How’s it hangin’ Produce People?! The Southeast Produce Council is so totally buggin’ as we prepare to celebrate our 20th Anniversary at Southern Exposure 2019: Produce like it’s 1999! This year’s event will take place March 7 – 9, 2019 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Register now because this conference is gonna be the bomb!
Sessions and events fill up quickly, and prices increase as the conference approaches, so we encourage you to select your sessions and events upon registering. The clock is ticking!
Do you have an innovative product you’d like to feature at Southern Exposure 2019?
The SEPC is introducing Innovation Stations in which one (1) of your team members may highlight your new product, product line, or service during our Southern Exposure Expo.
How to Apply for an Innovation Station
Review the requirements below and submit your application by Friday, January 11th. Stations are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Priority will be given to waitlisted companies who meet the criteria as well as companies who are interested in joining the SEPC. You must include a high-resolution image of your product as well as a detailed description (50 words or less). You will be notified Thursday, December 20th, if your submission has been approved.
- Your company must be a member of the Southeast Produce Council and in good standing
- Your company is not currently exhibiting at Southern Exposure
- Your new product, product line, or family of items must not exceed 4 individual SKUs
- Your new product must have been presented to market since September of 2018 or will be launched before July of 2019.
- Space is limited to (1) Innovation Station per member company.
Educational Session Preview
The Power of Produce
After a successful collaboration during the SEPC’s Southern Innovations Organics & Foodservice Expo as well as Southern Exposure in 2018, the Southeast Produce Council is thrilled to be teaming up with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to reveal its signature research, Power of Produce. This innovative union now provides attendees with the annual unveiling of Power of Produce reports exclusively at Southern Exposure.
Rick Stein, FMI Vice President of Fresh Foods
Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal at 210 Analytics, LLC
Mike Tipton (Schnuck Markets Inc.)
Bill Pollard (Dollar General)
Southern Roots Speaker
Are you a current exhibitor with a new product that you’d like to feature at Southern Exposure 2019?
The SEPC is excited to reintroduce our Bright Ideas Fresh Arrivals. This showcase will highlight your new product or service in a high-traffic display area, open to attendees during our expo. Participants will also benefit from having their product listing featured on our website, conference directory, and app. (If you are not a current exhibitor but are interested in a showcase, check out our new Innovation Stations!)
How to Apply for a Showcase
Review the options below and submit your application by January 11, 2019. Cases are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Only one (1) case per member company. You must include a high-resolution image of your product as well as a detailed description (50 words or less).
- Your company must be a member of the Southeast Produce Council and in good standing.
- Your company must be a current exhibitor at Southern Exposure 2019.
- Your new products must have been launched since March of 2018 or will be launched before July 2019.