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World Trade Center Miami Concludes Americas Food and Beverage Show and Conference with Record Attendance and Announces Dates for 2024

Next Year’s Event scheduled for September 16th-18th, 2024,
will Bring More Variety and Greater Innovation
to Create a Global Market Destination for the Food and Beverage Industry

MIAMI, Sept. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Organized by the World Trade Center Miami (WTCM), the 27TH Americas Food and Beverage Show and Conference closes with record-breaking attendance of more than 7,000 buyers, suppliers, distributors and industry experts spanning over 90 countries and thousands of products.

This year’s event attracted a wide range of industry professionals eager to network, expand business partnerships, connect with customers, and explore new food and beverage products. With the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, the event was exceptionally well received, serving as an incubation and convening platform for industry growth and collaboration. Comments from exhibitors, buyers, and distributors, included:

  • “From the show’s opening, it’s been a resounding success! Just on opening day we had more than 133 meetings, and today we’re on track to do the same; we’ve even sold entire containers which is huge for us,” said Desiree Santos, an Export Executive for the Dominican Republic pavilion. “It’s our second year at the show, and we expect to be back next year.”
  • “We’re excited to be here showcasing our solutions and services, as well as our commitment to innovation,” said Pedro Penton, President, TecnicaSystems. “Engagements that take months to plan and execute happen real-time at the event, helping to fast track our pipeline.”
  • “Our participation at the AF&BS allows us to showcase our products to a wide range of distributors and buyers from across the globe, all in one place,” said Bryon Coleman, Senior Vice President, Jones Dairy Farms. “Our presence allows us to reconnect with customers, build relationships, and fast track countless discussions, meetings and buyer opportunities that help to enhance our sales efforts.”

“We’re delighted with this year’s turnout, lineup and engagement,” said Ivan Barrios, CEO World Trade Center Miami. “The event convened an impressive lineup of Industry experts who shared insights on the latest in sustainable packaging, ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages and mocktails, organic offerings and innovations in healthy meal prep. The event also showcased best-in-class, interactive demonstrations highlighting innovations moving our industry forward.”

For 2024, the World Trade Center Miami and Informa Markets will present the first edition and collaboration by co-locating the Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference and Food Hospitality LATAM.  This collaboration seeks to create a global platform for the entire culinary spectrum.

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About WTC Miami:
The World Trade Center Miami (WTCM), founded in 1971, is a non-profit organization and member of the preeminent global trade organization, the World Trade Centers Association with over 300 World Trade Centers located in more than 90 countries around the world.

For more than 50 years, the WTCM has facilitated international commerce in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Through renowned trade shows, missions, special events, educational programs, promotion of two-way trade and other forms of assistance, the WTCM plays a leading role in spurring Miami’s emergence as a hemispheric center for global trade. The diverse portfolio of WTCM programs and trade shows generates international sales, boosts exports, and fosters the ideal environment for international investment.

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World Trade Center Miami and Hispanic Retail Chamber of Commerce Introduce Hosted Buyer Program at Americas Food and Beverage Show

MIAMI, June 28, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The World Trade Center Miami (WTCM) and the Hispanic Retail Chamber of Commerce (HRCC) are pleased to announce their collaboration agreement to launch a groundbreaking initiative: the introduction of a Hosted Buyer Program for the Americas Food and Beverage Show and Conference. This historic collaboration aims to enhance business opportunities and foster valuable connections within the food and beverage industry.

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As one of the leading international trade organizations dedicated to promoting global commerce, the World Trade Center Miami recognizes the importance of facilitating meaningful business relationships. By partnering with the Hispanic Retail Chamber of Commerce, an influential organization representing the interests of Hispanic retailers, this collaboration aligns the expertise and resources of both entities to create a unique platform for growth.

The Americas Food and Beverage Show and Conference, renowned for showcasing the latest trends and innovations in the industry, will now offer an exclusive Hosted Buyer Program. This program will invite pre-qualified U.S. and international buyers and decision-makers to participate in a personalized and curated experience, connecting them with exhibitors, suppliers, and potential business partners. The aim is to drive trade and investment opportunities, fostering economic growth within the Americas’ food and beverage sector.

The Hosted Buyer Program at the Americas Food and Beverage Show will feature a series of curated networking events and exclusive matchmaking sessions. Participants will gain access to a diverse range of exhibitors, suppliers, and industry experts, enabling them to explore new products, trends, and business opportunities.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the Hispanic Retail Chamber of Commerce to introduce the Hosted Buyer Program for the Americas Food and Beverage Show,” said Alice Ancona, SVP & COO at the World Trade Center Miami. “This initiative represents a significant milestone in our efforts to facilitate global trade and connect key players in the industry. By creating an avenue for meaningful business interactions, we aim to generate valuable opportunities for exhibitors and buyers alike.”

