Food Festivals throughout the world are often based on the traditional farming techniques. seasons Food festivals are related to food culture of an area, whether through the preparation of food served or the time period in which the festival is celebrated.
Food festivals are considered strengthening agents for local cultural heritage and simultaneously celebrate this cultural heritage while also commodifying it for a broader national or international audience.
While historically aligned with culturally significant food harvesting periods. contemporary food festivals are usually associated with businesses entities or nonprofit organizations and engage a great deal of marketing for their festivals, since their success is measured off how much revenue they generate for the local community, region, or entity putting on the event.
Modern food festivals are also a large part of the food tourism industry, which uses food festivals and regional cuisine to support the broader tourism industry of a particular locality.
Food festivals are fast becoming part of the vast food tourism industry. Food tourism itself has become an important part of the tourism industry around the world, and the presence of food festivals shows that it supports the development of the local industry. Food festivals are an important part of the destination brand for many areas, and the main reason for this event is for people to visit unattractive places otherwise and promote local products and services outside of an urban product environment.
Food festivals are rapidly becoming part of a vast food tourism industry. Food tourism itself has become an important part of the tourism industry around the world, and the presence of food festivals has been shown to support the development of the local industry. Food festivals are an important part of the destination brand for many areas, and the main reason for this event is that people visit otherwise unattractive places and promote local products and services outside the urban product environment.
Several case studies have shown that food festivals can potentially improve social sustainability while also heavily supporting the tourism and hospitality industries.
Food tourism is also an important reason why people attend food festivals around the world . Studies have shown that engagement with food tourism indicates that an individual will attend festivals again in the future, indicating a cooperative element to food tourism and food festival attendance.
Food Industry Events & Trade Shows
The following trade shows and events have been canceled, rescheduled, or postponed due to coronavirus.
3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. Annual Meeting and Education Program [Virtual]: May 17-18, 2021
American Bakers Association (ABA) Annual Convention [Virtual]: March 22, 2021
American Cheese Society Conference [Virtual]: July 2021
American Food Sure Virtual Summit [Virtual]: March 29-30, 2021
Annual Frozen Food Convention [Virtual]: February 17-26, 2021
BevNET Live Winter 2020 [On-demand]
Digital Food & Beverage [Virtual]: April 14 – 15, 2021
Food Safety Summit [Virtual]: May 11-13, 2021
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Conference [Virtual]: March 23-25, 2021
Grocery Delivery Connect [Virtual]: February 3-4, 2021
MeatEx Networking [Virtual]: April 23, 2021
Natural Products Expo West [Virtual]: May 24-27, 2021
NOSH Live Winter 2020 [On-demand]
RC Show 2021 [Virtual]: February 28 – March 3, 2021
Refrigerated Foods Association Announces that Registration is Open for their Virtual Spring Symposium: April 20 – 21, 2021
Seafood Expo North America Reconnect: Week of March 14, 2021
International Top Foods and Beverage Exhibitions
The giant gathering for food on September 01-04, 2021
CNR Food Istanbul and CNR Ambalaj Istanbul, where the Turkish food, and packaging industry come together at the same platform on the same day. will draw great attention from domestic and international food wholesalers, retail chain stores, corporate purchasers, business managershotel and restaurant chains.
Expecting visits from more than 50 thousand international buyers, the exhibition will be organized at the center of global trade .CNR Expo Istanbul Expo Center, between September 01-04, 2021.
CNR Food Istanbul and CNR Ambalaj Special Section will welcome visitors and VIP buyer delegations from 84 countries including Italy. Germany, Russia, as well as the MENA region, target markets of the industry. Constituting a basis for new business partnerships, the biggest food platform in Turkey welcomes products by over 2 thousand.
Experts will set forth striking subjects in innovation, designing, production stages, health relating to the food, packaging, and out-of-home consumption industries at the seminars to take place during the exhibition.
