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Four trade shows combine to launch Las Vegas Food & Beverage Industry Week

24/02/2022 – Event / Las Vegas / Food / Beverage / Trade Show / SIAL / Restaurant / Pizza / Tea

Four trade shows combine to launch Las Vegas Food & Beverage Industry Week

Leading tradeshow organisers Emerald and Questex will join forces for Las Vegas Food & Beverage Industry Week – an inaugural event featuring four premiere food shows under one roof at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), from 21–24 March 2022.

SIAL America, Bar & Restaurant Expo (formerly known as Nightclub & Bar Show), Pizza Expo, and World Tea Conference + Expo will occur concurrently, uniting decision-makers from all sectors of the US$1.5 trillion food and beverage industry as it continues to recover.

The event underscores Las Vegas’ appeal as a premiere culinary destination and further demonstrates its designation as the number one trade show destination in North America for 26 consecutive years, according to the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) – the world's leading resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry.

“We are grateful for our partnership with Emerald and Questex and we are excited to welcome the first-ever Las Vegas Food and Beverage Week to the Las Vegas Convention Center,” said Brian Yost, chief operating officer for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), which owns and operates the LVCC. “Las Vegas brings key industries together, fostering in-person connections that move business forward. We look forward to providing the organisers, exhibitors and attendees of these shows with an Only Vegas experience.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate 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, Emerald.

SIAL America: a first-of-its-kind F&B show for the US

A collaboration between international trade show organisers Emerald and Comexposium, SIAL America is the first-of-its-kind cross-category generalist food and beverage show supporting the food and beverage market. 

Attending will be importers, food service companies, distributors, retailers, wholesalers and restaurateurs looking to discover, innovate and learn. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) endorsed the inaugural edition of SIAL America due to SIAL’s long-standing reputation internationally as a premier event host for the industry.

International Pizza Expo: the pizza industry’s leading event

Now in its 38th year, Emerald’s International Pizza Expo is the pizza industry’s leading event focused on all elements of the pizza industry. 

Welcoming pizzeria professionals from across the globe, the show will feature suppliers, educational sessions led by top industry professionals, and national competitions.

Bar & Restaurant Expo: Ahead of the curve

At Bar & Restaurant Expo, attendees will get ahead of the curve by learning about the latest trends and troubleshoot challenges facing their businesses. 

From single-unit to national chain operators and the industry’s largest hospitality groups, the show will deliver the latest in experience and innovation to move business.

World Tea Conference + Expo: Celebrating the traditions and future of tea 

Celebrating both the traditions and the future of tea, the World Tea Conference + Expo’s 20th anniversary celebration will provide access to leading suppliers and timely educational sessions. The event promises to deliver new features and enhancements.

Key education, product activations and customer interaction

Just four weeks before the first Las Vegas Food & Beverage Industry Week is set to open its doors –presenting Bar & Restaurant Expo, World Tea Conference + Expo, Pizza Expo and SIAL America – Tim McLucas, vice president of the Bar & Restaurant Group, Questex, said his organisation was “excited to collaborate with Emerald and the LVCVA to bring key food and beverage buyers together in one central location to deliver a new, high value experience that combines key education, product activations and customer interaction,” adding: “Join us as we present a new customer engagement experience.”

Since in-person meetings and conventions returned to the destination in June 2021, the LVCC has hosted 58 trade shows and events with more than 800,000 attendees, showcasing confidence by trade show organisers that meetings can be held safely and efficiently.

To learn more about Las Vegas Food & Beverage Industry Week, click here

For more information on the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, visit:

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