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A List of Food / Ice Cream Industry Fairs & Exhibitions, 2021-2022

Exhibitions for the global food and beverage industry have largely been on hold over the past year, but now, as restrictions begin to ease and the world is starting to reopen, so too are food exhibitions and fairs across the globe.


We have researched and compiled below the most relevant fairs and exhibitions for the frozen dessert and ice cream sector that will be taking place between June 2021 - June 2022 so that you will not miss out on any upcoming virtual or in-person events that could help grow or scale your business.


*Note: virtual events are marked with an asterisk (*) in the event calendar.



JUNE 2021


SWEETS AND SNACKS - USA


The Sweets & Snacks Expo is a can’t-miss event for thousands of confectionery and snack retailers, manufacturers and suppliers for a reason – here you’ll find all the product innovations, insights and industry connections you need to build a world-class in-store or online experience that will delight your shoppers.


Location: Indiana Convention Centre, Indiana, USA

When is it on? June, 23-25, 2021

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://sweetsandsnacks.com/

JULY 2021


FOOD AND DRINK EXPO - UK


There will be exhibitions across food development, grocery, manufacturing, specialist retail, wholesale, and foodservice.

Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK

When is it on? July, 5-7, 2021

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://www.foodanddrinkexpo.co.uk/


SEPTEMBER 2021


FINE FOOD - AUSTRALIA


Fine Food Australia is the leading trade event for the food industry. Running for 36 years, the event has welcomed thousands of food industry professionals from Australasia and beyond, through their show doors.

Location: ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

When is it on? September, 6-9, 2021

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://finefoodaustralia.com.au/



SIAL - MIDDLE EAST


One of the largest food, beverage and hospitality events in the region with the 2019 event facilitating a huge number of trade deals valued over AED 7.2bn during the three day event.


Location: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

When is it on? September, 7-9, 2021

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://www.sialme.com/



SALON GOURMET SELECTION - FRANCE


The number one trade show for fine food, Gourmet Selection is the ultimate French event for food professionals, a celebration of gastronomy and a showcase of fine food discoveries.

Location: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles | Pavillon 6, France.

When is it on? September, 12-13, 2021

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://www.salon-gourmet-selection.com/



SIAL - CANADA


SIAL in Canada will be virtual this year and their virtual platform will have many innovative features such as an optimized chat system, access to an international buyers' program, virtual meetings with our experts, high level online webinars, etc.


Location: Canada.

When is it on? September, 21-22, 2021

Virtual or in-person? Virtual

Website: https://sialcanada.com/en/



NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO EAST (2021) - USA


Expo East connects you with the people behind the products, introduces you to industry experts in the classroom, and invites you to network with a community of other like-minded professionals.

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, USA

When is it on? September, 23-25, 2021

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://www.expoeast.com/en/home.html



AMERICAS FOOD & BEVERAGE SHOW (AF&B) - USA


AF&B Show is the meeting place for decision makers and buyers from all sectors of the industry for the Americas. 50% of the show attendees are decision makers making AF&B the ideal forum for meeting customers, vendors/service providers, suppliers, distributors and industry experts. It also provides insight into key industry trends.


Location: Miami Beach Convention Centre, Florida, USA

When is it on? September, 22-23, 2021

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://www.americasfoodandbeverage.com/



FANCY FOOD SHOW (Summer) - USA


The Fancy Food Show 2021 will feature an in-person event at the GBAC Star Certified Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, along with a digital component that will include educational programming and international pavilions. This hybrid event combining in-person and digital elements will allow many options for attending and, in the tradition of Fancy Food Shows, will showcase thousands of specialty food and beverage products.


Location: Jacob Javits Convention Centre, New York, USA

When is it on? September 27-29, 2021

Virtual or in-person? In-person (with virtual elements)

Website: https://www.specialtyfood.com/shows-events/summer-fancy-food-show/


OCTOBER 2021


ANUGA - GERMANY


Anuga is one of the leading global trade fairs for the food and beverage industry and is set to be the most important industry gathering for senior decision makers from the retail trade and the food service/out-of-home market once again in 2021.


