Food & Drink Conferences

Industry conferences are fantastic experiences combining great people, interesting speakers, educational and hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and, not surprisingly, good food.  Here’s the ones I’ve found in 2016, including a few for which there are not registration pages up as yet.  As more are added, this list will be updated.

(photo from food styling workshop at Eat, Write, Retreat Conference)

2017 Food & Drink Conferences

International Association of Culinary Professionals (03/03-05/17 – Louisville, KY)
International Restaurant & Food Service Show (03/05-07/17 – New York, NY)
19th International Conference on Global Food Security (03/09-10/17 – Miami, FL)
Just Food Conference: “A Call to Collaboration” (03/12-13/17 – New York, NY)
Women of the Vine Global Symposium (03/12-15/17 – Napa, CA)
47th Annual Food and Beverage Environmental Conference (03/26-30/17 – Charleston, SC)
9th Annual International Wine Tourism Conference, Exhibition & Workshop (IWINETC) (03/28-29/17 – Catania, Sicily, Italy)
Vinitaly (04/09-12/17 – Verona, Italy)
Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America (04/10-13/17 – Washington, DC)
James Beard Foundation Media Awards Dinner (04/25/17 – New York, NY)
The James Beard Foundation Awards Gala (05/01/17 – Chicago, IL)
Women Chefs & Restaurateurs National Conference (05/06-08/17 – Seattle, WA)
Seeds & Chips (05/08-11/17 – Milan, Italy)
USA Trade Tasting – Wine, Spirits, Beer (05/16-17/17 – New York, NY)
Southern Food Writing Conference (05/18-19/17 – Knoxville, TN)
Food & Wine Conference (05/19-21/17 – Orlando, FL)
Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine (05/19-21/17 – Shanagarry, Co. Cork, Ireland)
NYC Vegetarian Food Festival (05/20-21/17 – New York, NY)
National Restaurant Association Show (05/20-23/17 – Chicago, IL)
SeaWeb Seafood Summit (06/05-07/17 – Seattle, WA)
FAB – Females and Business Workshop (For Women in the Hospitality Industry) (06/11-13/17 – Charleston, SC)
3rd International conference on Food & Beverage Packaging (06/12-13/17 – London, UK)
Future Food-Tech Conference: Innovation & Investment from Farm to Fork (06/25-27/17 – New York, NY)
Summer Foodways Symposium: El Sur Latino (06/06-07/17 – Charlotte, NC)
Summer Fancy Food Show (06/25-27/17 – New York, NY)
Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery: Food & Landscape (07/07-09/17 – Oxford, UK)
Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference (08/03-06/17 – Milwaukee, WI)
Whiskies & Spirits Conference Australia (08/04-06/17 – Adelaide, Australia)
20th Southern Foodways Symposium (08/05-08/17 – Oxford, MS)
BevCon (08/20-22/17 – Charleston, SC)
Chefs Collaborative Summit: Good Food is Smart Business (09/09-11/17 – Atlanta, GA)
Food on the Edge: Future of Food (10/09-10/17 – Galway, Ireland)
7th International Conference on Food Studies – 2017 Special Focus – Food Systems: Design and Innovation (10/26-27/17 – Rome, Italy)