Welcome to Savannah, Georgia
Nicknamed “The hostess city of the South,” this quintessentially southern city is sure to charm all who visit her with an abundance of hospitality, beauty, and culture.
Offering more than 100 distinct neighborhoods and 22 squares – lovely mini-parks surrounded by gorgeous homes – Savannah is made for walking and admiring the world-renowned beauty you’ll find throughout. River Street is always lively with converted cotton warehouses turned into galleries, boutiques, pubs, and restaurants. And don’t miss watching for the giant ships that will sail right by you into one of America’s busiest ports.
Savannah’s many award-winning restaurants are ready to dine you. The city is famous for its unique coastal cuisine, but whatever you’re craving you’re covered, with restaurants specializing in everything from traditional Southern favorites to some of the finest international cuisine. Check out this list for inspiration. Hotspots include Husk Savannah, The Grey Market, and Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market.
Savannah’s “Show Us Your Badge” program invites you to save $ at participating businesses in the Historic District by presenting your conference name badge.
**The free river ferry has a stop just outside the Westin, our event location, and will take you across the river right to the action. It runs seven days a week from 7 AM to midnight.**
For more about our hostess city, visit: https://www.visitsavannah.com/
For ideas on what to see (and eat!) visit:
What You Can Expect
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Lodging & Travel
The Westin Savannah
Conference Schedule of Events
For the full conference schedule of events, please click on the link below
our guest speaker
President and CEO, IFDA
Mark will be sharing some of the latest distributor trends in areas such as transportation, governmental regulations for the foodservice industry, and key industry benchmarks.
Mark Allen is the President and CEO of the International Food Distributors Association (IFDA), a McLean, Virginia-based trade association representing the $280 billion foodservice distribution industry. Allen oversees IFDA’s day-to-day operations, including all initiatives in education, research, and government relations and serves on IFDA’s Board of Directors, which is comprised of the presidents and CEOs of 23 major foodservice distribution companies.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Spring Member Conference takes place from March 30 – April 2, 2020; food show days are Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1. Check your specific conference agenda before booking flights for your arrival and departure schedule.
All conference events will be held at The Westin Savannah Harbor and the Savannah Convention Center. A detailed agenda and printable agenda are available on the “Conference Schedule of Events” page of this website.
You can make reservations by following the instructions provided on the “Lodging & Travel” page of this site. Book early to ensure you receive the discounted group rate; this rate will be available until sold out or released, whichever comes first. After that, if the hotel is not sold out, rooms will be at the prevailing rates at that time.
The food show is based on individual pre-scheduled 15-minute meetings between members and suppliers at supplier booths. After registration closes, we will provide instructions for making appointment requests to all registered members and suppliers. We create custom appointment schedules based on our participating member and supplier preferences. Unfortunately we can’t accommodate all requests 100%, but strive to create a productive schedule of meetings for you. Final appointment schedules will be sent to all attending members and suppliers two weeks prior to the show.
A list of attending companies will be provided one month prior to the event.
Golbon will be providing Wi-Fi on the showfloor, beginning Tuesday, March 31.
We do have a program created especially for our attending spouses and other personal guests. During the registration process we ask that you let us know if you have a spouse or other personal guest attending. After general show registration closes, we send them an invitation to sign up for special events created just for them. They are warmly welcome at our evening events as well. Please note that no guests under age 18 are allowed at conference events.