Speakers including President of World Association of Chefs’ Societies, Thomas A. Gugler , who is recognized as the “Man Running Millions of Chefs”, will set forth the Turkish and global food industry.
xponatura Fair 2021, the natural, organic and healthy products sector in Turkey, the European Union and Industry professionals from several countries including the Middle East , wholesaler, distributor, representative office and is successful for all concerned: on behalf of the environment to create a professional.
Exponatura Fair 2021, natural, organic and healthy products industry in Turkey, the European Union and sectors in many countries, especially Middle Eastern professionals. businessmen, retail, wholesalers, distributors, representatives and creating a professional trading platform, where established successful business for all concerned.
SIAL Paris is a global showcase for the food industry that brings the key producers and buyers together with a focus on the world’s major challenges and reveals the trends and innovations that shape the food industry of tomorrow.
Created in 1964 in Paris, over the years SIAL PARIS has become the world benchmark for players in the food. retail and hospitality sectors. It is a global showcase that brings the key producers and buyers together with a focus on the
world’s major challenges. Acting as global business hub, it welcomes several thousands of professionals, top quality buyers and a unique real life.
WorldFood Moscow is a major exhibition serving the global food and drinks industry.
Since its inception in 1991, it has grown to become the entry point for international manufacturers looking to enter the vibrant Russian market.
Every year, the event connects thousands of businesses from around the world with Russia’s key food and drink buyers. including retail representatives from Russia’s leading supermarket chains, wholesalers, HoReCa sector members, and food manufacturers.
Exhibitors are grouped into 15 main sectors, letting visitors easily find their products of interest and their manufacturers.
The event is the perfect platform to promote new food and drink products in Russia.
Worldwide Food Expo (WWFE) is a biannual event which is considered to be the largest food and beverage technology event in North America. It has two events which are the Meat, Poultry & Seafood Exposition presented by American Meat Institute (AMI) International, and the Food, Dairy & Beverage Expo presented by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). The event is attended by approximately 25,000 people from 100 countries.
The 2009 Worldwide Food Expo took place from October 28–31, 2009, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The event has been split into two different shows. After the split, the IDFA show took place from September 13–15, 2010, in Dallas. The AMI event – International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition portion of the show took place from April 13–16, 2011, in Chicago
America’s Food & Beverage Show
Meet 11,500 buyers from across the globe. This show delivers an opportunity to showcase . explore and sample the largest selection of foods and beverages from around the world catering to the taste of the Americas. Takes place annually in Miami, FL.
American Food Innovate Summit
This event is packed with speakers, case studies and networking; a chance to dive deep into the success and failures of real-life product launches from the world’s largest F&B companies and innovative start-ups. The agenda is packed with experts in launching new products to the market. Senior innovators, food scientists, marketers and researchers provide ground-breaking case studies to help brands improve their product launch success rate. Part of the annual FoodWorld event held in Chicago.
Beverage Digest Future Smarts
Future Smarts is a one-day event put on by Zenith Global and Beverage Digest. The event gives attendees a comprehensive view of the most important developments of the past year and a roadmap for emerging trends . and access to meaningful networking opportunities with professionals from manufacturing, marketing, finance, investment, supply chain, distribution and more.
BevNET Live – Summer/Winter
BevNET Live is the leading business conference for the beverage industry and is held twice a year in New York, and Santa Monica, . Beverage brands, investors, retailers, and suppliers all attend to hear from industry leaders and make critical business connections.
Fancy Food Show – Summer/Winter
Put on by the Specialty Food Association, the Fancy Food Show happens twice a year; a Winter (January) expo in San Francisco, CA and a Summer (June) expo in NY, NY. These shows are the largest specialty food showcase events in North America with more than 2,600 exhibitors at each. Attendees can connect with buyers from every major food/beverage buying channel in the U.S. and abroad. To exhibit at a Specialty Food Association Fancy Food Show, you must be an Association Member.
Seafood Expo North America
This is North America’s largest seafood expo. 1,200 exhibitors from over 40 countries demonstrate the latest in fish and seafood products, services, equipment, processing, and packaging. Attendees can network with industry professionals and go to more than 20 seminars.