Innovative Solution Sessions & Tabletop Showcase

Engage in meaningful dialogue with top industry professionals at three one-hour Innovative Solution Sessions on Sunday, January 12 and Monday, January 13. This is an opportunity for industry members to showcase products to key decision makers, share more about the solutions they provide and obtain valuable feedback. Simultaneously, operators will be introduced to relevant products on the market today; in multiple categories: food, beverage, supplies, services, technology and equipment.

Innovative Solution Sessions will serve as an opportunity for operators to let their industry partners know more about the unique needs of their individual programs. Check this page in the coming weeks for a list of companies scheduled to participate in the Innovative Solution Sessions at SNIC 2020.

Networking Lunch & Tabletop Showcase

On Monday, January 13, enjoy lunch with your peers and then mingle and network while visiting tabletop displays placed around the room. Operators will have the opportunity to view a variety of displays to pinpoint those cutting-edge products/programs that will take their school foodservice operations to the next level. Industry representatives from participating organizations will join operators for lunch and then showcase their products, meet and answer questions, obtain feedback about their product or service and generate quality leads.

Industry Partners

Innovation Solution Session Application
Tabletop Showcase Application

Are you an industry representative looking to gain some insight into the school market or showcase a product or service in development or recently introduced? If so, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to engage with key decision-makers in school nutrition. Innovative Solution Sessions and the Tabletop Showcase are the perfect setting for you to engage in meaningful conversations with directors.

Innovative Solution Sessions

The Innovative Solution Sessions allow twenty-one (21) organizations to present a 60-minute session. These sessions will encourage face-to-face discussions with industry representatives and operators to exchange ideas, concerns and solutions to everyday issues in the cafeteria. Industry will introduce the most innovative products and services on the market. Each session will take place in a private room for up to 40-50 top operators. Audio visual will be provided, but presenters are responsible for bringing their own laptop. Sessions will be held on Sunday, January 12, and Monday, January 13.

Tabletop Showcase

Be one of fifty (50) Tabletop Displays at the networking luncheon on Monday, January 13. Participating organizations will have an opportunity to showcase their product, meet with directors, obtain feedback about their product or service and generate quality leads! First, enjoy your lunch with your peers and then network with current and future customers at your company’s exhibit.

Each company will have a six (6 ft.) table with two chairs where you can display literature and/or pre-packaged items relating to your new product or service. No cooked food items can be showcased during this time period. SNA is providing food and beverages for the luncheon. Participation in this event will allow you to reach all the directors attending the conference. The Networking Luncheon & Tabletop Showcase will be held on Monday, January 13.

Industry representatives reserving an Innovative Solution Session and/or a Tabletop Showcase must register for the conference.

Full member registration: $900
One-day member registration for participants: $525

Spaces will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be available online Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Innovative Solution Session: $3,750
Tabletop Display: $2,400
Purchase both and save: $5,800 ($3,750 + $2,050); $350 savings

For questions, contact SNA Exhibits Sales Manager Crystal Harper-Pierre at; (301) 686-3140 or SNA Business Development Manager Nita Artis at; (301) 686-3073.

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