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Preliminary Schedule of Events

For the full preliminary conference agenda with descriptions, please see below.

Monday, March 30, 2020

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Board & Council Events

Board and Council Members Only

Location: Westin

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Strategic Sales Planning (SSP) Events – Invitation Only

SSP Lunch | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

SSP Meetings | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Westin

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Supplier Booth Setup – Session One

Location: Convention Center

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Conference Welcome & Registration

Location: Westin 

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

New Member and First Time Attendee Orientation

Distributors Only

Location: Westin

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Happy Hour Showcase

Location: Westin 

We’ll gather for Happy Hour on the conference opening night. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres featuring items from our select supplier partners. Afterwards, cross the river on the free ferry to experience Savannah’s historic charm and fantastic food culture. 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Supplier Booth Setup – Session One

Location: Convention Center

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

7:30 AM - 7:50 AM

Supplier Meeting – Session One

Location: Convention Center

7:30 AM - 7:50 AM

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Distributor & Supplier Breakfast

Location: Westin 

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Spouse & Companion Breakfast

Location: Westin 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Spouse & Companion Activity

Location: Offsite

More information to come shortly.

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Food Show – Session One

Location: Convention Center 

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Location: Convention Center

Conversation Topics at lunch tables. Appointments resume at 1:15 PM.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Supplier Registration – Session Two

Location: Convention Center

No booth setup is available until Wednesday morning, April 1. 

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Food Show Load-out – Session One

Location: Convention Center

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Low Country Boil

Location: Westin

An homage to the local culture and cuisine, tonight we will hold our very own Low Country Boil.  Join us for a fun time appreciating the southern charms of Savannah.   Weather permitting, we will enjoy ourselves outside this evening. For those who are not a fan of seafood, there will be plenty of other options for you to savor this evening.

The Low Country boil is a one-pot meal for the masses and was originally called Frogmore Stew. Its origin is credited to Richard Gay, a National Guardsman who had the challenging job to cook a meal for over 100 soldiers and made the decision to utilize an old family recipe.  Traditional Frogmore Stew is shrimp, corn, spicy sausage and new potatoes, cooked in a large pot with spices and seasonings.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday April 1, 2020

7:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Supplier Booth Setup – Session Two

Location: Convention Center

7:00 AM - 9:30 AM

7:30 AM

Supplier Meeting – Session Two

Location: Convention Center

7:30 AM

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Distributor & Supplier Breakfast; Guest Speaker Mark Allen

Location: Westin

Join us for guest speaker Mark Allen, President & CEO of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (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.  

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Spouse & Companion Breakfast

Location: Westin 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Food Show – Session Two

Location: Convention Center 

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Location: Convention Center

Conversation Topics at lunch tables. Appointments resume at 1:15 PM.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Food Show Load-out

Location: Convention Center

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Closing Reception

Location: Convention Center

Say goodbye over a cocktail before heading out to enjoy your last evening in Savannah.  Make sure you hit that restaurant you’ve been eyeing and have one more helping of fried green tomatoes.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM