Arlington, VA (February 10, 2023) — SNAC International is excited to release its features for SNAXPO23, the premier full equipment sourcing expo for snack industry professionals. SNAXPO23, to be held March 19-21 in Orlando, FL, will include a Startups Hub, Co-Pack Central, Flavor Showdown, Knowledge Zone, and SNAC Bites.
New this year, the Startups Hub, sponsored by Food Entrepreneur, is rolling out the red carpet for early-stage brands to attend and participate in SNAXPO23. The benefits include travel subsidies, a welcome program, coordinated interviews with trade media, product display opportunities, personal guided tours, connections with industry mentors, and education tailored to emerging brands.
“Every snack brand, existing and emerging, need to consider their appeal to the latest consumer trends,” said Christine Cochran, President and CEO of SNAC International. “SNAXPO is the place where snack brands of all sizes can network, share ideas, learn, and rub shoulders with some of the top leaders in the industry.”
Debuting at SNAXPO23, Co-Pack Central, co-sponsored by the Contract Packaging Association, will be an exclusive area designed to provide snack brands of all sizes easy access to the snack industry’s leading contract manufacturers and partners. Within Co-Pack Central, co-manufacturers can secure a kiosk for $1,000, to show the global snack industry their latest innovations that will exceed consumer demands and become the next snacking craze.
Hosted by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, the Flavor Showdown competition returns where inventive, on-trend sweet and savory flavors will battle it out to win the title! Attendees will have the opportunity to sample and vote for their favorite flavors. The SNAXPO23 Flavor of the Year Awards will be announced at the Closing Party on Tuesday, March 21!
The Knowledge Zone will feature educational seminars and industry discussions that explore topics on legislative and regulatory priorities, legal and technical state of cannabis for food, sustainability solutions, Latin American snack trends, and insights into successful co-manufacturing.
Finally, SNAC Bites, held directly on the show floor, returns to provide opportunities for suppliers to share their innovative ideas, technology, and techniques to maximize the visibility and efficiency of their products. These quick 30-minute sessions are FREE to all trade show attendees.
For more information and to register for SNAXPO23, please visit www.snaxpo.com.