendar. The 2015 show will provide a top class forum where suppliers and buyers will get together face-to-face and do good business.

Meat Management magazine, the exhibition’s main media sponsor, will stage the magazine’s prestigious annual industry Awards dinner at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole on the evening of 30th June – a short distance from the National Agricultural Exhibition Centre Showground, which complements the industry’s dedicated trade show perfectly. The Awards dinner attracts around 500 guests including many major players from all industry sectors.

UK AD & Biogas 2015 @ National Exhibition Centre
Jul 1 – Jul 2 all-day
UK AD & Biogas 2015 @ National Exhibition Centre | Birmingham | England | United Kingdom

UK’s biogas and AD technology trade show – Birmingham, UK

The UK’s only dedicated anaerobic digestion and biogas trade show will be taking place in July 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham. Showcasing the latest AD technology and services from 250 exhibitors, the show will also feature a free two-day conference, free seminar sessions, one-to-one advice clinics, an R&D Hub, a biomethane vehicle area and more. With 3,000 visitors from key sectors including food and drink, waste management, farming, transport, local authorities, utilities and more, UK AD & Biogas provides the perfect platform to network with the who’s who of the industry. Plus, 2015’s event will play host to our fourth UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards.

Some examples of the technologies and processes that will now be included in ADBA’s remit under the umbrella term ‘bioresources’ are bioplastics, algae, energy storage, heating, electricity, gases and chemicals.


The Allergy and Free-From Show @ Olympia Grand
Jul 3 – Jul 5 all-day
The Allergy and Free-From Show @ Olympia Grand | London | United Kingdom

The food and beverage show focusing on free-from food – London, UK

The Allergy & Free From Show is THE go-to show for any company targeting the millions of people living with allergies, coeliac disease, respiratory conditions, intolerances, skin and chemical sensitivities.

It provides a unique and unrivalled opportunity for you to sell to a huge focused audience whose only reason to attend the show is to buy products for their allergies or conditions.

The 2014 show saw a record breaking number of visitors pass through the show doors, with over 30,000 visitors filling up the National Hall! This is your opportunity, in one place at one time, to:

  • Sell to thousands of customers
  • Meet buyers face-to-face
  • Allow potential customers to see, try and buy
  • Influence thousands of forward thinking health professionals

Visitors to the show are not window shoppers or time wasters, they are buyers. The show delivers  huge numbers of genuine buyers who are ready to spend what it takes to improve their lives. 94% of visitors came to the 2013 show with the intention to buy.

In addition to the dedicated allergy and intolerance public audience The Allergy & Free From Show delivers over 500 health professionals and over 200 active trade buyers.

IFT Food Expo @ McCormick Place Metra
Jul 11 – Jul 14 all-day
IFT Food Expo @ McCormick Place Metra | Chicago | Illinois | United States

The Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting and food expo – Chicago, IL, USA

The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo is the annual event that brings together the brightest minds and the most respected food professionals from around the world in industry, government, and academia. From trendsetters in product development to senior-level executives from the world’s top food companies to department heads from leading universities, you’ll find them at IFT15.

  • Gain technical and applied food science knowledge – choose from among 100+ best-in-class education sessions
  • Connect with the who’s who in food science– exchange insights with more than 20,000 food professionals and super-charge your professional network
  • Discover the latest global trends and the newest innovations– discover unique consumer and market trend pavilions, explore the latest scientific developments, and then experience the science in action on the expo floor
  • Identify new suppliers and meet with current ones– choose from among more than 1,000 exhibiting companies

More than 20,000 food professionals from more than 80 countries around the world will be in attendance–the leaders in R&D, product development, and QA/QC, as well as executive management, marketing, new business development, and more–from industry, government, and academia. They’re the people who can inspire you with new perspectives, give you critical new insights, and add muscle to your professional network.

NutrEvent 2015 @ Lille Grand Palais
Jul 17 – Jul 18 all-day
NutrEvent 2015 @  Lille Grand Palais | Lille | Nord-Pas-de-Calais | France

The European meeting place for Business and Innovation in Food, Nutrition & Health – Lille, France.

Every two years, NutrEvent brings together stakeholders in science, industry and regulatory affairs around a single theme: catalyzing and sourcing today’s innovative products and technologies.

