Foreword from Dr. Kim

Yen-soon Kim,ph.d., r.d.

  • 2018-2019, Department chair, Food & Beverage and Event Management, William f. Harrah college of hospitality at UNLV.

  • 2012-present, associate Professor, William F. Harrah college of hospitality at UNLV

  • 2005-2012, assistant professor, William F. Harrah College of hospitality at unlv

  • 2002-2005, Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University

  • 2002 Ph.D. Hotel & Restaurant Administration at Oklahoma State University

  • RD (Registered Dietitian) in Korea, 1993

  • B.S. & M.S. Food Science & Nutrition at

    Soonchunhyang University in Korea 1993 &


  • worked at Aramark, Sodexho Marriott, burger king and more

  • More than 35 Refereed journal publications, Books, and Book chapters

  • Numerous conference presentations and

  • invited speaker

  • member of LVHA (Las Vegas Hospitality Association)

  • Member of ICHRIE.ORG

  • Founder of KAHTEA.ORG

  • awarded Community Spirits of Las Vegas Award in 2018

  • Boyd Service Award 2014 at unlv

  • Boyd Research award 2012 at unlv

The first annual “Global Food and Beverage Expo” is coming to Las Vegas. Las Vegas has grown into the nation’s top destination for food and beverage. The Strip contributes a total revenue of $660M per year for the food and beverage industry. We would like to welcome you to expand your business in this thriving economy.

With premium quality conference rooms and exhibitor booths spanning across 171,000 Sq Ft, this show has become the most highly anticipated event of 2019. Our Kick-Off Media Reception will be held on October 8th. This event will host our exhibitors and media in order to provide the opportunity for your brand to make connections built to last a lifetime. Over the course of the 9th and 10th, 5,000 attendees will have the opportunity to see, smell, and taste over 200 exhibitors’ products. The attendees will include buyers, importers, exporters, distributors, scholars, industry influencers, and media.

Together with the GFBE and VFX, I am confident that this show will produce amazing connections.

Kindest Regards,

Dr. Yen-Soon Kim