2018 Annual Conference & Expo
October 17-20, 2018
OUR 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN REVIEW...
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April 1, 2018
Dear Industry Partner:
It is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the 65th School Nutrition Association of South Carolina Annual Conference and Expo to be held October 17-20, 2018, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The expo will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018, (12 noon-6:00 p.m.) Buyers Time for directors, supervisors, and decision makers will be 12:00–3:00 p.m. and the expo will be open for all conference attendees from 3:00-6:00 p.m. During these times you will have the perfect opportunity to display your newest products and services to the leaders of the foodservice industry who are the purchasing decision makers.
We will continue with the cooking area this year (in the back area of the hall). However, you must sign up to use it prior to the conference. Information is available on page 10 of this packet. Again, you will have the opportunity to bring in your cooking equipment to be used in this area for your cooking needs. Hopefully this will eliminate the need to have the cooking equipment in your actual booth if you prefer.
Electrical~~The Convention Center has moved away from ordering electric via the sheet. All vendors must use this link to order online. Vendors must submit orders by October 9, 2018, to quality for the Advanced Rate of $95. Any orders submitted after this date will qualify for the On-Floor Rate of $135.00—no exceptions:
Our expo decorator is the George Fern Company. After your contract has been received, they will be sending you information regarding your booth and other expo information. Fern’s contact information is provided on the bottom of page 6.
Please note that booths are available on a first come, first serve basis (after Diamond, Ruby Sponsors, and multi-vendors). The booths layout diagram is on page 6. Other important dates are listed in this packet on pages 4 and 5. The hotel information is included in the back of this packet.
Please make plans to attend the directors/supervisors and vendor reception on Thursday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. This will provide you the opportunity to network with our district directors/supervisors and buyers. It will be held at Margarietteville, (Broadway at the Beach) and tickets information is available on pages 4 and 9 in this packet.
All sponsorship opportunities are included in this registration packet. Please review the information on pages 3 and 9 to make your booth and sponsorship selections.
When reviewing the contract, please note the liability and insurance information on page 8, item 6. Also note items 13 and 14.
I am delighted to have the opportunity to be a part of this event and to be associated with such a wonderful group and we look forward to having you participate in the 65th Annual School Nutrition Association of South Carolina Expo. Again, thanks for all that you do to make sure our children are served healthy and nutrition meals in our South Carolina schools.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need additional information. Also, please check on our website as changes and new information will be posted there as it is available: www.schoolnutritionsc.com or call 803-331-8632.
Joyce C. Lovett, Executive Director and Expo Coordinator
School Nutrition Association of SC
Contact: Joyce Lovett
Post Office Box 1795, Columbia, SC 29202
E-mail: [email protected]~~www.schoolnutritionsc.com
Nardones Bros. Pizza--Cohen
Norvell Fixture & Equipment Co., Inc.
SFS Pac--PortionPac Chemical Corporation
Super Bakery, Inc.--Core Group
Carolina Produce Company
Harris School Solutions
Happy Chef Uniforms
Peterson Farms Fresh, Inc.
School Nutrition and Fitness
Pilgrims Pride Goldkist--Acosta
Polar King International
Schwan's Food Service, Inc.--Key Impact
Southeast Dairy--SUDIA, Inc.