Southeast Produce Council Announces Open Registration for Southern Exposure; David Sherrod and Raina Nelson Discuss

Southeast Produce Council Announces Open Registration for Southern Exposure; David Sherrod and Raina Nelson Discuss

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MILLEN, GA - Still riding the high of this year’s Southern Innovations in Savannah, Georgia, many Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) Members are gearing up for another exciting industry event, as registration recently opened for Southern Exposure in Orlando, Florida, March 3–5.

David Sherrod, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Produce Council“We are already seeing a huge resurgence in our registration numbers for Southern Exposure 2022 on the retail and foodservice side,” exclaimed David Sherrod, SEPC President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have also seen a strong increase in new companies wanting to exhibit or attend, as well. We know with the unfortunate absence of Fresh Summit this year, companies are looking for opportunities to reconnect, and we welcome them to attend Southern Exposure and experience the Marvel of Produce as we celebrate the next generation of superheroes! 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! This is going to be an experience you don’t want to miss!"

According to a press release, the SEPC team has already seen a remarkable spike in registrants since registration opened a few weeks ago for exhibitors to add booth associates and register for conference sessions.

SEPC’s flagship trade show, Southern Exposure, brings together thousands of attendees—including foodservice and retail buyers, agricultural leaders, product innovators, and other industry leaders—to showcase the best of the best products and services in the produce industry. The event will feature several educational sessions, keynote speakers, and entertainment centered around this year’s exciting theme: The Marvel of Produce.

In addition to registering for the conference, multiple retail and foodservice members have already planned to hold LINKS meetings, during which SEPC provides the platform for vendor summits and internal team meetings hosted by the buyers. Others have expressed interest in connecting with SEPC’s STARS students during STARS Cocktails & Careers, a segment where students interview with SEPC member companies seeking fresh employees.

Raina Nelson, President of USA Operations, Westfalia Fruit and Chairman of the Board, Southeast Produce Council“Southern Exposure 2022 is slated to be a truly heroic show,” said Chairman of the Board Raina Nelson. “We return to Orlando, which is fitting to our theme, The Marvel of Produce. 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 great industry. Stay tuned in the coming months as we announce the impressive cast of keynote speakers, educational contributors, and a whole host of red-carpet events. Mark your calendars now for March for the premiere showing of The Marvel of Produce!”

To register and find out more about this anticipated event, click here, and keep an eye out for more updates from AndNowUKnow.

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