Nevada food and beverage companies represented at trade show

SIAL America hosts inaugural show in Las Vegas, Nev.


Ciara Ressel
Public Information Officer


  • Businesses meet with buyers at the 2022 SIAL America trade show
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - March 29, 2022

Last week Nevada food and beverage businesses met with international buyers at SIAL America at the Las Vegas Convention Center. With over 50 years of experience hosting annually across the globe, SIAL is a comprehensive business to business trade show, covering all food categories including grocery, food services, distribution and retail. This was the first time SIAL had been hosted in the U.S. and Las Vegas was selected for the inaugural show.


“Hosting SIAL America’s first show in Nevada offered business development opportunities for our food and beverage companies in Nevada and supported our tourism industry, a critical sector of the State’s economy,” said Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. “We’d like to thank SIAL for choosing the Silver State and we look forward to them returning to Nevada in years to come.”


The show opened with remarks from Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Jennifer Ott, among show organizers, noting the impact and importance of the food, beverage and agriculture industry in Nevada. The $4.8 billion industry was represented at an NDA booth where Nevada businesses could network with buyers, suppliers and other businesses. The NDA coordinated 30 individual meetings between Nevada food and agriculture businesses and international buyers.


“The meetings and connections companies are making can have a huge impact on the growth and development of their businesses, allowing them to enter into new domestic and international markets,” said NDA Director Ott. “We understand how integral buyer to business connections are, and we look forward to seeing the positive impacts that come from this.”


Businesses interested in expanding and economic development are encouraged to contact the NDA to learn more about resources and upcoming opportunities by emailing

About the Nevada Department of Agriculture

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) mission is to preserve, protect and promote Nevada’s agriculture. The department has 150 dedicated employees providing services in its five divisions, Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition, and Plant Industry. The department’s $232 million budget facilitates regulatory and administrative work in agriculture and food manufacturing industries, protecting public and environmental health and worker safety, and providing food distribution and oversight for the United States Department of Agriculture’s school and community nutrition programs.