Maui Food Technology Center (MFTC) is pleased to introduce one of this year's exhibitors at our 1st Annual Service and Supply Expo, Dana Labels. Primarily specializing in custom designed food packaging and printed labels, Dana Labels has been helping businesses in Hawaii sell their products for the past 40 years. They are a family-run business based on Oahu with a friendly staff of 17 employees. They are the only locally owned and operated label manufacturer in Hawaii, offering a variety of printing, manufacturing, and design services. Dana Labels hopes to continue promoting local businesses by finding more ways to showcase all the great products that Hawaii has to offer. Come and visit their table at MFTC's Expo to learn more about label design and manufacturing. The 1st Annual Supply and Service Expo will be held on Wednesday, February 26, at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani from 10 am to 3 pm.
You won’t want to miss MFTC’s 1st Annual Supply and Service Expo, happening February 26, 2014, 10 am to 3 pm at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani! Whether you’re a new or existing business wanting to increase visibility for your products and services, an entrepreneur hoping to expand your network opportunities and resources or a consumer interested in attending the tradeshow and hearing the latest from experts in the food manufacturing/distribution/ hospitality industries – this tradeshow is the perfect event for you!
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The Maui Food Technology Center (MFTC) announced that online applications are now being accepted for exhibitors interested in participating in their 1st Annual Supply and Service Expo. This new tradeshow for manufacturers and entrepreneurs will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. Exhibitors who are encouraged to participate include manufacturers and distributors of food, ingredients, equipment and packaging supplies; dealers, brokers and traders; and business services and educational groups that work with the food and hospitality industries.
The public will enjoy relevant educational sessions featuring experts in their field, a tradeshow comprised of national, state and local vendors, and networking opportunities ideal for entrepreneurs and existing businesses interested in expanding and/or rebranding themselves. Among those expected to attend will be food processors and manufacturers, restaurants, delis and bakeries, caterers, hospitality establishments, independent stores and specialty and gourmet product distributors.
MFTC Board Member Mike Abrams, the founder of the highly successful Flavor Waves, understands the power of networking and reaching out into the community.
“When I launched a food product development program at Oregon State University in 1991, our efforts helped us define trends in manufacturing, marketing and customer demographics,” said Abrams. “As a result of these tools and resources gained from experts in the field and by attending events geared toward manufacturers and entrepreneurs, I was able to build a strong foundation which eventually led to starting my own business, Flavor Waves, in 1996. I highly encourage entrepreneurs or anyone interested in expanding their business in the food or hospitality industry to attend this Supply and Service Expo on Maui.”
Exhibitor fee for the 1st Annual Supply and Service Expo is $100 for vendors or free for qualified non-profit organizations. Public admission is free for qualified attendees.
You can download an exhibitor application, or call 888-948-6382 for more information.
Maui Food Technology Center (MFTC) is presenting the 1st Annual Supply and Service Expo for food manufacturers and entrepreneurs. This new tradeshow will give you the opportunity to meet with customers and prospects. In addition, the Expo will offer relevant educational sessions featuring experts in their field. We look forward to your participation. Who Exhibits?
- Food, Ingredient and Equipment Manufacturers
- Manufacturing Agents/Suppliers
- Food, Ingredient and Equipment Distributors
- Food Processors and Manufacturers
- Hospitality Establishments
- Independent Markets/Stores
- Specialty Stores/Gourmet
Show Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Show Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Hannibal Tavares Community Center 91 Pukalani Street Pukalani, Hawaii 96768
Fee: $100 for Vendors (see application form) Free to non-profit Exhibitors (Dept. of Health, Maui County, University, etc.) Entrance free to qualified attendees
Exhibit consists of tables arranged side-by-side in rows.
10’ wide x 8’ deep Exhibit space includes:
- Draped 8’ x 2.5’ table
- 2 Chairs •
- Exhibiting Company Name Sign
- Exhibit Staff Badges
- Company listing on MFTC website and promotional materials (print deadlines apply)
Permitted at Tabletop Displays:
- Educational literature
- Product and ingredient samples
- Premiums, souvenirs, handouts, etc.
- Free-standing floor displays, provided confined to booth area
- Hanging banners and signs (if next to a wall) as long as the tape or twine used does not cause any damages
• The Department of Health requires a permit for all food offered at the event. This includes samples.
• Download the instructions and the application form if needed. The Department of Health may waive the $25 fee. Site plan and booth information are not required at this time. MFTC will provide hand washing stations as needed.
Set-up and Tear Down:
- Set-up time is from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on the day of the event.
- Boxes cannot be shipped ahead of time to the site. If you need to send boxes ahead of time, please call 888-948-6382 to make arrangements.
- Limited additional storage will be available in the Exhibitor’s Lounge on a first come, first served basis.
- Free refreshments will be provided for exhibitors in the Exhibitor’s Lounge.
- A kitchen is available for minor sample preparation if needed.
- Tear down time is between 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
MFTC is looking for a new locally-made food product that utilizes the most amount of locally grown products. The product must have commercial viability. MFTC will help that local entrepreneur to take their product from idea to the store shelf.
A : $10.00 Registration Fee.
B : 4 - 6 servings of product to be delivered between 9am - 10am on April 6th
C: List of all ingredients in recipe, specify the local ingredients
D: Include a short story about your product
1st place winner - will receive the assistance from MFTC consultants to complete project. ($1500.00 value)
2nd place - 2 hours of free consultation with Food Scientist and 2 free nutritional labels. ($500.00 value)
3rd place - 1 hour of free consultation with Food Scientist and 1 free nutritional label. ($250.00 value)