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Schedule of events announced for 2019 California Food Expo

The California Food Expo, starting Sept. 9 in Fresno, will connect more than 140 California food and beverage companies with an estimated 750 pre-qualified local and national buyers at its annual food industry trade event, and will open its doors for over 1,200 members of the public during its evening celebration – Expolicious.

This year’s Expo will feature some of California’s most unique, innovative and diverse food and beverage companies, over 20 percent of which you will not find at other food industry trade shows. With a healthy mix of exhibitors from northern, central and southern California, Expo goers can expect to see products that range from vegan ice cream, to sustainably sourced vodka made from day-old baked goods.

An impressive line-up of educational sessions will kick-off the Expo on Monday, September 9, all of which is open exclusively to Expo sponsors, exhibitors and pre-qualified buyer attendees. Sessions will cover the food industry’s hottest topics including: Consumer Trends, Sustainability, eCommerce and Influential Food Brands. Speakers and panelists will be a combination of some of food industry’s experts and the innovators behind a variety of California’s leading food companies.

An expanded award platform provides valuable opportunities for exhibitors to increase their exposure before, during and after the Expo. This year’s awards include the Fred Ruiz Award; the Golden State Award; and the New Product Awards, which will include the Buyer’s Choice Awards and the Consumer’s Choice Awards, both of which will offer a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

The Expo’s new website is mobile-friendly and includes the complete schedule of events, award details, who attends/who exhibits and social media feeds. The final exhibitor listing and map of the show floor will also be made available closer to the event.

About the California Food Expo:

The California Food Expo is an exclusive industry trade show for California food and beverage companies to connect with more than 750 pre-qualified retail and foodservice buyers, network with industry peers and showcase California’s thriving food industry.

More than 140 California food and beverage companies are expected to participate in the two- day event which includes educational sessions, business-to-business tradeshow, and a competition for California renowned chefs. The 2019 event will be hosted at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center starting Monday, September 9, through Tuesday, September 10, 2019. For more information about the California Food Expo including the complete event agenda, or to register to exhibit or attend, please visit online at:

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