Location: Cologne, Germany

When is it on? October, 9-13, 2021, depending on whether you attend virtually or in-person

Virtual or in-person? In-person and virtually. Anuga is taking place in Cologne from October 9-13, 2021, but for the first time will additionally be available in a digital format called Anuga @home, from October 11-13, 2021.

Website: https://www.anuga.com/


NOVEMBER 2021

SHANGHAI GLOBAL FOOD TRADE SHOW (FHC) - CHINA



After 25 years of development, FHC - Shanghai Global Food Trade Show, has become one of the industry's leading trade shows. FHC provides an important platform for major multinational companies to enter the Chinese food and beverage market. The overall scale of Shanghai Global Food Trade Show (FHC) reached about 150,000 square meters, with 127,454 visitors and 2,500+ exhibitors in 2020. FHC has accumulated exhibitors and professional visitors from nearly 50 countries and regions around the world. In 2021, FHC will be further expanded to cover the food, catering and local cultural culinary. Different themed exhibition areas beyond a wide range of splendid international competitions and forums will be on stage soon.


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

When is it on? November, 9-11, 2021

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://www.fhcchina.com/en/



PLMA (World of Private Label) - US



PLMA organises its U.S. Private Label Trade Show in Chicago each November To help member companies meet retailers from the U.S. and Canada. Buyers from all major supermarkets, supercenters, drug chains, mass merchandisers, convenience stores, online retailers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, discounters, and even military exchanges participate. At the 2021 show, more than 1,000 companies from over 40 countries will exhibit their products, including 25 international pavilions.


Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Chicago

When is it on? November, 14-16 2021

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://www.plmainternational.com/us-show/exhibiting/general-information



FREE FROM FOOD EXPO - AMSTERDAM


The 8th Annual edition! Most Wanted European Free From and Functional Retail Exhibition, initiated by the industry, supported by the leading certifying associations, all under one roof. Driving the future of Vegan, Plant-Based, Free From, Organic, Functional and Healthy Lifestyle Food, Drinks and Ready to Market Solutions.


Location: RAI Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

When is it on? November, 23-24, 2021

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://www.freefromfoodexpo.com/


DECEMBER 2021


PLMA (World of Private Label) - AMSTERDAM



PLMA’s “World of Private Label” brings together retailers, wholesalers and other private label professionals together with manufacturers to help them find new products, make new contacts, and discover new ideas that will help their private label programmes succeed and grow. They will have pre-show seminars that provide the latest market research and there will also be the ‘Idea Supermarket’, with displays of private label products and packaging from retailers around the world.


Location: RAI Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, 15 minutes from Schiphol International Airport.

When is it on? December, 14-15, 2021

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://www.plmainternational.com/world-private-label-2021


JANUARY 2022


SIGEP - ITALY


Sigep is the world’s leading B2B show dedicated to Artisan Gelato and the Art of Confectionary. For more than 40 years, it has been the point of reference for innovations in the whole sector, and provides a complete overview of all new market developments: raw materials and ingredients, machinery and equipment, as well as furnishings, packaging and services.


Location: Rimini Expo Centre, Italy

When is it on? January, 22-26, 2022

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://en.sigep.it/



DAIRY FORUM 2022 - USA


Dairy Forum, presented annually by the International Dairy Foods Association, is the premier event for dairy food executives to connect with other industry leaders, advance their knowledge, and discover new perspectives on issues that are important to our industry. More than 1,000 dairy leaders convene each year at Dairy Forum.


