Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo to Collocate with Healthy Food Expo West and Coffee Fest L.A.

May 10, 2018

The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Healthy Food Expo West and Coffee Fest Los Angeles are gearing up to take place alongside each other Aug. 19-21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  

According to Clarion UX officials, one registration will give industry professionals access to all three trade shows and conferences for the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industries. 

“We are thrilled to be bringing three leading events together for the first time so buyers looking for new products and services for their foodservice establishments can find everything under one roof,” said Tom Loughran, vice president for the Clarion UX food and beverage event portfolio. 

He continued, “The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo has been our anchor event for over 80 years and bringing in a healthy food focus, and a specific event for coffee and tea professionals, makes this the premier three-day event for businesses to engage their customers.”

Designed to provide more than 9,000 industry professionals with access to the hottest menu trends, design and decor, top-tier education, special events, culinary demonstrations, and more than 450 of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant and foodservice community, the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo enables restaurant and foodservice professionals to gain the experience and knowledge they need to be more informed, competitive and profitable in the industry. 

Launched in 1936, the tradeshow and conference is sponsored by the California Restaurant Association.

As a celebration of healthy food products and ingredients, the new Healthy Food Expo West will include education, special events including culinary demonstrations and an exhibit hall comprising the latest healthy food and beverage products, services and tools. 

Supporters of the inaugural event include eatCleaner, Gourmet Business, Green Restaurant Association, Healthy Dining, MenuTrinfo and Produce Business, which will be joining Avalon Group in a secured space for partner organizations on the showfloor. 

Having served the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries since 1992, Coffee Fest Los Angeles is where passionate coffee and tea professionals can learn new skills, receive education, experience new products and take advantage of networking opportunities. 

The show will offer an expo floor featuring many new companies and products, several onsite competitions including the Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open, as well as a robust education program. 

Founded in 1995, Urban Expositions, now operating as Clarion UX and owned by Clarion Events, produces and manages a portfolio of 36 trade and consumer events that serve a range of industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Specialty Retail, Gaming, Automotive and Enthusiast Lifestyle.

Add new comment

Partner Voices
Overview: The award-winning Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) goes the extra mile to make every day extraordinary by offering customer service excellence and industry-leading partnerships. From their dedicated in-house Rigging team to their robust Exhibitor Services, The Center of Hospitality brings your imagination to life by helping you host unforgettable meetings and events. With more than 2 million square feet of exhibit space, world-class services and a dream destination, we are committed to making even the most ambitious conventions a reality. In October 2023, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve allocating Tourist Development Tax funding for the $560 million Phase 5A completion of the OCCC. The Convention Way Grand Concourse project will include enhancements to the North-South Building, featuring an additional 60,000 square feet of meeting space, an 80,000- square-foot ballroom and new entry to the North-South Building along Convention Way. “We are thrilled to begin work on completing our North-South Building which will allow us to meet the growing needs of our clients,” said OCCC Executive Director Mark Tester. “As an economic driver for the community, this project will provide the Center with connectivity and meeting space to host more events and continue to infuse the local economy with new money and expanding business opportunities.” Amenities: The Center of Hospitality goes above and beyond by offering world-class customer service and industry-leading partnerships. From the largest convention center Wi-Fi network to custom LAN/WAN design, the Center takes pride in enhancing exhibitor and customer experience.  The OCCC is the exclusive provider of electricity (24-hour power at no additional cost), aerial rigging and lighting, water, natural gas and propane, compressed air, and cable TV services. Convenience The Center is at the epicenter of the destination, with an abundance of hotels, restaurants, and attractions within walking distance. Pedestrian bridges connect both buildings to more than 5,200 rooms and is within a 15-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport. The convenience of the location goes hand-in-hand with top notch service to help meet an event’s every need. Gold Key Members The OCCC’s Gold Key Members represent the best of the best when it comes to exceptional service and exclusive benefits for clients, exhibitors and guests. The Center’s Gold Key memberships with Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Walt Disney World greatly enhance meeting planner and attendee experiences offering world-renowned venues, immersive experiences and creative resources for their events. OCCC Events: This fiscal year, the OCCC is projected to host 168 events, 1.7 million attendees, and $2.9 billion in economic impact.  The Center’s top five events during their 2022-2023 fiscal year included:  AAU Jr. National Volleyball Championships 2023 200,000 Attendees $257 Million in Economic Impact MEGACON 2023 160,000 Attendees $205 Million in Economic Impact Open Championship Series 2023 69,500 Attendees $89 Million in Economic Impact Sunshine Classic 2023 42,000 Attendees $54 Million in Economic Impact Premiere Orlando 2023 42,000 Attendees $108 Million in Economic Impact