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2024-25 Ice Cream Industry Fairs & Exhibitions

Like past years, 2024 is shaping up to be busy for industry events! No matter your location around the globe, there are countless opportunities to network, get educated, or talk shop with others about ice cream and frozen desserts. The ice cream samples are simply a bonus!


To help you plan your year ahead, we’ve outlined some of the biggest international industry fairs and exhibitions.



 

2024


MARCH 2024

NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO WEST - USA

Natural Products Expo West is among the best places to reach natural, organic, and healthy lifestyle buyers. This is your chance to get one-on-one time with retailers, distributors, health practitioners, and food service professionals. New this year is the “Buyer-Only” hours on March 13 from 12:00 to 1:00pm!

Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA

Dates: March 12-16, 2024

 

APRIL 2024


ICE CREAM TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE - USA


The Ice Cream Technology Conference provides unique opportunities to learn from experts on food safety, labeling, and regulations affecting the industry. Ice Cream Tech is the place to discover, share, and engage in an open exchange among participants and experts on technical and practical processing issues in the ice cream and frozen dessert industry.


The conference features networking opportunities, hands-on sessions, and product tasting, including the annual Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition.

Location: Clearwater, Florida, USA Dates: April 9-10, 2024 More Info: https://www.idfa.org/events/ice-cream-technology-conference

 

ANUGA SELECT BRAZIL


Previously known as ANUFOOD Brazil, Anuga Select Brazil is South America's only exclusive trade fair for the food and beverage sector. The event focuses on generating new businesses and encourages sharing global trends, knowledge, and releases with professionals in the retail and eating out-of-home sectors.


Location: Anhembi District - SP, Brazil

Dates: April 9-11, 2024

 

FOOD AND DRINK EXPO - UK


The Food & Drink Expo offers the premier pathway to access the UK food and beverage market, enabling numerous companies to exhibit outstanding products.


Food & Drink Expo will run alongside the Farm Shop & Deli Show, National Convenience Show, The Forecourt Show, and The Restaurant Show this year. Doing so brings together the grocery, specialist retail, wholesale, food service, and hospitality sectors under one roof!

Location: National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK Dates: April 29-May 1, 2024 More Info: https://www.foodanddrinkexpo.co.uk/

 

MAY 2023


SWEETS AND SNACKS – USA


The Sweets & Snacks Expo is home to thousands of confectionery and snack retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers for two days this May! Uncover the current trends in two top-performing retail categories and obtain actionable strategies to elevate sales for your business!

Location: The Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Dates: May 14-16, 2024 More Info: https://sweetsandsnacks.com/

 

SIAL - CANADA


As North America's largest food innovation trade show, SIAL Canada offers innovations and products presented to some 21,000 international professionals from 77 countries. Explore 800+ national and international exhibitors from 44 countries while discovering debuts in the retail, food service, and food processing industries.


Location: Palais des Congrès, Montreal, Canada

Dates: May 15-17, 2024

 

PLMA (World of Private Label) - AMSTERDAM


PLMA’s annual World of Private Label International Trade Show brings together the largest concentration of private label professionals. Find new products, make new contacts, and discover new ideas to help the private label industry succeed and grow!


Location: RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dates: May 28-29, 2024

 

SIAL - SHANGHAI



Explore a vast space of 200,000 square meters, an anticipated 5,000 exhibitors, and more than 180,000 professionals worldwide. This year's show will feature the following Highlight Sectors: Babyfood Village, Organic & Wellness Village, Dairy Sector, Non-alcoholic Beverage Sector, Food Sector, Meat Poultry & Cured Meat Sector, Seafood Sector, Alcoholic Beverage Sector, as well as national and regional pavilions. The SIAL Global Food Industry Summit will run concurrently.


Location: Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), Shanghai, China

Dates: May 28-30, 2024

 

JUNE 2024

SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW (Summer) - USA


The 68th Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest trade-only specialty food event in the United States. The show offers three days of unparalleled product discovery, networking, and business prospects and attracts thousands of makers, buyers, brokers, distributors, and industry professionals.


Location: Javits Center, New York City, USA

Dates: June 23-25, 2024

 

AUGUST 2024


ANUGA FOOD TEC – INDIA


Anuga FoodTec India (previously known as ANUTEC - International FoodTec India) brings together the synergy of expertise, exchange of ideas, and unveiling of ground-breaking solutions in food technology innovation. Get started shaping the future of the food and beverage processing and packaging industry at this exciting event!


Location: Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai

Dates: August 28-30, 2024

 

SEPTEMBER 2024

SIAL – SHENZHEN



Check out 1,500+ exhibitors and mingle with 67,000 international professionals while enjoying diverse events and activities, like SIAL Innovation, Snacking Awards, Chic & Tea Contest, and SIAL CUP Barista Challenge. Discover three highlight villages at this year’s SIAL Shenzhen: Chinese Food & Beverage Village, International Food & Beverage Village, and International Meat Village.


Location: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China

Dates: September 2-4, 2024

 

FINE FOOD - AUSTRALIA

Fine Food Australia is known as “the ultimate B2B food event” and is where Australia’s food industry unites and inspires. For 40 years, the event has welcomed hundreds of food industry professionals from Australasia and beyond, eager to discuss Australia’s latest trends.


Location: MCEC Melbourne, Australia

Dates: September 2-5, 2024

 

AFMASS UGANDA FOOD EXPO (AFRICA)


The AFMASS Food Expo events, Africa's longest-standing specialized trade show dedicated to food manufacturing, retail, and HORECA industries, are coming to Uganda!


