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Feb 2018
Feb 2018


Sacramento Convention Center 1030 15th Street Suite 100 Sacramento , California 95814
Tel: (916) 808-5291
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CLFP Food Processing Expo - California League of Food Processors






$65 - $410


Event Overview:

Many food processing industry leaders make the Expo a must-attend event and so should you. With more than 270 exhibitors and 2500 attendees - and growing each year - Food Processing Expo offers something for everyone.

In addition to the trade show floor, the Expo features two full days of informative educational sessions and numerous networking opportunities. The 2018 will also include the popular Tomato Processing School, a full-day educational workshop providing everything you need to know about the tomato processing operation.

Attendee Information:


The Tomato Processing School (TPS) is designed for current employees of tomato processing companies who wish to expand their knowledge of the entire operation of the business.

Educational Pavilion

The Expo includes numerous informative sessions throughout the show to ensure there is something of interest for everyone in the food producing industry.

Tasting Pavilion

The pavilion is an opportunity to taste a variety of food products produced by CLFP member processors, UC Davis, Cal Poly, Chico State and Fresno State. The Tasting Pavilion is THE place to be!

CLFP Supplier Host Council Reception and Silent Auction

Open to all attendees and exhibitors and sponsored by a select group of industry suppliers, this event is a fun-filled evening, a great networking opportunity and supports a worthy cause. Proceeds benefit the CLFP Scholarship Fund.

Exhibitor Information:

Food Processing Expo, CLFP's annual tradeshow held in Sacramento, is the largest tradeshow in California devoted exclusively to food processing.  Key decision makers from California and numerous other states and several international countries attend the event.  The purpose of the Expo is to bring the industry together by offering a tradeshow floor with over 270 exhibits featuring machinery, equipment, supplies, services and other vendors with innovative products for the industry.

Who Should Exhibit?

Industry suppliers interested in opportunities to:

Influence the buying power of food processor representatives
Expand client base and company sales
Unveil new technology, machinery and equipment
Showcase valuable services and supplies
Gather together and connect with key decision makers and industry representatives

About CLFP:

The California League of Food Producers (CLFP) has been the voice and the advocate for California's food producing industry since 1905. CLFP represents the interests of both large and small food processors and beverage producers throughout the state and works to help ensure a favorable and profitable business environment for its members and the entire food producing industry.


Feb 20   

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-In

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tomato Processing School

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

CLFP Board of Directors' Meeting

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

CLFP Board and Exhibitor Reception (Open to Exhibitors and Board exclusively)
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

Feb 21   
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Kick-off Breakfast with Steve Schmidt (Click here for detail information )
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

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Market Sample Display, Members' Tasting Pavilion and
Vegetable Fruit & Nut Putting Contest
Free Throw Contest
Sacramento Convention Center, Halls A-C
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

New Strategic Energy Management Programs Available to Food Processors,                   
Patsy Duggar, Aptim

11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Navigating Legal Medical Marijuana Use in the Workplace,                                                Alden Parker, Fischer Phillips LLP 
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM NCIFT Luncheon with Parastoo Yaghmaee, Room 305 (Click here for detail information)
The Application of Elecctromagnetic technologies in Disinfestation & Disinfection of low moisture agricultural products,for detailed Speech information click here
Dr. Parastoo Yaghmaee, Ziel Process Solutions
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Earthquakes, Floods, and Fires; Preparing your Business for Major Emergencies,                  Abby Browning, California Office of Emergency Services
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Principles of Sanitary Design: Taking a Proactive Approach to Food Safety,                      Evan McRae, Deville Technologies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Current Trends in Worker's Compensation Fraud,                                                                    Donald Marshall, The Zenith Insurance Company
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM How to Build and Effective Apprenticeship Program to Strengthen Your Workforce, Gurminder Sangha, California Community College System 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Happy Hour on Trade Show Floor
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

CLFP Supplier Host Council Reception & Silent Auction   
(open to all attendees & exhibitors)
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

Feb 22   

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration Open

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Member Showcase Sample Display, Members' Tasting Pavilion and
Vegetable Fruit & Nut Putting Contest
Free Throw Contest
Sacramento Convention Center, Halls A-C

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Going Organic,                                                                                                                Jennifer Krebs, California Certified Organic Farmers

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Finding a Co-Packer to Help Build Your Business,
Brad Stapleton, Stapleton-Spence Packing Company

11:15 AM - 11:45 PM

It's Complicated; Complying with the New FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Rule'
Jon Kimble, Safe Food Alliance

1:15 PM

Close of Show Give-A-Way drawing held in the CLFP Lounge

Keynote Speakers

Steve Schmidt

Vice-chairman of Public Affairs


As vice-chairman of Public Affairs at Edelman, Stephen Schmidt is a strategic counselor to chief executive officers and senior decision makers at global corporations, professional sports franchises, non-profit organizations and academic institutions. Recognized as one of the top public affairs and political strategists in the country, he has provided counsel on a wide range of issues, including telecommunications, technology, financial services, energy, health care, entertainment and gaming. He has been described by national media as a “damage control master.”

Earlier in his career, Schmidt served as a top strategist to President George W. Bush's 2004 re-election campaign. As a member of the senior planning group that led the campaign, he was responsible for directing and implementing the campaign's communications operations, including serving as chief spokesperson.

Following the President’s successful re-election, Schmidt joined the Administration as Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor to the Vice President. As a member of the senior staff, he worked on a wide range of issues at the intersection of communications, policy development, legislative advocacy and political strategy. During his tenure at the White House, Schmidt played a leading role in the confirmations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court. In 2005, at the behest of the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Schmidt traveled to Iraq to assess and improve communications in the war zone.

In January 2006, Schmidt departed the White House to lead the re-election of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger's landslide victory was described by The New York Times as "particularly remarkable given that the Governor appeared to be all but finished just six months ago." The Los Angeles Times commended Schmidt as having "ran a nearly flawless campaign" and overseen a re-election that "ran against a political tide that swamped other Republicans across the nation.” This victory earned Schmidt “GOP Campaign Manager of the Year” from the American Association of Political Consultants.

In 2007, Schmidt served as a senior advisor to John McCain’s presidential bid helping him re-build his campaign and secure the Republican nomination for President of the United States. In the General election, Schmidt was vested with day-to-day control of operations, which, according to The Washington Post, brought “new life” to the campaign. The New York Times reported that under Schmidt’s leadership the McCain organization became “a campaign transformed: an elbows-out, risk-taking, disciplined machine.”

Following the 2008 Presidential election, Schmidt became a partner in Mercury Public Affairs. While leading the firm’s operations in California, he helped build one of the West Coast’s largest, bi-partisan public affairs practices.


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