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May 3rd, 2013

by Total Food Service

Tri-State Food Expo, New Trade Show to Debut In New Jersey Partners With NJRA


The Tri-State Food Expo, a new trade show for the burgeoning New York/New Jersey/Connecticut Tri-State food service and retail food industry, will debut at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, New Jersey October 1 – 2, 2013.


"The Tri-State Food Expo will be the first of its kind to exclusively serve the growing food service and retail food and beverage markets across New Jersey, western Connecticut and the New York region including New York City, Long Island and those counties bordering northern New Jersey,” said Bob Callahan, show director.   “The early response from exhibitors, buyers, and the region’s trade associations has been very positive, exceeding our expectations.”

Building further interest in the event, is Diversified’s recently confirmed partnership with the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA), an association representing more than 23,000 eating and drinking establishments in the Garden State. The NJRA’s restaurant and vendor members will benefit from the partnership in special attendee pricing, and exclusive exhibit space access at the Expo. 

“This show is unique and more affordable than most trade events, as we will provide booth furnishings for exhibitors, saving them the expense and inconvenience of bringing them,” said Mr. Callahan. “Holding the event in the Meadowlands Exposition Center also gives us the flexibility to keep visitor and exhibitor costs down. In addition to the turnkey booth package, the facility offers easy access, inexpensive hotel accommodations and ample parking.” 

The Expo will be open to qualified retail and foodservice trade buyers. Buyers must be affiliated with food service establishments, institutional dining, retailers or retail food service. Exhibitors will include food and equipment manufacturers, manufacturing agents and suppliers, food and equipment distributors, dealers, brokers and traders.  The Tri-State Food Expo attendee registration will be available in June 2013. For additional information on attending, visit www.tri-statefoodexpo.com.

The Tri-State Food Expo is produced by Diversified Business Communications. The Portland, Maine-based trade show producer is also the organizer of several leading U.S. food industry trade events including the New England Food Show (Boston, MA), the Seafood Expo – North America (formerly International Boston Seafood Show) (Boston, MA) and Kosherfest (Secaucus, NJ), in addition to other non-food industry shows. 

Diversified Business Communications, a division of Diversified Communications, is based in Portland, Maine, US and provides information and market access through face-to-face events, publications and online. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK and Canada.

Established in 1942, the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) represents the Garden State's 25,000 eating and drinking establishments - the State's largest private sector employers, generating $14 billion in annual sales and employing over 311,000 people. Through member education, advocacy, networking, and support, NJRA has become an essential ingredient for successful and professional eating and drinking establishments, vendors, non-profits, schools and students. 

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