The 2019 Sabor Latino Food Trade Show is taken place from August 25th to 27th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where a wide and diverse range of Hispanic companies and products will have the chance to connect with buyers and decision makers from very important businesses in the food and beverage industry.
As in previous years, the main event of Sabor Latino will be the Latino Food Symposium, a business forum for the Hispanic market, presented by the Latino Food Industry Association, scheduled for August 26th from 10 am to 2 pm.
Sabor Latino is considered one of the most important expos of Hispanic food products for merchants in the US, co-located with the Western Food Expo & CoffeeFest at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s new South Hall.
More than 9,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day trade show, at the Convention Center.
On Monday, August 26, attendees of the sixth Latino Food Symposium, will have the opportunity to listen and interact with 12 experts in the food industry. They will be talking about the latest trends, technology and the changes the Hispanic food industry is experiencing in the United States and how businesses can take advantage of the growing interest among consumers in Latino food.
Eduardo García, director of the Sabor Latino trade show, told Abasto that people interested in attending the symposium must register through the website www.latinofoodsymposium.com.
In addition to being able to attend the three panels that will be taking place during the day, with the registration the attendees will receive lunch that day, and will have access to the three shows that are held at the Convention Center (Western Food Expo, Sabor Latino and Coffee Fest) and a one-year membership to the Latino Restaurant Association.
The Latino Food Symposium will present three panels. At 10:10 am, “Insights of Latinos in the Digital Age”; 11:05 am, “Titans of the Industry”; 1 pm, “Today’s Political Issues Impacting the Latino Food Industry.”
The “Titans of the Industry” panel will present as keynote speakers Peter Villegas, VP and Head of Latin Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company; Lupillo Ramírez, Senior Director Innovations & Product Development, Northgate González Markets; and Stacie M. De Armas, VP Strategic Initiatives, Nielsen.
California state senators, Susan Rubio, District 22 and Maria Helena Durazo, District 24, will be talking about the political issues that are affecting the Latino food industry.
Also, the Ixmati Awards will be presented during the Latino Food Symposium. “It’s a recognition in seven categories for people who are involved in the food and restaurant industry,” Garcia said.
“Ixmati” is a Nahuatl Huichol word signifying to distinguish or to know, and that is what the awardees best represent. The Sabor Latino Food Trade Show along with the Latino Food Industry Association, established The Annual Ixmati Awards, as a way of acknowledging and honoring persons and organizations who are “blazing a trail” for others in the food industry.