Make the most of your time in San Diego: Join ASTA networking events to mingle with industry colleagues and grow connections across the spice trade. You don’t want to miss these exciting social activities!
Tuesday, May 9 | 8:00 am – 10:00 am (Additional Registration Required)
Join ASTA friends and fellow meeting attendees in cleaning up debris along the beautiful San Diego beachfront. This service event supports the San Diego Coastkeeper’s mission of protecting and restoring fishable, swimmable, and drinkable waters. Registration is required, including a $25 donation to the cause. Transportation and equipment will be provided. Space is limited, so book early!
First-Timers Speed Networking
Tuesday, May 9 | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Get acquainted with first-time meeting attendees and new ASTA members at this speed networking event, designed to empower new connections and strengthen relationships across the industry.
Tuesday, May 9 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Reconnect with colleagues, chat with new friends, and meet the 2023 exhibitors as you enjoy an evening of mingling, drinks, and light fare in the Exhibit Hall!
Wednesday, May 10 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join colleagues in the Exhibit Hall and connect with industry colleagues, friends, and exhibitors, featuring the specialty crafted spice-infused cocktail created by Mike Yen, ASTA’s guest mixologist.
Gaslamp Quarter Bar Crawl – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, May 10 | 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm (Additional + Advance Registration Required)
San Diego bars are waiting to welcome you on this guided bar crawl through the famous Gaslamp quarter. Enjoy VIP entry to three bars, hors d’oeuvres, drink tickets (limited), discount drinks, music, fun, and much more. Registration is $65 per person and must be completed in advance. Space is limited, so book early to guarantee your spot. There will be no onsite registration available.
Thursday, May 11 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join the premier social event of the week, marking the close of the industry’s experience together at the event in San Diego. Enjoy the majesty of the bay as we pay homage to California’s singular energy, enjoying live music with a surf beach vibe under palm trees. Explore delicious treats representing San Diego neighborhoods and California cuisines and enjoy a full open bar while socializing with colleagues and new friends. Proudly wear your California-inspired attire.