After safely and successfully meeting in Savannah, GA for Southern Innovations, many SEPC members are keeping the momentum going by registering for Southern Exposure in Orlando, FL March 3 – 5, 2022.
“We return to Orlando, which is fitting to our theme, The Marvel of Produce,” says Raina Nelson, SEPC chairman of the board. “This theme will spotlight the next generation of talented industry professionals and we are designing a platform for attendees to connect and learn about shaping the future success of their business and our industry. Stay tuned in the coming months as we announce keynote speakers, educational contributors and red-carpet events.”
Left to right: Raina Nelson, David Sherrod.
Besides registering for the conference, several retail and foodservice members have already planned to participate by holding LINKS meetings where SEPC provides the platform for vendor summits and internal team meetings hosted by the buyers. Other members have shown enthusiastic interest in connecting with SEPC’s STARS students during STARS Cocktails & Careers where students interview with SEPC member companies seeking fresh employees.
“We are already seeing a resurgence in our registration numbers for Southern Exposure 2022 on the retail and foodservice side,” says David Sherrod, SEPC president and CEO. “We have also seen a strong increase in new companies wanting to exhibit or attend. With the unfortunate absence of Fresh Summit this year, companies are looking for opportunities to reconnect and we welcome them to attend Southern Exposure. We are preparing for the greater increase of attendees and making sure we create a safe, productive environment. We are also planning a superhero cast for the Power of Produce release and the Keynote Luncheon.”
Southern Exposure is SEPC’s flagship tradeshow and conference where visitors will see products and services the produce industry has to offer from hundreds of exhibitors. Attendees include foodservice and retail buyers, agricultural leaders, product innovators and peers ready to share ideas and friendship.