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About the Expo

Welcome to the second annual Columbus Mobile Food Conference & Expo located in the heart of Ohio serving all North American Mobile Food Vendors. The Columbus Mobile Food Truck Conference and Expo was such a success last year, it is back and with expanded offerings. This is a show for those with an interest in starting their own mobile business to experienced owner-operators. The Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo will take place, Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Dublin, Ohio.

Plan to find everything you want to know about the Mobile Food Industry and expect to find new ways to deliver your brand of food service even better. Network and absorb as we come together with our industry for two special days! For the most seasoned food truck, push carts, food trailers and festival knockdowns professionals as well as those considering the amazing world of small business ownership within the mobile food industry. This is a must attend event for you! Learn about innovations and trends in mobile vending, operations and Network with fellow professionals.

Why Attend:

Mobile food vending continues to grow all over North America. Those wanting to start up food trucks or carts as well as established mobile vendors seeking to further their skills and expand their businesses will find practical education and support services.

Who Should Attend:

• Existing Mobile Vendors and Business Owners


• Aspiring Mobile Vendors


• Culinary Professionals and Students


• Mobile Food Suppliers and Support Services

• Non-Profits and Community Groups Interested in Mobile Vending

• Government Policy Makers


• Media


• Writers/Bloggers This is not your ordinary conference & expo it’s a full weekend of learning, fun, and entertainment!

Columbus Mobile Food Conference & Expo Slated to Return for a Second Year

foodexpo1-696x336Calling all food truck, trailer or cart owners. The Columbus Mobile Food Conference & Expo is back for a second year on February 25-26, 2017.

On the heels of a successful first year, organizers Chas Kaplan and Mike Gallicchio are bringing the two-day learning event back to further stoke the growing mobile food industry in Columbus and across the region.

NOVEMBER 1, 2016   |    Read More

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mobilefood2You may have noticed the vast amount of food trucks lining the city streets this past spring and summer, or as mobile operators call it, “the peak season,” serving the bustling metropolis of Downtown Columbus at over 15 different locations. Perhaps you’ve even stopped for a quick bite or coffee while hustling back to your desk. A few years ago, this sight wouldn’t have been commonplace.

FEBRUARY 23, 2016   |    Read More

Jeni Britton Bauer scoops out advice for food truck entreprenuers

Food-truck operators, mobile vendors coming together at Columbus conference

Food Truck Business Expo Launching in February

Food Truck Business Expo Launching in February

Are you interested in launching your own food truck or food cart business, but aren’t sure where to start? Then the upcoming Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo might be what you’re looking for. The event will take place on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 at the Sheraton…

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Food-truck operators, mobile vendors coming together at Columbus conference

food-trucks*750xx3456-4621-0-504The organizers of the annual Columbus Food Truck Festival have another gathering going, but this one’s to talk business, not do business.

Chas Kaplan and Mike Gallicchio are planning the Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo, to be held Feb. 27-28 at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square…

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