For a visitor to cover Portland, my assumption, it would take an annual lease, a bicycle, and an elastic stomach. Portland is well known as a hot spot for their food carts. While many cities have spots, breweries, or festivals as known spots, Portland has their food carts organized in pods. Some of these pods are a hodgepodge of vendors, but some have actually organized themselves in some sort of category.
First, what is ROAM?
ROAM is the only mobile food vending industry conference. The conference gives an opportunity for those involved in the industry to gather to discuss issues, trends, and strengthen the business behind the mobile food vendor.
Since I started focusing on food trucks, I’m always looking for unique events. One event that I had not found was an industry or professional-type event centered on the mobile food industry. And then I heard about ROAM.
Roam Mobile Food Conference discusses topics important to those in the mobile food industry. The conference is divided into two days of sessions on food truck information. The first day provides topics on Health Inspections, Legal issues, and general issues. The second day offers more specialized discussions with concurrent sessions discussing Social Media, Business Planning, Business Growth, and more. While the event is held in San Antonio, the speakers are from other food truck areas like Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago, and more. The multiple areas brings value of different perspectives and experiences on what worked and did not work in those areas.
If you are interested in learning more about the industry or perhaps add a little spice to your mobile food business, I’d take a look at the sessions and panelists. The organizers are offering a $50 discount off the registration fee if you use OctSpecial50off code. Let me know if you plan on attending, it would be great to exchange ideas.
About ROAM Conference
Roam Mobile Food Conference 2014 is the premier industry conference for all things mobile food vending. From food trucks to carts, to kiosks, and beyond, Roam is the first of its kind serving North America’s mobile vending professionals. The perfect event to attend if you own or want to start your own food truck!
Join us for our 2nd annual conference held in San Antonio, Texas, November 8-9. Roam includes established business owners, up and coming entrepreneurs, food educators, suppliers, media, and government policy makers for a day and a half of learning, networking and fun.
Learn about best practices, innovations and trends in mobile vending technology and operations. Network with fellow professionals. Engage new suppliers in the conference exhibit area to support your growing business. Explore San Antonio’s thriving street food scene. Roam is at the cutting edge of the food industry. Join us for this exciting conference. All roads lead to Roam!