Inaugural Las Vegas Food & Beverage Industry Week Will Feature Four Premier Shows Under One Roof

February 28, 2022

Leading trade show organizers Emerald and Questex have teamed up to launch the inaugural Las Vegas Food & Beverage Industry Week, featuring four premier food and beverage trade shows taking place concurrently at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

Running March 21-24, SIAL America, Bar & Restaurant Expo (formerly known as Nightclub & Bar Show), International Pizza Expo and World Tea Conference + Expo will unite decision-makers from all sectors of the recovering $1.5 trillion food and beverage industry under one roof at the 4.6-million-square-foot facility. 

“We’re excited to collaborate with Emerald and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority [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,” said Tim McLucas, vice president, Bar & Restaurant Group, Questex.

A collaboration between international trade show organizers Emerald and Comexposium, SIAL America is a first-of-its-kind cross-category generalist food and beverage show that supports the food and beverage market. Boasting a long-standing reputation as a premier event host for the industry, SIAL convenes importers, food service companies, distributors, retailers, wholesalers and restaurateurs looking to discover, innovate and learn. 

Now in its 38th year, Emerald’s International Pizza Expo is the pizza industry’s leading event that welcomes pizzeria professionals from across the world. Focused on all elements of the pizza industry, the show features suppliers, educational sessions presented by top industry professionals and national competitions.

At Bar & Restaurant Expo, attendees have a chance to get ahead of the curve by learning about the latest trends and troubleshoot challenges facing their businesses. With participants ranging from single-unit to national chain operators and the industry’s largest hospitality groups, the show delivers the latest in experience and innovation to move business.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, World Tea Conference + Expo honors the traditions and the future of tea. Besides providing access to leading suppliers and timely educational sessions, this year’s event promises to deliver new features and enhancements. 

“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,” said Jessica Blue, executive vice president, Emerald. “It will be an exciting and invaluable week for everyone in the food and beverage industry.”  

Since in-person meetings and conventions returned to Las Vegas in June 2021, the LVCC has hosted more than 58 trade shows and events attracting upwards of 800,000 attendees, showcasing confidence by trade show organizers that meetings can be held safely and efficiently, according to LVCVA officials. 

“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, COO of the LVCVA, which owns and operates the LVCC. 

He continued, “Las Vegas brings key industries together, fostering in-person connections that move business forward. We look forward to providing the organizers, exhibitors and attendees of these shows with an ‘Only Vegas’ experience.” 

 

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