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

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)
Summer Foodways Symposium: El Sur Latino (06/22-24/17 – Charlotte, NC)
Future Food-Tech Conference: Innovation & Investment from Farm to Fork (06/25-27/17 – New York, NY)
Summer Fancy Food Show (06/25-27/17 – New York, NY)
Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery: Food & Landscape (07/07-09/17 – Oxford, UK)
Market of Arts & Gastronomy (MAG) (07/13-16/17 – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)
Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference (08/03-06/17 – Milwaukee, WI)
Whiskies & Spirits Conference Australia (08/04-06/17 – Adelaide, Australia)
BevCon (08/20-22/17 – Charleston, SC)
Chefs Collaborative Summit: Good Food is Smart Business (09/09-11/17 – Atlanta, GA)
SFA 2017 Graduate Student Conference: Food Ways & Social Justice in the U.S. South (09/11-12/17 – Oxford, MS)
Women in Wine Leadership Symposium (10/02/17 – New York, NY)
20th Southern Foodways Symposium (10/05-08/17 – Oxford, MS)
Food on the Edge: Future of Food (10/09-10/17 – Galway, Ireland)
StarChefs International Chefs Conference (10/22-24/17 – New York, NY)
7th International Conference on Food Studies – 2017 Special Focus – Food Systems: Design and Innovation (10/26-27/17 – Rome, Italy)