Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MADE’S TWO-DAY EVENT CONNECTS YOU TO THE FOOD INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS YOU WANT TO MEET

Day 1

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

AUGUST 31

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

EXHIBITOR LOAD IN

Exhibitors begin setting up their booths and retrieving their trade show staff badges

8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

WORKFORCE HUB OPEN

Resource Center for Workforce Development; featuring Career Nexus, Fresno County EDD and California’s Manufacturing Network

11:30 A.M. – 1 P.M.

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON

Join us for two panel sessions centered around the topic of ag tech and what we are doing to ensure the success of our future generation of ag workers

1:15 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.

INDUSTRY SPEED DATING

Industry Service Provider Sponsors can book a table to meet interested Food Producers

3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

PRESSURE COOKER

Televised competition on KSEE 24 for new & innovative products in front of panel judges

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

SIP—Social for Industry Professionals

An event where buyers and exhibitors can meet, have drinks and listen to live music. The winner of the Pressure Cooker Competition will be announced at this event.

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

EXHIBITOR LOAD IN

Exhibitors begin setting up their booths and retrieving their trade show staff badges

8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

WORKFORCE HUB OPEN

Resource Center for Workforce Development; featuring Career Nexus, Fresno County EDD and California’s Manufacturing Network

11:30 A.M. – 1 P.M.

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON

Join us for two panel sessions centered around the topic of ag tech and what we are doing to ensure the success of our future generation of ag workers

1:15 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.

INDUSTRY SPEED DATING

Industry Service Provider Sponsors can book a table to meet interested Food Producers

3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

PRESSURE COOKER

Televised competition on KSEE 24 for new & innovative products in front of panel judges

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

SIP—Social for Industry Professionals

An event where buyers and exhibitors can meet, have drinks and listen to live music. The winner of the Pressure Cooker Competition will be announced at this event.

Day 2

TRADE SHOW & PUBLIC EVENT

September 1

10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

B2B TRADE SHOW

Tradeshow floor is open for exhibitors to connect with qualified buyers and attendees.

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

TASTE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

A celebration of taste–where local restaurants will compete for their unique culinary dish to be the winner. Attendees are invited to try all of the TASTE competition dishes, as well as all of the trade show vendor food and beverages.

FOODIE FAVORITE AWARDS

The Foodie Favorite Awards is a live voting platform for hundreds of consumers to pick their FAVORITE food and beverage products from the trade show floor during TASTE Central California on Thursday, September 1st. All food & beverage exhibitors will automatically be entered in the Foodie Favorite Awards.

RESTAURANT COMPETITION

Within TASTE Central California, participating restaurants will compete to provide unique creations incorporating exhibitor products from the tradeshow floor.

10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

B2B TRADE SHOW

Tradeshow floor is open for exhibitors to connect with qualified buyers and attendees.

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

TASTE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

A celebration of taste–where local restaurants will compete for their unique culinary dish to be the winner. Attendees are invited to try all of the TASTE competition dishes, as well as all of the trade show vendor food and beverages.

FOODIE FAVORITE AWARDS

The Foodie Favorite Awards is a live voting platform for hundreds of consumers to pick their FAVORITE food and beverage products from the trade show floor during TASTE Central California on Thursday, September 1st. All food & beverage exhibitors will automatically be entered in the Foodie Favorite Awards.

RESTAURANT COMPETITION

Within TASTE Central California, participating restaurants will compete to provide unique creations incorporating exhibitor products from the tradeshow floor.

Not an exhibitor or sponsor of MADE but still want to participate in the business-to-business event?