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|
|12 pm - 5:30 pm||Support Services Mini Expo open|
|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.
List of 2019 pre-registered buyers:
|1910 Grille||Artisan Plaza||Bushel & A Peck||By The Spoonful|
|City Center Market Food Co-Op||Co-Op Partners Warehouse||Curly Girlz, Inc||Eastside Food Co-Op|
|Figue||Hy-Vee Rochester||Hy-Vee (Mn Deli Supervisor)||Hy-Vee Barlow Plaza|
|Hy-Vee Faribault||Hy-Vee Rochester #1556||Hy-Vee Savage,||Just Food Co-Op|
|Kickapoo Coffee Cafe Viroqua||Lakewinds Food Co-Op||Lush Cakes||Methodist Campus|
|Minnesota Historical Society||Pedal Pushers Café||Rainbow Food Co-op||Shawarmania|
|Sisters Crossing||Stephaniesdish.com||Tim And Tom's Speedy Market||Trout River Catering|
|Turek Consulting Llc||United Natural Foods Incorporated (UNFI)||Viroqua Food Co-Op||Waconia Public School District|
|Wintergreen Natural Food Co-Op|
View the FEAST! 2019 Tradeshow Program HERE.
For questions about the FEAST! 2019 Tradeshow schedule, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the FEAST! 2018 Tradeshow Program HERE.