Orlando, FL—Informa Exhibitions LLC held Ingredient Marketplace in Orlando, FL, for the first time, after being held most recently in New York City.

Some 350 exhibiting companies had booths in the exhibit hall at the Orlando World Center Marriott, April 7–9. An international set of ingredient buyers, sellers, marketers and other industry members attended this year’s event, representing 39 companies, according to show organizers; 73% were first-time attendees.

“The move from New York to Orlando made for a much more active audience that arrived early, stayed late and kept the event buzzing—even after the show floor closed,” said Jon Benninger, vice president of Informa’s Health & Nutrition Network, in an official communication.

Next year’s event will take place April 28–29 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, June 2015(online 5/15/2015)