Portland, ME (PRWEB) September 23, 2013
The Tri State Food Expo, the new trade show for the burgeoning New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state and surrounding food service and retail food industries, is gearing up to open October 1 – 2 at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, NJ (http://www.tri-statefoodexpo.com).
The event is packed with hundreds of exhibitors including food, beverage and equipment manufacturers, manufacturing agents and suppliers, food and beverage and equipment distributors, dealers, brokers and traders, education sessions addressing the needs of today's food and retail markets, culinary demonstrations by leading regional chefs including Chef David Burke, a “fresh ideas” pavilion featuring unique local food products, at-show buying specials from exhibitors, and a new product showcase featuring the hottest products hitting the market.
Diversified Business Communications, a leading trade show producer, has partnered with the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA), an association representing more than 23,000 eating and drinking establishments in the Garden State, to produce a quality show for the retail and foodservice business owners, chefs, buyers, and industry professionals.
Among the special events planned include a special culinary presentation by award-winning celebrity chef and New Jersey native David Burke, and a keynote address by John Moore, branding expert and marketing mastermind from Starbucks and Whole Foods. A full event schedule including education sessions and culinary demos follows:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013:
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration & Badge Pick Up Open
10:00am - 5:00pm Expo Open
11:30am - 12:00pm Culinary Presentation: Chef David Burke, David Burke Group
1:00pm - 2:00pm Keynote Address by John Moore, Branding Expert and Marketing Mastermind From Starbucks and Whole Foods
2:30pm - 3:15pm Education Session: Packaged Food Labeling: What Every Retail Establishment Should Know
3:45pm - 4:15pm Culinary Presentation: “Mixology” with Michael “Deeg” DiGioacchino,Salt Creek Grill
Wednesday, October 2, 2013:
8:30am - 3:00pm Registration & Badge Pick Up Open
10:00am - 4:00pm Expo Open
11:00am - 11:45am Education Session: Labor Issues Roundtable Discussion with NJ Department of Labor
12:15pm - 12:45pm Culinary Presentation: Chef Catherine McCord, Author, “Weelicious”
1:00pm - 1:30pm Culinary Presentation: Chef Sofia Karakasidou, Kuzina Hospitality Group,
2:00pm -2:30pm Special Guest Speaker: Dawn Sweeney, President & CEO, National Restaurant Association Delivers Introduction to “What's Next for Health Care Reform” (2:30pm session)
2:30pm –3:15pm Education Session: What's Next for Health Care Reform
Click here to register for free today.
Diversified Business Communications
The Tri-State Food Expo is produced by Diversified Business Communications. The Portland, Maine-based trade show producer is also the organizer of several leading U.S. foodservice and retail industry trade events including the New England Food Show (Boston, MA), the Seafood Expo – North America (formerly International Boston Seafood Show) (Boston, MA) and Kosherfest (Secaucus, NJ), in addition to other non-food industry shows. http://www.divbusiness.com.
New Jersey Restaurant Association
Established in 1942, the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) represents the Garden State's 25,000 eating and drinking establishments - the State's largest private sector employers, generating $14 billion in annual sales and employing over 311,000 people. http://www.njra.org