Upcoming Events, Conferences and Trade Shows

See below for a list of upcoming events, conferences and trade shows that World Centric will be attending. We also post about our events on Facebook and Instagram.



September 12-14, 2019 Baltimore, MD

Natural Products Expo East

Whether you are looking for health and beauty, organic, or natural and specialty foods, Expo East is the place to see the newest products and trends this fall. World Centric will be sharing the newest additions to our certified compostable foodservice ware for retail and wholesale.

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October 14-16 Denver, CO

2019 MUFSO

The Nation’s Restaurant News MUFSO (Multi-unit FoodService Operators) conference is a bustling marketplace and vibrant hub that brings together the restaurant industry’s most invested and forward-thinking professionals. World Centric will be attending this rich environment with thought leaders who will give you the resources and advice you need to truly stay competitive.

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October 27-30 Spokane, WA

2019 AASHE Conference & Expo

World Centric will be exhibiting at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) annual conference and expo, the largest stage in North America to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities.

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Past Events, Conferences and Trade Shows



July 31, 2019 Rohnert Park, CA

2019 North Bay Zero Waste Symposium

World Centric is sponsoring the 2019 North Bay Zero Waste Symposium at our new headquarters at SOMO Village Event Center in Rohnert Park. The North Bay Zero Waste Symposium will engage community stakeholders by showcasing zero waste policies, programs and infrastructure that design waste out of the system wherever possible and divert discarded materials through composting, reclaiming, reducing, reusing, and recycling.

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July 10-13, Denver, Colorado

NACUFS National Conference Showcase 2019

Since its inception in 1958, NACUFS has focused on its mission to support and promote excellence in collegiate dining. World Centric will be exhibiting our innovative compostable products for foodservice at the National Conference Showcase.

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June 2-4, 2019 Orlando, FL

IDDBA 2019

IDDBA is dedicated to moving the Dairy-Deli-Bakery industry forward through education, training, networking and selling opportunities which add value across all food channels for the dairy, deli, and bakery categories. World Centric will be exhibiting at IDDBA showcasing our newest innovations in food packaging for the industry.

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May 18-21, 2019 Chicago, IL

National Restaurant Show 2019

The 2019 National Restaurant Association Show offers attendees ideas and inspiration around every aspect of the foodservice business, from menus to workforce to technology to operations. World Centric will be there showing the newest innovations in our 100% compostable foodservice ware.

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April 1-4, 2019 Seattle, WA

Sustainable Packaging Coalition Impact 2019

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition® is the leading voice on sustainable packaging with a membership that encompasses the entire supply chain. World Centric's Sustainability Manager Olga Kachook will be attending the conference and speaking about compostability infrastructure and testing.

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March 7-9, Anaheim, CA

Natural Products Expo West

World Centric will be exhibiting at the premiere natural products showcase, Expo West, in Anaheim. Come check out our newest products, including our FSC® certified paper straws, NoTree sugarcane paper cups and the PizzaRound, compostable pizza container. Find us at booth #2625

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March 6-8, Athens, GA

NACUFS Southern Regional Conference

Join us at the Southern Regional Conference for NACUFS where we will be participating in the conference as well as showcasing our products perfect for colleges and universities at booth #23.

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March 4-7, 2019 Las Vegas, NV

International Pizza Expo

World Centric will be exhibiting at the International Pizza Expo, showcasing our new PizzaroundTM compostable pizza container and our other compostable products perfect for pizzerias. Come join us at the world's largest pizza convention in Las Vegas. Find us in booth #1040!

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March 3-5, 2019, New York, NY

International Restaurant and Food Service Show

World Centric will be exhibiting our foodservice ware at this event focused on food and beverage where you can expand your palate with education, innovative exhibits, culinary demonstrations and exclusive special events. Find us at Booth #2060.

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February 28-March 2, 2019 Cedar Falls, Iowa

NACUFS Midwest Conference

World Centric will be attending and exhibiting at the Midwest Conference of NACUFS (The National Association of College & University Food Services), whose mission is to support and promote excellence in collegiate dining.

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February 25-27, 2019, Seattle, WA

Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) hosts conversation, workshops, and networking opportunities to empower participants to advance environmental performance at Washington and Oregon State institutions of higher education.

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February 24-26, 2019 Toronto, Canada

Restaurants Canada Trade Show

RC Show is the foodservice and hospitality event of the year, showcasing cutting-edge products, pioneering people and transformative ideas.

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January 28-31, 2019 Phoenix, Arizona

US Composting Council Conference & Trade Show

The US Composting Council advances compost manufacturing, compost utilization, and organics recycling to benefit their members, society, and the environment.

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January 24-March 14, 2019, Petaluma, CA

Stanford’s 8-Week Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)

Stanford and the Compassion Institute’s Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8-week program that is rooted in contemplative wisdom and modern psychology. It fosters compassion for oneself and for others, while also enhancing resilience, increasing a sense of connection to oneself and to others, bolstering self-care and protecting against burnout. Registration for the full course is open now which runs January 24-March 14 at World Centric in Petaluma.

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