GO WITH THE FLOW
“The World Fair for Beverage and Liquid Food Technology” — this tag line has an interesting ring to it, no? But that's how its promoters choose to describe Drinktec2009, which has a six-day run at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany.
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FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE
Frontera Grill front man Rick Bayless will be just one of the sustainability-oriented presenters at the Chefs Collaborative National Summit in Chicago. The super-green Talbott Hotel is the headquarters; events take place around the city.
Get up to speed on critical restaurant industry developments by attending the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association's 2009 Foodservice Forecast & Outlook Seminar. The site of the first session is the Newark, NJ, Liberty International Airport Marriott. The event repeats on 9/25 at the Westin San Francisco Airport in Millbrae, CA; and on 9/30 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Big name chefs from around the world will be among the presenters when starchefs.com presents the International Chefs Congress. It takes place at New York City's Park Avenue Armory.
The North American Meat Processors Association presents a two-day version of its Center of the Plate Training seminar in Chicago, hosted by Kendall College.
HOT FOR HEALTH
Explore the world of natural, organic and healthful products at Natural Products Expo East, set for a four-day run at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Colocated with this year's show is World Tea Expo East.
ISSUES AND ANSWERS
The Center for Food Integrity partners with the National Council of Chain Restaurants to present the 2009 Food System Summit. The theme: “The New Normal — Building Consumer Trust During Unprecedented Market Volatility.” Site is the Hilton Kansas City Airport, Kansas City, MO.
GREAT LAKES GATHERING
The Michigan Restaurant Association presents the 2009 edition of the Michigan Restaurant Show. The Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, MI, hosts.