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Domestic & International Marketing Calendar of Events

Event Date Location Booths Available
as of 3/20/14
**Food Hotel Asia** April 8-11, 2014 Singapore 1
Focused Trade Mission to Panama for Retail and Food Service May 8-10, 2014   Panama City   --
**National Restaurant Assn/American Food Fair** May 17-20, 2014 Chicago, IL 2
Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission w/World Pork Expo June 2-3, 2014   Minneapolis, MN  -- 
**Food Marketing Institute (FMI)/U.S. Food Showcase (USFS)** June 10-13, 2014 Chicago, IL 1
**Summer Fancy Food Show**  June 29-July 1, 2014 New York, NY 4
**Natural Products Expo East** September 18-20, 2014 Baltimore, MD 3

**Tradeshows with Minnesota Pavilions.  Apply with the Minnesota Pavilion Application or see Business Development and Tradeshow Support for more information.** 

For more international events, visit the Food Export Activity Calendar (PDF: 176 KB / 3 pages)

**Food Hotel Asia**
April 8 – 11, 2014
Singapore Expo, Singapore
2-booth MN Pavilion: $3,130/9SQM furnished booth (split-booth available, corner first-come first-served).
Singapore is the gateway to the many SE Asia food and beverage markets that includes 610 million consumers. Billed as Asia’s Largest Int’l Food & hospitality trade event, FHA 2012 drew 61,000 + trade attendees from 103 countries. Exhibiting at FHA 2014 will include a fully furnished booth package, comp. exhibitor lounge with Wifi, assistance with hotel & shipping/logistics. Asia export marketing made easy!
Contact Brian Erickson: Brian.J.Erickson@state.mn.us or 651-201-6539

Focused Trade Mission to Panama for Retail and Food Service
Panama City, May 8-10
Panama is one of the fastest-growing economies in the Western Hemisphere and has the highest per capita GDP in the region. The US-Panama Free Trade Agreement, which entered into force in October 2012, further strengthens this market for U.S. agricultural exporters. Make plans to attend this Focused Trade Mission to meet buyers and learn firsthand about this expanding market.
Contact Christina Connelly: Christina.Connelly@state.mn.us or 651-201-6220

**National Restaurant Association/American Food Fair (AFF)**
May 17 – 20, 2014
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
12-booth MN Pavilion; (ten, 10'x10' booths @ $2,000 ea., two, 8'x10' booths @ $1,500 ea. (8'x10'’s reserved for new co’s). Booths will go fast, as carry-over is very high.
National Restaurant Association – American Food Fair is the largest foodservice trade event in the US. If you have an interest in regional, national, and/or international exposure to the foodservice trade, this is the place. The MN Pavilion is located in a high-traffic section of the AFF in the North Hall at McCormick…where 60,000 NRA participants/buyers are trained go for new foods and beverages. Sampling encouraged!
Contact Brian Erickson: Brian.J.Erickson@state.mn.us or 651-201-6539

Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission w/World Pork Expo
Minneapolis, June 2-3
Demand for animal based protein is growing worldwide. As countries expand their livestock
industry to meet this demand, they are looking for feed ingredient suppliers. This event is the
perfect low-cost opportunity to meet, one-onone, with feed ingredient buyers from around the world in one place! Register early as meeting slots are scheduled on a firstcome, first-served basis.
Contact Christina Connelly: Chrstina.Connelly@state.mn.us or 651-201-6220

**Food Marketing Institute/U.S. Food Showcase (USFS)**
June 10 – June 14, 2014
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
5-booth MN Pavilion; space available for only $1,450/10'x10' in the MN Pavilion!
FMI is back in Chicago! After a long hiatus, which saw this event go to an every-other year format (last held in Dallas in 2012), FMI is back home in Chicago. Formerly back-to-back with NRA, this event is the only place to be for national RETAIL exposure. If you have hopes to explore regional, national, or even international grocery chain, specialty chain and convenience store markets, USFS is a must-do.
Contact Brian Erickson: Brian.J.Erickson@state.mn.us or 651-201-6539

**Summer Fancy Food Show**
June 29-July 1, 2014
Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, New York.
6-Booth Minnesota Pavilion; $1,750/10'x10' booth (split-booths may be available).
Annual domestic tradeshow for specialty foods, featuring buyers from the specialty food trade from throughout the country (spec. retail chains, independants, distributors & brokers), with an East-coast bent; includes a buyers’ mission with int’l buyers. Requires product approval/membership in the Specialty Food Ass’n. Use Minnesota Pavilion Signup Form. note: TSP can help with reimbursement of 50% of membership costs.
Contact Brian Erickson: Brian.J.Erickson@state.mn.us or 651-201-6539

**Natural Products Expo East**
September 18-20, 2014
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
4-booth MN Pavilion; $1,957/10'x10' booth (split-booths available).
The Natural Products Expo’s are great venues for organic and natural retail products. Buyers are well represented from specialty retail chains to mainline grocery, regional (West Coast), National distributors, and even an export opportunity available at these events! Don’t wait because this space will go fast.
Contact Brian Erickson: Brian.J.Erickson@state.mn.us or 651-201-6539

Visit the Minnesota Trade events calendar

MDA Contact

Christina Connelly, International Marketing
Christina.Connelly@state.mn.us, 651-201-6220

Brian Erickson, Domestic/International Marketing, Tradeshow Support, Business Development
Brian.J.Erickson@state.mn.us, 651-201-6539

Su Ye, Domestic & International Market Research; China & Taiwan Trade
Su.Ye@state.mn.us, 651-201-6384

Emily Jerve, Market Research, Commodities
Emily.Jerve@state.mn.us, 651-201-6189

Ag Marketing & Development Division