Location: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, California, USA

When is it on? January, 23-26, 2022

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website:https://www.idfa.org/events/dairy-forum-2022

FEBRUARY 2022


ICE CREAM & ARTISAN FOOD SHOW - UK


The Ice Cream & Artisan Food Show is a unique event showcasing the entirety of the ice cream industry. A huge assortment of ice cream varieties, equipment and supplies are showcased across the three-day event. However, this event is not just about ice cream. The industry is more inclusive than ever, and this is no better represented than at our show. Expect the coffee, pastry and bakery industry to be in full force at this special event. The event provides the ideal opportunity for businesses to build brand images, create and optimize business opportunities and launch new products.


Location: Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ.

When is it on? February, 8-10, 2022

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: www.ice-cream.org/content/event-list#!event/2021/2/9/ice-cream-and-artisan-food-show-2021



GULF FOOD EXPO - MIDDLE EAST


From renowned global food manufacturers to powerhouse distributors to established suppliers, the biggest names in F&B will be at Gulf Food to meet, network and do business across five incredible days.

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

When is it on? February, 13-17, 2022

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://www.gulfood.com/

MARCH 2022

NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO WEST (2022) - USA


Natural Products Products Expo West is one of 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 foodservice professionals.

Location: Anaheim Convention Center, California, USA.

When is it on? March, 8-12, 2022

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: Exhibit in 2022 | Natural Products Expo West



FERIA INTERNACIONAL DEL HELADO (FIHE) - MEXICO

(INTERNATIONAL ICE CREAM FORUM)


The leading forum in Mexico for discovering the latest trends and newest launches and innovations in the ice cream and frozen dessert industry. The event will include a host of exciting conferences and seminars led by industry professionals and exhibitors of international stature discussing the most relevant topics of interest around technological innovations, new products and services, marketing and health, among many others.


Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

When is it on? March, 10-22, 2022

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://www.feriadelhelado.org/index.php



ICE CREAM TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE - USA


The Ice Cream Technology Conference is the premier event for ice cream and frozen dessert professionals and is the only meeting that focuses specifically on innovations in frozen dessert research, technology and new market trends. It provides unique opportunities to learn from experts on food safety, labeling and regulations that affect the industry. Ice Cream Tech is the place to learn and share, and to 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: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point | Bonita Springs, Florida

When is it on? March, 29-30, 2022

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://www.idfa.org/events/ice-cream-technology-conference-2



WABEL ONLINE FROZEN SUMMIT


The Wabel Online Frozen Summit will consist of two days to meet potential business partners during pre-matched and pre-scheduled B2B Smart Meetings™ to bring together curated buyers and vetted suppliers from the Frozen industry. These real one-on-one conversations will last 25 minutes (15 min presentation + 10 min Q&A) and be held in a private online meeting. This means no travel costs, no pollution, but the same result. No need to shake hands to close the deal!


Location: Virtual

When is it on? March, TBC, 2022

Virtual or in-person? Virtual

Website: https://www.wabel.com/summits/frozen/

APRIL 2022

ALIMENTARIA - SPAIN


As a leading trade show, Alimentaria anticipates trends and predicts business opportunities. For this reason, this upcoming edition of Alimentaria presents a new concept which multiplies its offer to boost the business of each sector and facilitates transversal synergies. Find out more by visiting their website via the link below.


Location: Barcelona - Gran Via Venue

When is it on? April, 4-7, 2022

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: www.alimentaria.com/en

MAY 2022

SIAL - CHINA


Asia’s largest food and beverage innovation exhibition, SIAL China, is strategically located in Shanghai, a gateway to Asia, and a global center of finance and innovation.


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

When is it on? 2022 dates TBC

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: http://en.sialchina.com/


JUNE 2022


FREE FROM FOOD EXPO - BARCELONA


The Free From Food 2022 South Edition in Barcelona has been a great experience for exhibitors and visitors since 2015. Above and Beyond Free From, Vegan, Organic, Functional and Healthy Food Ingredient Solutions.



Location: Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

When is it on? June, 7-8, 2022

Virtual or in-person? In-person

Website: https://barcelona.freefromfoodexpo.com/



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