LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Las Vegas Convention Center’s next big event will be in late March, with four premier food shows for Las Vegas Food and Beverage Industry Week.
The addition of SIAL America adds punch to an already popular series of shows from March 21-24. This is the first show of SIAL America, marking the debut of the 50-year-old international show in the United States.
The complete range:
- SIAL America: the first “generalist” food and beverage show of its kind. Participants will include importers, food service companies, distributors, retailers, wholesalers and restaurateurs looking to discover, innovate and learn. The show is a collaboration between international trade show organisers, Emerald and Comexposium.
- Bar and restaurant fair: showcasing the latest industry trends, from small businesses to national chains and the largest hotel groups in the industry.
- Pizza Fair: Now in its 38th year, Emerald’s International Pizza Expo is the premier pizza industry event focusing on all elements of the pizza industry. The show is known for its popular competitions.
- World Tea Conference + Expo: celebrating the traditions and future of tea, the 20th anniversary celebration will provide access to key suppliers and timely training sessions.
The shows will run concurrently, bringing together decision makers from all sectors of the $1.5 trillion food and beverage industry as it continues to recover.
It could also be a good metric for Las Vegas conventions, which have returned with lower attendance as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The latest omicron variant did not produce new travel restrictions, and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak ended the state’s mask mandate on Thursday.
The show brings together leading trade show organizers Emerald and Questex.
“We are delighted to partner with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Questex for the inaugural edition of Food and Beverage Industry Week. It will be an exciting and invaluable week for everyone in the food and beverage industry,” said Jessica Blue, Executive Vice President of Emerald.
Since the return of in-person meetings and conventions in June 2021, the convention center has hosted 58 trade shows and business events with more than 800,000 attendees, according to LVCVA.