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ce southFebruary 6, 2018
Charlotte, NC

Converters Expo South

Converters Expo South

Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC

Converters Expo South

Converters Expo South is a one day expo that unites converters of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers.

With hundreds of attendees expected, Converters Expo South will be the place to find manufacturing partners, check out testing and prototyping equipment, meet with producers of disposables and learn the latest in flexo printing and packaging.


Attendees Can Expect to:
• See the latest converting technology
• Meet multiple vendors in informal setting
• Network with industry peers
• Find solutions to your daily challenges


Join us on February 6, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte North Carolina for Converters Expo South!




foodautomationApril 8 - 11, 2018
Bonita Springs, FL


Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M)

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
5001 Coconut Rd
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134

Bringing Processors and Suppliers Face to Face With The Future of Food Manufacturing


Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M) is a 2 ½ day event that brings food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.


FA&M provides a unique forum of world-class speakers presenting essential solutions and educational sessions on a variety of topics for food and beverage manufacturers. This gives attendees a vital opportunity to re-energize their careers in a casual, highly productive networking event.



Converters Expo April 17 - 18, 2018
Green Bay, WI

Converters Expo

Converters Expo

 Lambeau Field Atrium
Green Bay, WI 54304

Your one-stop shop for all things converting is back in 2018 with 20% more exhibits! Celebrating 11 years as the only one-day expo exclusively serving the converting industry, Converters Expo is returning to the Lambeau Field Atrium on April 17-18.

Converters Expo unites converters of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers.


With over 700 attendees attending/exhibiting in 2017, Converters Expo continues to grow. Located in the heart of the nation’s top Converting Corridor, it is the place to find manufacturing partners, check out testing and prototyping equipment, meet with producers of disposables and learn the latest in flexo printing and packaging.



tbf April 24 - 25, 2018
Chicago, IL

The Beverage Forum

The Beverage Forum

The Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60654



In today’s evolving and competitive beverage market, brand owners of large and small companies share a common goal — GROWTH. Attaining this goal has been disrupted by numerous factors, including new age beverage trends, increasing omnichannel shopping, as well as a growing influence from digital media and new distribution solutions. Instead of reacting to these challenges, leading beverage companies are embracing them to help further their new pathways to growth.



Food Safety Summit May 7-10, 2018
Rosemont, IL

Food Safety Summit

Food Safety Summit Conference & Expo

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

Addressing Food Safety Throughout the Supply Chain


At the 20th Annual Food Safety Summit we will address the importance of food safety throughout the supply chain and how each community that makes up the ecosystem is connected. It is vital to understand not only your roles and responsibilities but also those in the rest of the process.


With case studies, educational sessions, peer-to-peer conversations, and new technologies, we will provide a wide range of applicable, real world solutions to identified needs and situations for the food community.



kettle awards May 22, 2018
Chicago, IL

Kettle Awards

Kettle Awards

The Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604

Established in 1946 by Candy Industry's founder and publisher, Don Gussow, the Kettle Award represents the highest recognition an individual working within the U.S. confectionery industry can attain.

This year marks the 72nd Year of the prestigious award and we invite you to join us for an evening reception honoring its rich heritage and to celebrate the nominees and winner of the 2017 Kettle Award.



mtf June 5 - 7, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

Membrane Technology Forum

Membrane Technology Forum

Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

New Membrane Technologies, Applications & Solutions
Backed by Dairy Foods magazine and American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI), the Membrane Technology Forum is the premier live event in the commercial membrane and membrane technology sector.

This event covers the most important concepts and ideas from the fundamentals of membrane technology, fouling and cleaning to emerging new technologies and applications with real world case studies discussing the problems, proposed solutions you can use today and final results. The Membrane Technology Forum is the go-to source for processors, plant managers, engineers, chemists, equipment manufacturers, research & development, sales & marketing specialists, technicians and many others.

Featuring a series of two dedicated educational tracks each with short, informative technical sessions covering current topics and emerging trends attendees gain fresh ideas, trusted data and proactive solutions to help their companies evolve with the changing trends in membrane technology.


In addition to expert speakers, hands on facility tours and big picture keynote presentations, the Membrane Technology Forum also features a select group of innovative and forward-thinking suppliers’ on-hand to demonstrate their new technologies and products that can help improve your processes immediately.




Global Pouch Forum June 13 - 15, 2018
Miami, FL

Global Pouch Forum

Global Pouch Forum

InterContinental Miami
Miami, FL 33131

Celebrating its 20th year, the 2017 Global Pouch Forum returned to the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, Fla. on June 14-16!


Known for its strong educational agenda, excellent networking opportunities and extensive flexible packaging exhibition space, the forum attracts a loyal and growing attendance each year, drawing more than 600 attendees in 2016.


This 1½-day forum features 13 sessions, 22 speakers and over 10 hours of networking opportunities - with the insights and knowledge needed to perfect your brand’s flexible packaging!


The Forum provides plenty of networking opportunities including the exhibition and networking reception featuring more than 80 table-top exhibitors.



Packaging That SellsOctober 8 - 10, 2018
Chicago, IL

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Packaging That Sells

The InterContinental Chicago Magnificant Mile
505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

BRANDPACKAGING's Packaging That Sells Conference provides the opportunity to interact with the industry's most influential brand marketers and package design teams who understand the vital role packaging plays in delivering a brand's message and connecting with consumers.

Examine what your package communicates not only about the product, but also about your brand - how your product is presented makes a statement about your company.



Global Pouch West November 13 - 15, 2018
Tempe AZ


Global Pouch West

Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes
Tempe AZ

 Join us at Packaging Strategies’ fifth annual Global Pouch West conference where you will learn about shifts in consumer lifestyles and the increasing demand for convenience products that are contributing to the dramatic growth of pouch packaging, replacing traditional formats such as glass jars and metal cans. In North America alone, the pouch segment is experiencing an annual growth rate of 7.5 percent.

Global Pouch West is where brand owners, retailers, and suppliers meet to network and discover the latest trends, markets, and challenges in flexible packaging. The conference will feature 1 ½ days of educational sessions, an exhibition reception, and numerous networking opportunities.




npc Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2018
Minneapolis, MN


New Products Conference

September 30 - October 3, 2018
The Marquette, Minneapolis, MN




Prepared Foods’ 36th annual New Products Conference will focus its efforts on how companies in the Food and Beverage industry can re-think their business efforts to help them obtain an edge on their competition. With the latest information and trends presented by the industry's top experts, this powerful 3-day event will allow companies to do just that.

As a result, attendees will not only be able to develop new business relationships that can help catapult their company to new heights, but they’ll also be able to learn how they can cultivate products that can not only appeal to their customers, but also change the way people perceive food.



meatindustryFebruary 11, 2019


The Meat Industry Hall of Fame (MIHOF)

The National Provisioner invites you to honor the 2017 Members of the Meat Industry Hall of Fame by joining us for an awards dinner that recognizes this prestigious class of leaders. Co-located with IPPE, this social event honors and celebrates an incredible group of leading top members of the meat, poultry and livestock industry.