MFTC’s 1st Annual Supply and Service Expo

A big mahalo to all the sponsors, donors, exhibitors and volunteers who contributed to the success of Maui Food Technology Center’s 1st Annual Supply and Service Expo held on Wednesday, February 26th at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani, Maui.  Nearly 50 exhibitors participated and almost 500 attendees turned out for this exciting event that brought together farmers, food producers/manufacturers, food services, industry professionals, state and county services, small businesses and entrepreneurs.  For a copy of this year’s Expo program click here. For information and/or to participate in next year’s Expo, contact us.

Mahalo to this year’s sponsors:




Dana Labels

DanaLabelsPrdtsMaui 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.



MFTC Presents the 1st Annual Supply and Service Expo

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DSC_3023You 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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MFTC seeks vendors for Supply and Service Expo

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.

Mike Abrams with Daniel Walsh of Kupono Sodaworks, LLC, second place winner of the 2nd Annual Maui Food Technology Center's Food Product Contest held on April 6, 2013.

“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.


MFTC 1st Annual Supply and Service Expo Fast Facts

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
  • Dealers/Brokers/Traders
  • Services/Education

Who Attends?

  • Food Processors and Manufacturers
  • Restaurants
  • Delis/Bakeries
  • Caterers
  • 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

Exhibitor Information

Exhibit consists of tables arranged side-by-side in rows.

Tabletop Booths:

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

Food Sampling:

• 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.

2014 Exhibit Space Application

2013 Maui Food Product to Market Contest Winners

The 2013 Maui Food Product to Market Contest was held this past Saturday. Congratulations to our winners:

1st place - Mama Isabel's Organic Salsa 2nd place - Kupono Sodaworks 3rd place - Coconut Glen's ice cream

1st place - Mama Isabel's Organic Salsa


2nd place - Kupono Sodaworks

Introducing the 2013 Maui Food Product to Market Contest

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

Download the Contest Entry Form

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)