Who’re You Going To Meet?

Your existing – and your next – business partner. Buyers and sellers make this event the anchor of their foodservice year. You should, too.


This is the only conference that brings the who’s who of produce and foodservice together. 2,200 people attend to connect, learn, and do business. More than 80% make, influence or recommend purchases. Can’t go wrong with those stats.

You want to network with current and new partners, strengthen relationships, and learn about new products and trends. This event is ideal for you. 


1000+ buyers participate to find new products, menu ideas, and business solutions. They are operators (commercial and noncommercial, including educators, especially K-12), distributors, chefs and menu developers, travel/tourism, and more.

Historically 80+ school menu planners also participate. These individuals have menu and/or purchasing authority for some of our nation’s largest K-12 school districts, and include foodservice directors, school chefs, executives from foodservice management companies and state child nutrition administrators.


If they serve foodservice, they’re here: grower-shippers, processors, transportation and logistics companies, tech providers, packaging solutions firms. These are the experts with the latest and greatest products and services to make buyers’ lives a whole lot easier and more innovative. Check out the expo.

The VIP (very important place): Monterey and the Salinas Valley. The conference is the place to see and be seen, but that could happen anywhere. The secret sauce is the location. Beyond the attraction of Monterey, the ability to see the salad bowl of America, the place where it all happens, is amazing.

If you’re in produce and foodservice, you need to be here.

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2023 Attending Buyers


Cynthia Stubits

Cynthia Stubits

Director of Events

International Fresh Produce Association