About the Show

Food Processing Expo 2023 will be held at the newly renovated SAFE Credit Union Convention Center (formerly the Sacramento Convention Center)! The Expo attracts a wide variety of attendees, including CLFP food processor members, non-member food processors, those with ideas for new food products, university personnel and students, food processing industry vendors, suppliers and more.

For a nominal fee - lower than many industry shows - the Expo offers food processors the opportunity to meet and re-establish connections with existing vendors, make new connections and learn about the latest products and services available to the food processing industry. Topical educational opportunities are offered at the Expo, including a pre-Expo workshop. In addition, multiple educational seminars will be held on the trade show floor along with several networking opportunities.

Following the 2019 Expo, one longtime participant said
"The Expo keeps getting better every year - this one was outstanding!"

 

Monday, February 13, 2023
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Open
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, West Lobby (13th St.)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Move-In
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, West Lobby, Halls A-B 
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CLFP Executive Committee Meeting
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Gardenia Ballroom
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CLFP Board of Directors' Meeting
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Gardenia Ballroom
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CLFP Board and Exhibitor Reception
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Magnolia Ballroom
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Open
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, West Lobby (13th St.)
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Kickoff Breakfast - The Food and Beverage Outlook for 2023
Dave Fusaro, editor of Food Processing magazine, will look at the changes and challenges for the food & beverage industry in 2023: business issues like the financial health of companies, supply chain problems, food safety and regulatory issues; product development ones such as changing consumer trends, the potential for plant-based foods and cultured meats; and manufacturing ones like labor and automation and how to attract and retain workers.
Speaker: Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief, Food Processing 
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Energy/Climate Change
This session will explore the myriad of challenges that California faces with affordable and reliable energy. 
Speaker: TBD
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Food Safety
This session will offer insights into food safety and quality assurance issues. 
Speaker: Safe Food Alliance
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Meeting Room 3
 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Labor Update
This session will focus on labor law updates in California. 
Speaker: Fisher Phillips
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Meeting Room 4
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Water
This session will delve into California's drought and its impacts on agriculture and food processing. 
Speaker: Brown & Caldwell
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Packaging Recycling
This session will explain the implications of the landmark SB 54 which requires recycled content in all plastic products sold in California. 
Speaker: TBD
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Meeting Room 3
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Worker Safety
This session will be devoted to updates on workplace safety updates. 
Speaker: Bill Krycia, Zenith Insurance Company 
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Meeting Room 4
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Trade Show Floor Open
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, West Lobby, Halls A-B
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
NCIFT Luncheon - Innovations in Sustainable Food Processing for Health
Speaker: Tara McHugh, USDA, Pacific West Area Director
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Magnolia Ballroom
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Happy Hour on Trade Show Floor
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Halls A-B, CLFP Lounge, Goodpack USA Lounge, Aptean - 829 , TBD
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CLFP Supplier Host Council Reception 
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Magnolia/Camellia Ballrooms
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Registration Open
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, West Lobby (13th St.)
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Trade Show Floor Open
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, West Lobby, Halls A-B
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