Seafood 1on1: The Exclusive 1on1 Buyer-Supplier Exchange

Seafood 1on1 is a cost-effective, efficient and productive two days of invitation-only, 1on1 meetings with high-volume prospective Protein Buyers in Retail and Foodservice. Beyond the scheduled program, there are opportunities at meals, breaks, receptions and networking functions to meet with, and get to know, all of the delegates.

Special Pricing and Packages

Select from two packages—Seafood 1on1 offers two powerful ways for Suppliers to participate. Each package offers exciting opportunities for Suppliers to showcase their brands and their products in ways that assure featured attention and consideration.

Silver Package

Silver Package

Price: $8,900

Silver Package Includes:

  • Two company representatives may attend
  • All scheduled meals including full breakfast buffet each morning for two attendees, receptions, networking functions and educational sessions
  • Admission to educational sessions
  • Exclusive, scheduled presentation slot for an AV-assisted company presentation to buyers
  • Supplier showcase tabletop display (6’ draped table and two chairs) to distribute information or sample products to buyers**
  • Personal, 1on1 meetings scheduled with pre-qualified buyers
  • Recognition on website leading up to event
  • Option to buy a la carte sponsorships

Gold Package

Gold Package

Price: $11,500

Gold Package Includes, all of the items listed in the silver package listed above, plus:

  • Exclusive opportunity to provide one featured menu item to be served at Opening Night Reception with signage promoting the featured prepared item and company**
  • The opportunity to have the hotel chef prepare a recipe featuring your product on the show floor during the sampling showcase
  • Two nights in a two-bedroom suite at the Saddlebrook Resort Hotel
  • Full Page Ad in the Event Directory
*Suppliers that wish to offer cooked product samples during the exhibit showcase must make arrangements for labor directly with the hotel at their own expense.

À la carte Sponsorships

There are limited spots for each sponsorship and based upon first availability

Welcome gift at registration $500

Full Page Ad in Event Directory $750

1/2 Page Ad in Event Directory $500

Additional Company Representative $1500

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Who Attends?

Seafood 1on1 is a restricted-access event; all participants are pre-screened for eligibility. Supplier delegates are executive-level and senior sales staff with deal-making authority from a wide variety of high-volume providers of meat, poultry and seafood products.

Why Attend?

Cost and Time Efficient

You will meet and become acquainted with multiple high-volume Buyers of Meat, Poultry and Seafood over two days, in one luxurious venue—no distractions from tradeshows or the office.

Meet and Educate Every Buyer, 1on1

You will meet and shake the hand of every Buyer; deliver a closed-door presentation to all Buyers; engage in discussions with Buyers as they taste your product during the sampling session; share meals, breaks, receptions, and more with Buyers; and finally, meet 1on1 with Buyers at their invitation for 20-minute sessions to discuss pricing, fulfillment, and even write orders.


Connect with Powerful and Hard-to-Reach Buyers

More powerful and hard-to-reach Buyers attend because Seafood 1on1 puts the control in the Buyers’ hands. They decide which Suppliers they’ll schedule formal meetings with based on your presentation, product sample and their needs and interests.

Experience More Productive Meetings

With a limited number of companies and fewer competitors, you’ll have more face-time with Buyers. Your meetings will be more productive because each Buyer has requested to meet with you. Buyers have already vetted you as a potential good fit for their retail and foodservice operations before you meet with them.

Understand What the Buyer Wants

Seafood 1on1 allows all participants plenty of time to meet and talk in an intimate setting, making it easier to connect, understand, and discover mutually beneficial opportunities. You’ll enjoy the luxury of engaging in meaningful dialogue with Buyers, allowing you to understand their unique needs and challenges, and to discuss ways you might help them meet these needs now and in the future.

Increase Sales and Strengthen Relationships with Current Customers

While finding new customers is great, nurturing and reinforcing relationships with existing customers is just as important! It’s what you don’t know about your customer that’s critical to meeting their needs. Seafood 1on1 affords you the time and opportunity to cultivate those important relationships in a relaxed and casual atmosphere and to educate your customers about new products they don’t know you offer.

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Seafood Buyer-Supplier Exchange Event

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“Given a chance, I would take a FirstSource 1on1 event over the large trade event any day.”

—Alfa Gamma