FABREO Expo 2018

Fourth Annual FABREO Food & Beverage Expo

At a Glance:

The NEXT STEP for START-UPS in the Pacific Northwest Food & Beverage Industry
The FABREO Expo is a Trade Only event. All participants must be at least 18 years old. Alcohol and/or marijuana based products will not be exhibited.
Space is limited!
Location:
TRAC Center
6600 Burden Blvd.
Pasco, WA 99301

To be a Friend of FABREO or for additional information, please contact Gary A. White, TRIDEC, 509-735-1000 or gwhite@tridec.org

4TH ANNUAL FABREO
FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPO

June 13 & 14, 2018  | TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd, Pasco, WA

 

Exhibitor and Attendee Registration Begins
February, 2018

The FABREO Expo is the NEXT STEP after the home kitchen, the commercial kitchen and the farmers market. It provides the education, suppliers, service providers, trade show experience and, most important, the brokers, distributors, retailers and exporters that START-UP food and beverage entrepreneurs absolutely, without-a-doubt, need to expand regionally, nationally and internationally.

 

What participants said about the FABREO Expo 2017

“I thought this was a great event! Very well run. The luncheon was my favorite part, getting to hear the vendor pitches and learn a little about them in that setting was very valuable.”

Jessica Truhan, Regional Vendor Relations & Promotion Manager IMW, Specialty Foods, Tualatin, OR

 

“Thanks for the invite to the conference. I enjoyed being able to network with the producers there and learn about the products. I came away with some great leads for new products and vendors.”

Danny Leonard, Director of Purchasing, Medosweet Farms, Kent, WA

 

“We had a great time at your event and got some solid sales leads.”

Brent Dallman, Director of Foodservice Sales and Development, Spokane Produce, Spokane, WA

 

“We appreciated the opportunity to participate! Found it was very informative, and met some new contacts that had some great products. The luncheon show was a highlight, the 4 minute “Speed dating” presentation was a smart idea! Really allowed the new companies to tell their story, and highlights.”

Joseph Pregent, Account Executive/Seattle, Vistar Northwest, Portland, OR

Wednesday, June 13

Food & Beverage Boot Camp, Day #1. Learn the fundamentals on how the industry works from the experts. They will be available to answer your questions.

Columbia Basin College Networking Reception. Network with food & beverage entrepreneurs, brokers, distributors, retailers, exporters, suppliers and service providers while enjoying delicious food and beverages. Shake a lot of hands. Exchange a lot of business cards! Build your team!

 

Thursday, June 14

Food & Beverage Boot Camp, Day #2. A continuation of the Wednesday series, but with a few surprises!

Opportunity Luncheon presented by the Tri-Cities Port Districts. Featuring up to 20 food and beverage start-ups that will be presenting their stories of vision, struggle and success. Their presentations will bring tears to your eyes and joy to your heart!

Trade Show. This is where the newest and coolest food & beverage companies in the Pacific Northwest will be displaying their incredible, magical, market-busting products, looking for the brokers, distributors, retailers, exporters, suppliers and service providers that can help them grow their business.

 

 

The cost for all events is included in the exhibitor and attendee fees.

The FABREO Expo is a Trade Only event. All participants must be at least 18 years old. Alcohol and/or marijuana based products will not be exhibited.  Space is limited!

For further information, please contact Gary A. White, TRIDEC, 509-735-1000, gwhite@tridec.org

Exhibitor and Attendee Registration starts February, 2018

FABREO Expo 2018 Agenda

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd., Pasco, WA 99301


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

1p – 5p Food & Beverage Boot Camp, Day #1 (TRAC Center, Room #2)

Learn the fundamentals on how the industry works from the experts. They will be available to
answer your questions.

1p – 2p Seminar with an Expert #1…..Speaker and Subject To-Be-Determined

2p – 3p Seminar with an Expert #2…..Speaker and Subject To-Be-Determined

3p – 4p Legal Entity Selection for the Food and Beverage Industry
Presented by David Enquist, CPA, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Manager, Moses Lake, Washington

4p – 5p Seminar with an Expert #4…..Speaker and Subject To-Be-Determined

5p – 7p Networking Reception (TRAC Center Atrium)
Network with food & beverage entrepreneurs, brokers, distributors, retailers, exporters, suppliers
and service providers while enjoying delicious food and beverages. Shake a lot of hands.
Exchange a lot of business cards. Build your team!