International experts in the fields of Food, Nutrition & Health will address issues related to latest innovations and research in sector by sharing their experience and knowledge. The conference program operates as a tool-box for the various actors of this sector.

NutrEvent’s business convention is the right balance of networking and gives you the opportunity to meet your tomorrow business and research partners thanks to qualified and pre-screened one-to-one meetings with professionals in Food, Nutrition and Health sectors.

A highlight of NutrEvent, NutriAwards stimulates innovation by rewarding pioneers in the fields of Food, Nutrition and Health and creating a spirit of productive competition.

Food and Agribusiness Management Program @ Cornell University Campus
Jul 21 – Jul 31 all-day
Food and Agribusiness Management Program @ Cornell University Campus | Ithaca | New York | United States

Training program targeting executive level professionals in the Food and Agribusiness – Ithaca, NY, US

The Food and Agribusiness Management Program from Cornell University and Sathguru Management Consultants is arranged every year to keep pace with the dynamically changing agribusiness sector worldwide. During the course of this program participants explore the economic, environmental, and social issues that profoundly impact the agribusiness industry.

The course is meticulously designed and provides executives with knowledge and essential cross-industry outlook globally. As this exclusive program brings together senior level executives which include producers, manufacturers, marketers, retailers, bankers, policymakers, service providers and also distinguished academicians, it offers a thorough exposure and valuable opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills.

Taking part in the Food and Agribusiness Management Program which is the fifteenth in the series will help the professionals as well as the respective organizations in keeping track of the recent trends, innovations and best practices in the industry which in turn will help them take confident and bold strides in leading the agribusiness industry towards a more profitable future.

9th Seminar on Nutrition Labeling, Claims and Communication Strategies @ Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day
9th Seminar on Nutrition Labeling, Claims and Communication Strategies @ Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria | Quezon City | Metro Manila | Philippines

Jointly organised by International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Southeast Asia (SA) Region and ILSI SEA Region Philippine Country Committee, co-organised with Food and Nutrition Research Institute – Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), and in collaboration with Food and Drug Administration, Philippines (FDA), this 1½-day seminar aims to provide regulators, researchers and food scientists, and relevant food industry personnel from the region, updates on regional developments and regulatory changes in nutrition labelling, nutrition and health claims and related issues in Southeast Asia. The seminar will also provide participants with learning opportunities and address scientific substantiation of claims, and challenges and efforts on harmonisation of nutrition labelling in Southeast Asia.

Confit Expo @ Hall Jalisco, Expo Guadalajara
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day
Confit Expo @ Hall Jalisco, Expo Guadalajara | Guadalajara | Jalisco | Mexico

International confectionery and snacks trade show with a focus on Mexico and Latin America – Guadalajara, Mexico

Published since 1940, Dulcelendia magazine organized the first International Exhibition for Confectionery Industry in 1986.

CONFITEXPO, is the leading event in Mexico and Latin America for everything related to grocery and marketing of finished product industries including confectionery, chocolate, drinks, snacks, party items and disposable products.

It is held annually in the city of Guadalajara, the birthplace of sweets and this year will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the event.

CONFITEXPO Expo Guadalajara has evolved in the recent years to become an international business platform in which visitors are exposed to hundreds of domestic and foreign companies that exhibits the newest in the industry.

The show features the latest in technology, raw materials, ingredients, finished products, products for import and services and offers the opportunity to build strong and sustainable business partnerships.

The 30th Confit Expo will take place in August 4-7 2015 at Expo Guadalajara, Mexico and will include a New Products Showcase section, as well as an innovation awards ceremony.

Prepared Foods’ R&D Applications Seminar Chicago 2015 @ Crowne Plaza
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day
Prepared Foods' R&D Applications Seminar Chicago 2015 @ Crowne Plaza | Chicago | Illinois | United States

A technical, ‘how to’ event designed to help further educate bench-level R&D on practical solutions to specific application challenges – Chicago, USA

Topics and Highlights

  • Wide choice of over 40+ different technical sessions.
  • Copies of presentation papers
  • There are separate tracks each dedicated to a specific application [bakery, dairy, healthy ingredients, etc.] and to specific ingredients [healthy ingredients, starches, gums].
  • Questions answered on-site by experts.
  • Unique opportunity for your team to learn together.
  • Expert presenters in every session.
  • The industry’s most comprehensive choice of application-oriented sessions.


FoodBev Media Ltd 2015