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Trade Events

Marketing, Educational & Promotional Events

January 22-24, 2018
Virginia Biological Farming Conference
The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA

Virginia’s premier gathering of organic farmers, gardeners and supporters: With practical learning and insights from over 30 speakers, an exhibit hall packed with useful tools and services, delicious locally-sourced meals, and the very best in networking- all at a luxurious historic resort.


February 5-7, 2018
VIV MEA 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Join the VDACS Office of International Marketing in exhibiting at VIV MEA 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. VIV MEA is a niche animal protein event for industry leaders focusing on poultry, meat, eggs, dairy production, and aquaculture. It is the regional trade fair to serve the animal protein markets in the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, Iran and the countries of South-Central Asia. With more than 6,200 attendees, this show is a great opportunity to promote your feed and animal health companies.


February 6-9, 2018
Fimma Maderalia Wood Show
Valencia, Spain

Join the VDACS Office of International Marketing in exhibiting your forest products at FIMMA Maderalia 2018. This international fair showcases machinery, tools, technology and materials used in the furniture, carpentry and decoration industry.


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.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Virginia Food & Beverage Expo
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall D
Online Exhibitor and Attendee Registration Coming Soon
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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