Entries tagged with: Trade Shows

First-ever Viva Fresh show a hit in Texas

The Viva Fresh Produce Expo, held in late March in Austin, Texas, was a major success for exhibitors and retailers, said show organizers. The expo boasted sold-out attendance, high-level retail and foodservice attendance, cutting edge virtual field tours and chef-inspired menus. The Viva Fresh Open golf tournament raised $10,000 for the Just Keep Livin' Foundation allowing the Texas International Produce Association to be able to give back to the local community.  Additional expo highlights include: Over…  » Read more

Southeastern Food Processors annual meeting Oct. 16-19

The Southeastern Food Processors Association annual convention will be Oct. 16-19 at The King and Prince Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Networking events, convention programs, business meetings and social events are all on the agenda. The member showcase will be presented by David Duda, president of produce company A. Duda & Sons. Presentations will focus on motivational safety management and ways to avoid a lawsuit. Exhibit spaces are available for members and processors to…  » Read more

Process Expo will be Nov. 3-5 in Chicago

The annual Process Expo is gearing up for its 2013 run, Nov. 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Process Expo is billed as the nation’s largest event dedicated strictly to the food and beverage industry. More than 450 exhibitors will be present at a trade show that is expected to attract more than 10,000 attendees. The show will feature processing and packaging equipment, technological innovations and solutions applicable to all segments of the supply chain.…  » Read more

Companies plan special activities at PMA foodservice show

Three companies are each planning special events for the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Foodservice Conference July 25-27 in Monterey, Calif. Crunch Pak will feature peach mango flavored sliced apples. These are sliced apples dipped in a solution that infuses the apples with the aroma and taste of peaches and mangos. The company will offer the apples in a 1-pound bag to foodservice customers with several application options. “Peach FlavorZ are excellent for foodservice operators looking…  » Read more

Matrix to feature Triton bagging machine at United

Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by Pro Mach, will showcase at United Fresh, May 14-16 in San Diego, at booth 1238. The Triton is a vertical form-fill-seal machine optimized for the fresh produce packaging industry. The Triton automated bagging machine, which comes in two models, can help fresh produce packers of all sizes and individual needs lower labor costs, decrease waste, and improve overall efficiency and throughput, according to the company. The Triton is rated at…  » Read more

United announces finalists for 2013 New Product Awards

More than 30 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations are up for United Fresh Produce Association’s 2013 New Product Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in five categories for the title of Best New Products at United Fresh 2013, May 14-16 in San Diego. “These products represent the new approaches, ideas and processes that are driving the fresh fruit and vegetable industry forward,” said John Toner, United’s vice president of convention and industry relations. “From its…  » Read more

United seeks nominations for honored speaker at women’s event

United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations to help select an honoree to speak at the annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce, Wednesday, May 15 at United Fresh 2013 in San Diego. Each year, United Fresh recognizes the contributions of all women working in the produce industry and honors one outstanding female industry leader at this reception. “It is an honor to count such thought leaders, role models and inspiring innovators among us,” said…  » Read more

PMA calls for speakers at 2013 Fresh Summit

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit Committee is accepting applications for the 2013 Fresh Summit educational program. The committee is seeking future-focused and creative ideas that address the global produce and floral supply chains and will help attendees in their goal to anticipate change, identify emerging trends, and profit from new opportunities. Presentation topics may include ideas related to business culture and talent, science and technology, consumer connections and public affairs.  Applications are being…  » Read more

Turatti to display Camel, Nextra at Fruit Logistica

Turatti will be showcasing the evolution of the Camel washing and treatment system at this year’s Fruit Logistica show in Berlin Feb. 6-8 in Hall 3, Stand D-10. The machine was first introduced to the German market during the 2009 Fruit Logistica. "This patented system, now operating in several companies worldwide, gently transports the most delicate products (fruit and vegetables) while maintaining quality levels well within the most stringent specifications. The 2013 version of the…  » Read more

United sets activities at Fruit Logistica 2013

United Fresh will exhibit and hold special activities at Fruit Logistica, Feb. 6-8 in Berlin, Germany. The United Fresh stand will be located in Hall 23/Stand F-12. Serving as the destination for members attending the exposition, the stand will be an opportunity to visit with United Fresh staff and colleagues for networking and industry dialogue, as well as updates on the United Fresh 2013 convention, executive development programs for global produce leaders and programs in…  » Read more

NSS and CHA Announce Partnership

The National Stationery Show (NSS) and the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) have announced a partnership that will provide new opportunities for the social stationery and craft and creative hobby industries, beginning with the May 19-22 National Stationery Show in New York City. The collaboration will take the form of co-located education and events, capitalizing on synergies between the two industries.   CHA will introduce a “Creative Conference” alongside GLM’s 67th annual NSS and new Creative…  » Read more

Urban Expositions Launches Windy City Gift Show

In an effort to reestablish the Chicagoland area as the premier trade center for gift retailers throughout the Midwest and surrounding areas, Urban Expositions has announced plans to launch the Windy City Gift Show. Set to debut Jan. 18-21, 2014 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., the new semi-annual exhibition will offer retailers a large product selection in a convenient, cost-effective location just minutes from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. "From its…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo Announces Special Guests for 2013

The Halloween & Party Expo announced two special guests who will be in attendance at the 2013 show, Jan. 19-22, in Houston. Celebrity fashion and costume designer, Chris March, will give a short interview and sign autographs, and expert pumpkin sculptor and carver Ray Villafane will perform live demonstrations of his art throughout the four-day show. Chris March rocketed into the public eye as a finalist on the fourth season of “Project Runway.” Even before…  » Read more

Feel The Fun at Buyer-Friendly ToyFest West 2013

Buyers attending ToyFest West, formerly known as the Western States Toy & Hobby Show, March 10-13 in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel will be offered a new and improved floor plan that assures easy, direct access to hundreds of manufacturers and more than 3,000 of their new products.  “Our venue continues to evolve each year, and we anticipate a 30 percent growth in 2013,” said WTHRA Board President Bill St. John. “We know…  » Read more

CHA Show Offers Trends, Creativity and Education

The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) 2013 Winter Conference & Trade Show, held Jan. 11 – 15 in Anaheim, Calif. at the Anaheim Convention Center, unites the craft industry and brings a world of creativity together annually. The show hosts hundreds of international exhibitors displaying new creative products and trends in the craft industry. The Conference program is an exclusive CHA member benefit and hosts a full line-up of workshops, seminars and demo-nars that show…  » Read more

CHA Conference & Trade Show Offers Something for Everyone

The Craft & Hobby Association’s (CHA) 2013 Winter Conference & Trade Show will be held from Jan. 11-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The conference program starts Friday, Jan. 11 and the trade show floor opens Saturday, Jan. 12.   The trade show will host hundreds of exhibitors from all over the world under one roof showcasing their latest products, the hottest new trends, a wide variety of crafting and creative products…  » Read more