Conferences, seminars, trade shows, training and more for companies involved in the packaging industry.
May 17, 2018
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Shanghai: SIAL China 2018, food innovation exhibition and the 4th biggest food show in the world. By the Comexposium-Sial Exhibition Co., Ltd. More information at www.sialchina.com.
New York City: Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, international conference by Ecovia Intelligence. At Park Central Hotel New York. To register, go to: www.sustainablecosmeticssummit.com.
Chicago: NRA Show 2018, National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry’s premiere event professionals involved in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry, at the McCormick Place. More information at https://show.restaurant.org/Home.
Washington, D.C.: Organic Week in Washington, D.C., a celebration of the organic supply chain with education and advocacy discussing U.S. federal policy critical to its $50-billion organic sector. At the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). More information available at https://ota.com/programs-events/organic-week-washington-dc.
Rosemont, Illinois: The Automation Conference & Expo 2018, the leading peer-to-peer educational and networking event for industrial automation professionals in the process industries, discrete manufacturing and packaging, and includes general and track sessions; in-depth technology workshops and tabletop exhibits, staffed by solutions experts. At the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. More information available at www.theautomationconference.com.
Chicago: 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo, for candy and snacks professionals or anyone in the industry, presented by the National Confectioners Association. At the McCormick Place. For more information visit https://sweetsandsnacks.com/.
Toronto: CPES 2018, Printable, Flexible & Wearable Electronics Symosium by intelliFLEX. At Centennial College. To register, go to: www.intelliflex.org.
Boston, Ma.: Robotics Summit & Showcase 2018, international technical design end development event for robotics and intelligent systems by WTWH Media, LLC. At Weston Boston Waterfront. To register, go to: www.roboticssummit.com.
Vancouver: Veg Expo 2018, Everything vegan and vegetarian for everyone, it is a platform to introduce new and innovative products and services, at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. More information at https://www.vegexpo.ca/.
Cusco, Peru: 10th World Potato Congress, amalgamation of the World Potato Congress and the XXVIII Latin American Potato Association Congress, showcasing the Andean origins of the potato, the event will examine biodiversity, food security and business. More information at https://www.worldpotatocongress2018-alap.org/en/home/.
Toronto: Store2018, Canada’s biggest retail industry conference, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Presented by the Retail Council of Canada. More information at https://www.storeconference.ca/.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: PLMA’s World of Private Label, bringing retailers and manufacturers together in the private label industry, at the RAI Exhibition Centre. Presented by the Private Label Manufacturers Association International Council. More information at http://plmainternational.com/.
Montreal: Canadian Meat Council’s 98th Annual Conference, at Le Westin Montreal. The event brings together delegates from across all regions and sectors of the Canadian meat industry as well as opinion leaders, government officials, industry representatives and academia; a forum combining meetings, educational programming along with excellent networking opportunities to offer a quality learning experience for all delegates. More information available HERE.
May 29 – June 1
Milan, Italy: Ipack-Ima 2018, fair specializing in food and non-food processing and packaging, at the Fiera Milano. Held concurrently with Meat Tech 2018. By Ipack-Ima Srl. More information at www.ipackima.com/en.
May 29 – June 1
Milan, Italy: Meat Tech 2018, trade fair specializing in innovative technology and solutions for meat processing, packaging and distribution. At the Fiera Milano. Held concurrently with Ipack-Ima 2018. More information at www.ipack-ima.com/en/pages/meat-tech-2018.
Edmonton: Edmonton Craft Beer Festival, it is a sampling event with more than 400 different types of beer, seminars and more, at The Edmonton Expo Centre. For more information, click HERE.
Osaka, Japan: Biopolymers Summit 2018, international conference on biopolymers and polymer chemistry by ConferenceSeries LLC. At Hyatt Regency Osaka. To register, go to: www.biopolymerscongress.conferenceseries.com.
Rotterdam, Netherlands: 7th International Dietary Fibre Conference 2018, an examination of fibre diversity in foods, fermentation and health. Organized by ICC, Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and TNO. At De Doelen. More information at http://www.dietaryfibre.org/en/.
Phoenix, Arizona: GS1 Connect 2018, where supply chain partners come together to learn from each other how GS1 Standards help them meet today’s business challenges and unlock tomorrow’s opportunities. At the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. More information HERE.
