Monday, September 11

Arrive at hotel by 4pm  |


5pm – 6pm | Networking

Regiception 

Registration + Reception – Pick up your name badge, meet our staff and start networking!



6:30pm | Networking

Board bus for Dinner Reception at Busch Gardens


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6:30 – 8:30 | Networking

Breakfast Buffet


8:30-10 | Educational Session

Speaker Presentations

Evolving Seafood Trends to Meet Changing Consumer Demands

Colleen McClellan, Director, Datassential

Consumer preferences continual to evolve as does their understanding and interaction with seafood. Ms McClellan will uncover the preferences among our changing consumers from cooking seafood at home to making choices when dining out.


10:00 – 12:30 | Educational Session

Gold Sponsor Presentations


12:30 – 1:30 | Networking

Luncheon


1:30 – 4:30pm | Educational Session

Silver Sponsor Presentations


4:30–6pm | Networking

Sampling Showcase

Buyers will enter our Product Showcase, where each Supplier will be presenting their products for viewing/tasting/sampling. The evening is capped off with an Opening Night Reception for all to get to meet and make introductions to each other.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

6:30 – 8am | 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.


3pm

Adjournment

 

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

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