The Best Food and Grocery Conferences to Attend in 2019

Hang on to your hats, food and grocery industry folks! This space is quickly paving its way to becoming a leader in digital transformation and the best way to keep up with latest developments and core strategies is to attend a conference this year.

Consumer shopping habits and behavior will shift as demands increase. Technology and robust operations will shape the future of the shopper’s journey, giving them an experience, unlike anything they’ve seen before.

Whether you’re new to the industry or experienced in all aspects of food and grocery, attending a conference is the best way to connect with peers, learn the latest insights, and find valuable resources.

Here’s a list of the best food and grocery conferences to attend in 2019:


International Production and Processing Expo (February 12-14 in Atlanta, GA)  Join poultry, meat, and feed industry peers and focus on the latest technology of products and services.

The National Grocers Association Show (February 24-27 in San Diego, CA) – Connect with independent retailers and wholesalers, food/retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers, and service providers to learn, engage, share, network, and innovate. The NGA show is devoted exclusively to the needs of independent grocers.


Food Automation and Manufacturing Conference and Expo (April 14-17 in Miami, FL) – Gather together with food and beverage processors and suppliers to explore the latest technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability, and food safety.


Smart Food Expo (June 10-12 in Chicago, IL) –  Discover how your company can adopt better-for-you products that align with technologies and advancements in a streamlined global supply chain to delight your customers.


Digital Food and Beverage (July 15-17 in Austin TX) – Explore opportunities with more than 200 digital marketing and eCommerce innovators, from retailers, food and delivery services, and brands who will talk latest trends and challenges.


Groceryshop (September 15-18 in Las Vegas, NV) Gain exposure to the latest innovations and best practices by surrounding yourself with CPG brands, supermarkets, c-stores, drug stores, discount stores, eCommerce players, warehouse clubs, grocerants, and non-traditional grocery retailers.

CGA Strategic Conference (September 23-25 in Palm Springs, CA) Immerse yourself in changing trends and new directions of the industry. Listen to top industry speakers and get a grasp on today’s customers.


Ahold Delhaize Workshop (October 2 in Harrisburg, PA) – Better understand macroeconomic factors during this workshop with Kantar consulting’s subject matter experts. They will educate on how suppliers affect the grocery channel and how to succeed with Ahold Delhaize’s future strategic direction.

TRUNO Client Conference (October 14-16 in Dallas, TX) – Discuss the importance of data and how it can be used in decision making about store operations, and how it will drive the future of retail technology.

If you know of additional food and grocery conferences in 2019, feel free to share with us so we can include it in our list.

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