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Feb
13
Sat
The Boston Wine Expo @ Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center
Feb 13 – Feb 14 all-day

The Northeast’s Biggest Wine & Food Event is Turning 25!

Reach More Than 8,000 Potential Customers in Two Days!

The Boston Wine Expo celebrates food, wine and culture. It’s a favorite of leading members of the trade and attracts a large, upscale audience of wine lovers. Among the benefits are:
Dedicated trade-only hours (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) to give you an exclusive opportunity to generate new business and connections

Prime show hours from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. where enthusiastic wine and food lovers can discover new wines, foods & products, and meet producers from all over the world

A rare opportunity for winemakers and representatives to create memorable experiences and reach new customers

Few Events Compare to This One

There are many wine exhibitions and shows in the U.S., but once you’ve been to the Boston Wine Expo, I think you’ll agree few are like this one. The Boston Wine Expo is one of the largest events in the country with approximately 300 wine tables and 100 ancillary booths. Just as importantly, people consistently tell us that two significant components set the Boston Wine Expo apart: our educational seminar program and the level of trade at the event.

A Chance to Give Back
We are very proud that the Boston Wine Expo is a major charitable event, contributing to area organizations such as Tufts Medical Camp for Children and the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.

RESERVE TODAY!
Space goes fast, especially at this time of year. Please contact me today so I can make sure you don’t miss out: reta.martin@resource-plus.com
Additional Information and Pricing

Boston Wine Expo l February 13 & 14th, 2016

Mar
8
Tue
SBN’s Local Specialty Crop Trade Show & Local Food Trade Show @ Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Mar 8 all-day

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts
Presents
Local Specialty Crop Trade Show
& Local Food Trade Show

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for:
Specialty Crop Vendors
Local Food Vendors
Buyers & Attendees

Tuesday, March 8, 2015
8:30AM – 2:00PM
Northeastern University . Boston, MA

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering our 5th Local Food Trade Shows. The 2016 Local Food Trade Shows are designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts.

This event is ideal for restaurants, retailers and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products from growers, fishermen, and value added producers from Massachusetts and New England.

Local Specialty Crop Trade Show Presented by MDAR (MassGrown)
Exhibitors will include New England based farmers, produce distributors and local specialty crop producers (products made with 50% or more specialty crops also qualify). Please view the USDA definition of specialty crops here. This Trade Show is funded by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.
Exhibition booths are free for specialty crop farmers and producers–>REGISTER

Local Food Trade Show
This trade show is open to all non-specialty crop food producers including meat and dairy farms, fisheries, baked goods and other added value producers.
Exhibition booths are $125.00
*$25 Discount for SBN Members

The Trade Shows will include workshops offering best practice topics around some of the most pressing barriers to specialty crop sales in Massachusetts. Depending on the interest, we also plan to offer One-on-One consultation sessions with industry experts after lunch.
Attendees & Buyers Registration Fee $30-
*$10 Discount for SBN Members

Visit the website for a list of 2015 Trade Show Exhibitors and Attendees!

Who should attend?
Any wholesale buyers, who are interested in purchasing Massachusetts or New England-produced food items. These buyers can be supermarkets, co-ops, restaurants, hotels, resorts, institutions, schools, food processors in search of ingredients, distributors, or anyone else interested in local purchasing options.*This event is intended for commercial buyers, not individual consumers.*

Mar
12
Sat
4th Annual MA Urban Agriculture Conference @ Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Mar 12 all-day

4th Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

Saturday, March 12, 2016
7:45am – 5:30 pm
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

The annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) is designed to advance the opportunities and address the barriers involved in cultivating a resilient and thriving Urban Farming sector. The UFC is a multi-sector stakeholder forum designed to share information regarding what is currently happening in Massachusetts. The UFC fosters solutions, sustainable networks and business relationships.

The UFC brings together participants representing all aspects of Urban Farming including, but not limited to, farmers (including roof top, chicken, bees, etc.), land trust managers, policy makers, commercial buyers, foundations, investors and all others. The 4th Annual Massachusetts UFC is comprised of interactive panels, demonstration workshops, expert discussions on diverse and relevant topics with distinguished Conversation Leaders and a networking reception.

A sample of our sessions:

Land Tenure: Land Trusts and Ground Leases
Greenhouse Development and Management
Goal Setting and Business Planning for Your Commercial Urban Agriculture Enterprise
What You Need To Know: Food Safety and GAP
Community Organizing: It’s Role in Food Sovereignty and Urban Farming
Planning, Production and Profits: Building a Viable City Farm
WHEN
Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 7:45 AM to 5:30 PM (EST) – Add to Calendar
WHERE
Northeastern University Curry Student Center . 346 Huntington Ave.Boston, MA 02119

$50 Early Bird Registration

For Panel/Workshop information, contact Rose Arruda at MDAR: Rose.Arruda@state.ma.us
For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, contact Patricia Spence: pspence.ufi@gmail.com

Presented by: City Growers and Urban Farming Institute, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.

Mar
13
Sun
The New England Food Show @ Boston Exhibition and Convention Center
Mar 13 – Mar 15 all-day

New England Food Show is a 3 day event being held from 13th March to the 15th March 2016 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, United States Of America. This event showcases product from Agriculture & Forestry, Meat, Poultry & Seafood, Food & Beverage, Tea & Coffee, Wine & Spirits industries.

Buyers can register to attend for $35 for access to the biggest gathering of the New England foodservice industry.

Contact the show for information to exhibit.

We’re thrilled to announce our first keynote speaker for 2016: Joey Kramer, a New England native and world renowned drummer for Aerosmith turned foodservice entrepreneur. Kramer will take the stage on Sunday, March 13, at 1 p.m.

A coffee fanatic with a flair for entrepreneurship, Kramer launched Rockin’ & Roastin’, a line of 100% USDA Organic Certified coffees, in 2012. Currently, the coffees are distributed in over 250 restaurants, lodging establishments, and educational facilities and more than 2,500 grocery, wholesale, and convenience store locations.

Jun
26
Sun
Summer Fancy Food Show @ Jacob Javit Center, New York City
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

SFFS16 is the largest specialty food trade event in North America and the leading showcase of industry innovation, bringing specialty food’s top manufacturers, buyers, and thought leaders together under one roof for three days of delectable discovery, June 26 – 28. 2016 will feature more than 180,000 products, 25,000 buyers, and 2,500 exhibitors; Thought Leader Talks with former president of Trader Joe’s and current CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Doug Rauch, retail behavior expert Kevin Kelley, and trend forecaster Suzy Badaracco; and the sofi Award ceremony hosted by Food Network’s Ted Allen!

Sunday, June 26, 2016: Show Open 10am – 5pm*
Monday, June 27, 2016: Show Open 10am – 5pm*
Tuesday, June 28, 2016: Show Open 10am – 4pm*

If you have interest to exhibit in the Massachusetts Pavilion at the Summer Fancy Food Show, please contact Bonita.Oehlke@state.ma.us. If you are a first time exhibitor with 50% of your ingredients from the US, 50% of your eligible costs can be reimbursed including the booth space.