Largest Marketplace for Specialty Food in North America
New York, N.Y. (Feb. 6, 2013) -- The Summer Fancy Food Show is returning to New York City, its longtime East Coast home. It will be held June 30 – July 2, 2013, at the newly-renovated Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
In 2011 and 2012, the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. (NASFT), the show's owner and operator, relocated the event to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., during the renovations.
"New York City is the birthplace of the Fancy Food Show," said NASFT President Ann Daw. "The city is an unmatched destination for our exhibitors and attendees and we are delighted to be back. With the upgraded facility and record sales in the specialty food industry, we are anticipating a very strong event."
The show, now in its 59th year, is the largest marketplace devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages in North America. It is a must-attend event for top names in retailing and restaurants from across the U.S. and around the world. The exhibit halls will be filled with an estimated 180,000 specialty foods and beverages from 80+ countries and regions featuring the latest trends in chocolate, cheese, olive oil, snacks, natural and organic foods and more.
Since the Javits Center opened in 1986, the NASFT has held the Summer Show outside New York City only four times, in Washington in 1992, 2011 and 2012, and Philadelphia in 1996.
"We are pleased to welcome back the Fancy Food Show to NYC," said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. "We look forward to providing both exhibitors and attendees the best that NYC has to offer, from hotels and restaurants to our theaters and cultural institutions."
Attendee registration for the Summer Fancy Food Show opened last week. Learn more and register at fancyfoodshows.com. Press registration opens March 11, 2013.
About the NASFT
The NASFT celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2012. It is a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 in New York City to foster commerce and interest in the specialty food industry. Today there are more than 3,075 members in the U.S. and abroad. The NASFT's website for consumers, foodspring.com, provides an insider's look at specialty foods and the companies, food entrepreneurs and artisans behind them. The NASFT operates the Summer and Winter Fancy Food Shows. For more information on the NASFT, go to specialtyfood.com.
About NYC & Company
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com.
About the Javits Center
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York is New York City's primary venue for large conventions, exhibitions and major trade shows. Home to many of the top 200 trade shows, Javits hosts nearly 150 events with an average attendance of 2.5 million per year These events are key contributors to the city and state economies, stimulating direct and indirect employment, economic activity, tax revenues and strongly supporting the city's hotel, restaurant, tourism and entertainment industries. For more information go to javitscenter.com.