Events

Arizona Cocktail Week Launches Cocktail Contest

Arizona Cocktail Week, the Southwest’s premier event for hospitality professionals and cocktail enthusiasts, launched its first Cocktail Contest, giving bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts a chance to create one-of-a-kind cocktail with a Southwest theme.

Asian American Business Roundtable to be Held in January

Diversity is set to become the new disruptor in the U.S. economy, corporations and business leadership. The Asian American Business Development Center today announced that their second annual Asian American Business Roundtable, “The New Majority: Igniting the Future through Inclusion and Partnerships” will be held at The Venetian, Las Vegas from January 11 to 13.

Lineup Announced for Gunshow's 'Hired Guns' Series

Back by popular demand for a fourth year, the “Hired Guns” series at Atlanta’s Gunshow is planning to outdo itself in 2017 with a lineup of acclaimed chefs who are taking their city’s culinary scene by storm for six Sunday dinners.

Registration Open for National Restaurant Association Show

Registration is open for National Restaurant Association Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show 2017 (NRA Show). The event is taking place at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the largest annual foodservice trade show in the country from May 20 through May 23.

Arizona Cocktail Week Unveils Week-Long Lineup

Arizona Cocktail Week, the Southwest’s premier event for hospitality professionals and cocktail enthusiasts, will host the 6th Annual event February 17—24.Arizona Cocktail Week is a week-long celebration of the craft of the cocktail that includes everything from parties, spirit tastings, and educational seminars, to cocktail competitions, drinks specials and dinners.

Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo Announces Dates

The 34th edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America will return to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. from April 10—13. CBC, presented annually by the Brewers Association, is the craft brewing industry’s leading event, and the only one that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries.

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Taking Place in March

March 1—5Charleston Wine + Food FestivalCharleston, South Carolina Charleston Wine + Food is a cultural entity that champions the region’s unique foodways through culinary experiences. A plethora of events will take place throughout the 5 days including dinners with Daniel Boulud, Andrew Carmellini, Michael Anthony, Frank Sitt, and Kevin Johnson, and panel discussions with Ruth Reichl, Kerry Diamond, Vivian Howard, Ashley Christensen, Gail Simmons, and others.

International Franchise Association Convention in Las Vegas

Jan. 29—Feb. 1International Franchise Association ConventionLas Vegas With emphasis on providing education to drive performance, growth, and sustainability of franchise brands, The IFA’s 57th Annual Convention will provide more than 50 educational sessions and programs across four days at Mandalay Bay, along with more than 300 supplier partners to offer tools and resources for developing a franchise.

Mid-American Restaurant Expo Coming to Ohio

Jan. 29—30Mid-American Restaurant ExpoColumbus, Ohio The Expo centers on foodservice innovation and technology. Developed through extensive research, the event’s agenda covers the latest in industry tools, tips, trends, and tastes.

Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show Enters 41st Year

Jan. 24—26Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show Of The SoutheastMyrtle Beach, South Carolina More than 6,000 industry leaders are expected to attend the show, now in its 41st year. Vendors can showcase products and services and meet face-to-face with buyer decision makers.

Cheese to Confections at the Winter Fancy Food Show

Jan. 22—24Winter Fancy Food ShowSan Francisco The 42nd edition of this event will be held at the Moscone Center, where operators can discover around 80,000 on-trend and best-in-class products. Everything from cheese to confections to coffee to spices will be displayed by an estimated 1,500 exhibitors representing the latest in specialty food and beverage from across the U.