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Vendex Midlands @ National Motorcycle Museum
Apr 24 all-day

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Vendex Midlands comes to the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham on Tuesday 24 April. Exhibition space is sold out, 25% of exhibitors are new to the show and the range of products, equipment, ingredients, new technology and innovative ideas promise to make this show the best yet.

In addition to all that’s new in vending, there will be an area dedicated to equipment and services for the coffee sector and an additional area dedicated to water cooling, filtration and hydration under the auspices of the EDWCA – the voice of the water cooler and filter industry. The Beverage Standards Association (BSA) will be highlighting opportunities for raising training and operating standards within the beverage industry and featuring the BSA Challenge for Baristas.

The National Motorcycle Museum is situated in Solihull and is easily accessible by road and public transport, parking is free, wifi is free, there’s a free goodie bag for every visitor and entry is free. What’s stopping you attending the vending industry’s complete one-day vending show? Register today.

UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference @ Congress Centre
May 3 all-day
UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference @ Congress Centre | London | England | United Kingdom

A dedicated conference for UK soft drinks professionals. Once again Zenith’s 2018 UK Soft Drinks Conference will provide an excellent opportunity for retailers, innovators, opinion formers, analysts and industry leaders to join forces and provide a complete overview of the sector. 

Seeds & Chips @ MiCo Milano Congressi
May 7 – May 10 all-day

Seeds & Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit is one of the world’s leading events in the field of food innovation, an exceptional showcase entirely dedicated to the promotion of technologically advanced solutions and talents from all over the world. The show provides an exhibition area and a conference schedule to present, tell and discuss themes, models and innovations that are changing the way food is produced, transformed, distributed, consumed and told.

At the third edition of Seeds & Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit, President Barack Obama took part as keynote speaker. The event hosted over 300 speakers from all over the world; over 240 exhibitors; 15,800 visitors and recorded 131 million social impressions in four days. The fourth edition will take place at MiCo Milano Congressi from 7–10 May and will include former US secretary of state John Kerry and Howard Schultz, executive chairman of Starbucks.

Cibus 2018
May 7 – May 10 all-day
Cibus 2018 @ Parma | Emilia-Romagna | Italy

Cibus International Food Exhibition, is the key event of the Italian agri-food sector, the true “platform” enabling the companies committed to “Made in Italy” foods to meet the major distributors, importers and professional of domestic and international markets.

Food Safety Summit @ Donald Stephens Convention Center
May 7 – May 10 all-day
Food Safety Summit @ Donald Stephens Convention Center | Rosemont | Illinois | United States

The 20th Annual Food Safety Summit will address the importance of food safety throughout the supply chain and how each community that makes up the ecosystem is connected. With case studies, educational sessions, peer-to-peer conversations, and new technologies, the show will provide a wide range of applicable, real world solutions to identified needs and situations for the food community.

International Beer Strategies @ Radisson Blu Portman Hotel
May 8 – May 10 all-day

Meet senior professionals from the biggest breweries and learn how to tackle the new challenges of the industry in this, the 20th anniversary of International Beer Strategies.

Join companies like Heineken, Carlsberg, Asahi, Diageo, Birra Peroni, Mahou San Miguel, Molson Coors and more in the most strategic event of the beer industry. Get the best insights from the most experienced professionals and prepare your business to stay ahead of the market trends.

In May this year, the leading brewers from across the world will join us to learn from our global industry. There will be keynote presentations and exclusive on-stage interviews; interactions and a sharing of opinions during our live controversial debates, panel discussions and roundtables, and the chance to taste and try during various beer tastings, food pairings and networking drinks receptions.

Guests will leave this event with the most pivotal insights to allow the best opportunities for success as a brewer in the forthcoming years, together with an outstanding network of new contacts and a gift or two to remember the experience.

Vitafoods Europe @ Palexpo
May 15 – May 17 all-day

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Vitafoods Europe is the event where the global nutraceutical supply chain gathers to create products that deliver optimal health, attracting 21,000+ senior decision-makers from 115+ countries. The show covers the four key industry areas: ingredients and raw materials; branded finished products; contract manufacturing and private label; and services and equipment.

For over 20 years, Vitafoods Europe has been connecting visitors with global suppliers to help grow their business. Speak with over 1,100 exhibitors and source thousands of innovative products from ingredients, raw materials, dietary supplements, functional food and beverages and quality services and equipment providers.

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European Coffee Expo @ Olympia
May 22 – May 23 all-day
European Coffee Expo @ Olympia | England | United Kingdom

The European Coffee Expo is a unique new trade-only event created just for the foodservice sector to help them maximise their success in serving coffee, tea, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages.   

In addition to the 100+ exhibitors there’s a fantastic range of features, including taster sessions of the Specialty Coffee Association’s Coffee Skills Programme, sensory workshops, taste challenges, workshops and tastings in the Tea Theatre and Lounge; the Innovation Path and Awards, and the Gallery of Classic Vintage Coffee Machinery by Doctor Espresso, plus a fabulous conference programme featuring industry leaders discussing business critical topics.

Sweets and Snacks Expo
May 22 – May 24 all-day
Sweets and Snacks Expo @ Chicago | Illinois | United States

At Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago, confectionery and snack food companies will be able to find the largest variety of new product innovation and get access to packaging, merchandising, research and industry insights not seen elsewhere. The show is an ideal place to anticipate the next industry trends, access a curated selection of snack and candy products, and get solutions designed specifically to address your business challenges.

Ipack-Ima @ Fieramilano
May 29 – Jun 1 all-day

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Ipack-Ima is the fair specialising in food and non-food processing and packaging. Technology innovation and internationality are the watchwords for the 2018 edition, which benefits from new strategic partnerships (Fiera Milano – UCIMA) as well as specific development and promotional plans.

In addition, ‘The Innovation Alliance’ is also slated to debut five synergic exhibitions offering a top-level, rich, comprehensive product and service display to attract an increasing number of international buyers and best develop both exhibitors’ and visitors’ business.

The 24th edition of Ipack-Ima features a new, more functional visit experience, structured according to the target markets of attending companies in order to optimise and fully meet the expectations of the event’s participants.

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