The Hispanic Retail Chamber of Commerce is equally enthusiastic about the collaboration. “We are excited to partner with the World Trade Center Miami to bring this unique Hosted Buyer Program to the Americas Food and Beverage Show,” said Julio Ibáñez, President & Chairman of the Board at the Hispanic Retail Chamber of Commerce. “This program will provide a platform for Hispanic retailers and businesses to expand their networks, access new markets, and forge fruitful partnerships. Together with the World Trade Center Miami, we are committed to supporting the growth and success of the food and beverage industry.”

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About World Trade Center Miami
The World Trade Center Miami is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating international trade and economic development for businesses in Miami and the surrounding regions. It offers a range of services, including trade education, market research, and networking opportunities, to support companies in expanding their global reach.

About Hispanic Retail Chamber of Commerce
The Hispanic Retail Chamber of Commerce is a leading organization representing the interests of Hispanic retailers across the United States. It aims to foster the growth and success of Hispanic-owned businesses by providing advocacy, resources, and networking opportunities. The chamber strives to empower its members through education, mentorship, and community engagement.

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Pizza Hut International Celebrates Iconic Original Pan® Pizza

Brand Marks 40th Pan-iversary by Declaring October Global Pizza Month and Raising a Slice to Toast in Over 50 Countries

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – The 1980s delivered many icons, but none more memorable or cheesier than the oft-imitated, never-duplicated Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza. The menu item forever changed the pizza-eating experience, and at 40, it continues to exceed expectations as the most satisfying and most indulgent pizza around. In honor of the icon, Pizza Hut is hosting a celebration across 55 of its global markets, declaring October Global Pizza Month and serving up specials for fans around the world.

The celebration will spotlight the evolution of the iconic dish, as well as the brand’s story of “now that’s delivering,” which speaks to its global reach, accessibility and commitment to making it easier for everyone to get what they want. The digital-first campaign delivers on the promise that the Pan Pizza is the ultimate in satisfaction and that Pizza Hut International delivers the most satisfying experience anywhere, anytime.

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“No one loves pizza more than us. And to this day, there is nothing more satisfying or more unifying than that first, tasty bite,” said Vipul Chawla, president, Pizza Hut International. “It is simply in our DNA to deliver accessible happiness. We’re constantly thinking about a second serving – bigger, better and more innovative menu items that bring the world together, one Pan at a time.”

Since 1958, Pizza Hut has set out to make its pies with the finest ingredients, never compromising on taste or taking shortcuts. Today, recognizing that consumers want more from their eating experience, Pizza Hut delivers with new ways to be iconic by adapting to culture, staying original and contributing to the greater good.

“Pizza Hut has never lost the passion or taste for what inspired the Original Pan Pizza in 1980,” said Ana Maria Rodriguez, chief food innovation and quality officer, Pizza Hut International. “We always put our food and our customers first. Since our most classic menu item debuted 40 years ago, we remain forward-looking and forever young, curating ideas from around the globe to continue delivering with each Pan pie.”

Pizza Hut’s Pan-iversary delivers with global fan giveaways, special offers and more.

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Cookbook Puts The Spotlight On Weed And Other Exotic Caribbean Curries In Time For The Holidays

Caribbean Curries by Felicia J. Persaud

Caribbean Curries by Felicia J. Persaud

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 16, 2018: The unlikely marriage of weed and curry is among the recipes featured in a new book that encapsulates many of the exotic curries of the Caribbean region and is now available in time for the holiday season.

Tapping into the rich and diverse cultural heritage and cuisine of the Caribbean, Caribbean-American journalist and entrepreneur, Felicia J. Persaud, reveals over two dozen unique curry recipes in her book, ‘Caribbean Curries,’ now available exclusively on Amazon Kindle.

The curry recipes featured are outside of the norm of typical Caribbean curries such as the popular chicken or curry goat curries. It includes the unique Salmon Curry, Crab Curry, Pork Curry, Duck Curry, Beef Curry, Chicken Liver Curry and Eggplant and Potato Curry, to the more bizarre Gilbaka Curry, Katahar Curry, Mango Curry, Hassar Curry, Curry Cow Tongue and Pachownie Curry.

The book also features a Weed Curry Chicken recipe made with Cana oil while delving into a brief history of curry in the Caribbean along with the many health benefits of the spices that are used in making a curry dish.

In addition, the book adds spice outside of the kitchen with model and amateur home cook, the “Spicy Chef,” who also graces the cover.

This cookbook is a perfect gift for the chef in your life this holiday.  Grab it here now.


Kathy Bronson

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