Who Should Attend?

What’s the key reason to come to the PMA Foodservice Conference & ExpoPeople

The PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo attracts more than 1,800 attendees from across the foodservice produce supply chain and more than 40 states — the right people you need to meet to grow your business. More than 75% of attendees (including distributors, operators and growers/shippers) influence or recommend purchases. Both buyers and suppliers highly value the opportunity to connect and conduct business during the event.

Who attends? 

On the buyer side, attendees represent:

▪ Foodservice distributors
▪ Operators from across a spectrum of restaurants, organizations and institutions
▪ Chefs seeking new products for their menus

Suppliers include:
▪ Grower-shipper-processors
▪ Promotional organizations 
▪ Product/solution providers

If you’re an industry professional seeking to network with new partners, strengthen existing relationships and learn about new products and trends, then this event is ideal for you.

Trends Influencing Consumers' Menu Choices in 2017

Trends Influencing Consumers’ Menu Choices in 2017
Restaurant industry sales are forecasted to reach US $799 billion in 2017, a 1.7 percent gain (adjusted for inflation) over the industry’s estimated 2016 sale, according to the National Restaurant Association’s “Restaurant Industry Outlook 2017”. Significant variance among geographic regions and industry segments will affect restaurant sales performance, with quick service and fast-casual sales expected to total US $233.7 billion in 2017, a 5.3 percent gain over 2016 sales volume.
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