International Trade Shows

BEMA’s involvement in key international trade shows is a direct result of survey responses and the Board of Director’s strategic plan. Our goal is to remove some of the barriers associated with exhibiting internationally and enable member companies of all sizes to enter foreign markets. Take advantage of the bank of research and turn-key international exhibit opportunities that BEMA is developing.


If you attend a show that would benefit other BEMA members or want to know more about a particular show, contact Kerwin Brown. To date, BEMA has researched opportunities in China, Brazil and the Middle East.

Gulfood Manufacturing

Gulfood Manufacturing
Dubai World Trade Centre

Gulfood Manufacturing is an annual event and is the largest food and beverage processing event in the MEASA Region.  This trade fair has over 1,400 exhibitors representing 58 countries and over 29,000 visitors.  Gulfood Manufacturing host a buyer program for top senior executives from key global companies within the food and beverage manufacturing industry.

BEMA partners with Oak Overseas, Ltd. to provide member companies with the exclusive opportunity to have reserved space in this more prominent USA Pavilion.


Munich, Germany

This tri-annual event gathers almost 80,000 trade visitors and features some 1,300 booths that share the industry’s latest innovations, trends, and technical developments.

BEMA and ABA hosted the IBIE Lounge which offered space for members and bakers from the US and around the world to meet. In addition, BEMA and ABA representatives met with 21 partner organizations onsite including counterpart trade associations, international trade event organizers and trade press from Brazil, Canada, Peru, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, UK, Ukraine, Australia, China, New Zealand, and India to promote IBIE.


Sau Paulo, Brazil

BEMA partnered with the US Department of Commerce to organize an industry trade mission to Brazil coinciding with FIPAN, South America’s largest industry trade show with 55,000 attendees from 1,400 cities from all states of Brazil and 47 countries.

Trade mission included onsite meetings with regional trade associations and trade press, industry briefings with local trade officials, and off-site technical tours at leading retail, wholesale, and artisan bakeries.