Sunday, September 10

 5pm | Networking


Arrive, pick up your badge and start networking!

6:00 – 7:00 pm | Educational Session

Pairings Session

Presented by Lee Smith, Senior Vice President, Phoenix Media, Publishers of Deli Business and Cheese Connoisseur

7:00 – 9:00pm | Networking

Opening Night Reception



Monday, September 11

7:00 – 9:00 am| Networking

Breakfast Buffet

9:00 – 10:00 | Educational Session

Speaker Presentation

10:00 – 12:30 | Networking

Supplier Showcase Presentations and Sampling

Buyers will enter our Product Showcase, where each Supplier will be presenting their products for viewing/tasting/sampling.

12:30 – 1:30  | Networking


1:30 – 5:00 | Networking

Supplier Showcase Presentations and Sampling

6:30pm | Networking

Board Bus for Dinner Reception at Busch Gardens



Tuesday, September 12

6:30 – 8:00am | Networking

Breakfast Buffet

8am–3pm | Networking

1on1 Buyer Supplier Meetings

Buyers will have chosen which Suppliers they wish to meet with and a meeting schedule will be set up for each Supplier and Buyer. These 20-minute meetings are a time to begin discussing the Buyer’s sourcing needs as well as production capabilities, product availability, delivery schedules, pricing, private labeling and even the development of programs.  Suppliers are stationed at their own private sections and Buyers move from Supplier to Supplier. This allows Buyers to ask questions without interruption, making it easier to do business and resulting in more productive meetings.




* Times and speakers are tentative, and are subject to change.





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