Learn About Plant-Based Foods, Starting a Specialty Food Business, Technology and More at Food Processing Expo 2020

Food Processing Expo 2020 will be held in a new location at the Santa Clara Convention Center, February 12-13, and will feature a dynamic and topical array of speakers and workshops. The Expo is California’s largest food processing trade show and is a premier event for all facets of the state’s food production industry.

Two Pre-Expo Workshops will be held on February 11 – “Starting a Specialty Food Business” and a “Food Processing Facility Sanitation Workshop.” Additional workshops will be held throughout the two-day Expo focusing on timely topics such as “The Next Big Thing – Plant-Based Food Products,” “Food Labeling Regulations Update,” “Compliance with the FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule,” “Integrating Robotics and Automation into Your Operations” and much more.

Phil Kafarakis, president of the Specialty Food Association, will be the Kickoff Breakfast Speaker on February 12. Kafarakis is a leading advocate and spokesman for the $140 billion U.S. specialty food industry, one of the fastest-growing food segments in the world.

Dr. Ken Goldberg, UC Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Lab, will be the Keynote Speaker at a Food Processing Technology Breakfast on February 13. He is the William S. Floyd Jr Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley and Chief Scientist at Ambidextrous Robotics. Goldberg is on the Editorial Board of the journal “Science Robotics,” served as Chair of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department and co-founded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.

A Food Processing Technology and Innovation Showcase will be held for the first time on the show floor and will be an excellent opportunity for food processors to meet with cutting-edge researchers and innovators who are striving to solve a wide range of technical and operations problems facing food processors. 

The Food Processing Expo is produced each year by the California League of Food Producers (CLFP), an association representing the interests of both large and small food and beverage producers throughout the state. CLFP works to help ensure a favorable and profitable business environment for its members and the food processing industry.

Click here for more information about attending or exhibiting at Food Processing Expo 2020.