The Summer Fancy Food Show has been named one of New York's top 100 most powerful events by BizBash, a trade media for event professionals.
The show is the largest marketplace devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages in North America. BizBash named it No. 2 of six food and restaurant industry events.
To select and rank these events, BizBash considers a number of factors, including economic impact, buzz, innovation, and the event's prominence within the communities it intends to serve.
"Year after year, New York sees some of the most influential events in the world," says BizBash editor in chief Anna Sekula. "These gatherings not only have a significant impact on the city and the industries they serve, but demonstrate the importance of live experiences in an increasingly digital world."
The next Summer Fancy Food Show takes place June 28—30, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The 2014 show in New York was the largest since the event's debut in 1954. The sold-out exhibit halls featured close to 1,500 U.S. exhibitors and 1,200 from around the world.
Amid high demand for specialty food, the show drew 22,000 attendees from top names in retailing and restaurants including Whole Foods, Dean & DeLuca, Kroger, Le Pain Quotidien, and buying delegations from Europe and other countries.