DISCOVER WHAT’S NEW at Food Processing Expo 2018, the largest event of its kind in California. The Expo offers innovative workshops, taking a NEWlook at issues affecting your food processing business. Also, find out what’s NEWwith food processing vendors and suppliers via the expansive trade show floor – which keeps growing each year. And in this computer-centric world, the Expo allows you to network in person and make NEW and valuable connections. February 21 & 22, 2018 SACRAMENTO CONVENTION CENTER Register at Networking & Scholarship Fundraising In addition to the trade show floor, other networking opportunities at the Expo include an evening reception for CLFP board members and exhibitors on February 20, Happy Hour on the trade show on February 21, and the CLFP Supplier Host Council and Silent Auction on February 21, which raises funds for CLFP’s scholarship program. In addition, a Tasting Pavilion is open during trade show hours. CLFP has new names for its reception lounge areas - reflective of Sacramento - and added a third lounge, which will include a new fundraising activity. The lounges are the Capitol Lounge, the Midtown Lounge (putting contest) and the Kings Lounge (new). Tomato Processing School The Tomato Processing School (TPS) is held every other year at the Expo and is designed for tomato processing company employees who wish to expand their knowledge of their entire business operation. John Palombi, Director of Quality Assurance and Innovation at the Musco Family Olive Company, will lead the Tomato Processing School. Palombi has an impres-sive 37-year tenure in the California tomato processing industry. Speed Interviewing CLFP introduced a Speed Interviewing event at the 2017 Expo, which was a huge success, and will be held again in 2018. The event paired college students with CLFP food processor members for interviews about potential internships and job positions. Expansive Trade Show Floor The Expo’s large trade show floor keeps growing each year, and exhibitors include many of the leading vendors and suppliers in the food processing industry. The show offers an opportunity to meet with your suppliers and learn about new offerings, as well as meet new and upcoming companies. If you are a vendor interested in exhibiting at the Expo, contact Julie Wallner at 916 640 8150.