2010 Industry Events Calendar

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The Cheers Beverage Conference is an event for on-premise food and beverage directors and beverage marketing executives.

January 25 – 26, 2010
Hyatt Regency Miami, Florida
Awards: Target for 2011 Conference

Contact: Liza Zimmerman, Editor of Cheers Magazine (

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Festival showcases the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirit producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida.

February 25 – 28, 2010
Miami (South Beach), FL – Festival events are held at various venues throughout the city

New York Wine Expo

Held in conjunction with the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.

February 26 – 28, 2010
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, New York


CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees) is a non-profit organization with benefactors from the Hospitality Operator and Supplier industries providing special support to children of restaurant employees.

March 2010 (date TBD)
Location: TBD

ABI (American Beverage Institute)

The American Beverage Institute (ABI) is the only organization dedicated to the protection of responsible on-premise consumption of adult beverages. ABI’s strength stems from its composition — ABI is a restaurant trade association, representing America’s favorite restaurant chains as well as hundreds of individual restaurants and on-premise retailers.

March 7 – 8, 2010
Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

VIBE / Nightclub & Bar Show

The Nightclub & Bar Show is the largest beverage expo in the country, dedicated to growth, new products, and top notch nightlife events. VIBE is the on-premise segment of the conference.

March 9 – 10, 2010
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Awards: Target for 2011 Conference; still accepting applications for 2010 awards until 12/09/2009

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

An event that brings together internationally acclaimed wineries and chefs with California’s regional superstars to create an unbelievable series of luxurious luncheons, delectable dinners, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and a decadent grand tasting.

April 16 – 19, 2010

Pebble Beach, CA – Events are held at various venues within Pebble Beach

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation New York City

An evening of toasting and tasting to support the fight against childhood hunger.

May 2010 (date TBD)
New York, New York – Various restaurants in NYC

Opportunity to be an Honorary Chair for the event?
Contact: Amy Becker, 2009 Event Co-Chair
917-606-4830 or (

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic

NYC’s first ever multi-day event celebrating the history, contemporary culture, and artful craft of the cocktail. Both educational and celebratory in nature, championing the common ideals of authenticity, equality, sustainability, service, and pleasure.

May 14 – 18, 2010
New York, New York

NRA (National Restaurant Association) Show

This is the international foodservice marketplace show. The International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event, May 23 – 24, takes place at the NRA Show.
May 22 – 25, 2010
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

The premiere food & wine event in the country, with the world’s most accomplished winemakers, celebrity chefs, and culinary luminaries coming together for three days of education, tastings and networking.

June 18 – 20, 2010
Aspen, Colorado – Events are held at various venues throughout the town

Tales of the Cocktail

The most spirited event of the summer, where the international cocktail community will converge on a city where spirits live 24/7.

July 21 – 25, 2010
New Orleans, Louisiana – Events are held at various venues throughout the city

NYC Wine & Food Festival

Third annual Food Network event benefiting Food Bank for NYC and Share our Strength. Mirrored event of the South Beach Food & Wine Festival.

October 7 – 11, 2010
New York, New York – Events are held at various venues throughout the city