Sunday | September 8, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Sponsor & Exhibitor Move-In

All exhibitors are invited to set up. Please be sure to review the Exhibitor Handbook for complete details about check-in, security, etc.

Monday | September 9, 2019

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Sponsor & Exhibitor Move-In

All exhibitors are invited to set up. Please be sure to review the Exhibitor Handbook for complete details about check-in, security, etc.

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Grow Your Wholesale Accounts with the Perfect Buyer Pitch

Hear from a leading food business consultant who will take you through what it takes to get on the retail shelf, and best practices for building successful... Learn More

Featured Panelists: Retail Ready™& Allison Ball Consulting

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Transparency in the Age of Sustainability

California is home to some of the most innovative and forward-thinking companies. In this session you will hear... Learn More

Featured Panelists: Misadventures & Co., Effi Foods, Spinaca Farms

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Navigating the Digital Space: eCommerce Platforms for the Food Industry

The opportunities to grow and diversify where and how you are selling your products are evolving quickly, and understanding how to navigate ... Learn More

Featured Panelists: Amplio Digital, Sage Tree & Range Me

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Building Your Brand on Instagram & Why it Matters

Some of your most desired customers are using Instagram to find brands just like yours... Learn More

Featured Panelists: A Side of Sweet, Nugget Market, Inc., The Dirty Cookie, missfoodieproblems

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
2019 California Food Brand Pioneer

California food & beverage companies are disrupting the food industry and pioneering new paths for everything from sustainability to connecting with customers... Learn More

Featured Panelists: Follow Your Heart

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Opening Reception

Immediately following the educational sessions upstairs, head down for the official opening reception of the 2019 California Food Expo. Inspired by the Golden State's eclectic food scene, join us for California inspired bites, delicious street tacos and a variety of craft brews and wines provided by our partners on the show floor. All pre-registered buyers, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers are invited to relax, connect and enjoy good food and drinks.

Tuesday | September 10, 2019

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Welcome Breakfast & Award Announcements

Start your day with a bountiful breakfast of some of California's most iconic creations - from avocado toast to peach smoothies and raisin bread to yogurt parfaits, this selection will have something for everyone. All pre-registered buyers, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers are invited to enjoy.

Be sure to grab a seat when the lights dim so you don't miss the announcement of the winners for the 2019 California Food Expo Awards, including: the first annual Golden State Award, the Fred Ruiz Award and the suite of New Product Awards including both a Buyer's Choice Award and a Consumer's Choice Award.

Sponsored by California Milk Advisory Board, Capstone Headwaters and Saladino's Foodservice

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
How Retailers & Brands Can Capture the Changing Consumer: A Look at Retailer and Foodservice Future Trends

Hear from the leading trend experts in the retail and foodservice industries who will discuss what's in store for the future... Learn More

Featured Panelists: Technomic, The Supermarket Guru, Raley’s

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Business to Business Trade Show

The Business to Business Trade Show is only open to approved buyers, sponsors and exhibitors with a trade show badge.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center, Upstairs
Exhibitor Happy Hour

Presented by Wells Fargo

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center, Halls I, II & III
EXPOLICIOUS

EXPOLICIOUS is the California Food Expo’s evening celebration, open to all Expo participants and the public who purchase tickets in advance.

New in 2019! The first annual TASTE OF CALIFORNIA CHEF COMPETITION, featuring premier chefs from all over California who will be creating California-inspired bites using a few specific products for a chance to win cash prizes.

Presented by: CRU Winery, Gerawan Farming and Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company.

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