TOPS Exhibition & Innovation Fairs ™

Now in its 17th year!

TOPS Exhibitions™ objective has been to promote innovation through the use of external knowledge in driving internal innovation efforts.

The Events are a one-day, in-house exhibition of suppliers of ingredient, packaging, process, process equipment and/or services, interacting with the technical, procurement, marketing and other key departments of the host company.

Since 1997, TOPS has been organizing these one-day table top vendor exhibitions in the UK, Europe, and North America. Number of exhibitors participating can be anywhere from 15-60 depending on space availability within your facility. Exhibitions take place in the technical center of the host company. Vendor selection, based on host company platforms, is determined by host company.

Our worldwide database contains in excess of 30,000 supplier contacts. There is "No Cost" to host a TOPS event, the exhibiting suppliers pay a participation fee, a business decision made on their part.

Typical exhibition hours are 10:00 to 15:00.

TOPS events can be structured in different ways: (1) focus on ingredients only, (2) combination of ingredients and packaging/process equipment or (3) packaging/process equipment only.

Some Host Company Manufacturers that have Hosted in-house TOPS Exhibition Events include: (Most of these Host Companies have hosted several Events.)

• Abbott Nutrition
• Cadbury Schweppes
• Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
• ConAgra
• Del Monte Foods
• Frito-Lay, A Division of PepsiCo
• General Mills
• Griffith Laboratories
• H.J. Heinz North America
• H.J. Heinz Europe - UK
• Hormel
• Kellogg
• Kerry Ingredients

• Kraft East Hanover
• Kraft Tarrytown
• Kraft Glenview
• Kraft Munich - Germany
• Kraft/Nabisco
• Kraft/Oscar Meyer
• Mars Chocolate NA
• Mars/Masterfoods
• McCain Foods
• McCormick
• Mead Johnson
• Nabisco
• Nestlé PTC Fremont

• Nestlé PTC Konolfingen - Switzerland
• Nestlé PTC Lisieux - France
• Nestlé PTC Marysville
• Nestlé PTC Singen - Germany
• Pepsico Beverages and Foods
• Pepsico International - UK
• Quaker Oats
• Ross Products - Div. of Abbott Labs
• Sara Lee
• The Schwan Food Company
• Tyson Foods
• Wm. J. Wrigley Jr., Co.