The focus of the tradeshow day is networking and learning, among entrepreneur peers and also between the businesses and potential buyers. In addition, food businesses will be able to meet representatives from businesses that provide support and technical assistance in the Support Services Mini Expo.
This year we're inviting farms and food hubs as well, as potential ingredient suppliers to our food business exhibitors, and to provide educational and networking opportunities for them in general.
Also new for 2019, we will hold the Buyers' Expo in the morning and the Makers' Forum in the afternoon. Following the Makers' Forum, an Awards Ceremony will include invited speakers to present the FEAST! awards for local sourcing, social benefit, and engaging booth, among others. Schedule details will be released soon.
Aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to attend educational sessions and observe the expo floor in action may register for general tradeshow admission, and event sponsors will also be invited to visit the Exhibit Hall during the Buyers' Expo.
|7 am||check-in/booth setup|
|8 am||Breakfast, networking|
|10 am - 2 pm||Buyers' Expo|
|2 - 3 pm||Buyers Panel|
|3 - 4 pm||Support Services intros & networking|
|4:15 - 5:15 pm||Marketing Panel|
|5:30 - 6:00 pm||Awards Ceremony|
At right, top: Tami Enfield and Austin Jevne, after sharing the branding story of Forager Brewery at FEAST! 2018.
At right, bottom: Tom Johnson and Jeff Johnson, sharing the branding story of nomi at FEAST! 2018.
View the FEAST! 2018 Tradeshow Program HERE.
For questions about the FEAST! 2019 Tradeshow schedule, email firstname.lastname@example.org.