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 2021

CANCELLED - National Restaurant Association Trades Show - May 2021

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.

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

TENTATIVE - PMA Fresh Summit - New Orleans, LA - October 28 to 30, 2021

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 2021 PMA Fresh Summit are October 28 - 31, in New Orleans. 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!

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

TENTATIVE - America’s Food & Beverage Show - September 22 & 33, 2021

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 Real 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 2021 America’s Food & Beverage Show are September 22 & 23, 2021, in Miami, Florida. Five spaces available.

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

TENTATIVE - New England Produce Council Expo - September 29 & 30, 2021

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.