Market Promotion / Exhibitor Opportunities

The Agricultural Resource Development Division offers programs for market promotion and special events. These programs include opportunities to expand exports of products, grown in or produced using Maine ingredients. Since this programs inception, over 20 Maine producers have attended events like the ones listed below and have reaped the benefits of accessing markets that would have otherwise been out of reach. We urge you to explore the opportunities available and contact us with any questions.

We are now accepting applications for these exciting opportunities in 2020:

Natural & Organic Products Europe London - April 19 & 20, 2020

Natural & Organic Products Europe is Europe’s biggest trade show for natural & organic products making it a ‘must attend’ event for buyers of natural health and living products, natural and organic food & drink as well as natural beauty & personal care products. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry is excited for the opportunity to showcase Maine's finest producers of natural and organic food products with two booth spaces available in the get real. get Maine! pavilion at this show.

Why exhibit at the Natural & Organic Products Europe Show?

For companies looking to maximize growth or establish themselves in both the UK and throughout Europe, Natural & Organic Products Europe provides one of the most effective routes into the market. For over 20 years the show has helped 1000’s of companies from around the world set up distribution networks and retail deals in the UK, Europe and even further afield.

The dates for the 2020 Natural & Organic Products Show are April 19 & 20 in London.

Apply Today!

For more information and application questions contact: Melissa Jordan at melissa.a.jordan@maine.gov or 207-592-2126

National Restaurant Association Trades Show - May 16 to 19, 2020

The National Restaurant Association Show is a can't-miss opportunity to discover the latest innovations in food and beverage and network with professionals from around the world. The show is open to professionals involved in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry is looking forward to its continued support of Maine products at this annual event and has opportunities for four producers who have offerings for the foodservice and restaurant industry.

The dates for the 2020 National Restaurant Association Show are May 16 - 19 in Chicago, Illinois. Five vendor spaces.

Apply Today!

For more information and application questions contact: Melissa Jordan at melissa.a.jordan@maine.gov or 207-592-2126

Specialty Food Association - Summer Fancy - June 28 - 30, 2020

Exhibiting at a Fancy Food Show is the most convenient and cost-effective way to connect with buyers from every major food/beverage buying channel in the U.S. and abroad. To exhibit at a Specialty Food Association Fancy Food Show, you must be an Association Member.

The dates for the 2020 Specialty Food Association - Summer Fancy are June 28 - 30, 2020 in New York, New York. Six spaces available.

Apply Today!

If you are interested or have any questions contact Melissa Jordan at melissa.a.jordan@maine.gov or 207-592-2126.

Eastern States Exposition - September 18 - October 4, 2020

The "Big E" is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the seventh-largest fair in the country. Tens of thousands of people attend each day of this annual event. One popular feature of the fair is the Avenue of the States, where each New England state has a replica 18th century state house. Maine's building is prominently located, and houses 17 vendors inside and 3 vendors outdoors for the nearly 3 week fair.

The dates for the 2020 "Big E" dates are September 18 - October 4, 2020 in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Get more information about becoming an exhibitor at "The Big E."

Natural Products Expo East - (Anticipated) - September 23 - 26, 2020

Natural Products Expo East is all about connecting. Connecting brands with buyers, entrepreneurs with investors, and experts with those striving to learn more. Held annually in Baltimore, Maryland, the show is a premiere opportunity to showcase the best of Maine's natural food products to national and international markets.

Waitlisted for Anticipated Openings!

The dates for the 2020 Natural Products Expo East are September 23 - 26, 2020, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Apply Today!

If you are interested or have any questions contact Melissa Jordan at melissa.a.jordan@maine.gov or 207-592-2126.

PMA Fresh Summit - October 15 - 17, 2020

Maine Booth at PMA Fresh Summit

The Produce Marketing Association is a trade organization representing companies from every segment of the global fresh produce and floral supply chain. PMA helps members grow by providing connections that expand business opportunities and increase sales and consumption. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry invites and encourages all interested Maine businesses to apply for the purpose of exhibiting Maine produce in the State of Maine Pavilion.

The dates for the 2020 PMA Fresh Summit are October 15 - 17, in Dallas, Texas. Five spaces available.

Why should you exhibit at PMA Fresh Summit?

  • New Exhibitors: Booth space, set up and services paid by department worth over $13,000!
  • Over 20,000 people from over 65 countries visit!
  • Market your business to national and worldwide decision makers!

Apply Today!

If you are interested or have any questions contact Melissa Jordan at melissa.a.jordan@maine.gov.

America’s Food & Beverage Show - November 2 & 3, 2020

The America's Food and Beverage Show event is the largest Americas focused food and beverage trade show in the Western Hemisphere. The show's goal is to assist companies in growing their market share and increasing two-way trade within the US and throughout the Americas. It provides exhibiting companies and visitors unparalleled opportunities to discover new markets, creative new products, ideas and innovations. If you are interested in showcasing your Maine produced food or beverage product we look forward to hosting you in the get real. get Maine! pavilion.

We encourage all types of Maine food, beverage and value added producers to apply for one of four booth spaces at the America's Food and Beverage Show.

Why should you exhibit at America's Food and Beverage Show?

  • 10x10 booth space & booth services provided by DACF to 1st time exhibitors – $4,500 value.
  • 11,500+ buyers from around the world attend.
  • Open to all types of  Maine food & beverage products.

The dates for the 2020 America’s Food & Beverage Show are November 2 & 3, 2020, in Miami, Florida. Five spaces available.

Apply Today!

If you are interested or have any questions contact Melissa Jordan at melissa.a.jordan@maine.gov.

New England Produce Council Expo

The annual NEPC expo is the association's premier event. It's a great opportunity for show exhibitors and attendees to share the industry's latest products and services in Boston, Massachusetts. Four spaces available.

Apply Today!