The Northwest Chocolate Festival
Welcome to the pinnacle event for Artisan Chocolate in the world.
15th Annual Show: October 7-8, 2023.
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue WAREGISTER TO EXHIBIT IN THE FESTIVAL
The weekend festival is designed to welcome 7,000 people in the weekend.
Wide aisles, expanded show floor areas, and transition zones that divide the show floor into three segments create an experience that takes the attendee to every exhibit. An even crowd-flow provides 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. The Festival provides attendees a world-class Chocolate & Cacao Education Program and Artisan 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 speakers, top-line digital media presence, press releases, web spotlights, and in print collateral in front of 10,000+ people. Show floor presence provides our partners world-class product activation, brand spotlight, new product promotion, market research ops, direct retail sales, professional networking, and the option to service regional and national wholesale accounts.
Join the world's top chocolate event.
The Northwest Chocolate Festival, celebrating 15-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 dessert artisans. Expect to taste products from 150+ global exhibit partners from 25+ countries showcasing product in the main 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.
The Northwest Chocolate Festival will host 10,000 people in two-days for the 2023 show. Our attendees journey from all along the West Coast (85%) of the USA and from across the United States (12%) and from international regions (3%). The attendees at the show are 64% female and 36% male, both with high annual income (150k+ annual USD) and college education. Attendees are chocolate industry professionals (28%) alongside 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 ready to create an exhibitor experience that is a first of it's kind for festivals and events. Exhibitors and attendees will enjoy the venue's 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 is the heartbeat of the festival. The Northwest Chocolate Festival has delivered over 1,000 talks and seminars to an audience of more than 100,000 people since 2008. The workshop series are a chance to reveal the faces and hear the voices of people in chocolate. Registered Exhibitors receive the first call for proposals to speak in the festival programs. The open call to the industry is hosted after the exhibitors have had time to submit topics.
What companies are saying...
"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."
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."
Green Bean to Bar chocolate, Tokyo, Japan - Managing Director
2023 Show Floor Plan
Register to exhibit and receive a link to view the active show floor plan. The 2023 map shows up-to-date booth configurations and available exhibit spaces in the festival.CLICK TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE FLOOR PLAN