Specialty Food Trade Shows
American Bakers Association Convention
Founded in 1897, the American Bakers Association (ABA) is the Washington D.C.-based voice of the wholesale baking industry. The Association organizes one conference each year.
Maine Artisan Bread Fair & Kneading Conference
Sponsored by the Maine Grain Alliance, the event brings together farmers, professional and home bakers, chefs, cooks, grain researchers, maltsters, food entrepreneurs, and wood-fired oven enthusiasts to educate one another about the art and science of growing and milling grains and baking artisan breads. The annual Artisan Bread Fair is a free summer festival offering wood-fired oven demonstrations, artisan bread samplings, and opportunities to talk with professional bakers and explore the best books, tools, and delicious accoutrements to whole grain and conventional bread baking.
Maine Food Means Business Summit
This annual event is organized by the Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association and features a variety of workshops and seminars on topics such as co-packing, scaling up, food safety, etc.
New England Made Giftware and Specialty Food Shows
The New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show sponsored by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development and the Maine Made Program is a juried, wholesale buyer’s show featuring 350+ manufacturers of unique, quality New England-made products and specialty food items. Two shows are organized each year.
This trade show sponsored by the National Grocers Association brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers and service providers for unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage, share, network, and innovate.
Sweets and Snacks Expo
The Expo sponsored by the National Confectioners Association features the world’s top manufacturers including the leading multi-national manufacturers and hundreds of new exhibitors.
The Natural Products Expo East (held in Baltimore, Maryland) and the Natural Products Expo West (held in Anaheim, California): These annual events are the world’s largest and premier tradeshows for the natural, organic, and healthy products industry. They feature business-to-business connections from supply to shelf.
The Summer Fancy Food Show (held in New York City) and the Winter Fancy Food Show (held in San Francisco): These annual events feature nearly 3,000 exhibitors from all over the world. The conferences feature high-quality workshops on topics relevant to specialty food producers.