18th Americas Food and Beverage Show to Showcase Global Culinary Scene and Generate $200 Million

The vibrant and diverse cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean take center stage at the WorFood and Drinksld Trade Center Miami’s 18th Americas Food and Beverage Show (www.americasfoodandbeverage.com) Oct. 27 and 28 with more than 500 top food producers from 24 countries, each showcasing their top products, recipes and delicacies.

The 18th Americas Food and Beverage Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center is the largest specialty food trade event in the Western Hemisphere and is expected to generate more than $200 million in actual and projected sales. The show generated $205 million in sales in 2013 and attracted 11,000 buyers to the two-day show.

“By all accounts, this will be the most successful event in show history. We expect more than 11,000 people from over 80 countries to visit the show and pursue trade opportunities with local companies and businesses throughout the Americas,” said Charlotte Gallogly, president of the World Trade Center Miami.

The 18th Americas Food and Beverage Show will feature more than 500 booths filled with specialty products from every corner of the globe, including country pavilions representing Algeria; Argentina;  Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Malaysia; Panama;  Peru; Thailand; Turkey; and the United States.

For the first time, there will be a Women’s Pavilion featuring 15 companies owned by women producing some of the best products in the Americas.  Visitors will also be able to take advantage of two days of business seminars geared to restaurants and food retailers.

The Americas Food and Beverage is a trade-only event that is closed to the general public. Attendee registration and media is open at http://www.americasfoodandbeverage.com