Winnipeg: 2018 Canadian Lean Conference, the largest lean event in Canada where one can learn from practitioners and business leaders from across North America as they share lessons from successes, challenged and applications of lean thinking in manufacturing. At the RBC Convention Centre. More at https://www.embracingexcellence.ca/.
Mexico City: EXPO PACK Mexico 2018, trade show for packaging and processing technology for Latin America, at the Expo Santa Fe Mexico. By the PMMI. More information at www.expopack.com.mx/2018/en/expopack.
Chicago: American Packaging Summit 2018, brings together leaders from across all industry sectors: food and beverage, CPG, cosmetics, pharma, retail, toys and more – involved in the business of packaging, discussing current trends, strategic insights and best practices in packaging innovation, design, materials and branding at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, organized by Toronto-based company the Generis Group. More information at https://uspacksummit.com/.
Montreal: Mondial de la bière 2018, an international beer tasting festival now in its 25th year, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. More information at www.festivalmondialbiere.qc.ca.
New Orleans, Louisiana: International Dairy.Deli.Bakery Association Show (IDDBA) 18, the largest show in the world serving these industries, targeting buyers, merchandisers and executives. At the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. More information at https://www.iddba.org/.
Rockville, Maryland: 4th Food Safety Supply Chain Conference, where you will learn from the USFDA the details to FSMA’s FSVP and FSMA’s Sanitary transportation final rules; FDA’s Update on Economically Motivated Adulteration/Food Fraud; gain an understanding from FDA of what the agency means by “adequate assurances”; understand how to protect your company from vulnerabilities in the supply chain; learn to prevent EMA of Food and Food Ingredients; learn of tools, technologies and techniques that can protect your company from the weakest link in your global supply chain; and share best practices and experiences with industry peers. At the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention. More information at https://foodsafetytech.com/.
New York, NY: EastPack 2018, packaging trade show offering solutions, innovations, equipment and services. At the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. By UBM Live—HBA Global Expo. More information at www.eastpack.packagingdigest.com.
Calgary: Alberta Pork Congress, a trade show for the pork industry to showcase its products and services. At Westerner Park. More information at http://albertaporkcongress.com.
Paris, France: Pack&Gift 2018, promotional and event packaging trade fair by Idice. At Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. To register, go to: www.packandgift.com.
St. John’s, Newfoundland: SCMA 2018 National Conference: Exploring beneath the surface of the supply chain management field. Presented by the Supply Chain Management Association. At the St. John’s Convention Centre. More information at http://conference.scma.com/.
Bangkok, Thailand: Propak Asia 2018, the 26th international processing and packaging technology event for Asia, at the BITEC. By Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd. More information at www.propakasia.com/ppka/2018/en/index.asp.
Moscow, Russia: RosUpack 2018, the largest exhibition for packaging and labeling in Russia and eastern Europe. At the Crocus Expo. More information at www.rosupack.com/en-GB/.
Munich, Germany: Automatica 2018, industrial automation and robotics exhibition by Messe München GmbH. At Messe München. To register, go to: www.automatica-munich.com.
Regina, Saskatchewan: Canada’s Farm Progress Show 2018, an agricultural equipment trade show specializing in dryland agriculture, livestock equipment, agricultural chemicals, farmstead products and services, at Evraz Place. Show information available at www.myfarmshow.com.
Toronto: Wine & Spirit Festival. 10th annual public festival dedicated to wine, spirits, beer, cider, cocktails, food Presented by Sobeys Urban Fresh. At Sugar Beach. More information at http://wineandspiritfestival.ca/.
Tokyo: in-Pharma Japan 2018, the 12th international pharmaceutical ingredients expo, at Tokyo Big Sight. By Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. More information at www.pijapan.jp/en/.
Taipei, Taiwan: Taipei Pack 2018, international packaging industry trade fair, at the Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall. By the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and the Chinese Taipei Packaging Association. More information available at www.taipeipack.com.tw.
June 30 – July 2
New York, NY: Summer Fancy Food Show 2018, the largest specialty food industry trade event in North America, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. By the Specialty Food Association. More information available HERE.
Montreal: Canadian Seed Growers’ Association AGM, at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal. More information at http://seedgrowers.ca/csgas-annual-general-meeting/.
Shanghai, Chain: ProPak China 2018, is China’s premier trade exhibition for processing and packaging technologies, at the SNIEC Pudong Shanghai. By Allworld Exhibitions. More information available at www.propakchina.net/en/index.html.
