Registration is open for Southern Innovations which will be held September 17th – 19th at the Savannah Convention Center in Savannah, GA.
As a solution to the challenge of connecting our Southern Innovations Exhibitors in Savannah with our Retailers & Foodservice Members who are currently under travel restrictions, we are pleased to announce that our conference has evolved into a hybrid experience. Thus, we are offering the following added benefits for our onsite Exhibitors and offsite Retail/Foodservice Members respectively:
Retailers & Foodservice Members
Look for designated SEPC member emails detailing these exciting value added benefits connecting our onsite Southern Innovations Exhibitors with offsite Retailers & Foodservice Members!
This year’s theme, Fresh on My Mind will center around the importance of eating fresh which is especially vital during this season. We are engineering the event with improvised social practices and are working diligently to ensure the safety of our attendees. Some of these safety measures will include:
- Controlled attendance and booth space
- Added distance between exhibitors
- Modified attendee traffic flow
- Increased hand and surface sanitizing stations
- Personal Protective Equipment (provided)
- Collaborative virtual education sessions
For more information regarding your health and safety during Southern Innovations, please visit our Southern Innovations page and select the Health & Safety accordion menu.
We would also like to invite you to register as an exhibitor for Southern Innovations as booth spaces are still available. Please note that Southern Innovations allows eight (8) booth associates as part of the exhibitor registration. To maintain our intimate space, additional booth associates will not be allowed. All exhibitor registrations require approval.
Exclusive Retail/Foodservice Member benefit during Southern Innovations:
- Complimentary private venue in which to either facilitate meetings with Southern Innovations exhibiting companies or conduct company team meetings
- Complimentary A/V equipment within the space
- F&B can be ordered at member company’s expense
As a valued member of the SEPC, we hope that you will take advantage of this exciting opportunity. If you are currently still under travel restrictions, we are also offering a hybrid approach for our LINKS meetings, enabling you to remotely connect with onsite exhibitors.* We are sending personal invitations via email with the application link which will include the option to select your preferences. Please submit your application for LINKS by July 17, 2020 to ensure we have ample time to accommodate your meeting invitation and setup needs.
*Please note that you must register for Southern Innovations to participate.
Southern Innovations Digital Toolkit Now Available!
We are pleased to provide you with our newest digital toolkit. We hope you will take advantage of these digital tools available for you as you prepare to join us in Savannah for Southern Innovations! PDF versions of each graphic available upon request (email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for next year’s Southern Exposure!
Here We Grow Again!
The SEPC is pleased to announce and welcome these outstanding ladies as they join the Southern Roots committee, bringing with them a fresh perspective and commitment to cultivating and enriching relationships of women in produce…
Mary-Scott DeMarchis of Fresh2o Growers, Inc.
Erin Waters of Shuman Farms
Stephanie Williams of Scott Farms, Inc.
The Southern Roots committee is confident that these ladies meet and will strive to exceed the requirements as mentioned in the application process:
- Active SEPC Membership
- Commitment to be an active participant and attend conference calls (about 1-2 per month)
- Be creative and open to new relationships and help create new relationships for Southern Roots attendees
- Ability to attend both Southern Exposure and Southern Innovations events
Southern Roots is designed to make meaningful connections among women working in the produce industry through events, education, and mentoring.
By sharing values, contributions, and experiences, participants will have an opportunity to improve leadership skills individually and collectively—and will then positively affect organizational effectiveness at all levels.
Southern Roots is held at both Southern Exposure and Southern Innovations. Be sure to add our Southern Roots Luncheon to your sessions as you register to attend Southern Innovations: Fresh on My Mind, September 17-19, 2020 in Savannah, GA.