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 cannabis 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

Attendee Registration
Exhibitor Registration

4TH ANNUAL FABREO
FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPO

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

Exhibitor and Attendee Registration
NOW OPEN!

REGISTER TODAY!

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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, DPI 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 cannabis 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 Why is the Right Package Important or Secrets to Packaging Success
Presented by Keva Sonderen, Principal, Account Executive/Marketing, Sonderen Packaging

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 FSMA Compliance – What, When, How
Presented by Craig Doan, Food Safety & Food Processing Specialist, Impact Washington

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  Why is the Right Package Important or Secrets to Packaging Success

Presented by Keva Sonderen, Principal, Account Executive/Marketing, Sonderen Packaging

www.sonderen.com

You’ve got 1/10 of a second. Just more than a blink of an eye. That’s it. Within 1/10 of a second, your customer will respond to your package. Structure, color, graphics, type, brand. All absorbed – or rejected – in less time than it takes to snap your fingers.

You spend a tremendous amount of time and money investing in the best, most unique products in the market today. Your packaging must reflect that investment. In this seminar you will learn 1) why packaging is important 2) what questions you should be asking potential packaging suppliers 3) how to analyze your current packaging and 4) how to package better and smarter than your competitors.

Keva Sonderen, born and raised in Spokane, joined the Sonderen Packaging Team in 2004 as a Customer Service Representative, handling the accounts of some of their largest customers. Her current position is Inside Sales and Marketing. Keva is not only an expert in the packaging industry, but also a dynamic speaker who is passionate about helping companies develop the right packaging for the right product in the right market. She is a third- generation owner of the company and looks forward to a bright future.

Keva earned a business degree from Eastern Washington University in Spokane, where she enjoyed a successful and decorated volleyball career, including foreign travel to Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Brazil. Through sports she learned many life skills that directly translate into her commitment to Sonderen such as hard work, discipline, the ability to handle tough situations under pressure, leadership and teamwork. One of her favorite sayings is “Never Settle for Less than Your Best.”

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 FSMA Compliance – What, When, How

Presented by Craig Doan, Food Safety & Food Processing Specialist, Impact Washington

www.impactwashington.org

Craig Doan has over 30 years of experience in the food industry and academics specializing in food safety, food processing and food innovation. Craig has developed, launched and/or reformulated over 200 products for retail, small business and food service markets. He has authored and co-authored multiple professional journal publications, patents and technical book chapters. His background includes: Account Executive, Food Safety & Food Processing Specialist, Food Consultant, Senior Manager Product Research & Development for the Kraft Heinz Company and Food Microbiologist for the State of Idaho, University of Idaho.

Craig is a FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Lead Instructor, a FSPCA Preventive Controls Co-Instructor for Animal Food, a FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Lead instructor, and a Lead Trainer for the Produce Safety Alliance Produce Safety Rule in Washington, Montana, and Idaho, assisting food companies with Food Safety Modernization Act compliance.

FSMA Compliance – What, When, How

On August 30, 2015 the FDA published final rules for implementing regulations in the area of preventive controls for human food and animal food. The compliance clock triggered on September17, 2015 with the following compliance deadlines for human food and animal feed/pet food processors:

  • Large Businesses September 17, 2016
  • Small Businesses September 17, 2017
  • Very Small Businesses September 17, 2018

This can be an overwhelming task without guidance. Craig will discuss the options and timing that small businesses need for FDA compliance.

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

Flour Farm, LLC (Booth 63) [www.flour.farm]
Milne Fruit Products (Booth 50) [www.milnefruit.com]
The Shrubbery (Booth 58) [www.theshrubberyllc.com]
Tabletree Montana (Booth 59) [www.tabletreejuice.com]
Try Tri-Cities! (Booths 22 & 23) [www.tridec.org/try-tri-cities]

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

FRIENDS OF FABREO

Artmil Design (Booth 9)
Apollo Mechanical Contrators (Booth 8)
Clifton Larson Allen (Booth 11)
Columbia Basin College (Booths 64 & 65)
Conover Insurance (Booth 10)
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (Booth 71)
Impact Washington (Booth 13)
Kenyon Zero Storage (Booth 12)
Lamb Weston
Pasco Specialty Kitchen (Booth 16)
Sonderen Packaging (Booth 15)
SVN (Booth 14)
Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
Tri-Cities Port Districts (Booth 21)
TRIDEC (Booth 24)
UPS (Booth 69)
U.S. Commercial Service
Washington State Department of Agriculture (Booth 72)

EXHIBITORS

Flour Farm, LLC (Booth 63)
Milne Fruit Products (Booth 50)
The Shrubbery (Booth 58)
Tabletree Montana (Booth 59)
Try Tri-Cities! (Booths 22 & 23)

LAMB WESTON START-UP PAVILION

Flour Farm, LLC (Booth 63)
The Shrubbery (Booth 58)
Tabletree Montana (Booth 59)

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