Registration for exhibitors and buyers to attend the seventh annual Fresno Food Expo is now open. Promising expanded exhibitor and buyer platforms to help build connectivity for the Central California food and beverage scene, nearly 50 percent of the expo show floor is already filled with returning exhibitors. Additionally, more than 150 exhibitors and 950 key pre-qualified domestic and international buyers are expected to participate.
“Now in its seventh year, the Fresno Food Expo has helped elevate public perception of the award-winning Central California food region and put a spotlight on our diverse food industry companies who have been recognized by their peers on state, national, and international platforms,” said David Nalchajian, General Manager of the Fresno Food Expo, in a press release. “To further support and create new pathways for our region’s food industry companies to become recognized leaders and innovators within the food industry, the Expo is excited to launch, and further develop a year-round network that fosters business growth opportunities for companies both big and small.”
On the agenda is a first-time exclusive exhibitor gathering featuring keynote speakers and address the needs of businesses throughout the region. The event invites all Central California food and beverage companies who have participated, or plan to participate, in the Expo.
Also in store for attendees are:
The trade show portion kicks off Thursday, July 27, followed by the public celebration, Expolicious, which includes with “sampling and discovery,” taking place that evening.
The Expo touts a buyer participation rate that is now five times more than the original number of the expo’s launch in 2011–with the 2016 Fresno Food Expo drawing in over 900 local, national, and international buyers, the organization noted.
Major retailers attending include:
Registration forms and additional information can be found at www.FresnoFoodExpo.com, with early bird discounts for exhibitors of 30 percent savings available through February 1.