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

9a – 11a Food & Beverage Boot Camp, Day #2 (TRAC Center, Room #2)
A continuation of the Wednesday series, but with a few surprises!

9a – 10a Seminar with an Expert #1…..Speaker and Subject To-Be-Determined

10a – 11a Gaining the Advantage in Foreign Markets by Working with Export Experts
Presented by Rianne Perry, International Marketing Program Manager, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)

11a – 1p Opportunity Luncheon (TRAC Center Exhibition Hall)
Featuring up to 20 food and beverage start-ups that will be presenting their stories of vision,
struggle and success. Their presentations will bring tears to your eyes and joy to your heart!

1p – 5p Trade Show (TRAC Center Exhibition Hall)
This is where the newest and coolest food & beverage companies in the Great Pacific Northwest will be displaying their incredible, magical, market-busting products, looking for the brokers, distributors, retailers, exporters, suppliers and service providers that can help them grow their business.

Boot Camp Seminars


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

1p – 5p Food & Beverage Boot Camp, Day #1 (TRAC Center, Room #2)

Learn the fundamentals on how the industry works from the experts. They will be available to answer your questions.

1p – 2p Seminar with an Expert #1…..Speaker and Subject To-Be-Determined

2p – 3p Seminar with an Expert #2…..Speaker and Subject To-Be-Determined

3p – 4p Legal Entity Selection for the Food and Beverage Industry

Presented by David Enquist, CPA, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Manager, Moses Lake, Washington

www.CLAconnect.com

How your company is legally structured is one of the first decisions you will make asa business owner and one of the most important. There are potentially long-lasting tax, legal, and other consequences to consider when choosing an legal entity type and each situation is different. David will discuss the different legal entity types (Corporation, LLC, Sole Proprietorship, etc.), the advantages and disadvantages of each and the critical areas you should consider in selecting the right legal entity type for your business today and into the future.

David Enquist has 10 years of experience providing auditing, assurance, consulting and tax services to various companies and individuals. David has worked almost exclusively with privately held agribusiness, manufacturing and distribution clients including producers, processors and cooperatives. David is also involved on both the CLA National and Western Region Agribusiness and Cooperative industry leadership groups.

He has written guest posts for the CLA FarmCPAToday blog and also Perspective articles published on the CLAconnect.com website regarding relevant industry matters for privately held businesses. He has also spoken professionally at different agribusiness and cooperative conferences and seminars over the last few years.

David is a graduate of Washington State University where he holds a Masters of Accountancy. He is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives.

4p – 5p Seminar with an Expert #4…..Speaker and Subject To-Be-Determined

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

9a – 11a Food & Beverage Boot Camp, Day #2 (TRAC Center, Room #2)

A continuation of the Wednesday series, but with a few surprises!

9a – 10a Seminar with an Expert #1…..Speaker and Subject To-Be-Determined

10a – 11a Gaining the Advantage in Foreign Markets by Working with Export Experts

Presented by Rianne Perry, International Marketing Program Manager, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)

www.agr.wa.gov

The global marketplace has the potential to be profitable for your business, but can sometimes be a little intimidating. Resources are available to help you find success while doing business overseas. Rianne will explore some of these resources and provide you with the first steps in maximizing your market potential.

Rianne Perry manages the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s team of trade specialists to help increase overseas trade for Washington’s agriculture industry. Rianne represents the WSDA on the Washington State Fruit Commission and the Washington State Wine Commission Board of Directors. A native of Washington, Rianne was raised on a small family farm in rural Lewis County. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Washington University and is a graduate of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program.

ATTENDING BROKERS/BUYERS

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PARTICIPATING EXHIBITORS

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2018 FABREO Expo Booth Map

TRAC Center – Pasco, WA

The 2018 FABREO Expo Interactive Booth Map and Directory Listings are brought to you by:

FRIENDS OF FABREO

Artmil Design
Apollo Mechanical Contrators
Clifton Larson Allen
Columbia Basin College
Conover Insurance
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Kenyon Zero Storage
Sonderen Packaging
SVN
Tri-Cities Port Districts
UPS
U.S. Commercial Service
Washington State Department of Agriculture

EXHIBITORS

(To Be Announced)

PAVILLIONS

(To Be Announced)

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