Fresno, California – June 4, 2019 … The California Food Expo’s Exhibitor Incubator Program is providing an unparalleled opportunity for ten of California’s emerging food entrepreneurs to get in front of retail and foodservice buyers, network with industry peers and learn from industry experts about what it takes to get their product to market.
The Exhibitor Incubator Program, now in its second year, proved to be a valuable opportunity for participants in its inaugural year. “We knew we wanted to diversify our business and start selling out products wholesale, but we had no idea where to start” said Jeff Bennett, Owner of Ampersand Ice Cream, and second place winner of the 2018 New Product Awards. “When we heard about the Exhibitor Incubator Program, we applied immediately because it was the exact kind of support and network we needed. Not only did we get a chance to talk to connect with dozens of retail and foodservice buyers who were interested in our product, but the feedback and exposure we gained was invaluable for growing our business.”
Participants in the Exhibitor Incubator Program get the opportunity to showcase their products in a 10x10 booth on the trade show floor for a reduced rate, and will be located at the, ‘Innovation Station,’ with other program participants where they can network with their peers whose businesses are in a similar stage.
In addition to exhibiting, program participants will have the opportunity to participate in the Expo’s prestigious award platform and take advantage of the Expo’s educational sessions which will feature dozens of industry experts on topics ranging from consumer trends to sustainability. More information on the Expo’s award platform and educational sessions will be released later this month.
Applications for the Exhibitor Incubator Program are available now through Friday, August 2nd, or until all ten spots are filled, at www.CaliforniaFoodExpo.com. All California food and beverage companies are encouraged to apply.
About the California Food Expo:
The California Food Expo is an exclusive industry trade show for California food and beverage companies to connect with hundreds of retail and foodservice buyers, network with industry peers and showcase California’s thriving food industry. The 2019 event will be hosted at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center starting Monday, September 9th through Tuesday, September 10th, 2019. For more information about the California Food Expo including the complete event agenda, or to register to exhibit or attend, please visit: www.CaliforniaFoodExpo.com