Chicago: IFT18, brings together science of food professionals from around the world: research and design, ingredients, safety and quality, technology, equipment, processing, packaging, manufacturing, suppliers and buyers, policy makers, and academics. At McCormick Place. More information at http://iftevent.org/.
Penticton, B.C.: 19th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference & Tradeshow, semi-annual trade show that offers opportunities to learn about leading edge research and technology for vineyards and wineries, learn and get advice on new products, supplies, and equipment. At the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. More information at http://bcwgc.org/conference.
Orlando, Florida: 43rd Annual Chicken Marketing Summit. Event will provide attendees with the tools they need to react to disruption in the poultry marketplace. Teaching you to do more than just react, industry experts will offer insights for how to improve your business and overcome the disruption.
Presented by WATT Global Media and the National Chicken Council. At the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. More information at http://wattglobalmedia.com/chickenmarketingsummit/?eid=227802240&bid=1980945.
Las Vegas, Nevada: Cosmoprof North America 2018, is called the single-most important networking opportunity in the U.S. for all sectors of the global beauty industry, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. By the Professional Beauty Association. More information at www.cosmoprofnorthamerica.com.
Lahore, Pakistan: Plasti & Pack Pakistan—International Plastic and Packaging Industry Exhibition, 16th annual edition of the international plastic and packaging industry event, at the International Expo Centre Lahore. By Pegasus Consultancy Private Ltd. More information at www.plastipacpakistan.com.
Cleveland: 2018 FOHBC, National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo, at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown. By the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and the Ohio Bottle Club. For more information, click HERE. (https://www.fohbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/ClevelandInfoPacket__081017_Reduced.pdf)
Halifax. Nova Scotia: Halifax Seaport Beerfest. Atlantic Canada’s largest gathering of craft beer, specialty, import and cider with breweries and agents representing over 110 producers will be on hand to sample and discuss over 300 unique products. At Cunard Centre. More information at https://seaportbeerfest.com/.
San Diego, California: Brewing Summit 2018, beer brewing industry trade show event discussing the latest insights and innovations, with engineering insights, new developments in quality procedures, recipes to try, technical sessions, networking events, and more. Presented by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. At the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. More information at https://www.mbaa.com/meetings/annual/Pages/brewingsummit2018.aspx.
Montreal: 18th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition (IBS 2018), brings together diverse research and applications of biotechnology under one roof. The symposium will provide a unique, international forum for the exchange of ideas and cross-pollination among peers, combined with a social program to facilitate networking and discover Canada’s cultural capital. By the National Research Council of Canada, McGill University, the University of Waterloo, and BIOTECanada. At the Palais des congrès de Montréal. More information at http://ibs2018montreal.org/en.
Toronto: Annual Wild Blueberry Festival at Evergreen Brick Works, a public event to learn more about blueberries: taste and purchase. More information at https://www.wildblueberries.com/.
Sydney, Australia: ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo 2018, premiere event for the cleaning industry in Oceania brings together 100s of cleaning industry professionals from across the region for two days of networking and educational opportunities, and will showcase the latest innovative cleaning products and equipment. At the International Convention Centre Sydney. More information at https://www.issa.com/trade-shows/issa-cleaning–hygiene-expo-2018.html.
London, United Kingdom: Speciality & Fine Food Fair, the UK’s leading industry showcase of fine food and drink. At Olympia London. More information at http://www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk/.
New York City: ADF (Aerosol & Dispensing Forum) & PCD (Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design) New York 2018. Both by Easyfairs Group. At Metropolitan Pavilion. To register, go to: www.adf-pcd.com.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: AWA IMLCON (International In-Mold Labeling Conference & Exhibition) 2018, by AWA (Alexander Watson Associates). At Novotel Amsterdam City. To register, go to: www.awa-bv.com/events.
Melbourne, Australia: Fine Food Australia, a trade exhibition for the foodservice and retail industry that showcases the latest products, an unveiling of new ideas, and a demonstration of new techniques by food industry leaders. At the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. More information at
Baltimore, Maryland: Organic at Expo East, features board meeting, annual membership meeting, annual leadership awards celebration, all-things organic conference, organic stakeholders meeting, and more. At the Baltimore Convention Center. Presented by the Organic Trade Association. More information at https://ota.com/programs-and-events/ota-expo-east.
