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Trade Events

Marketing, Educational & Promotional Events

February 17-21, 2019


Join VDACS in Dubai for Gulfood 2019, the world's largest annual food and beverage trade show. VDACS is sponsoring the exhibition of Virginia food and beverage companies.

March 5, 2019
Richmond, Virginia

This year's conference will feature another distinguished lineup of speakers with a focus on the challenges and opportunities for global agricultural and forestry exports in the current trade environment. Visit the conference website above for more information and to register for the event. 

March 11-12, 2019

Richmond, Virginia

Join specialty food and beverage manufacturers and producers from across the Commonwealth for an action packed two-day educational conference focused on marketing, food safety and increasing your sales.  Back by popular demand, the Power Pitch Program, putting company owners face to face with industry buyers.  Visit the conference website above to register or feel free to email us at for more information.

March 11-12, 2019
Richmond, Virginia

The Office of International Marketing will facilitate one-on-one meetings between its trade representatives in Canada, Europe and the Middle East and Virginia companies interested in export sales opportunities in their respective regions. These meetings will occur in Richmond during the Virginia’s Finest Educational Conference.

March 14, 2019
Virginia Farm to School Conference
Hampton Roads Convention Center

  • Present best practices in delivery, distribution, and promotion to increase procurement of local foods
  • Provide new ideas and resources to enhance existing farm to school programs
  • Provide resources and contacts for starting farm to school programs
  • Convene school nutrition professionals, farmers, distributors, community organizations, and school garden coordinators for networking centered around farm to school
  • Establish a two-year target for Virginia Farm to School

May 2019


The Office of International marketing is planning a forest products trade mission to Europe.  The mission will begin at Interzum Cologne, the world's leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design.  The VDACS' European trade representative will also arrange meetings with importers in eastern Europe.

June 9-10, 2019
Mexico City, Mexico


Join VDACS for La Barra Mexico, the most important annual event for the bar and spirits industry in Latin America. VDACS is sponsoring a "Virginia is for Spirits Lovers" themed exhibition at La Barra Mexico. 

August 2019  


Join VDACS for Beerfest Asia 2019 in Singapore.  Beerfest Asia is an annual event that introduces new beer and spirits to the market in Singapore and connects breweries, distilleries, and distributors to the key players in the Asian market. 

October 29-30, 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Join VDACS for Yummex Middle East, the leading trade show for producers and manufacturers of the sweets, confectionery and snacks industry to present their products to key stakeholders in the Middle East and North Africa region.

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