Partake in one of them – AFMASS Uganda Food Expo – for invaluable opportunities to connect, network, and engage in business with investors, traders, managers, and professionals across the food manufacturing, retail, and HORECA sectors. More than 4,000 attendees from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, South Sudan, and other regional countries will be in attendance.


Location: Uganda

Dates: September 3-5, 2024

 

THE INCREDIBLE ICE CREAM EXPO (IICE) – INDIA


Indian Ice Cream Expo’s (IICE) three-day event is co-organized by the Indian Ice Cream Manufacturers Association (IICMA) & AIM Events. As the only B2B show in South Asia showcasing hundreds of international ice cream manufacturers, it presents a significant opportunity for industry professionals to network. The show features more than 12,000 in the ice cream industry, representing more than 26 countries.


Location: Helipad, Gandhi Naga, Gujarat, India

Dates: September 3-5, 2024

 

HEALTHY FOOD ASIA


Healthy Food Asia is the exclusive exhibition catering to the healthy, organic, vegan, plant-based, functional, and free from food trade. Join countless other importers, traders, retailers, and distributors across ASEAN and Asia Pacific countries.


Location: Bitec, Bangkok

Dates: September 11-13, 2024

 

SALON GOURMET SELECTION – FRANCE


As "the only specialized trade fair offering a range of high value-added gastronomic products," Salon Gourmet Selection is the ultimate French event for food professionals, a celebration of gastronomy, and a showcase of fine food discoveries. During two days, 4,200 professional entries and 338 exhibitors and brands will be able to establish and solidify their reputations.


Location: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, France

Dates: September 15-16, 2024

 

OCTOBER 2024


FREE FROM FOOD EXPO – DUBAI



The 2nd edition of Free From Food Dubai promises to be the ultimate high-end business summit for the Middle Eastern healthy food industry and beyond! Network with the most prominent food manufacturers in the region and forge meaningful connections with food distributors and wholesale traders across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.


Location: Grand Hyatt, Dubai

Dates: October 2-3, 2024

 

THE NATIONAL FROZEN & REFRIGERATED FOODS ASSOCIATION (NFRA) CONVENTION – USA


Get ready for plenty of one-on-one business meetings with the companies of your choice at NFRA! Uniquely positioned as “an all-industry trade association that represents the interests of every segment of the Frozen and Refrigerated Foods industry,” NFRA offers the opportunity to meet with the entire industry in one place!


Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

Dates: October 5-8, 2024

 

FREE FROM FOOD EXPO – PARIS


Advertised as “the biggest one-stop show in the industry,” the five-day conference provides an opportunity for inspiration, debate, and exchange between producers, importers, buyers and retailers, and more. This year promises to be even more exceptional since it will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the trade fair!


Location: Paris Nord Villepinte Dates: October 19-23, 2024

 

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ICE CREAM DISTRIBUTORS & VENDORS (IAICDV) ANNUAL CONVENTION – USA


This is the place to be for International Association of Ice Cream Distributors & Vendors members! At the 54th annual convention, attend popular networking and social events, learn about relevant topics during educational sessions, and view the latest products and services in the industry.


Location: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, TX

Dates: October 30-November 1, 2024

 

NOVEMBER 2024


FREE FROM FOOD EXPO – BARCELONA



The annual Free From Food and Ingredients Expo is a crafted experience designed to provide a comprehensive platform to forge lasting customer relationships and business partnerships. Take part in one of the 482 meetings, explore over 280 exhibiting companies, and engage with the top-tier audience at the Captain of the Category Conference.


Location: RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dates: November 5-6, 2024

 

2025


JANUARY 2025

SIGEP THE DOLCE WORLD EXPO - ITALY


Next January, plan on attending the 46th International Trade Show of Artisan Gelato, Pastry, Bakery, and the Coffee World! Enjoy a complete overview of new market developments, like raw materials and ingredients, machinery and equipment, and furnishings, packaging, and services.


Location: Rimini Expo Centre, Italy

Dates: January 18-22, 2025

 

FEBRUARY 2025

FERIA INTERNACIONAL DEL HELADO (FIHE) – MEXICO (INTERNATIONAL ICE CREAM FORUM)


Next February in Mexico, plan to attend the International Ice Cream and Popsicle Fair!


Connect with other highly dynamic businesses while learning about the season’s upcoming trends. Attend a series of captivating conferences by professionals and international exhibitors highlighting technological innovations, product discoveries, and more.


Location: Mexico City

Dates: February 2025 (exact dates TBD)

 

GULFOOD – DUBAI


If you missed it this year, there’s always next! Advertised as “the world’s biggest annual F&B event,” Gulfood is the ultimate opportunity for leaders in the global F&B industry. Network with other leaders while discovering what’s shaping the industry’s future!


Location: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai

Dates: February 2025 (exact dates TBD)

 

ABOUT INNODELICE

Founded by former executives in the ice cream industry, INNODELICE aims to create a worldwide ecosystem of solutions within the frozen dessert industry. Thanks to the relationships fostered by INNODELICE, manufacturers, brands, importers, distributors, and suppliers can discover, buy, and sell solutions to grow their businesses. These solutions include co-manufactured and branded products and innovative and competitive ingredients, packaging, and services. Our collaboration model generates lower costs and fewer risks for our participating partners while optimizing their time to market. To learn more about INNODELICE, contact Andrea Montreuil or visit www.innodelice.com.


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