Toronto: CHFA East 2018. This year’s natural health industry event is about “Connecting the Industry”, featuring over 1000 exhibiting companies and products that will interest retailers. Presented by the Canadian Health Food Association. At the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. More information at https://chfa.ca/en/tradeshows/chfa-east.html.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: PEI International Shellfish Festival, Canada’s largest shellfish festival showcases PEI’s shellfish, offering culinary delights, live cooking demos and authentic island experiences hosted by celebrity and local island chefs. At the Charlottetown Events Grounds. More information at http://peishellfish.com/en/.
Weifang City, China: ABIC 2018 (Agricultural Bioscience International Conference), a global meeting which promotes innovation in bioscience to ensure sustainable food, feed, fibre and fuel security as the climate changes, featuring scientists, policy makers, industry leaders, and other relevant professionals presenting the latest scientific advances in agricultural bioscience, discussing future directions of the technology, for the purpose of making our life better through technology. Co-organized by Peking University and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. More information at http://abic2018.cct.cn/index.html.
Munich, Germany: iba 2018, global-leading trade show for bakery, confectionery and snacks. At Fairground Munich. More information at https://www.iba.de/en/.
Toronto: The 2018 Canadian Coffee & Tea Show, industry expo for independent café owners, restaurateurs, foodservice operators, distributors, franchise operators, and buyers from all sectors of the industry. At the Toronto Congress Centre. Organized by Fulcrum Events, Inc. More information at www.coffeeteashow.ca.
Montreal: PAC To The Future II, “Retail Reinvented”, conference by PAC Packaging Consortium with presentations, interactive workshops and networking for packaging industry leaders and decision-makers, at the Hotel Omni Mount Royal. More information at http://pac.ca/Events/PTTF2/Index.cfm.
Chicago: Labelexpo Americas 2018, the largest event for the label and package printing industry in the Americas. At the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. More information at www.labelexpo-americas.com/welcome-labelexpo-america.
Mumbai, India: Annapoorna World of Food India, 13th edition B2B platform for the Indian food & beverage market; organized by Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Part of ANUGA. At the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center. More information at http://worldoffoodindia.com/.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Seafood Expo Dubai, 12th expo – connecting with the Middle East & Africa’s Seafood Market meeting key personnel from seafood processing and seafood products manufacturing plants and industries – some 5,000 buyers from over 50 countries. Meet the people who play an important role in making decisions on future investments and the organizations that back the seafood industry. More information at http://dubaiseafoodexpo.com/index.html.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Halal Expo 2018 Dubai, an opportunity to learn more about business opportunities in the Middle East Halal industry. More information available at www.halalexpodubai.com.
Greenville, South Carolina: Automotive Packaging Summit 2018, packaging for the automotive industry, at Clemson University. By Pregis LLC. More information at www.autopacksummit.com.
Chicago: PACK EXPO International 2018, packaging technologies exhibition by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Concurrently with Healthcare Packaging EXPO. Both at the McCormick Place. To register, go to: www.packexpointernational.com.
Niagara Falls, Canada: AWC EAST 2018, Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference. At the Hilton/Fallsview. More information at http://www.advancingwomenconference.ca/2018east/.
Calgary: Gluten-Free Expo Calgary, Canada’s largest gluten-free event, open to the public. At the Big Four Building. More information at https://www.glutenfreeexpo.ca/calgary/.
London, United Kingdom: Cereals & Grains 18. Presented by the AACC International, the event is meant to advance the understanding and knowledge of cereal grain science and its product development applications through research, leadership, education, superior technical service, and advocacy.At the Hilton London Metropole. More information at http://aaccnet.org/meetings/annual/pages/default.aspx.
Toronto: Grocery Innovations Canada, the premier, must-attend B2B grocery and specialty food trade show, bringing together all facets of the grocery trade together under one roof. By the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers. At the Toronto Congress Centre. More information at https://groceryinnovations.cfig.ca/.
Mumbai, India: 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology, featuring programmes bringing together researchers, academicians, professionals, policy makers and the food scientists and industries fraternity to cover the latest advances in the understanding of food in all its manifestations like food safety, food security, regulations, innovations in food processing, hygienic design and engineering, frontier areas in food science & technology, novel food products, markets and consumer preferences and much more of the latest of cutting edge technologies in each sector. At the CIDCO Exhibition Centre. More information at https://iufost2018.com/index.php.
Toronto: 9th Annual Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit, event to help companies involved in the food industry comply with changes to food regulations, including labeling requirements, traceability, SFCA, FSMA, help in overcoming barriers to import/export, and clarify definitions of natural and organic. At the Old Mill. Presented by the Strategy Institute. More information at https://www.foodregulationcanada.com/.
