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Trade Events

Marketing, Educational & Promotional Events

March 5, 2018
Governor's Ag Trade Conference
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Marriott Richmond Downtown

Co-hosted by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, the Virginia Port Authority, and the Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.  This year's conference will feature Governor Ralph Northam with a lineup of lineup distinguished speakers including President of the American Farm Bureau Federation Zippy Duvall, the USDA’s Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney, and the Ambassadors of Canada and Mexico to the United States.


March 12-14, 2018
Dubai WoodShow
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Join the VDACS Office of International Marketing to exhibit your wood products at the Dubai WoodShow 2018. The Dubai WoodShow is the premier destination for wood specialists and is the leading place for wood and woodworking machinery in the Middle East.


March 21, 2018
Virginia Food & Beverage Expo
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall D
Best New Product Awards presentation at 11 a.m.
Not open to the public and no one under 18 will be admitted.

Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), the Virginia Food and Beverage Expo connects industry buyers with Virginia specialty food and beverage products. The trade event takes place once every two years to promote Virginia products and advance economic development.
Retailers, wholesalers, distributors, food service representatives and those in search of private-label brands will find hundreds of Virginia-produced and processed products that are properly packaged and labeled for the retail setting. Attendees meet one-on-one with producers, select new items and place orders right on the show floor. There is no cost to attend.


March 23-24, 2018
Whisky Live London

Join the VDACS Office of International Marketing in exhibiting at Whisky Live London 2018.  Whisky Live London will feature producers from across the globe to showcase their rare, unique and hard to find whiskies, as well as more mainstream brands.  This is a great opportunity for an international whiskey experience. 


Pesticide Training Schedule

Click here for Pesticide certification courses and conferences.

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