The Northwest Chocolate Festival

Exhibit your products at the top event in North America for Artisan Chocolate Makers.

15th Annual Show: October 7-8, 2023. 

REGISTER TO EXHIBIT IN THE FESTIVAL

2023 Show Floor Plan 

Register to exhibit and receive a link to view the show floor plan. The 2023 map shows up-to-date booth configurations and available exhibit spaces in the festival. 

REGISTER TO EXHIBIT IN 2023

The weekend festival  is designed to welcome more than 8000 people in the weekend.

Wide aisles, expanded show floor areas, and transition zones that divide the show into four segments create an experience that takes the attendee to every exhibit. Featuring a timed entrance that generates an even crowd-flow to provide a long conversion moment at your booth for product tours, storytelling, and brand demos. Exhibitors have record-setting sales in the event thanks to our attendees who love Artisan Chocolate. The Festival provides attendees a world-class Education Program and Chocolate Product Experience. 

Marketing for the show is regional, national, and international. We share your brand story and products with the world.

Along with our 15-years of community building and event production excellence - we have a network of industry, retail, and media contacts to share your story around the world. We spotlight our partners with social, print, and e-news. Build your network at the Chocolate Makers UnConference, win acclaim in the Global Product Competition, join our newest Product Trends exhibit and participate in the pre-show Exhibit Show Floor media sneak previews. We provide high-quality event programs and key industry insights to our media partners, industry leaders, and retail buyers around the world. 

Showcase your business.


Our brand partners have the opportunity to showcase through multiple channels of activation including diverse education program presence, top-line digital media presence to 250,000 people and physical print collateral in front of 8,000+ people. On the show floor our partners receive world-class product activation, brand spotlight and promotion, market research ops, direct retail sales, professional networking, and the option to service and gain worldwide wholesale accounts.

Join the top event in the chocolate world.


The Northwest Chocolate Festival, celebrating 14-years of excellence, has become one of the best known shows in the world for artisan chocolate. Featuring the world’s top chocolate makers and chocolate desserts. 150+ global exhibit partners from 25+ countries showcasing product on the three levels of the exhibit hall. The design of the show floor is one of pure magic and delight for attendees and exhibitors alike. We deliver the most talked-about event experience in the chocolate world today.

 

Share The Brand Experience in real-time and Sell Products at the booth.


We are part of a community of small business owners and visionary chocolate industry leaders who know first-hand the essential business of selling your products directly to consumers and retail buyers. The entire show floor is designed to provide your products with maximum exposure and sales ability. You bring the chocolate, we bring the buyers - all weekend long.

 

Demographics.


The Northwest Chocolate Festival will host 8,000 people in two-days for the 2022 show. Our attendees journey from all along the West Coast (85%) and from across the United States (12%) and from international regions (3%). The attendees at the show are 68% female and 32% male with high annual income (100k+ annual USD) and college education. Attendees are chocolate industry professionals (28%) alongside artisan chocolate consumers (72%). 

 

Downtown Bellevue Venue.


The Northwest Chocolate Festival will be held at Meydenbauer Convention Center, an indoor facility in downtown Bellevue. Our 2023 hotel partners, media partners, and tourism authority partners are complimented by the first-class facility and proximity to downtown museums, parks, services, hotels, and amenities.

 

We deliver a world renown education center.


Featuring top voices in cacao and chocolate, the education program at The Northwest Chocolate Festival has delivered more than 1000 talks and seminars to an audience of been designed to include modern technology to enhance live tastings, self-guided trainings, pro-level workshops, science lectures, and keynote panels. Registered Exhibitors receive the first call for proposals to speak in the festival programs for 2022. The open call to the industry is hosted after the exhibitors have had time to submit topics.

 

What exhibitors are saying...


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"NW Chocolate is the venue to interact with consumers and it's a great way
to connect with local retail shops & distributors who may want to stock
your chocolate. The exhibit provides a platform to network with other
chocolate makers and learn current and new trends in the industry."

Devansh Ashar
Pascati Chocolate, India - Partner


”

The NW Chocolate Festival has been instrumental in building my chocolate business by connecting me directly to consumers and national buyers. The Brazilian Bean to Bar Association experiences great success in Seattle - it allows access to the American chocolate industry, retail buyers, and it confirms Brazil as a serious global player in craft chocolate.”


Arcelia Gallardo, Mission Chocolate, Brazil & California - Owner

Brazil Bean to Bar Chocolate Makers Organization - President


”

This truly is a great festival to know the trends of modern craft chocolate from around the world. We believe this is the most quality focused chocolate event in the world today and we love to support the Northwest Chocolate Festival."

Kyoko Teui

Green Bean to Bar chocolate, Tokyo, Japan - Managing Director

Frequently Asked Questions

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