October 29 – November 1
Dallas, Texas: ISSA/INTERCLEAN Dallas 2018, a trade show dedicated to facility cleaning solutions. Presented by the International Sanitary Supply Association. At the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. More information at www.issa.com.
Atlanta, Georgia: Poultry Tech Summit, conference showcasing innovative technologies ready for future application in poultry live production, processing and supply chain. The conference will also connect entrepreneurs with technology experts and financiers looking for projects to fund. At the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference. A Watt Global Media event. More information at http://www.wattglobalmedia.com/poultrytechsummit/.
Taipei, China: ICC International Conference “Grains for Wellbeing”, featuring conferences, plenary speeches, keynote speeches, technical oral and poster reports to thoroughly discuss the quality and safety of grain products, the functional components of grains, the processing of functional grain products as well as the balance between the joy, nutrition and health related to grain desserts. Presented by the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology. At the The Howard Civil Service International House. More information at http://www.grainsforwellbeing.org/en/#.
Montreal: PACKEX Montreal 2018, under the name of Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2018 (ADM), the biennial Canadian national packaging, food process, material handling & logistics show featuring packaging technologies, equipment & resources, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. Held concurrently with ATX 2018, Design & Manufacturing 2018, Expoplast Canada 2018 trade shows. Sponsored by UBM Canon. More information at www.admmontreal.com/en/packex.
Gatineau, Quebec: Congrès annuel de l’Association des détaillants en alimentation du Québec, annual conference to meet, share and do business with retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and food industry partners. By the Quebec Food Retailers Association, representing food retailers in Quebec. At the Hilton Lac-Leamy. More information at http://www.adaq.qc.ca/event/congres-annuel-de-la-d-a/.
Paris, France: Emballage 2018, international trade show for packaging, processing, printing and handling, at the Paris-Nord Villepinte. By Comexposium. More information available HERE.
November 29 – December 1
Worli, India: 6th World Tea & Coffee Expo, trade show for innovations in tea, coffee and allied sectors. At the Nehru Centre, Worli. More information at http://www.worldteacoffeeexpo.com/.
Vancouver: Gluten-Free Expo Vancouver, Canada’s largest gluten public free event, sample, shop and save on hundreds of gluten-free products while learning from leading experts. At the Vancouver Convention Centre. More information at https://www.glutenfreeexpo.ca/vancouver/.
Atlanta, Georgia: The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2019, a collaboration of three shows: International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo and the International Poultry Expo, representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). For more information about the IPPE, visit www.ippexpo.org.
February: dates TBD
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: Eastern Canadian Fisheries Expo 2019, brings together key buyers from across the region, featuring expo showcasing onboard & onshore fishing and harvesting equipment, fish processing and transportation, vessel design and construction and more, at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre. By Master Promotions Ltd. More information available (and forthcoming) at www.ecfx.ca.
Chicago: ProFood Tech 2019, bringing together food and beverage professionals, the biennial show offers the latest trends and technologies in food processing, at McCormick Place. Produced in partnership by PMMI, Koelnmesse, and the International Dairy Foods Association. More information at www.profoodtech.com.
Montreal: CHFA Québec 2019, event dedicated to natural health retailers and health practitioners, Palais des congrès de Montréal. By the Canadian Health Food Association. More information at www.chfa.ca/en/tradeshows/chfa-quebec.html.
Toronto: PACKEX Toronto 2019, the biennial show is called Canada’s national packaging, food process, material handling & logistics trade show, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Held under the banner of Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2019 (ADM), along with ATX 2019, Design & Manufacturing 2019, PLAST-EX 2019 and Powder & Bulk Solids 2019 trade shows. At the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. By UBM Canon. More information at www.admtoronto.com.
Brussels, Belgium: Labelexpo Europe 2019, the world’s largest event for the label and package printing industry at the Brussels Expo. By the Tarsus Group. Information to be available at www.labelexpo-europe.com.
Düsseldorf, Germany: interpack 2020, global trade fair for packaging technologies by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. At Messe Düsseldorf fairgrounds. Contact Messe Düsseldorf (Canada) at (416) 598-1524 for information on participating as part of the Canadian Pavilion or as individual exhibitor. For more general information and registration, go to: www.interpack.com.
Düsseldorf, Germany: drupa 2020, a global-leading trade show for print and cross-media solution held every four years at Messe Düsseldorf. More information at www.drupda.com.
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