BizBash Selects Fancy Food Show As One Of New York's Top 100 Events

Specialty Food Association
Fancy Food Show is acknowledged as one of the most powerful events making an impact in New York.

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Fancy Food Show is acknowledged as one of the most powerful events making an impact in New York.

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Specialty Food Association's Summer Fancy Food Show has been named one of New York's top 100 most powerful events by BizBash, the leading 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. two 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. The Summer Fancy Food Show and the rest of New York's Top 100 Events list can be found at

"So many high-profile events call New York home, and to choose the best from this diverse landscape is no easy task," said Beth Kormanik, BizBash executive editor. "Today's top events reflect a sharply honed sense of mission, thoughtful production, and engaged guests—factors that all contribute to their success."

"We are thrilled to have the Fancy Food Show recognized by BizBash as not only a top 100 event in New York, but as number two in the food space," said Specialty Food Association President Phil Kafarakis. "The specialty food scene is thriving, and our show continues to attract top buyers eager to make new connections with food artisans and entrepreneurs."

The next Summer Fancy Food Show takes place June 25-27, 2017, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The show features over 80,000 products from over 2,500 exhibitors and 45 countries. This year's highlights include an historic overview of specialty food in celebration of the association's 65th anniversary, and a groundbreaking exhibit dedicated to the future of food.

The Summer Fancy Food Show is a trade-only event. Registration will open March 6th at

About the Specialty Food Association:
The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,400 members in the U.S. and abroad with resources, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Association owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. Learn more at

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